PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (August 28, 2020) – A field of amateur riders took to the legendary waters of Callaway Gardens for day one of the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by YANMAR. Today’s semifinal rounds set the bar high, with the world-class Super Air Nautique G23 providing perfect wakes for the world’s best amateur wakeboard athletes.
“I was extremely excited to witness the all-new G23 take to the waters of Robin Lake for the first time today at the Nautique WWA Wakeboard Worlds,” said Nautique President Greg Meloon. “This is set up to be an unbelievable weekend packed with action from the best riders in the world behind the best boat. Good luck to all of the athletes and I hope everyone enjoys a fun-filled time here at Callaway Gardens.”
The Jr. Men’s Wakeboard division saw the boys put on their best The Jr. Men’s Wakeboard division saw the boys put on their best performances of the season with Graham Hebert coming out on top with a tantrum and a H/S 360 for a semifinal heat one winning score of 68.33. Crew Christensen utilized the entire wake of the Super Air Nautique G23 in heat two with a huge nose grab H/S 540 for a first place score of 70.00. Barrett Swope put down a stylish run to take the win in heat three with 85.00 points, followed by heat four winner Pablo Monroy with a score 73.33 and advancing to finals. Dayle Cartwright took the top spot in the Veteran’s semifinal putting down a blazing run for a score of 86.67. The Men’s 1 division saw Nicholas Brown take the win in the semifinal round throwing a crowmobe for a final score of 90.67, ahead of Henry Arvanites in second with 80.00.
Parker Swope laid down a Moby Dick and super stylish indie roll to blind behind the Super Air Nautique G23 in the Jr. Pro division, earning a score of 76.67 in semifinal heat one. The talented Thomas Herman threw a huge dum dum taking the win in heat two with 76.67. Taking the win in heat three Noah Wildman scored 80.00 points, followed by Jamie Huser who took the win heat four with 70.00 points and advancing to the finals. In the Jr. Women’s semifinal, Elle Christensen took the top spot with a scarecrow for a final score of 76.67, ahead of Ellie Patrick in second who threw down an equally impressive run for a score of 70.00.
The Boys Beginner division was absolutely charging behind the all-new Super Air Nautique G23. Jayden Bennett took the semifinal win throwing a H/S roastbeef and a T/S 180 for a score of 76.67. Jayden was followed by Ike Phillips in second with 66.67, and Noah Baber in third with 61.67. The Girls division wrapped up a stellar first day on Robin Lake with Kira Lewis taking the top spot and showing total composition throughout her run with a semifinal heat winning score of 88.33, just ahead of Kitt Smith in second with 80.00 points.
For full results and live content from day one of the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by YANMAR be sure to check out the all-new WWA Rideline app available for FREE in the App and Google Play stores. Don’t miss a beat this season, dig in and get involved with this new app developed specifically for us, our global wake community. thewwa.com/rideline.
Day two of the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by YANMAR begins at 8:00 a.m EST on Saturday, August 29th featuring all Amateur division and Jr. Pro Men final rounds. Click Here to tune in LIVE.
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