Toronto, Ontario, Canada (August 25, 2017) – Day two of the 2017 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Rockstar Energy proved that the incredible level of riding we’ve been seeing this season is a worldwide theme. The 4X Wakeboard and 3X Wakesurf Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23, has been the catalyst of progression since its release and proved to give riders the extra edge to perform their best. A season of competition and a lifetime of preparation all came down to today as the dream of becoming a World Champion became a reality for riders in ten amateur divisions.
The Veteran’s Women Final kicked off the day with Joy Manning (USA) taking the World title, earning a score of 71.67 sticking her big tantrum for the win. Natalie Graham (USA) took second, scoring 46.67 with regular and switch 180’s.
The Boys division went to Fynn Bullock Womble (USA) who put down a switch crowmobe and H/S B/S 720 to score 86.67. Taking the podium in second, Thomas Herman (USA) threw a massive switch Pete Rose in his run behind the industry-leading Super Air Nautique G23 for a score of 84.00. Liam Brearley (CDN) finished third landing a roll to blind and a cab 540 to score of 69.00.
“I’m so stoked to have won the World Championships! The wake behind the Super Air Nautique G23 was perfect and everyone was going huge. Thank you to Nautique, and everyone at the WWA for putting this on. I can’t wait for next season!” said 2017 Wakeboard World Champion Fynn Bullock Womble.
The Adaptive divisions made their event debut today with some incredible riding that proved creativity and determination is all it takes to get out behind the boat no matter what hurdles you face. In the Adaptive Standing Semifinal, Jesse Deemer took home the win and proposed to his girlfriend on the dock after his run with the wake community all in attendance. Congratulations!
The Adaptive Sitboarding Semifinal heat was lit on fire by Phil Kerr (CDN) who charged the wake with massive grabs to take the winning score of 86.67 followed by Rex Hawthorne (CDN) in second with 73.33.
In the Amateur Women’s division, Morgan Haakma (NZL) won her first World title with a big backroll and a T/S Indy 180 to score 85.00. In second, Alisa Topper (USA) landed a tantrum in her run for a score of 70.00 followed by Christi McKinney (CDN) in third with 50.00 points.
Jr. Girls rider Avery Spalding (CDN) rode amazing in the final, throwing big grabs to top the podium in first place with a winning score of 83.33. Allison Lavrack (USA) finished second with solid grabs and a fashion air to score 76.67. In third place Demi Carbone (USA) scored 64.00 putting her style on every 180 in the game.
The Veteran’s division never disappoints with Josh Wildman (USA) taking his first World title scoring 81.33. Dayle Cartwright put the pressure on Wildman, coming in second with a score of 74.00 after landing a tantrum-to-blind and switch scarecrow. Rounding out the podium in third, Christopher Full (USA) scored 67.67 with F/S and B/S 360’s and a 911.
The Pro Women Semifinal rounds were intense with Nicola Butler (USA) taking the win in heat one scoring 82.00 with two stand-up passes that included a roll-to-blind and H/S 540. In heat two, Tarah Mikacich (USA) threw a big indy T/S front roll for a score of 80.00 looking determined to go after the title. Heat three saw, Nautique athlete Meagan Ethell (USA) put down a smooth whirlybird in her run scoring 85.00. Heat four went to Jamie Lopina (USA) scoring 82.33 with two stand-up passes, stomping regular and cab 540’s.Raimi Rutledge (USA), Chiara Virag (ITA), Taylor McCullough (USA, and Alice Virag (ITA) will also move on to tomorrow’s final round with a World Championship and Nautique Wake Series overall title on the line.
The Super Air Nautique G23 wake is perfect as always and I’m feeling confident going into tomorrow’s final,” said Nautique athlete Meagan Ethell. “Everyone is riding really well so it’ll take everything I have to take home the title.”
The Men’s 2 title went to Chris Sinkic (CDN) who crushed two stand up passes with a crowmobe and tantrum-to-blind to score 80.00. Coming in second with 61.33, Cameron Steiner (USA) was a crowd favorite going massive on a hoochie krypt, indy tantrum, and front to fakie.
Alex Barbara (AUS) took the Jr. Men’s World title with a KGB and a Moby Dick for a score of 84.67. In second, Noah Wildman (USA) had two stand-up passes, landing a whirlybird and a big mute cab roll to revert scoring 77.33. Mitchell Wise (GBR) capped off the podium in third with 68.33 points with a cab 720 and a big cab 180 into the flats.
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