Playa del Carmen, Mexico (October 17, 2019) – A field of amateur and pro riders from around the world took to the turquoise waters of the Mayan Water Complex for day one of the 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard and Wake Park World Championships presented by Rockstar Energy. The cable was spinning and the sun was shining as weeks of preparation gave way to the competitive spirit of the world’s best athletes all coming together for the largest global event wake has ever seen. Today’s quarterfinal and semifinal rounds set the bar high, with the world-class Super Air Nautique G23 providing perfect wakes for the world’s best amateur wakeboard athletes.
“I am ecstatic that the Nautique WWA Wakeboard and Wake Park World Championships has commenced!” said Nautique President Greg Meloon. “The best of the best in wake have made their way to Mexico and are ready to throw down behind the G23 and at the park. We’re looking forward to an incredible weekend of riding from the world’s greatest wakeboarders!”
The Pro Wakeskate Division got things going on the cable in the morning’s semifinal round with Daniel Grant (THA) taking the heat win displaying an inventive run for a final score of 80.00 ahead of Maurizio Marassi (ITA) in second and advancing to the finals with 70.00. In semifinal heat two Victor Salmon (BEL) took the win with a front board B/S shuv it out for a winning score of 90.00, followed by Nautique athlete Noah Flegel (USA) in second with 70.00.
The Jr. Women’s Wakeboard division saw the girls put on their best performances of the season in the tropical oasis that is the Mayan Water Complex. Hollie Waldrop (USA) utilized the entire wake of the Super Air Nautique G23 in the semifinal round with multiple wrapped tricks and inverts for a first place score of 73.33. Elle Christensen (USA) scored 69.33 in second putting down a blazing run, ahead of Haylee Bowman (AUS) in third with 64.33 and advancing to the finals. The Masters Women’s division saw Jenny Linn (USA) take the win in the semifinal round throwing a wake to wake indy for a final score of 60.00, ahead of Fernanda Asiain (MEX) in second with 46.67 and Kimberly Wysocki (USA) in third with 36.67.
The Pro Men’s Traditional saw the athletes put down some inventive runs to utilize everything the Mayan Water Complex cable has to offer. Loic Deschaux (FRA) dominated the Pro Men’s Traditional semifinal heat one showing total composition on all of the features and sealing the deal with a S mobe 540 for a score of 96.00, followed by Liam Brearley (CDN) with a 90.50. Riccardo De Tollis (ITA) took the win in heat two with his rail riding setting him a part from the other contenders for a score of 91.10, followed by James Windsor (AUS) with a score of 87.30. Dominik Guehrs (GER) came out of heat three with the top spot throwing a massive tail grab KGB for a winning score of 91.60, ahead of Joe Battleday (GBR) also advancing to the finals with an 88.80 score.
Cameron Spalding (CDN) laid down an indy tantrum to blind behind the Super Air Nautique G23 in the Boys division, earning a score of 75.00 in semifinal heat one. Noah Bollard (AUS) finished second with 71.67 and advancing to Friday’s final round. The talented Alex Albin (USA) threw a stylish H/S F/S 720 taking the win in heat two with 84.67, followed by Xavier Olea Vorhauer (USA) in second with 36.67.
The Pro Women Traditional opened up with their progressive level of riding showcasing just how far they have been pushing the sport this season. In semifinal heat one, Lisa Baloo (RUS) rode away in first throwing a stylish indy tantrum to blind finishing with a 96.50 score, ahead of Sanne Meijer (NED) in second with an 86.80. Julia Rick (GER) walked away with a flawless 100.00 point score in heat two, walking away with the heat in throwing her signature big air tricks and impressive rail hits. Angelika Schriber (AUS) followed up in second and advancing to the finals with an 87.90 score.
In the Jr. Men’s Traditional semifinal heat one, Hugo Randow (SWE) took the top spot with a KGB 540 for a final score of 100.00. Carl Killholm (SWE) threw down to finish in the second with 90.00 and advancing to the finals. Hunter Smith (CDN) came away with the win in heat two with a T/S B/S 540 with an indy grab, followed by Jesse Jarrett (CDN) in second with 86.10.
The Boys Beginner division closed out the day charging behind the industry-leading Super Air Nautique G23. Brayden Williams (USA) took
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Day two of the 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard and Wake Park World Championships presented by Rockstar Energy begins at 8:00 a.m. CT on Friday, October 18th on the boat lake and 9:00 a.m. CT on the cable.
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