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Wakeboarding’s Best Put on a Show in Monroe

June 30, 2012

Wakeboarding’s Best Put on a Show For Day One of The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour

Monroe, Wa. – Wakeboarding’s top athletes treated fans in the Pacific Northwest to an impressive display of competitive riding during the first day of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar Energy Drink in Monroe. With weather cooperating throughout the day, neck-to-neck heats were put in by the Pro Men, Pro Women and Junior Pro Men.

Keeping the best rivalry in wakeboarding alive, Harley Clifford and Phil Soven once again brought their A-game today. Both riders put in stellar performances that coupled massive airs with highly-technical rail maneuvers and will advance to tomorrow’s elimination rounds. Also, with his eye on victory at Lake Tye, Rusty Malinoski put together an ultra-progressive run to win his heat and reserve a spot in the semifinals.

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The pro women came to Monroe on a mission as well. Raimi Merritt gave one of the runs of the day, posting a division-high 86.67 and looks to be a favorite in tomorrow’s finals. Meagan Ethell also showcased some world-class riding posting a heat winning score of 86.67 and will definitely be a factor in the finals.

“It’s always great to bring the Tour to the west coast,” said Chris Bischoff, contest director. “Monroe is a great venue and the fans saw some really progressive riding in all of the divisions today.”

The Junior Pro Men have been giving next-level performances all season long and today was no different. Mike Dowdy kept his season-long dominance going, posting a day one high-score of 98.00. Jacob Valdez matched Dowdy’s performance also posting a 98.00, both riders will be top contenders in tomorrow’s elimination rounds.

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Thousands of spectators are expected to flock to Lake Tye tomorrow to watch the final day elimination rounds and awards ceremony. Following the final rounds of competition, fans can stay and witness the jaw-dropping Rockstar Double Up Contest and Sony Big Air Contest. The events will feature top athletes performing exciting and innovative new tricks that aren’t typically attempted in a traditional contest setting.

In addition to all the on water action; on land, fans will enjoy plenty of great food; athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; product sampling, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions. At the Pro Tour’s entertainment stage, guests can catch athlete interviews, color commentators and interactive live music.

Saturday will be a ticketed event beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under); or $7 (adult) if purchased online.

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For more information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, please visit: KingofWake.com

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by ROCKSTAR is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Indmar, Peavey, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.

MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Monroe Day One Results

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Junior Pro Men’s Quarterfinals Heat 1 (Top 2 Advance)

1. Freddie Wayne 96.50

2. Noah Flegel 91.25

3. Joshua Twelker 82.25

Junior Pro Men’s Quarterfinals Heat 2

1. Christian Primrose 97.75

2. Massi Piffaretti 86.75

3. Arnie Watkins 80.50

4. Gus Shuler 55.75

Junior Pro Men’s Quarterfinals Heat 3

1. Jacob Valdez 98.00

2. Gordon Harrison 88.25

3. Kyler Green 81.75

4. Jason Soven 72.00

Junior Pro Men’s Quarterfinals Heat 4

1. Tony Iacconi 94.75

2. Joey Buss 87.00

3. Keenan Allen 80.75

4. Corey Teunissen 77.50

Junior Pro Men’s Quarterfinals Heat 5

1. Mike Dowdy 98.00

2. Parker Siegele 86.50

3. Brad Teunissen 85.50

Women’s Pro Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1. Raimi Merritt 86.67

2. Mellissa Marquardt 73.33

3. Tarah Mikacich 55.00

4. Corrie Dyer 36.67

Women’s Pro Semifinals Heat 2

1. Amber Wing 76.67

2. Nicola Butler 66.67

3. Hayley Smith 36.67

4. Miku Asai 28.33

Women’s Pro Semifinals Heat 3

1. Meagan Ethell 86.67

2. Dallas Friday 70.00

3. Taylor McCullough 66.67

4. Alexa Score 36.67

5. Ashley Leugner 20.00

Men’s Pro Qualifying Heat 1 (Top 4 advance)

1. Adam Errington 80.00

2. Andrew Adkison 73.33

3. Aaron Rathy 68.33

4. Trevor Hanson 61.67

5. Danny Thollander 50.00

6. Gunnar Shuler 40.00

Men’s Pro Qualifying Heat 2

1. Tony Carroll 83.33

2. Oliver Derome 66.67

3. Austin Hair 58.33

4. Steel Lafferty 51.67

5. Pierce Homsey 41.67

6. Marc Kroon 30.00

Men’s Pro Qualifying Heat 3

1. Rusty Malinoski 91.67

2. Dean Smith 85.00

3. Josh Palma 73.33

4. Chad Sharpe 55.00

5. Dylan Prideaux 40.00

6. Jeff Ward 31.67

Men’s Pro Qualifying Heat 4

1. Phillip Soven 95.00

2. Jimmy Lariche 76.67

3. Shota Tezuka 60.00

4. Joey Bradley 60.00

5. Chad Douglas 38.33

6. Dante Digangi 20.00

Men’s Pro Qualifying Heat 5

1. Harley Clifford 83.33

2. JD Webb 76.67

3. Daniel Powers 70.00

4. Kyle Rattray 58.33

5. Zane Schwenk 40.00

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