Meagan Ethell and Cory Teunissen Take Top Honors at the Nautique European Pro Am Presented by Rockstar 

FERREIRA DO ZEZERE, Portugal (June 12, 2016) – Great weather greeted the athletes for the final day of the Nautique European Pro Am presented by Rockstar Energy. After an intense day of competition, it was Cory Teunissen (AUS) who took home the Men’s Pro win at the third round of the Nautique Wake Series in front of the energetic crowd on Portugal’s Castelo do Bode. Nautique team rider Mike Dowdy (USA) grabbed second, while Tony Iaconni (AUS) collected third place.

Being towed behind the Super Air Nautique’s G23, Teunissen unleashed a memorable run on Sunday, which included a Mute Mobe Five to the flats to outduel his competition. His score of 92.00 beat out Dowdy’s 89.33 who gave everything he had on his run. An 83.67 from Iaconni was good enough for third-place in the Men’s Pro Finals.

“With all the talent that showed up, I’m really pumped that I was able to put together such a solid run to put me on top,” said Teunissen. “I left it all out there and I’m so happy to take the win. Thank you for another great Wake Series event at such a beautiful location.”

In the Women’s Pro Final, Meagan Ethell (USA) couldn’t be caught as she maintained her momentum throughout the weekend to claim the win with an 84.67. Joining her on the Women’s Pro podium was Nautique teammate Raimi Merritt (USA) and Taylor McCullough (USA), who finished second and third respectively.

“It’s definitely a treat to come out here to one of Portugal’s best spots to ride and put together a winning run,” said Elite Nautique Rider Meagan Ethell. “I’m really looking forward to the next Nautique Wake Series stop. No matter where we are, all of the riders are at their best behind the G23.”

The Pro Wakeskate final produced some epic tricks with Reed Hansen (USA) showcasing a handful of technical variations to emerge victorious over Brian Grubb (USA) in second. The Jr. Pro Men’s final didn’t disappoint either, as it was a close battle for the win with Elliot Digney (AUS) scoring an 88.33 to earn his first-career Jr. Pro victory and the only rider in his division to uncork a double flip. Cobe France (AUS) applied the pressure but was forced to settle for second.

In addition to the Pro events, Sascha Gattiker (SUI) won the Men’s II (25-29) final, and Samuel Lutz (SUI) in the Master’s (30-39) final. The Jr. Men (14-18) winner Lorenzo Montes de Oca (ITA) celebrated his victory, while the Girl’s (10-13) final winner Alize Piana (ITA) and Boy’s (10-13) final winner Igor Colombo (ITA) capped off a strong showing for the Italians by featuring their young talent for the crowd.

The Nautique European Pro Am welcomed the world’s best amateur and professional wakeboarders for three days of extreme competition on Portugal’s Castelo do Bode. The Super Air Nautique G23 provides the pull for every Nautique Wake Series event, giving riders the platform to perform at the highest level pushing the sport to new heights each season.

Dedicated to progressing the sport from the ground up, the Nautique Wake Series puts riders first, developing the stars of tomorrow and showcasing the top athletes of today. The addition of the WWA Wakeboard World Championships provides athletes the perfect platform throughout the entire season with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23.

For more information on the Nautique Wake Series please Click Here.

As the organizer and sanctioning body of the 2016 Nautique European ProAm presented by Rockstar Energy, the World Wakeboard Association would like to thank all of its partners for their support in making the event possible, including Nautique Boat Company and Rockstar Energy Drink.

For more information on the 2016 Wakeboard World Series CLICK HERE.


Nautique European Pro Am Presented by Rockstar Energy
Castelo do Bode – Ferreira do Zezere, Portugal
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Men’s Pro – Finals: Heat 01

  1. Cory Teunissen (AUS) – 92.00
  2. Mike Dowdy (USA) – 89.33
  3. Tony Iaconni (AUS) – 83.67
  1. Nic Rapa (AUS) – 79.67
  2. Shota Tezuka (JPN) – 70.67
  3. Damien Adam (MRI) – 63.33
  4. Tony Carroll (USA) – 57.00
  5. Dean Smith (AUS) – 42.67
Women’s Pro – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Meagan Ethell (USA) – 84.67
  2. Raimi Merritt (USA) – 78.33
  3. Taylor McCullough (USA) – 61.00
  1. Tarah Mikacich (USA) – 56.67
  2. Nicola Butler (USA) – 52.00
  3. Alice Virag (ITA) – 43.33
Pro Wakeskate – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Reed Hansen (USA) – 81.67
  2. Brian Grubb (USA) – 76.67
  3. Coco Mendez (USA) – 55.00

4. Daniel Braga (PRT) – 20.00

Jr. Pro Men (14-18) – Finals: Heat 01

  1. Elliot Digney (AUS) – 88.33
  2. Cobe France (AUS) – 73.33
  3. Tyler Higham (USA) – 67.33
  1. Lewy Watt (AUS) – 59.33
  2. Callan Starr (AUS) – 48.33
  3. Luca Kidd (GBR) – 15.00
Jr. Men (14-18) – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Lorenzo Montes de Oca (ITA) – 71.67
  2. Jorge Alberto Perez Gordillo (MEX) – 61.67
  3. Bryce Grey (AUS) – 55.00
  1. Mattia Gregorio (ITA) – 46.67
Men’s II (25-29) – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Sascha Gattiker (SUI) – 63.33
  2. Jimmy Perridet (SUI) – 33.33
Master’s (30-39) – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Samuel Lutz (SUI) – 65.00
  2. Francisco Lopes (PRT) – 64.00
  3. Richard Phillips (GBR) – 33.33

4. Roberts Linavskis (LAT) – 20.00

Boy’s (10-13) Finals: Heat 01:

  1. Igor Colombo (ITA) – 73.33
  2. Janis Zalpeteris (LAT) – 56.67
  3. Louis Overmeer (GBR) – 50.00
  1. Joseph Humphries (GBR) – 45.00
Girl’s (10-13) – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Alize Piana (ITA) – 66.67
  2. Anna Maria Kushkovskaya (RUS) – 46.67
  3. Sofia Mendez (USA) – 36.67
Men’s Pro – Semifinals: Heat 01
  1. Cory Teunissen (AUS) – 76.67
  2. Tony Iaconni (AUS) – 74.33
  1. Austin Hair (USA) – 61.67
  2. Shawn Watson (USA) – 32.67
Men’s Pro – Semifinals: Heat 02
  1. Tony Carroll (USA) – 61.00
  2. Dean Smith (AUS) – 51.67
  1. Massi Piffaretti (ITA) – 43.33
  2. Rusty Malinoski (CAN) – 16.67
Men’s Pro – Semifinals: Heat 03
  1. Nic Rapa (AUS) – 82.00
  2. Damien Adam (MRI) – 63.67
  1. Jeff Langley (USA) – 45.00
  2. JD Webb (USA) – 43.33
Women’s Pro – Semifinals: Heat 01
  1. Meagan Ethell (USA) – 77.33
  2. Alice Virag (ITA) – 61.33

3. Corrie Wilson (USA) – 46.00

Women’s Pro – Semifinals: Heat 02

  1. Nicola Butler (USA) – 71.00
  2. Taylor McCullough (USA) – 60.33
  1. Chloe Mills (AUS) – 56.67
Women’s Pro – Semifinals: Heat 03
  1. Tarah Mikacich (USA) – 74.00
  2. Raimi Merritt (USA) – 66.67

3. Giorgia Gregoria (ITA) – 59.33
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