PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (August 29, 2020) – Setting up to be another day of perfect conditions, the top amateurs arrived at Robin Lake for day two of competition at the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by YANMAR. Known to be the catalyst of progression and always pulling the best riding in the world, the all-new Super Air Nautique G23 pulled heated final rounds with athletes in every division vying for a chance at the 2020 World titles.
The Jr. Boy’s Beginner division produced an all-time show at Callaway Gardens, with Sander Abony coming away with the WWA Wakeboard World title throwing a H/S tail grab and a melan grab for a final score of 90.00. Kyle Bendele came up in second with 81.67 points displaying another run of high amplitude ahead of Rider Mayo in third with 70.00 points. In the Boys Beginner final, Jayden Bennett took the top spot throwing a massive backside 180 for a final score of 95.00, ahead of Ike Phillips in second with 85.00 points and Noah Barber in third with a score of 70.00 to round out the podium.
Payton Gross rode away with the win in the Girls final with multiple inverts for a score of 85.00, just ahead of Kira Lewis in second with 76.67 and Kitt Smith in third with 70.00 points. The Jr. Women saw an intense battle behind the Super Air Nautique G23, with Elle Christensen charging the wake with a clean backroll to take the win with a score of 85.00. Christensen was followed by Ellie Patrick in second with a score 75.00, and Jordan Wolfe in third with 65.00 points. Adaptive athlete, Aaron Cutler made his way to Callaway Gardens to officially cap off the season with an unforgettable weekend of the world’s best wake action. Utilizing the wake of the Super Air Nautique G23, Cutler threw switch wrapped H/S 540 and H/S backside 180 for a winning score of 85.00 locking in his WWA World title.
The Boy’s division saw Xavier Olea Vorhauer take his very first WWA World title after two stand-up passes with a Moby Dick and a wrapped KGB scoring 90.00. Hudson Gentry put the pressure on Vorhauer, coming in second with a score of 80.00 after landing a tantrum to blind, followed by Cameron Flinkingshelt in third with 70.00. The Jr. Pro division wrapped up a day of standout performances across every division with Jamie Huser putting down a Whirly 5 and a T/S 720 taking WWA World title with a score of 94.67. Taking the podium in second, Noah Wildman threw a massive indie T/S backside 360 in his run while also sticking the best recovery of the weekend for a score of 89.33, ahead of Thomas Herman finishing in third scoring 78.33.
“The chance to compete here at Callaway Gardens for the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard Championships presented by YANMAR is an aspiration for many of these athletes and we are honored to partner with Nautique Boats and YANMAR to make this year’s event one to remember,” said WWA Executive Director Corrie Wilson. “We have already seen some amazing riding these first two days and we can’t wait to see what the pros have in store for us tomorrow!”
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Day three of the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by YANMAR begins at 11:10am on Sunday, August 30th featuring all Pro semifinal and final rounds. Click Here to tune in LIVE.
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