Launching off the massive wake from the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23, the event’s official towboat, the Pro Men gave fans a glimpse of the tricks they’d been perfecting over the offseason. Next-level riding was on display from a slew of competitors. Among the day’s standout performances was a heat winning run from Nautique Team Rider, J.D. Webb. Known as one of the sport’s best rail riders, Webb also showed off his impressive aerial game today with a qualifying run that included a huge toe side 900, stylish 540 rewind and a clean backside off axis 360. Day one at Wake Games also marked the much awaited rookie debut of Noah Flegel in the Men’s Pro division. Coming off a highly-decorated Junior Pro career, Flegel, a Nautique team rider, didn’t succumb to pressure and earned second place in his heat advancing him into Saturday’s quarterfinal round.