CRYSTAL LAKE, IL (August 3, 2018)– As if the Quarry Cable Park can’t get any better, the riders turn it up another level at the 2018 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy. Building off of the contagious energy from day one, the cable started spinning alongside anxious riders getting ready for the action on day two. Glass conditions, crowds lining the shoreline, and perfect temperatures made the Quarry the place to be.
The ladies kicked off the Open Women Features Only quarterfinal rounds with perfect, buttery conditions, taking the top two riders from each heat to the semifinals. Advancing to the semifinals were Piper Harris (OWC), Mattie Armer (Term), Lisa DeRue (Rose), Kyra Marks (Action), Kalie Thomas (OWC), Sofia Monroy (Mayan), Shannon Stuckey (OWC), and Amanda Sadowski (OWC).
The Jr. Men turned up the heat in the Jr. Men Features Only quarterfinals, with the top two riders from each heat earning their spots in Sunday’s semifinals. Taking the top spots in their heats and moving on to the semifinals, heat winners were Riley Hackworth (Revo), Maarten van Vilet (HYD), Jimmy Schmidt (Quarry), Brayden George (HYD), Gavin Giglio (OWC), and Garrett Coleman (OWC).
Taking lead from the Jr. Men, the Open Men Features Only division stepped it up with Kellan Rudnicki (OWC) winning quarterfinal heat one scoring 94.70 ahead of Kyle Payne (Rose) with 89.80 in second. Heat two went to Drew Glickman (Trophy) scoring 94.60 just ahead of Garrett Lund (OWC) with an 89.00. Tyler Gebben (Action) won heat three with a 91.90 point score followed by Theo Koester (OWC) in second with 90.70. Heat four was owned by Bruno Ulott (Mayan) in first with a perfect 100.00 point score, followed closely by Bobby Trammell (Shark) with an 86.80 in second. The Open Men Features semifinals will hit the water on Sunday.
The Boys Features Only showed just how fast the sport is progressing. The top two riders from the heats in round one cleaned house and went on to the quarterfinal rounds. In the Boy’s Division quarterfinal round the battle was on in heat one with Jadon Scures (Revo) coming away with the top spot for a 94.70 point score. The Heat two win went to Liam Brearley (Rose) with a final score of 95.50. Gavin Stuckey (OWC) took it away for heat three with a score of 94.10 points. To round out the quarterfinals, Trent Stuckey (OWC) came away with heat four for 93.70 points.
In the Pro Men Features Only qualifying rounds, six riders advanced through to the quarterfinals. Bene Tremmel (GER) scored 92.40 to take the win in heat one and heat two went to Pedro Caldas (BRA) with a 92.30 point score. The top twelve riders of the quarterfinals will advance to the semifinals.
The Pro Traditional division kept the pace of the day with Traditional Wake Park qualifying rounds seeing four riders advance through to the quarterfinals, followed by the top four of each quarterfinal heat going on to the semifinals. In heat one of the quarterfinals, Tom Fooshee (TSR) landed in the top spot with an 85.00, followed by Jack Dorrestijn (TSR) in second with a 77.00. Heat two winner Busty Dunn (AUS) scored 95.50 with Andrew Watson (MWC) hot on his heels scoring 85.00. Guenther Oka (USA) crushed it in heat three taking the win with 98.00 points ahead of Brett Powell (Shark) taking second with 85.50.
Aaron Cutler (Revo) gave the crowd something to talk about in the Adaptive Standing semifinal, starting out his run with a massive wrapped H/S 360 off the kicker to earn a perfect score of 100.00 points.
The Intermediate Traditional semifinals saw the top two riders from each heat advance to the six man final. Riders advancing to the final include Andrew Hopkins (Quarry), Piper Harris (OWC), Barrett Swope (WNH), Corey Kalisik (Revo), Bruno Ulott (Mayan), and Dylan Hoogeboom (Action).
In the Advanced Traditional semifinal, heat one winner Liam Brearley (Rose) heads to the final scoring 94.00 for the heat win along with Fynn Bullock (Shark) placing second with 85.00 point score. Parker Swope (WNH) took the win in heat two with a score of 92.50 and Theo Koester (OWC) scored 84.00 in second. Joining them in the final from heat three, Dillion Riley (Rose) took the top spot with 89.00 ahead of Gavin Stuckey (OWC) taking second scoring 87.50.
“It is awesome to not only see the insane amount of riders, but the level of riding that everyone is performing at, combined with the epic conditions and hospitality of The Quarry Cable Park. This weekend is sure to be one of the best WWA Wake Park National Championships!” said WWA announcer, Dano The Mano.
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Day three of the 2018 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships begins at 8:00 a.m. CT on Saturday, August 4th with eleven amateur and pro divisions combined.
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