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.

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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

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