Harley & Melissa Win Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships!

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Melissa Marquardt Claims Women’s Pro Title

Waco, TX. — A dramatic final day of action at the Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar culminated in prestigious national titles for four athletes in the sport’s most premiere divisions. Paramount performances came from Harley Clifford and Melissa Marquardt who won the Men’s Pro and Women’s Pro divisions respectively.

Clifford carved his way into history at the 25th Annual Wakeboard National Championships with a finals run for the ages. With his riding in prime form when it mattered the most, Clifford linked together a run behind the Super Air Nautique G23 that featured some of the biggest airs of the entire event, mixing in stylish toe and heel side rotations as well as sound rail riding. The dream run was executed perfectly and was just enough to overcome a stacked field of competitors that included Rusty Malinoski, Nautique Team rider Bob Soven, Nautique Team rider Noah Flegel, Oli Derome and Nautique Team rider Danny Harf.

“It’s unbelievable to win Nationals,” said Clifford! “Everyone was ripping all weekend and I’m just lucky I was able to stick all the tricks I wanted to and it was good enough to get the victory.”

The Pro Women’s finals were a testament to the new heights female riders are taking the sport. On the forefront of it all is Melissa Marquardt, who claimed a coveted National Title today. Marquardt clinched the crown with a progressive run that was equal parts modern masterpiece and commitment to fundamentals. Her run had it all including the biggest airs of the heat, smooth style and highly technical rail sections. The finals also featured a field of the finest female riders on the planet, including Amber Wing, Nautique Team rider Meagan Ethell, Taylor McCullough, Bec Gange and Nautique Team rider Raimi Merritt.

Barefoot Ski Ranch
Is an award winning Cable Wake Park and water sports complex located on 450 beautiful acres in Waco, Texas. BSR opened in June of 2012 but quickly became known as the best cable park in in the US and took home the industry’s highest honor, “Best Wake Park” at the 2013 season ending Wake Awards. The park features a Rixen 6 Tower Cableway System, 5 lakeside cabins, gorgeous bar and grill, the county’s first Bi-Level lake for advanced wakeboarding, 2 world class boat lakes pulled by the Super Air Nautique G23 and G21, first ever barefoot cable, kids fun lake, lazy river, 70 person hot tub, outdoor pavilion and beach areas. With so many amenities, BSR is the perfect destination get away for a day trip, corporate retreat or vacation.

Day Four Results:
Men’s Pro Finals
1. Harley Clifford 94.33
2. Rusty Malinoski 85.00
3. Bob Soven 80.00
4. Noah Flegel 77.50
5. Oli Derome 75.00
6. Danny Harf 48.33

Women’s Pro Finals
1. Melissa Marquardt 82.00
2. Amber Wing 78.00
3. Meagan Ethell 75.00
4. Taylor McCullough 71.67
5. Raimi Merritt 61.67

Pro Wakeskate Finals
1. Brian Grubb
2. Reed Hansen 77.67
3. James Balzer 65.00
4. Danny Hampson 59.00

Kaitlyn Adams kills it!

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She won women’s wakeskate boat, women’s wakeskate cable, and wake park 9 and under champion…she is the youngest to ever win a wakeskate competition in the world and the only athlete to win three national championships male or female

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Tom Fooshee Wins Pro Men at Day Two of Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships

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Waco, TX. – In a battle royale of the world’s best wake athletes, cross-discipline riders went head-to-head at day two of the Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by Rockstar. In the event’s premiere division, Pro Men, Tom Fooshee’s next level riding at the BSR Cable Park catapulted him to victory and earned him a coveted national Wake Park title.

With a stacked finals field, that included the sport’s most talented wake park and boat specialists, Fooshee overcame valiant efforts from Chandler Powell, Aaron Gunn, James Windsor, Daniel Grant and Hunter Hanson to earn his spot atop the podium. His championship winning run hit on all cylinders and featured huge rotations off the park’s ramps and near flawless riding on its rail sections.

“Having a mix of park and boat riders at Nationals really made everyone step up their game,” said Fooshee. “Everyone was riding great today and it’s incredible to win Nationals against such a talented group of riders.”

A dramatic finals heat also went down in the Women’s Pro division at Wake Park Nationals today. Nautique Team athlete Meagan Ethell was spectacular in victory. She now looks to cross disciplines and repeat her performance for a win at Wakeboard Nationals this weekend.

Wake Park Nationals features both amateur and professional divisions, and was desgined to allow all participants to also compete in the Nautiqe WWA Wakeboard National Championships also being held thru the weekend at BSR in Waco.

With more than 170 riders expected to participate in Wake Park Nationals and more than 200 in Wakeboard Nationals, the two events will combine to create one of the largest national championship competitions in the sport’s history.

For more information on the Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by Rockstar visit: www.KingofWake.com.

The Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Nautique Boats, WWA, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, Ronix, CONTOUR, CWB, Hyperlite, Kawasaki, BSR, Byerly, Peavey, PCM Marine Engines and WAKEBOARDING magazine.

