Harley Clifford Wins MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour in Ft. Worth

June 3, 2012

Harley Clifford Wins Men’s Pro at MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Ft. Worth, Nicola Butler Claims Women’s Pro

Ft. Worth, Tx. – In front of a crowd of thousands, the final day of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour concluded with an action packed day of riding from the sport’s top athletes. The top performance of the day came from Harley Clifford, who dazzled the spectators at Texas MasterCraft by landing the first ever wake-to-wake double flip in a contest to claim first place in the Men’s Pro division.

Giving Clifford a run for his money were, Phillip Soven and Rusty Malinoski, who also put in inspired efforts to claim second and third place respectively and keep pace in the season standings race.


“So much sick riding went down today, I’m excited to come away with the win,” said Clifford. “The whole event was great and I can’t wait for Branson next week.”

The Women’s pro division is also shaping up to be a tight race this season. In a highly competitive final heat, Nicola Butler went just a little bigger than the rest of the field to claim victory. Solid runs also came from Meagan Ethell and Amber Wing who join Butler on the podium.

The ultra-competitive MasterCraft Junior Pro Tour gave the crowd a glimpse of the future of the sport and also determined a winner today. Mike Dowdy won his second consecutive Overton’s Junior Pro Series event by edging out Massi Piffaretti with a final round score of 91.50.


Following the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour divisional heats, fans were treated to the jaw-dropping Sony Big Air Contest. Being pulled behind the new XStar, the top Men’s Pro athletes stuck gravity-defying tricks that are rarely pulled off in a traditional contest setting. The performance of the event came from Chad Sharpe who took first place.

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MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Day Two Results

Men’s Pro – Quarterfinals Heat 1

1. Adam Errington 70.00


2. Tony Carroll 65.00

3. Jimmy Lariche 60.00

4. Danny Thollander 51.67

Men’s Pro – Quarterfinals Heat 2

1. Andrew Adkison 78.33

2. Aaron Rathy 71.67

3. Shota Tezuka 63.33

4. Nick Jones 56.67

Men’s Pro – Quarterfinals Heat 3

1. Phillip Soven 75.00

2. Daniel Powers 65.00

3. JD Webb 63.33

4. Chad Sharpe 51.67

Men’s Pro – Quarterfinals Heat 4

1. Dan Smith 75.00

2. Rusty Malinoski 70.67

3. Austin Hair 66.67

4. Kyle Rattray 36.67

Junior Pro Men – Semifinals Heat 1

1. Massi Piffaretti 98.00

2. Keenan Allen 83.25

3. Christian Primrose 81.50

4. Parker Siegele 77.25

Junior Pro Men – Semifinals Heat 2

1. Noah Flegel 93.00

2. Jacob Valdez 91.50

3. Tony Iacconi 81.25

4. Landon Kasey 74.25

Junior Pro Men – Semifinals Heat 3

1. Mike Dowdy 98.00

2. Freddie Wayne 90.50

3. Marc Kroon 81.50

4. Jason Soven 70.00

Pro Men – Semifinals Heat 1

1. Phillip Soven 80.00

2. Rusty Malinoski 75.00

3. Andrew Adkison 65.00

4. Daniel Powers 60.00

5. Tony Carroll 50.00

Pro Men – Semifinals Heat 2

1. Harley Clifford 95.00

2. Aaron Rathy 90.00

3. Dean Smith 85.00

4. Steel Lafferty 80.00

5. Adam Errington 40.00

Junior Pro Men Finals

1. Mike Dowdy 91.50

2. Massi Piffaretti 85.50

3. Freddie Wayne 80.00

4. Noah Flegel 69.50

5. Jacob Valdez 61.75

6. Kennan Allen 61.25

Women’s Pro Finals

1. Nicola Butler 78.33

2. Meagan Ethell 73.33

3. Amber Wing 66.67

4. Raimi Merritt 61.67

5. Dallas Friday 53.33

6. Taylor McCullough 41.67

Men’s Pro Finals

1. Harley Clifford 95.00

2. Phillip Soven 89.17

3. Rusty Malinoski 80.83

4. Dean Smith 76.67

5. Aaron Rathy 67.67

6. Andrew Adkison 55.00


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