VALDOSTA, GA (September 20, 2020) – Valdosta Wake Compound greeted riders with sunshine and perfect conditions for day one of the 2020 Nautique WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Yanmar Marine. World-class features paired with the pressure of competing against the world’s best, provided quite a show for the first day to this final stop of the WWA Wake Park World Series.
Competitive spirits were high as the Boys Traditional Quarterfinals kicked things off Sunday morning with the top two riders from each heat making it on to the semifinal rounds of action. The boys were firing with Gavin Doody taking the win in semifinal heat one throwing down a Blind Judge in the flats for a final score of 100.00, just ahead of Isaic Claudio in second with 88.00 points. Showing up in style Grant Adams put down a solid KGB off the kicker in semifinal heat two taking the win with 100.00 points, followed by Henry Paulk with a score of 92.00. In the Masters Men’s Traditional semifinal Hunter Hansen threw down to finish in the top spot earning a 100.00 point first place score, followed by Aaron Cutler in second with 85.00 points.
The Jr. Men’s Traditional division saw the top two riders from the quarterfinals make it on to the semifinal rounds with Samuel Lacerte absolutely dominating the course winning both his quarterfinal and semifinal heats. In the semifinals, Samuel Lacerte started out with a H/S 9, to then seal the deal with a Krypt off the flats for a final score of 93.00. Charlie Pfahler came in second and advancing to the finals throwing a roll to revert on the flats for a final score of 88.00. Austin Rudd took the win in semifinal heat two, earning his first place finish with a raley in the flats followed by roll to revert for a score of 90.00. Also advancing to the finals, Hayden Chambless came in second dominating the rail section for a final score of 87.00.
In the Women’s Traditional semifinal, Lisa Derue took the top spot with a super clean shifty nose tap on the bobber for a final score of 97.00, followed by Kyra Marks in second with 94.00. The Jr. Women’s Traditional semifinal saw the girls put on their best performances of the season. Rivers Hedrick landed a huge F/S 180, earning the top spot with a heat winning score of 100.00. Mattie Armer scored 88.00 barely missing the top spot and sticking a T/S 5 off the kicker for second, followed by Riley Payne in third with 83.00. Young ripper Maggie Kofke was boosting off the kickers in the Girls Traditional semifinal earning her a score of 100.00.
The Jr. Pro Men Traditional division saw the boys put down some inventive runs to utilize everything that Valdosta Wake Park has to offer. Colby Zebarth turned it up with a T/S B/S 360 and a stylish backside 180 over the bobber for a heat winning score of 92.00. Riley Hackworth took the second place spot stomping out a Krypt in the flats to score 91.00. Putting down another impressive run Labryn Depta earned 78.00 points and a third place finish, followed by Tyler Cole with 77.00 points in fourth and advancing to finals.
The Pro Women Traditional riders showcased their progressive level of riding at Valdosta Wake Compound as Anna Nikstad rode away in first dominating rails and kicker categories finishing with a 96.00 score. Carro Djupso hit a solid back mobe off the kicker and annihilated all the rails taking second with 91.00 points, just ahead of Constanza Scalia in third with 81.00 points.
“We are honored to partner with Nautique Boats, Yanmar Marine and the Valdosta Wake Compound to provide our athletes the opportunity to compete at the 2020 WWA Wake Park World Championships making this year another one to remember,” commented WWA Executive Director Corrie Wilson. “Day one has already shown so much style and progression, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has in store for us!”
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Day two of the 2020 Nautique WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Yanmar Marine begins at 9:00 a.m. ET on Monday, September 21st with Pro Men’s division debuts and a mix of Features quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.
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