Monroe, WA (July 27, 2019) – The shoreline came alive at Lake Tye Park as the nation’s best kept their eyes on the prize at 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy. The race for the National title is in full swing behind the 6X Wakeboard Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23 with some of the sport’s most impressive competitive performances and several competition firsts thrown during an electrifying Pro Men’s Quarterfinal today. 

The Adaptive Standing final saw Jim Von Normann (MT) charging the infamous wake of the Super Air Nautique G23 throwing a T/S F/S 180 and a switch wake to wake jump to score 84.33. Scott Leason (CA) followed closely behind in second throwing his H/S F/S 180 for a final score of 71.00.Leason has been putting in so much work this season in order to get to the Nautique WWA National Championships and it paid off big time when he was also given the humble honor of taking home PCM Best Trick Award of the weekend.

“I’m so blown away; I don’t even know what to say. All I can say is that I love wakeboarding because when I’m at the end of the line it makes me feel like everyone else. It is truly when I feel the least blind,” commented PCM Best Trick Award winner Scott Leason. “This community is so supportive, and everyone has been so welcoming to me. Thank you to Nautique Boats and the WWA for this awesome event!”

Owning the top spot in heat one of the Pro Wakeskate division, Reed Hansen (USA) scored 88.17 shoving a H/S B/S 360 and a H/S B/S shuv for the win. Brian Grubb (USA) came in second and also moving into tomorrow’s final with a score of 84.67, ahead of James Balzer (CDN) in third with 77.00 points.Kolby Blew (WA) won the Men’s 1 title with a super stylish run that earned him a score of 73.00 landing an Indy tantrum to blind and a switch H/S melan off axis 540 to seal the deal. Nicholas Brown (KY) placed second with a score of 66.67, throwing a big crowmobe, ahead of Blake Daniel (TX) in third rounding out the podium with 57.33.

The Jr. Pro Men brought Semifinal runs to Lake Type Park proving the progression of wake isn’t slowing down any time soon. Tyler Worrall (USA) put down stalefish roll to blind and H/S B/S 540 for the win in heat one scoring 78.17, ahead of Josh Swift (AUS) in second with 74.33. Thomas Herman (USA) came away with the win in heat two throwing a skeezer and switch whirly to score 86.33 followed by Hunter Smith (CDN) in second with 76.00 and advancing to Saturday’s final round. Heat three went to Fynn Bullock-Womble (USA) with a switch nose grab F/S 720 and a tail grab tootsie roll scoring 89.00, ahead of Kevin Duffy (USA) in second with 78.00. 

The Pro Women’s division kept the crowd energized with an intense battle for placement into Saturday’s Final. Nautique Team athlete Zahra Kell (AUS) had a stand-up run landing a dum dum and stalefish B/S 180 for 86.67 points followed by Jamie Lopina (USA) who scored 71.67 throwing a big switch H/S F/S 540. Meagan Ethell (USA) won heat two with a wrapped tail grab H/S F/S 540 and KGB to score 90.00, followed by Tarah Mikacich (USA) who clinched her spot in the Final with a batwing and T/S off axis 540 scoring 80.67.

The afternoon conditions at Lake Tye Park were all-time perfection setting the stage for the Pro Men’s Quarterfinal to display battles of epic proportion behind the legendary wake of the Super Air Nautique G23. In heat one, Cobe France (AUS) proved he came out West to win, throwing a tail grab 3-2-1 to score 88.33. Guenther Oka (USA) delivered on point in heat two taking the win with a run that included a melan crowmobe 540 and a H/S mute mobe for 86.33 points.  In heat three, Shota Tezuka (JPN) scored 90.67, showing true perfection with an indy moby dick. Nic Rapa (AUS) hit a blind pete and an indy double tantrum to score 94.67 taking the top spot in heat four. Heat five went to Nautique Team athlete and Connelly Wake rider, Tony Iacconi (AUS) scoring 90.33 and throwing a nose grab H/S B/S 720 and a switch H/S F/S 900 for the win. Ronix rider Massi Piffaretti (ITA) laid down some style at Lake Tye Park throwing down a double cab roll and a melan T/S B/S 540 for a score of 87.67 in heat six. The newest member to the Nautique team, Cory Teunissen, took the top in heat seven with a mute mobe 540 and a nose grab H/S F/S 900 to score 94.00. Heat eight went to reigning champion Harley Clifford (AUS) with a score of 94.33 and laying down a gigantic tail grab KGB followed by a melan T/S F/S 900. 

For a full list of results Click Here.

Day four of the 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy begins at 10:30 a.m. PT on Saturday, July 27th featuring Pro Men Semifinals and all remaining Pro Finals.

 To view the daily schedule, Click HERE.

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 with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level. level.

For more information on the Nautique Wake Series Click Here.

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