WACO,TX (August 29, 2019)– Celebrating the 10thanniversary of the National Points Chase series and 30thanniversary of the World Wake Association (The WWA), the 2019 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy finally arrived to Waco, TX. Weeks of training and preparation gave away to the week of summer park competitors have been waiting for at one of wake’s most sought after cable park destinations. Amateur quarterfinal and semifinals rounds set the stage for friends, family, and wake park teams from across the nation to come together for a weekend of all things wake at BSR Cable Park.
Six divisions of Traditional Cable disciplines kicked off this thrilling weekend of competition with teams from across the nation filling the shoreline to cheer on their home team riders. Over twenty wake parks from across the nation were represented with riders competing for both individual National titles and team overall Points Chase titles. All riders participating in the 2019 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships will have the elite opportunity to represent the U.S. at the 2019 WWA Wake Park World Championships this October in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
“We witnessed an amazing start to the 2019 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy. BSR Cable Park is a first-class facility where we can always trust for a great time on the water paired with epic conditions,” said WWA Executive Director, Corrie Wilson. “The riding has already been insane and we can’t wait to see what day two brings us!”
The Amateur Wakeskate semifinal rounds kicked off the day with six riders moving on to Saturday’s final round. Hayden Chambless (HYD) took the win with an incredible run hitting all the features for a final score of 100.00 to start off day one of the competition. Aidan Stelzel (TSR) earned his second place finish with 88.00 points and a mute 180 off the kicker, followed by Anthony Khoury (HYD) in third with 73.50 points. Joining the crew in the final round of action, Grant Adams (TERM) took fourth with a 69.50, followed by Grady Burg (H9) with 69.00 points in fifth and Cole Clements (H9) in sixth with 5.00 points.
The top three riders from each quarterfinal heat advanced to the semifinals in the Beginner Traditional division with a total of six riders earning their spot in Saturday’s final round. In semifinal heat one, Lucas Baldwin (HYD) took the top spot with a score of 96.00 sticking a stalefish 180 off the kicker moving on to the final, along with Ike Phillips (TERM) with a score of 94.00. Heat two saw Campbell Scarborough (OWC) take the top spot with a score of 96.00 ahead of Gabe Briggs (NLR) with a score of 94.00 who will join him in the final round. Evan Cole (OWC) took win in semifinal heat three with a great run earning a score of 100.00, followed by Drew Prato (STWP) with 89.00 points to round out the final round.
Aaron Cutler (MC) came out of the gates firing in the Adaptive Standing semifinal round, earning himself a 100.00 point score throwing down a back roll off the kicker. In the Novice Wakeboard division, two riders from each quarterfinal heat advanced to the semifinals, with a total of six riders advancing all the way through to the finals. Advancing to the finals from today’s semifinal heat wins were Cooper Scarborough (OWC) with 97.00 points, Carter Hickson (ACTION) with 92.20 points, and Hudson Lambert (NLR) with 88.80 points.
The Intermediate Wakeboard division advanced the top three riders from each quarterfinal heat to the semifinal rounds with six riders going on to Saturday’s finals. In semifinal heat one, Anthony Khoury (HYD) threw down an air raley in the flats for a score of 89.50 to take the top spot, followed by Dylan McKnight (OWC) in second with 88.00. Throwing a super clean H/S 540 off the kicker, Jagger Grace (HYD) locked in his spot in the finals with a score of 98.00, ahead of Alexander Hebra (OWC) in second with 92.00 points. Taking the win in heat three Wake Purdy (Action) threw a T/S 540 with a late stale grab off the kicker for a score of 93.50, ahead of Tyler Cole (OWC) in second with 92.50.
The top three riders from each Advanced Wakeboard division quarterfinal round made it through to the semifinals that closed the day out at the beautiful BSR Cable Park. Jesse Foushee (STWP) took first in heat one with a cab 7 off the kicker for a final score of 83.50, followed by Reese Henry (NLR) in a close second with 82.50 points. Absolutely annihilating the kicker, Sam Lacerte (HYD) took the top spot in heat two with a clean back roll in the flats for a final score of 90.00, ahead of Aidan Stelzel (TSR) with 77.50 points. Connor Wooten (TERM) took the win in heat three throwing a huge indy tantrum to blind off the kicker for 90.00 points, followed by Kellan Rudnicki (OWC) in heat three with 78.50.
Firing out a total of 1365 team points for the first day, Orlando Watersports Complex currently holds down the Traditional top spot in the Points Chase Team Competition. Hydrous Wake Park is in second with 1165 points, followed by Terminus in third with 940 points headed into day two.
For a full list of results CLICK HERE.
Day two of the 2019 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy begins at 8:00 a.m. CT on Friday, August 30th with thirteen divisions including a mix of Features qualifying and quarterfinal rounds, and Pro division debuts.
To view the daily schedule, CLICK HERE.