VALDOSTA, GA (September 22, 2020) – The Valdosta Wake Compound proved to be a solid destination for the 2020 Nautique WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Yanmar Marine, with riders in every division putting down style and progression on the park’s unique course. The final day of action showcased use of every feature to its full potential, as new World titles were claimed in some of the most epic final showdowns.
The ladies opened up the final day in style with Mattie Armer locking in her 2020 World title in the Women’s Wakeskate division with a well put together run that earned her a 100.00 point score. Lisa Derue clinched the top spot in Amateur Women’s Traditional final keeping her composure throughout her entire run for a winning score of 97.00. Taking the Men’s Traditional win, Woody White threw a proper heel front off the flats for his winning score of 91.00. Johnathon Wilkes came up in second going super technical on all the rails scoring 90.00, just ahead of Coby Armer with 87.00.
Travis Doran killed it in the Pro Wakeskate division, snagging the 2020 World title sealing the deal on his inventive run with a kickflip and multiple shuvs for 100.00 points. Travis Belsito hit a frontside big spin for a second place finish of 90.00, followed by Coco Mendez in third with a 80.00 point score.
The Boys Traditional division put up a good fight on the final day of competition with Isaic Claudio coming away with the 2020 World title. Isaic Claudio threw down with a blind judge off the flat water for a winning score of 98.00. Following in second, Gavin Doody gave it his all to earn a final score of 93.00, followed by Grant Adams in third with 78.00. Samuel Lacerte came away with the Jr. Men World title throwing a clean H/S cab 900 for a 94.00 point score. Hayden Chambless landed a massive late indy B/S 540 off the kicker to earn the second place spot with 93.00, followed by Charlie Pfahler who took third with a 84.00.
Showing off one of the most stylish and technical rail games in the Pro Women’s Traditional final, Anna Nikstad earned herself the 2020 World title landing a solid KGB off the kicker and a roll to revert in the flats for a final score of 96.00. Carro Djupso of Sweden put down a consistent performance throwing a krypt in the flats for a second place finish of 88.00, followed by Constanza Scaglia in third with 80.00.
Colby Zebarth took the Jr. Pro Men Traditional title with a T/S B/S 3 and crowmobe to complete the win with a 97.00 final score. Tyler Cole came in second with 87.00, followed closely by Labryn Depta with 83.00. In the Pro Men’s Traditional final, Guenther Oka utilized his diverse skill set to drop hammers in every part of the course earning his 98.00 point score and the 2020 World title with his switch 313 and massive nose grab pete 5 off the kicker. Trent Stuckey made it a close match throwing a huge ole’ T/S B/S 1080 on the kicker for a score of 87.00, followed by Brady Patry rounding out the podium with 82.00.
In the Kids Features final, Ethan Bellamy excelled on all the rails to claim the 2020 World title and a 91.00 point score. Rounding out the podium, Cameron Flinkingshelt took second with 89.00, followed by Henry Paulk in third with 81.00. Coby Armer owned the top spot in the Men’s Features final going all-in on the kicker section with a grabbed H/S 720 to score 98.00. Jesse Foushee smashed the kickers, placing him in second with 84.00, followed by Woody White with a score of 82.00.
Rivers Hedrick won the Open Women Features division with an all-time performance and technical rail hits for a 94.00. Rounding out the podium, Lisa Derue took second with 89.00, followed by Mattie Armer third with 81.00. In the Jr. Pro Features final Gibson Corcoran came out on top absolutely destroying Valdosta’s pool section with technical hits to score 93.00. Labryn Depta put down clean lines throughout the park placing him in second with 84.00, followed by Chase Williams with a score of 83.00.
Securing the Pro Women Features World title Anna Nikstad stomped diverse and technical lines all over the park for her final score of 96.00. Hannah Mennega showed off her style in the camel rail section for a second place finish of 87.00, followed by Carro Djupso in third with 80.00.
The Pro Men Features final had the crowd going wild, truly testing the athlete’s strategy and composure throughout the entire heat. Guenther Oka rose to the top with an 89.00 point score locking in a textbook grabbed T/S B/S 9. Trent Stuckey executed clean lines in all of the rail sections taking second with 88.00, followed by brother Gavin Stuckey with 82.00.
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