Acworth, Ga.– Thousands of fans lined the shores of Lake Acworth Beach to watch a dramatic final day of competition at the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by Rockstar. Claiming top honors at the inaugural PWT event of the season was Phil Soven in the Men’s Pro Division.
Soven used a lethal combination of creative aerial maneuvers and near flawless rail riding to launch himself to victory. To claim the win, Soven overcame stiff competition in the sport’s most competitive division narrowly edging out Shota Tezuka and Harley Clifford, who both earned spots on the podium.
“I’m stoked to get the first Pro Tour win of the season! All the guys were riding great today and I’m excited to get an early lead in the standings,” said Soven.
The Pro women’s finals showcased the huge progression the division has made over the past couple seasons. Going bigger than anyone today was Amber Wing, who claimed victory with a well-balanced arsenal of tricks and overall stylish riding. Wing beat out Dallas Friday and Bec Gange, who claimed second and third place respectively.
The Overton’s Junior Pro Series also saw excellent riding today from a handful of riders. Taking his game to the next level was Noah Flegel, who’s final run score of 94.75 catapulted him over Cory Teunissen and Parker Siegele to take first place in the talented field.
Following the final rounds of action, fans witnessed the jaw-dropping Polaroid Action Big-Air Contest. Riding behind the MasterCraft X-Star, riders launched massive tricks that are rarely attempted in standard contest format. Taking the victory was Aaron Rathy, who stuck a mind-blowing Mute Mobe.
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Alliance MultiMedia – Cardiff CA, (May 17th, 2013) – The Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown Presented by Nautique Boats launches at BSR in Waco, Texas next weekend with a $50,000 purse! You need to be there!
The series kicks off May 24 & 25 at BSR with an incredible line up of athletes, events, bands, parties and entertainment for everyone. In addition to the best athletes and the largest prize purse, the event promises a Memorial Day Weekend to remember.
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2013 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Season Opens in Acworth
Acworth, Ga.– The world’s top professional wakeboarders opened the 22nd season of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour in grand fashion today at Lake Acworth Beach. Taking to the water at Cauble Park, the season-opening day featured remarkable performances from a slew of athletes across all three divisions including last year’s Pro Men’s season champion Harley Clifford.
Looking as focused and talented as ever, MasterCraft team rider Clifford used the X-Star’s huge wake to put on a fan pleasing run that was highlighted by massive aerials, gravity-defying rotations and technical rail work. Clifford placed first in his heat, posted a division high-score of 90.00 and advanced to tomorrow’s quarterfinals. In addition to Clifford’s performance, fan favorite Rusty Malinoski also put in a top-tier run posting an 88.33 score to claim his heat and place him as a favorite going into the final day of competition.
“It’s great to start another season of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour here in Acworth,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “The city is great to work with, the venue is a favorite among the athletes and the conditions on the lake today, matched with the perfect wake from the X-Star, things were firing on all cylinders.”
The Pro Women also showed up in Acworth in top form. Leading the charge were Nicola Butler and Raimi Merritt, who both put in scores of 73.33 to tie for the day’s best among the females. The sport’s all-time winningest woman, Dallas Friday, also dropped a stellar score of 71.33 and will be among the six finalists tomorrow.
Wakeboarding’s future stars in the Overton’s Junior Pro Series competed at today’s event as well. Poised to have a huge year, Aussie-ripper Tony Iacconi had a perfect run posting the day’s only 100-point ride. The Junior Pro Men will commence competition again tomorrow with the semifinals elimination round followed by the finals.
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Pro Rail Event
Sunday May 19th – from Noon to 6pm.
System 2.0 @ Holiday Marina, Buford GA featuring the Transition Box from Wake Games.
Singleton Marine Group and SMG Wake just installed a new Sesitec 2.0 cable right in their backyard! And will be kicking off the season with an OPEN freestyle wakeboard contest on Sunday, May 19th—the day after the Acworth Pro Tour Stop #1. The contest starts at 12pm and there will be music, food, and plenty of shade for everyone! Head from the Pro Tour over to the cable, and compete for a CASH PRIZE!
1st Place $3000
2nd Place $1500
3rd Place $500
OPEN WAKBOARD CONTEST (pro division only)
All athletes who registered to ride in the Pro Tour can enter for FREE!
$50 entry for non Pro Tour riders*
Registrations starts at 11am!
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Our Global Team rider, Nico Von Lerchenfeld, has started updating his website again! Find his latest videos, tricks, travels and thoughts here at http://www.cheerwithnico.com/