Lake Alfred, FL (September 19, 2020) – The all-new Super Air Nautique G23 pulled the world’s greatest to victory in the final day of competition at the 2021 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by YANMAR. With multiple overall titles on the line to round out the Nautique Wake Series and WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS), today’s competition was filled with amazing moments including two “world’s first” moments that left the crowd in awe!
Despite their young age, the Boys division set the crowd ablaze with their incredible riding and impressive history-making moments. Ten year old Kane Ward (USA) became the youngest rider in wakeboard history to ever land a doubleflip behind the boat as he stomped a heelside double backroll as the final trick of his run. Kane would win the division with a score of 98.00. But the metaphorical “lightning” would strike twice during the Boys division as the final rider off the dock, twelve year old Hudson Gentry (USA) brought the heat to Robin Lake by becoming the youngest rider ever to land a mobe 540 as he executed a crow mobe 540 to perfection at the end of his run. Hudson would take 2nd in the division with an 88.00, followed by Ryder Dillon in third place.
Hinano Kishida (JPN) showed up to the Jr. Pro Women’s finals ready to throw down one of her best performances behind the Super Air Nautique G23 in hopes of snagging her first World title. Earning what she came for, Hinano put it all together throwing a textbook batwing and a massive heelside 540 for a final score of 81.67. In second, Kira Lewis (USA) landed a huge KGB and a heelside 360 to score 76.67, while Kitt Smith would round out the podium with 70.00.
For the Jr. Pro Men, Parker Swope (USA) would out-ride his international field of competitors by landing multiple 720s and a mute double half-cab roll to take the win with an 81.00. Jamie Huser (SUI) would land in second place with a whirly 540 and a KGB 540 but fell early in his second pass to earn him a 77.67, followed by Stefano Comollo (ITA) with a 67.67.
The Pro Women came out swinging for the fences, and despite some rough conditions the ladies threw down in the final! Meagan Ethell (USA) would take the win with multiple 540s and an impressive nose grab tootsie-roll that earned her a score of 76.67. Dallas Friday (USA) put together a stand-up run that consisted of a KGB and an OHH to land in 2nd place with a 67.00 and Mary Morgan Howell would receive 3rd place with a 61.33.
Coming off heavy semifinals, Nautique Team Rider Cory Teunissen (AUS) put down an amazing performance in the Pro Men’s final, taking the win with a near flawless run with a 1080, a KGB 540 and a half-cab double backroll. The cherry on top was Cory’s mega-sized stalefish double backroll off the double-up that sealed the deal and gave him a score of 87.33 and earning his 3rd WWA World title. In second Nic Rapa (AUS) scored 85.00 throwing down an equally impressive run complete with a double indy tantrum with a backside 720 off the double-up scoring him an 85.00. Rounding out the podium in third, Tyler Higham landed a massive heelside 900 to receive a score of 75 and a third place finish.
To wrap-up the season, we crowned the overall winners for both the 2021 Nautique Wake Series and the 2021 Wakeboard World Series. It would be double podiums for both Meagan Ethell and Cory Teunissen as their victories today at the World Championships would push them both over the top in the overall standings and provide them both with overall victories for the 2021 season.
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