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About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com

Barefoot Ski Ranch
Is an award winning Cable Wake Park and water sports complex located on 450 beautiful acres in Waco, Texas. BSR opened in June of 2012 but quickly became known as the best cable park in in the US and took home the industry’s highest honor, “Best Wake Park” at the 2013 season ending Wake Awards. The park features a Rixen 6 Tower Cableway System, 5 lakeside cabins, gorgeous bar and grill, the county’s first Bi-Level lake for advanced wakeboarding, 2 world class boat lakes pulled by the Super Air Nautique G23 and G21, first ever barefoot cable, kids fun lake, lazy river, 70 person hot tub, outdoor pavilion and beach areas. With so many amenities, BSR is the perfect destination get away for a day trip, corporate retreat or vacation.

Day Two Results

Men’s Pro Finals
1. Tom Fooshee 100.00
2. Chandler Powell 87.50
3. Aaron Gunn 77.25
4. Daniel Grant 64.00
5. Hunter Hanson 50.00

Women’s Pro Finals
1. Meagan Ethell 92.50
2. Courtney Angus 90.75
3. Tracy Baynham
4. Raimi Merritt 72.75
5. Taylor McCullough 62.00

Pro Men Features Semis Heat 1 (Top rider advances)
1. Tom Fooshee 100.00
2. Hunter Hanson 83.70
3. Guenther Oka 80.40
4. Brady Patry 75.90

Pro Men Features Semis Heat 2
1. Chad Worrall 92.10
2. Dylan Branch 84.60
3. Adam Errington 83.55
4. John Dreiling 79.75

Pro Men Features Semifinals Heat 3
1. James Windsor
2. Powell Chandler 93.95
3. Jimmy LaRiche 77.70
4. Johnnie Paul 74.30

Pro Men Semis Heat 4
1. Yonel Cohen 98.30
2. Daniel Grant 89.70
3. Oli Derome 80.05
4. Zach Kent 71.95

Pro Men Semis Heat 5
1. Aaron Gunn 98.30
2. Graeme Burress 85.35
3. Austin Pratt 82.40
4. Cameron Talbert 73.95

Men’s Pro Semis Heat 1
1. Chandler Powell 95.50
2. James Windsor 90.50
3. Keenan Allen 84.00

Men’s Pro Semis Heat 2
1. Hunter Hanson 94.75
2. Daniel Grant 92.75
3. Dylan Branch 82.50
4. Ryan Sanders 65.50
5. Noah Flegel 51.00

Men’s Pro Semis Heat 3
1. Aaron Gunn 98.00
2. Tom Fooshee 87.00
3. Brady Patry 82.50
4. JB O’neill 72.50
5. Justin Lee 60.00

Pro Wakeskate Semis Heat 2
1. Daniel Grant 90.00
2. Depremonville Clement 81.67
3. Austin Polterock 81.67
4. James Balzer 41.67
5. Danny Hampson 33.33

Pro Wakeskate Semis Heat 3
1. Reed Hansen 81.67
2. Aaron Reed 70.00
3. Collin Haas 61.67
4. Alex Hale 41.67
5. Noah Flegel 20.00

Women’s Pro Semis Heat 1 (Top 5 advance)
1. Courtney Angus 95.50
2. Baynham Tracy 87.25
3. Meagan Ethell 84.75
4. Taylor McCullough 56.75
5. Raimi Merritt 46.50

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 1 (Top 2 Riders Advance)
1. Tom Fooshee 98.00
2. Jimmy LaRiche 89.65
3. Zach Novak 80.35
4. Kelbey Huener 72.00

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 2
1. Hunter Hanson 88.70
2. Zach Kent 88.20
3. Keenan Allen 85.80
4. JB O’neill 77.30

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 3
1.Yonel Cohen 96.30
2. Oli Derome 83.70
3. Justin Lee 80.30
4. Austin Hair 79.70

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 4
1. Graeme Burress 98.30
2. Chad Worrall 87.70
3. Jamie Neville 84.00

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 5
1. Dylan Branch 94.60
2. Trey Romine 85.35
3. Austin Pratt 85.35
4. Shawn Watson 76.70

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 6
1. Adam Errington 97.65
2. Brady Patry 83.65
3. Ryan Sanders 83.00
4. Brad Teunissen 75.70

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 7
1. Powell Chandler 98.00
2. Guenther Oka 86.00
3. Noah Flegel 86.00
4. Ian Cole 70.00

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 8
1. Daniel Grant 98.00
2. Cameron Talbert 90.05
3. Massi Piffaretti 79.60
4. Gunner Daft 72.35

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 9
1. Aaron Gunn 100.00
2. Johnnie Paul 84.00
3. Jake Pelot 81.65
4. Travis White 74.35

Pro Men Features Quarters Heat 10
1. James Windsor 92.00
2. John Dreiling 89.95
3. Bob Soven 88.05
4. Kyle Evans 66.30
5. Chad Sharpe 63.70