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.
For full story and results from day one click here
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!
For more info e-mail Adam Silcio: email@example.com
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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/
What happens when you let Harley Clifford design his own wakeboard? Well, here you go! The BuyWake.com x Liquid Force Harley Limited wakeboard was designed by the mind of Harley with magic and mad talent sprinkled in. This unique colorway is limited to just 60 units and features a killer matte top with gloss highlights and is arguably the best looking design seen on the market today. Look for Harley riding this setup this year and know that you, too, can own this piece of wakeboarding history!
Ride With Bob Soven! May 10th 2pm-8pm
For those of you who don’t know of Bob Soven, he is one of our new owners and a TV star on MTV’s Wake Brothers. And, to top it all off, he is one of the best riders in the industry! In appreciation for the business that you have given us, we are returning the favor with a season pass appreciation day ride with Bob! Current season pass holders or anyone who purchases a season pass on or before May 10th will be invited to come out and ride from 2-8 with Bob Soven. The cable will be closed to the public so that our season pass holders will have more time to ride and get tips from Bob.
Don’t miss out! If you don’t already have a season pass now is your chance to go and buy your passes before you miss this awesome opportunity to ride with the one and only, BOB SOVEN!!!