WACO, TX (August 7, 2020) – The 2020 Nautique USA National Wakesurf Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology greeted the nation’s top amateurs with perfect waves behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 Paragon for day one of competition. Serving as the first U.S. stop to the Nautique Wakesurf Series presented by Billabong for this year, competitors took to the shoreline of BSR eager for the opportunity to claim their spot in the final rounds of competition.
“The G23 Paragon has taken wakesurfing to new levels, and I was thrilled to see it perform on the National stage today,” said Nautique President Greg Meloon. “This boat was developed to deliver an amazing wave that is unmatched in wakesurfing and today the top wakesurfers from around the country were able to perform at their best. The stage is set for a fun week of surfing behind the award-winning G23 Paragon!”
All eyes were on the water as the Pro divisions kicked off the day with Roswell rider Ashley Kidd (USA) locking up her spot in the heat with a winning score of 82.33, followed by Ashley Inloes (USA) linking together technical tricks to finish second in the heat. Standouts in the Pro Men’s quarterfinal rounds included Parker Payne (USA) coming away with the win in heat one with multiple hammers for a score of 84.00. Winning heat two and advancing into the final rounds Keenan Flegel (USA) put down a diverse and technical run with a score of 90.00
Keeping the competition fierce, Whit Shropshire (GA) put on a show with a variety of technical moves behind the Nautique G23 Paragon taking the top spot in the Boys semifinal round with a score of 83.00. Jordyn Knecht (KS) put down an amazing opening shred in the Jr. Women semifinal with a winning score of 77.67. Closing out the day with an all-time performance Shane Blanton (WI) earned his spot in the Open Men’s final round throwing multiple shuvs for a final score of 76.67.
For full results and live content from day one of the 2020 Nautique USA National Wakesurf Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology 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 USA National Wakesurf Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology begins at 12:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 8th featuring all amateur final rounds. Click Here to tune in LIVE.
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The Nautique Wakesurf Series presented by Billabong, will provide the pinnacle of wakesurf competition, creating a global platform for athletes to come to define themselves as the sport’s elite with seven stops spanning across the globe.
For more information visit: thewwa.com/nautiquesurfseries
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About Nautique Boat Company: Nautique is celebrating its 95th anniversary of delivering excellence in the marine industry. A subsidiary of Correct Craft, Nautique has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Delivering the very best waterski, wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market, Nautique continues to drive progression with their award-winning technology and dedication to building the highest-quality boats imaginable. New technology, performance innovations and attention to detail are the cornerstones of what makes the Nautique brand the industry leader. Through the Nautique Cares initiative, employees and athletes dedicate themselves to not only making a difference on the water, but to extend their support to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com.
About The WWA: Developed for riders by riders, the World Wake Association stands as a global network of passionate representatives dedicated to the growth of wakesports. Since 1989 our mission and values remain true to the core of our community. Our position as the authority on competitive standards has been earned through consistent development; sanctioning and producing more than 12,500 worldwide events and counting. We are the only organization solely focused on the best interests of the sport, spearheading a collective movement on the journey to discover where wake takes you. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. For more information on the World Wake Association, check out www.thewwa.com.