Amateur Traditional Titles Awarded at Day 3 of 2017 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships Presented by Rockstar

Waco, TX (July 30, 2017) – As the cable started turning early on day three morning of the 2017 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships, the level of riding was kicked into full throttle with the Pro Men Features quarterfinals starting the day. The Amateur features LCQ rounds saw some big comebacks in a fight to make it through to the semifinals. The afternoon saw the Pro Women take the water for the first time with semifinal rounds featuring North America’s best. The Pro Wakeskate division also made their debut, with a technical display of skill put on display by the sport’s greats.

The Pro Men Features LCQ saw J.B. O’Neil make it through to the semifinal in heat one with a massive mute double cab to score 97.00. In heat two Mathew Muncey scored 94.00 hitting a safety B/S 360 to nosepress on the a-frame. Heat three saw Thomas Elwood hit the sickest indy KGB to make it through with 86.35. Jake Pelot made it through in heat four keeping it smooth with an indy B/S 720 to score 86.35. Joe Battleday hit a H/S F/S 900 to win heat five with 97.45. Tyler Sommer cranked it in heat six to make the final scoring 92.05 annihilating the a-frame.

Ian Smith took the Amateur Wakeskate title in his first ever WWA event win. Ian threw down a T/S wallride F/S 180 out and a T/S B/S 180 for his wildcard trick to secure the top spot.

“It’s been a crazy weekend so far, and taking the win in wakeskate really got me stoked! The rest of team OWC has been killing it all week and I’m so excited to see how things end up. Hopefully we bring it home once again for Team OWC!” said 2017 Nautique WWA Wake Park Amateur Wakeskate Champion Ian Smith.

In Beginner Wakeboard, Ian Dinger scored a 91.00 to take the win becoming the division’s 2017 National Champ with a B/S lipslide-B/S boardslide-270 out on the fun box and going big on the kicker landing a big nose grab 180. The Novice Wakeboard final saw some amazing riding with Kaiden Powell dominating the field to come out on top with a big transfer to 360 down and a H/S F/S 540.

Coby Armer took the Intermediate Wakeboard title with a throwing a H/S F/S 720 and a T/S 180-cab 270 front board-pretzel out to score 87.00. Nick Bowers scored 81.00 for the win in the Advanced Wakeboard division landing a H/S B/S 540, a H/S F/S 900 off the kickers and a BS 50/50-gap B/S 360-B/S 180 out.
The Pro Wakeskate Semifinals were stacked with heavy hitters taking three riders from each of two heats into today’s six-man final. Making through in heat one, Colin Haas scored 94.5 just ahead of Andrew Pastura with 90.5 in second and James Bertram in third with 80.00. Nick Taylor won heat two landing a 360 flip and a B/S 360 off the kicker for a flawless run to take 100.00. In Second, Matti Buys looked solid with a score of 85.00 followed by Derek Hailey in third with 76.5.

The Traditional Pro Men Wakeboard Semis had three heats of four riders, taking the top two into the final round. In heat one, Busty Dunn scored 95.5 for the win with a big s-mobe, 313 and a safety-270-front nosepress followed by Guenther Oka who exudes style on every move in second with 91.00. Bene Tremmel scored 100.00 with a backmobe 540 and a big 900 to take the win in heat two with 100 followed by Timo Kapl in second scoring 84.5 with a big B/S 720 and at 270-transfer-rewind 270 on the funbox. Brady Patry came out of the LCQ to the win in heat three scoring 96.00 after landing a 313 and a Pete Rose just ahead of Tyler Sommer who landed a H/S 900 and a slim chance along with some big scoring 86.00 in second heading into the final.

Heading into the final day of action, Hydrous Wake Park is leading the Team points with 1275.00 followed by OWC in second with 1140.00. The roles are switched in the Traditional discipline with OWC in the top spot with 2845.00 and Hydrous in second with 1850.

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