The Sea-Doo Pro Wakeskate Series visited the Twin Cities as the second stop of the 2006 season made its mark in Minnesota. Shoreview was certainly an appropriately named venue for the event as thousands of wake fans lined the event site shoreline to see the world’s best wake athletes compete. The Wakeskate event saw a talented field take to the water behind the Sea-Doo WAKE watercraft in what has become the fastest growing activity in watersports.
Brian Grubb and George Daniels proved to be the class of the weekend with both athletes winning their respective qualifying heats to advance to the afternoon Pro Wakeskate finals. Daniels took heat one narrowly beating Ben Kaiser and Brandon Thomas with a solid run of wake tricks and smooth sliders scoring 75.67 out of a possible 100. Grubb had an easier time collecting a heat two win scoring a 73.33 to heat runner up Ryan Doyle’s 56.33.
In the final both riders landed solid tricks and entertained the crowd behind the Sea-Doo WAKE watercraft. Grubb simply landed more and with more style, edging Daniels for the Twin Cities win.
The athletes have nearly a month to hone their runs for rough water as the next stop of the tour will take place at the popular Kelowna, British Columbia venue on July 7th -9th. The Sea-Doo WAKE(tm) will be on-site pulling these athletes who will go head-to-head in the elimination format to see who will be the king of Kelowna for the weekend.
For more information on the Sea-Doo Pro Wakeskate Series, visit prowakeboardtour.com and to see the official tow vehicle of the Sea-Doo Pro Wakeskate Series, check out the Sea-Doo WAKE, the only watercraft specifically designed for towing.
Sea-Doo Professional WakeSkate – Semi Finals Heat 01
1 George Daniels USA 75.67
2 Ben Kaiser 70.00
3 Brandon Thomas USA 69.33
4 Drew McGuckin USA 65.00
Sea-Doo Professional WakeSkate – Semi Finals Heat 02
1 Brian Grubb USA 73.33
2 Ryan Doyle 56.33
3 Kyle Hyams USA 50.00
4 Matthew Manzari 6.67
Pro Wakeskate FINALS
1st – Brian Grubb
2nd – George Daniels