Miyoshi City, Tokushima, Japan (August 31, 2018) – Day two of the 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Rockstar Energy proved that the progressive riding we’ve been seeing this season is a worldwide theme. The 5X Wakeboard and 4X Wakesurf Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23, has been the catalyst of progression, proving to give riders the extra edge to perform their best. A season of preparation and dreams becoming a reality all came down to today as riders earned World Champion titles in ten amateur divisions.
The Boys division kicked off the day with Igor Colombo (ITA) putting down a crowmobe and whirly 540 taking the World title with a score of 85.00. Taking the podium in second, Reit Shikaki (JPN) threw a massive H/S 720 in his run behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 for a score of 77.00. Jamie Huser (SUI) finished third landing a melon tantrum to blind to score 74.00.
“I’m really happy to have won my division and am so pumped to have landed my whirly 540,” said 2018 Boys World Champion Igor Colombo “Having my family out here in Japan makes the trip that much better, it’s so fun getting to see them from the water during my heat.”
The Mens 1 division made their event debut today with some incredible riding from heat winner Ramon Fuentes (MEX) throwing an indy glide for a 73.33. Dicky Mario (IDN) took second, scoring 50.00 with a tantrum, followed by Aviriano Irshadi (IDN) in third with 38.33. Sebastian Kitzing, advancing to the finals with a final score of 26.67.
The Veteran’s division saw Dayle Cartwright (USA) taking his second World title after two stand-up passes with a tantrum to blind scoring 91.00. Hideki Yamauchi (JPN) put the pressure on, coming in second with a score of 51.67 after landing a batwing. Rounding out the podium in third, Mitsunobu Gouda (JPN) scored 40.67 with big H/S F/S 360.
Haydon Bru (AUS) took the Jr. Men’s World title with a huge KGB for a score of 90.00. In second, Lachlan Swift (AUS) landed a dum dum scoring 84.33. Lachlan Ward (AUS) capped off the podium in third with 60.00 points with a switch scarecrow.
The Masters Semifinal heat one was lit on fire, with Jorge Garizurieta (MEX) charging the wake with a clean T/S indy backroll to take the winning score of 70.00, followed by Yann Calvez (FRA) in second with 56.33. Scotty Broome (GBR) took heat two, earning a score of 73.33 sticking his stalefish backroll for the win. Susumu Suzuki (JPN) took second, scoring 61.33 with a H/S B/S 360.
A third World title was had in the Jr. Women’s division by Mackenzie McCarthy (AUS) after a big H/S 540 and T/S roll to revert to score 81.67. In second, Natsumi Yamamoto (JPN) landed a tantrum and front roll in her run for a score of 68.33, followed by Elle Christensen (USA) in third with 41.67 points.
Masters Women’s rider Aki Tomoko (JPN) had a great final run, throwing a wrapped T/S B/S 180 to top the podium in first place with a winning score of 56.67. Ani Sisul (PAR) finished second with a stylish backroll to score 43.33, followed by Cristina Zadronzy (BRA) with a score of 33.33.
The Junior Boy’s title went to Cooper Armstrong (AUS) who crushed two stand up passes with a raley and multiple inverts a to score 81.67. Coming in second with 71.67, Cody Marshall (AUS) linked together back to back inverts and spins, followed by Rantaro Unae (JPN) in third with 48.33.
For a full list of results from day two of the 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Rockstar Energy Click Here.
Day three of the 2018 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships begins at 8:00am local time on Saturday, September 1st with all remaining Amateur semifinals, two Amateur final rounds, Pro Wakeskate, Jr. Pro and Pro Women semifinals, and Pro Men Quarterfinals.
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