Bob Soven beat out his brother, Phillip Soven, as well as Andrew Adkison, Oliver Derome, Dean Smith and Harley Clifford to win the Colorado Springs stop of the 2010 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour.
The win was Soven’s first in the Pro Men’s division of the Pro Wakeboard Tour. He dominated the Jr. Pro Men’s division last year before moving up to the pro ranks for the 2010 season.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment for while,” Soven says. “I got to give it up to my competition — they’re all amazing — but I’m stoked to come out with the win.”
Adkison and Derome rounded out the Pro Men’s podium. Despite finishing behind his younger brother in Colorado Springs, Phillip Soven remains the points leader in the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour season standings. Clifford and Rusty Malinoski sit behind Soven in second and third.
Following the Pro Men’s finals, the Pro Wakeboard Tour went right into the Indmar Double Up contest where Rusty Malinoski was declared the winner.
Next, the Pro Wakeboard Tour hosted its Rockstar Energy Drink Big-Air Challenge where Bob Soven took top honors.
Malinoski and Soven each took home $1,000 for winning their respective events.
In the Jr. Pro Men division, 10 top amateur rippers hit the water in two heats of five for their semifinal round of action. With only the top two riders from each heat advancing, the field of riders was quickly narrowed down to Kyle Evans, Daniel Powers, Raphael Derome and current Tour leader Nick Galotifore for the four-man final.
All four rippers laid down some serious runs, but Powers proved to be unstoppable to win his first Jr. Pro Tour stop. Galotifore and Derome rounded out the Jr. Pro Men podium, respectively.
Powers’ win now places him second overall in the standings with 340 points. Nick Galotifore remains in the lead with 370 points, while Steel Lafferty rounds out the top three with 310 points.
With Colorado Springs in the books, the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will now head to its final stop of the 2010 season in Knoxville, Tennessee, August 13-14.
To catch the Colorado Springs Pro Wakeboard Tour stop on television, tune in to FUEL TV on Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. EST.
Colorado Springs Pro Wakeboard Tour Final Results:
1. Bob Soven
2. Andrew Adkison
3. Olivier Derome
4. Phillip Soven
5. Harley Clifford
6. Dean Smith
Junior Pro Men
1. Daniel Powers
2. Nick Galotifore
3. Raphael Derome
4. Kyle Evans