PWT Lathrop Day 1 Recap

  • Progressive Riding on Full Display at MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Lathrop

  • Lathrop, CA. – Athletes competing at the only California stop on the 2014 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar dazzled spectators with heat-after-heat of progressive riding in Lathrop during the event's first day of action. The performances by wakeboarding's top 32 riders on Mossdale Quarry Lakes, has fans and competitors alike anticipating a dramatic final day of competition tomorrow.

  • The day's prime performer was MasterCraft Team Rider Harley Clifford, who linked together ridiculously difficult aerials, stylish grabs and technical rail rides to win his heat and claim a share of the qualifying round's high score. The excellent riding today was sweet redemption for the Aussie phenom, who took a hard fall at last year's Pro Tour stop in Lathrop on his first trick in the preliminary round resulting in an injury that went on to nag him for months.

  • California Delta native, Josh Twelker was a crowd favorite and had a huge cheering section during the first day of competition. The local boy made good, matching Clifford's high score for the round. His heat-winning run exemplified why he has a reputation as being one of the smoothest riders on Tour, as he cleanly landed a variety of huge rotating airs and near flawless rails. By finishing first in his heat, Twelker automatically bypassed round two and will resume competition in round three tomorrow.

  • "It's awesome to bring the MasterCraft Pro Tour back to California," said Chirs Bischoff, competition director. "The wakeboard scene is thriving on the Delta and the pros put on a show today for the fans; going huge off the X-Star's massive wake!"

  • Ticket's for Saturday's finals will be available at the gate for $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).

  • Directly before tomorrow's Pro Men's finals, the crowd will enjoy the CONTOUR Big Air Contest. The larger-than-life specialty event features some of the best Pro Men riders launching from a ramp to perform massive rotating aerials that are rarely accomplished in a traditional contest setting.

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

  • Pro Men - Qualifying Round Heat 1 (Rider in bold advances to Round 3, other riders go to Round 2)

  • 1. Daniel Powers 82.50

  • 2. Noah Flegel 71.67

  • 3. Danny Thollander 60.00

  • 4. Massi Piffaretti 58.33

  • Pro Men - Qualifying Round Heat 2

  • 1. Josh Twelker 85.00

  • 2. Pierce Homsey 73.33

  • 3. Brad Teunissen 63.33

  • 4. Chad Sharpe 58.33

  • Pro Men - Qualifying Round Heat 3

  • 1.** Shota Tezuka 81.67**

  • 2. Danny Harf 70.00

  • 3. Darin Shapiro 65.00

  • 4. Jason Bannatyne 60.00

  • Pro Men - Qualifying Round Heat 4

  • 1.** Austin Hair 81.67**

  • 2. Steel Lafferty 80.33

  • 3. Jacob Valdez 66.67

  • 4. Gunnar Shuler 50.00

  • Pro Men - Qualifying Round Heat 5

  • 1. Tony Iacconi 84.17

  • 2. Josh Palma 68.33

  • 3. Damien Adam 60.00

  • 4. Christian Primrose 50.00

  • Pro Men - Qualifying Round Heat 6

  • 1. Dean Smith 85.00

  • 2. Tony Carroll 80.17

  • 3. Keenan Allen 80.17

  • 4. Jeff Weatherall 56.67

  • Pro Men - Qualifying Round Heat 7

  • 1. Rusty Malinoski 83.33

  • 2. Brad Smeele 71.67

  • 3. Stephen Pierce 53.33

  • 4. Ian Cole 40.00

  • Pro Men - Qualifying Round Heat 8

  • 1. Harley Clifford 85.00

  • 2. Kyle Rattray 76.67

  • 3. Oli Derome 71.67

  • 4. Rex Alverne 43.33

  • Pro Men - Round Two Heat 1

  • 1. Danny Harf 78.67**

  • 2. Darin Shapiro 73.33**

  • 3. Rex Laverne 51.67

  • Pro Men - Round Two Heat 2

  • **1. Noah Flegel 78.33

  • 2. Kennan Allen 68.33**

  • 3. Ian Cole 51.67

  • Pro Men - Round Two Heat 3

  • **1. Jeff Weatherall 73.33

  • 2. Brad Smeele 68.33**

  • 3. Stephen Pierce 63.33

  • Pro Men - Round Two Heat 4

  • **1. Oli Derome 78.33

  • 2. Chad Sharpe 68.33**

  • 3. Kyle Rattray 60.00

  • Pro Men - Round Two Heat 5

  • **1. Josh Palma 71.67

  • 2. Jason Bannatyne 65.00**

  • 3. Danny Thollander 55.00

  • Pro Men - Round Two Heat 6

  • **1. Pierce Homsey 76.67

  • 2. Brad Teunissen 68.33**

  • 3. Gunnar Shuler 48.33

  • Pro Men - Round Two Heat 7

  • **1. Steel Lafferty 85.00

  • 2. Christian Primrose 63.33**

  • 3. Jacob Valdez 53.33

  • Pro Men - Round Two Heat 8

  • **1. Tony Carroll 81.67

  • 2. Massi Piffaretti 75.00**

  • 3. Damien Adam 65.00