Sanders Still KING OF WAKE

Josh Sanders won the Pro Wakeboard Tour championship and followed it up with a third-place finish at the X Games last weekend to maintain the lead in the current KING OF WAKE standings.

Sanders has maintained the world NO. 1 ranking as the KING OF WAKE since the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour's event in Reno, Nevada on June 5. He is the favorite to win the KING OF WAKE title, and the $10,000 prize, heading into the last three events on the KING OF WAKE schedule.

He is the most consistent rider in 2005, competing in the finals of every event he entered. Sanders finished in the top three, in four out of the six events on the KING OF WAKE schedule.

Sanders currently has 535 points in the KING OF WAKE Standings, 20 points more than second place Daniel Watkins. Phillip Soven is in third place with 465 points followed by Brett Eisenhauer in fourth with 460 points.

In fifth place, Danny Harf has been on a tear of late, winning the last two events in a row. But with 454 points, Harf still trails Sanders by almost 100 points. Trailing Harf by 19 points in sixth place is Andrew Adkison. Erik Ruck, Rusty Malinoski, Tino Santori and Chad Sharpe round out the top 10.

Remaining events in the 2005 KING OF WAKE Wakeboard World Cup

August 24-28
Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

September 22-25
Air Nautique Pan American Championships
Orlando, Florida

October 21-23
2005 Tige U.S. Pro-Am Wakeboard Championship
Marathon, Florida Keys

2005 Men's KING OF WAKE Standings as of 8/10/05

1 Josh Sanders 535
2 Daniel Watkins 515
3 Phillip Soven 465
4 Brett Eisenhauer 460
5 Danny Harf 454
6 Andrew Adkison 435
7 Erik Ruck 381
8 Rusty Malinoski 335
8 Tino Santori 335
10 Chad Sharpe 310
11 Parks Bonifay 280
12 Trevor Hansen 270
13 JD Webb 239
14 Gabe Lucas 181
14 Brian Francis 181
16 Dean Smith 172
17 Jeff Weatherall 167
18 Keitth Lyman 164
19 Keith Lidberg 148
20 Collin Harrington 139