PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (September 17, 2021) – Setting up to be another day of perfect conditions the top riders from all across the globe arrived to Robin Lake for day two competition at the 2021 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 award winning Super Air Nautique G23 pulled heated semifinal rounds with Pro and Jr. Pro athletes vying for a chance to advance into the final rounds of action.
The Jr. Pro Women put on an all-time show at Callaway Gardens, with Hinano Kishida (JPN) winning heat 1 with her batwing and multiple 540s for a final score of 71.67. Avery Ruegsegger (USA) topped heat 3 by throwing a massive backroll to revert for a score of 73.33 ahead of Kira Lewis (USA) in second with 65.00, both of whom will advance them into Sunday’s final. The Jr. Pro Men came out firing in the semifinals with 7 different riders landing various 720s. Jamie Huser (SUI) was one of those aforementioned riders, and with additional tricks like his whirly 540 and KGB 540 it is easy to see why he came out on top in heat 3. After today’s results, the six riders advancing into the Jr. Pro Men’s finals are Cody Hunnicutt (USA), Jaden Reichl (USA), Daniel Johnson (USA), Parker Swope (USA), and Jamie Huser (SUI).
Day two was the first time that the Pro Women and Pro Men hit the water as they battled it out through the semifinals behind the Super Air Nautique G23. Standouts for the Pro Women were Bec Gange (AUS) and Mary Morgan Howell (USA) who each advanced out of their heats, as well as last year’s World Champion, Meagan Ethell (USA) who laid down 3 different 540s in a row that earned her a score of 75.00. For the Pro Men, every semifinal heat was absolutely stacked with talent, and with only the top two riders advancing into the finals there was no room for error from any of the athletes. Highlights from the day were Nautique Team athlete and WBWS points leader Cory Teunissen (AUS) as he landed a mute halfcab double backroll and switch mobe 540, as well as 19 year old Sam Brown (AUS) who posted the highest score of the day with his perfectly executed seatbelt-grabbed crow mobe 540 and crail whirly 540 that earned him his 85.00.
“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 2021 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Yanmar begins at TIME on Sunday, September 18th featuring final rounds for the Girls 10-13, Junior Boys, and Junior Women. Click Here to tune in LIVE.
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