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2014 Cancun Pro

October 6, 2014

Venue

The Malibu 23 LSV at Rivera Puerto Cancun at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014. Chris Garrison
The 2014 WWA Cancun Pro Venue presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
The Malibu 23 LSV at Rivera Puerto Cancun at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Athletes prepae to compete at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Raph Derome prepares to compete at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
The Malibu 23 LSV at Rivera Puerto Cancun at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Phil Soven competes at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Jefferson Langley watches another competator at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Kyle Ratry pulls in from his run at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Anouncer Danny Hampson at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Mellissa Marquardt prepares to compete at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Tarah Mikacich competes at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Amber Wiing competes at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.
Tarah Mikacich watches another competator at the 2014 WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats on October 4th, 2014.

The 2014 Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats results are in! This comp looked like a ton of fun and a great way to end the competition season. From all of the social media buzzing around the pro riders taking advantage of their beautiful surroundings, it was hard to distinguish this between a “work trip” and a full blown vacation. Check it out!

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2014 Cancun Pro Results!

Pro Men Finals:

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1.)  Phil Soven

2.)  Raph Derome

3.)  Rusty Malinoski

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4.)  Shota Tezuka

5.)  Austin Hair

6.)  Tony Carroll

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Pro Women Finals:

1.)  Dallas Friday

2.)  Meagan Ethell

3.)  Bec Gange

4.)  Tarah Mikacich

5.)  Melissa Marquardt

6.)  Amber Wing

Press release:

Cancun, MEXICO (Oct. 5, 2014) – Competitive wakeboarding took a big step forward today as the WWA Cancun Pro concluded in Puerto Cancun, Mexico with Phil Soven and Dallas Fridayriding to victory behind the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV.

With a format encouraging progressive riding, Pro Men were allowed a double up to finish their runs in the semis and finals. History was made as Japan’s Shota Tezuka boosted off his double up and landed a heelside frontside 1080 for the first time ever in competition. “It all happened so fast.” Tezuka said with a smile. “All of a sudden I was riding away thinking to myself, ‘I still have the handle!’”

Soven battled through with an aggravated bicep injury sustained in the semis, and put together two flawless passes, stamped by a switch toeside nosegrab crow mobe 720 off the double up. “The wake was great today and I was stoked to get a chance to throw the crow 7.” Soven said. “I was battling through some pain but got it done and I had a great time at this contest! Everything Malibu does is first-class and this event was no exception.”

Malibu’s official towboat driver and pro team athlete, Brian Grubb commented on the boat’s performance today. “We were running in a unique, saltwater environment, so the wake had a nice feel and Malibu’s Saltwater Resistance Package delivered. The new Lift feature on the Power Wedge II got the boat on plane really fast, which was key while dealing with a tight course.”

After the awards ceremony on site, the WWA 25th anniversary celebration kicked off at the ME Melia Resort, recognizing the sport’s founding fathers and the incredible achievements of wakeboarding’s sanctioning body. After the past was honored, Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer made an exciting announcement for 2015, which will be released to the public on Monday, October 6.

Stay tuned to thewwa.com and malibuboats.com/news for the highlight video coming soon.

All photos by: Chris Garrison

For more info, contact: [email protected]

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