Pro Tour — Day One Results

April 28, 2005

Junior Men’s Champion Makes Cut at First Pro Stop

Orlando, Florida – Canadian Kevin Henshaw is used to being on top in wakeboarding. The 19-year-old from Sidney, British Colombia, won the 2004 Junior X series, claiming the crown as the best junior men’s rider in the country. But in 2005, Henshaw has moved to the “big leagues” in wakeboarding trying to qualify in the Pro Men’s division. His first step was today as the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour kicked off its new season in Orlando, Florida.

Henshaw didn’t have to wait long for his shot; he was the third off the dock grouped in the first heat of the day. If anyone had any doubt that Henshaw was ready for the test, they didn’t after his run: All five judges scored Henshaw best in his heat giving him a perfect 100.0 score.


“I was a little nervous this morning. I really wanted to make it to the next round not only to ensure me a spot not only in this contest; I wanted a spot in the top 40,”said Henshaw, referring to the rest of the stops for 2005, to which only the top 40 are invited. Orlando is the only open contest of the year.

Henshaw’s next challenge comes Saturday when he joins the rest of today’s qualifiers in the quarterfinals along with top-tier riders who had byes today, including defending champion Parks Bonifay, who is looking for his fifth Indmar Performance award this year symbolizing the Tour champion.

Five other riders scored a perfect run today in their respective heats and moved on including former Pro Tour champion Erik Ruck, Shane Bonifay (Parks’ younger brother), Australia’s Josh Sanders, Tino Santori and Rusty Malinoski.


Day two of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour continues tomorrow at the Orlando Watersports Complex with qualifying in the junior men’s division and wakeskating. For more information, go to

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Pro Men Qualifying (top 2 move on to quarterfinals)
Heat #1
1. Kevin Henshaw 100.0
2. Marcelo Giardi 79.0
3. Nick Heaney 78.5
4. Jeff Solie 75.0
5. Derek Grasman 67.5
6. Taylor Ewing 50.0

Heat #2
1. Mickey Ennen 92.0
2. Keith Lidberg 90.0
3. Glen Fletcher 88.0
4. Jimmy Wolf 63.0
5. Josh Palma 62.5
6. Tom Fooshee 54.5

Heat #3
1. Dean Smith 94.5
2. Jonty Green 82.5
3. Jonathan Nadolski 76.0
4. Marc Rosslter 74.5
5. Brad Buskas 72.5
6. Scott Hopkins DNS


Heat #4
1. Collin Harrington 95.5
2. Jeff McKee 94.5
3. Chris Law 72.5
4. Nick Ennen 69.5
5. Jamie Oliver 63.0
6. Adam Haller 55.0

Heat #5
1. Keith Lyman 98.5
2. Adam Wensink 81.5
3. Kyle Rattray 71.5
4. Ryoji Yanagawa 71.0
5. Gerry Nunn 64.5
6. Mitch Bergsma 63.0

Heat #6
1. Rusty Malinoski 100.0
2. Gabe Lucas 83.5
3. Tim Keepers 79.5
4. Wes Brisco 77.0
5. Ben Greenwood DNS

Heat #7
1. Erik Ruck 100.0
2. Perry Richmond 87.5
3. Julz Heaney 73.0
4. Chris O’Shea 72.0
5. Matt Leever 67.5

Heat #8
1. Josh Sanders 100.0
2. Nick Weinacker 90.0
3. Mark Welkel 75.5
4. Gabe Fowler 74.5
5. Hunter Hanson 60.0

Heat #9
1. Shane Bonifay 100.0
2. Brian Francis 90.0
3. Jesson Vedel 80.0
4. John Rodriquez 66.0
5. Nick Griffin 64.0

Heat #10
1. Tino Santori 100.0
2. Scotty Broome 90.0
3. Scot Ferwerda 80.0
4. Chase Andrews 66.0
5. Brad Gearhart 64.0

Heat #11
1. Adam Fields 97.0
2. Shawn Watson 93.0
3. Corey Bradley 80.0
4. Brian Brech 66.0
5. Brian Reeder 64.0


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