VALDOSTA, GA (September 21, 2020) – Battles of epic proportions highlighted day two of the Nautique WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Yanmar Marine at the Valdosta Wake Compound. First off the dock, the Pro Men Traditional quarterfinal round set the bar at an all-time high with the momentum carrying on throughout the day and into the afternoon’s semifinal rounds.
The Master’s Men Features Only semifinal kicked things into gear for a heated day of competition with Hunter Hanson coming out on top in heat one throwing down and making full use of all the features for a final score of 95.00, just ahead of Norbert Vasko in second with 88.00 points. Preston Persichetti rode away with the win in the Grom Features semifinals with a tail tap over the bobber for a 100.00 point score. Max Kofke followed up in second laying down a stalefish to score 90.00.
The Junior Features Only division displayed total progression with twelve riders making it out of the morning’s quarterfinals and on to the semifinals, putting them that much closer to the World title. Will Hall got technical in the pool line in semifinal heat one for a final score of 96.00, followed by Caden Owens in second with 94.00. Hayden Chambless has a unique style of his own that put him in the number one spot in heat two destroying the rails with inventive lines for a score of 93.00. Austin Rudd came in second in heat two and also advancing to the finals with another all-time performance and a score of 89.00. Clinching the top spot in heat three was Samuel Lacerte with a score of 98.00, followed by Gavin Geer with 89.00 points. Corey Kalisik locked up a perfect 100.00 point score in heat four earning his spot in Tuesday’s finals with an all-time performance.
Anna Nikstad took down the Pro Women’s Features Only semifinal with a win and a textbook KGB on the kicker to score 100.00, ahead of Constanza Scalia in second with 85.00 points. The Pro Men Features Only division saw twelve riders make it out of fierce quarterfinal rounds with the semifinals rounding out to be nothing shorts of amazing in the afternoon. Grabbing the win in heat one Brady Patry stuck a huge T/S B/S 9 off the kicker to score 98.00, ahead of Blake Bishop in second with a score of 89.00. Winning heat two, Trent Stuckey put down a mute mobe 5 off the kicker while displaying technical lines to take the top spot with 95.00 points, followed by Dary Znebel with a score of 88.00. Semifinal heats three and four saw two 100.00 point scores get locked in setting the stage for quite the showdown in Tuesday’s finals with Gavin Stuckey taking the win in heat three, followed by Guenther Oka with the win in heat four.
The Open Women’s Features semifinal saw some serious talent with Rivers Hedrick taking the win in heat one with a 98.00 point score, landing a nose tap F/S 3 over the bobber, ahead of Lisa Derue with a score of 85.00. In heat two, Mattie Armer came out on top with a clean T/S 5 to score 96.00 and advancing to the final round along with Maggie Kofke in second for a score of 92.00.
With eight riders making it out of the morning’s quarterfinal rounds, the day closed out with some heavy Pro Men’s Traditional semifinals with every rider giving it his all in hopes of punching a ticket to Sunday’s finals. Brady Patry took heat one with a 90210 off the flats for a score of 100.00. Trent Stuckey was right behind Brady with a close second place finish of 88.00 points. Guenther Oka won heat two, hitting a 313 off the toes in the flats and a pete rose 5 off the kicker for a final score of 100.00, followed by Gavin Stuckey in second with 88.00 points.
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Day three of the 2020 Nautique WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Yanmar Marine begins at 8:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, September 22nd with all Traditional and Features Only final rounds.
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