Pros Begin Title Campaigns at Worlds

Pros Begin Title Campaigns at Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships

Two World Titles Handed out at Day Three of Worlds

Pleasant Prairie, WI. —Another day of clean conditions on Lake Andrea graced the opening rounds of the sport's two elite divisions, Pro Men and Pro Women, at the Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra. The world’s best made the most of the good hand they were dealt, treating the Pleasant Prairie crowd to heat-after-heat of top-tier progressive riding.

Opening his quest for an elusive World Title, Supra Team Rider Austin Hair had a strong showing in the Pro Men’s division. Using a lethal aerial attack that included a Pete Rose, Whirly Bird 540 and heelside frontside 720, Hair secured a spot in tomorrow’s semifinals and will face a stacked field of other top performers from today including Mike Dowdy, Phil Soven, Harley Clifford and Rusty Malinoski.

The Pro Women looked equally comfortable on the water. The day’s pinnacle performance came from U.S. athlete Melissa Marquardt. The seasoned veteran excelled with huge toe-side and heel-side aerials as well as precise rail riding. Her well-balanced run was good enough for the day’s high-score of 83.33 narrowly edging out Aussie rider and fellow heat winner Amber Wing who posted a very respectable 80.00.

Pro Wakeskate also opened competition today. Supra team rider Reed Hansen’s experience riding behind the Supra SA550 was clear to competitors and spectators alike. The Floridian launched with ease from the boat’s clean wake linking together stylish wake-to-wake airs with highly-technical maneuvers to claim first place in the ultra-competitive division.

“The conditions were great and the wake was awesome", said Hansen. “I ended up on top today and can’t wait to ride in the finals tomorrow.”

In addition to today’s pro heats, two World Championships were awarded with both titles going to Americans. In the Master’s division Aaron Lecklider took the crown and in Men’s I Timothy Burnier claimed top honors.

Sunday’s final day of competition is a ticketed event. Gate prices are $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).

Day 3 Results

Men’s I Finals

1. Timothy Burnier 91.67

2. John Zdeblick 87.67

3. Colby Bernier 81.67

4. Ben Herrema 74.33

5. Jordan Gensler 45.00

6. Kevin Harris 10.00

Masters Finals

1. Aaron Lecklider 90.00

2. Kevco Michael 66.67

3. Brandon Lackey 58.33

4. Brent Anderson 53.33

Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1. Kyle Rattray 76.33

2. Gunnar Shuler 56.67

3. Dean Smith 39.00

4. Jason Bannatyne 31.00

Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 2

1. Andrew Adkison 78.00

2. Josh Twelker 75.00

3. Tony Carroll 68.33

4. Dylan Prideaux 45.67

Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 3

1. Mike Dowdy 84.67

2. Jimmy LaRiche 78.33

3. Pierce Homsey 70.67

4. Chad Sharpe 15.00

Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 4

1. Austin Hair 83.67

2. Adam Errington 82.00

3. Shaun Murray 80.00

4. Josh Palma 30.00

Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 5

1. Daniel Powers 80.00

2. JD Webb 75.00

3. Jefferson Langley 60.00

4. Kirby Liesmann 31.67

Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 6

1. Steel Lafferty 78.00

2. Shota Tezuka 69.67

3. Danny Thollander 66.67

4. Stephen Pierce 57.57

Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 7

1. Harley Clifford 90.33

2. Aaron Rathy 85.00

3. Jimmy Trask 65.00

4. Danny Harf 30.00

Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 8

1. Rusty Malinoski 85.67

2. Adam Wensink 73.33

3. Brad Smeele 56.67

4. Trevor Hansen 44.33

Pro Men Quarterfinal Heat 9

1. Phil Soven 85.00

2. Keenan Allen 75.00

3. Christian Primrose 70.00

4. Marcelo Giardi 58.33

5. Julian Cohen 31.67

Pro Women Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1. Melissa Marquardt 83.33

2. Emily Durham 733.33

3. Larisa Morales 60.00

4. Bec Gange 56.67

5. Chloe Mills 46.67

6. Emi Kawashiri 32.00

Pro Women Semifinals Heat 2

1. Dallas Friday 75.00

2. Taylor McCullough 66.67

3. Raimi Merritt 63.33

4. Tarah Mikacich 55.00

5. Megan Blaschka 38.33

Pro Women Semifinals Heat 3

1. Amber Wing 80.00

2. Nicola Butler 73.67

3. Corrie Dyer 60.00

4. Shelby King 53.33

5. Brooke Grassman 41.67

Pro Wakeskate Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 5 advance)

1. Reed Hansen 84.33

2. Danny Hampson 76.00

3. James Balzer 70.00

4. Brian Grubb 50.00

5. Grant Roberts 38.33

Pro Women Wakeskate Semifinals

1. Setsuko Ito 80.00

Jr. Pro Men Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1. Cory Teunissen 100.00

2. Brad Teunissen 85.50

3. Juan Mendez 82.25

4. Joey Buss 72.75

Jr. Pro Men Semifinals Heat 2

1. Tony Iacconi 89.00

2. Robby Holihan 88.75

3. Parker Siegele 86.00

4. Jason Soven 76.25

Jr. Pro Men Semifinals Heat 3

1. Noah Flegel 97.25

2. Freddie Wayne 85.75

3. Gordon Harrisson 84.75

4. Mac Schramm 72.25