Mooresville, NC.– The second event of the 2013 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Presented by Rockstar commenced in Mooresville today with impressive riding from the Pro Men as well as the riders on the Overton’s Junior Pro Series.
Fans flocked to the shores of Lake Norman to see the Pro Tour’s only North Carolina stop this year and were treated to a masterful wakeboarding demo by last season’s defending champion Harley Clifford. The Aussie-phenom looked focused on keeping his crown, registering a run that was highlighted by larger-than-life aerials and technical rail maneuvers to claim first-place in his heat. Giving Clifford a run for his money for best of show during day one were Rusty Malinoski and Andrew Adkison, who both put in heat-winning performances to advance to tomorrow’s quarterfinals round.
“We had a great first day of competition in Mooresville for the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “The wake from the X-Star was huge; the guys were boosting off it and feeding off the crowd’s energy. The stage is set for an action-packed final day tomorrow.”
The Overton’s Junior Pro Series also saw top-tier riding today from a slew of riders. The “Man-Child” Noah Flegel continues to take his riding to a level well beyond his years, posting a division high score of 97.75 to claim day one top honors. Flegel will need another day of near perfect riding in tomorrow’s elimination rounds to claim victory though with a handful of riders, including Parker Siegele and Tony Iacconi, looking very impressive today as well.
Following the final rounds of action tomorrow, fans will witness the jaw-dropping Polaroid Action Big-Air Contest. Riding behind the MasterCraft X-Star, riders will launch massive tricks that are rarely attempted in standard contest format.
For information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, visit www.kingofwake.com.
Ticket’s for Saturday’s finals are available online for $7 (46% off the gate price) and include an exclusive Overton’s discount code for online buyers only. Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by ROCKSTAR is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Polaroid Action, Indmar, Peavey, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.
Day One Results from MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Mooresville:
Pro Men Qualifying Round Heat 1 (Top 2 Advance)
1. Austin Hair 60.00
2. Adam Errington 56.00
Pro Men Qualifying Round Heat 2
1. Keenan Allen 65.00
2. Kyle Rattray 62.33
Pro Men Qualifying Round Heat 3
1. Dean Smith 80.00
2. Daniel Powers 76.00
Pro Men Qualifying Round Heat 4
1. Andrew Adkison 80.00
2. Brad Smeele 65.00
Pro Men Qualifying Round Heat 5
1. Rusty Malinoski 83.33
2. Jimmy Lariche 72.33
Pro Men Qualifying Round Heat 6
1. Harley Clifford 90.67
2. Jeff Langley 76.67
Pro Men Qualifying Round Heat 7
1. Shota Tezuka 76.67
2. Steel Lafferty 70.00
Pro Men Qualifying Round Heat 8
1. Phil Soven 76.67
2. Mike Dowdy 75.00
Junior Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 1 (Top 2 Advance)
1. Freddie Wayne 92.00
2. Massi Piffaretti 90.25
Junior Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 2
1. Tony Iacconi 94.00
2. Gus Shuler 92.00
Junior Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 3
1. Brad Teunissen 94.00
2. Gordon Harrison 90.75
Junior Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 4
1. Parker Siegele 93.50
2. Robby Holihan 90.50
Junior Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 5
1. Cory Teunissen 88.75
2. Kyle Evans 85.75
Junior Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 6
1. Noah Flegel 97.75
2. Joey Buss 84.25