Readers Poll 2009, Pro Men #1: Rusty Malinoski

Rusty Malinoski's 2009 Highlights:

— Won his second straight Wake Games, leading Team Malinoski to the team title

— Feature section in Hyperlite's new team video, Rewritten

— Stomped a switch toeside 1080 — the first ever landed in a contest — at the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour finale

Last year's rank: 1

What you said:

Rusty is a beast of a man! — Chris Stevermer, Savage, Minnesota

Rusty's commitment, drive and dedication to the sport is evident in everything he does. He inspires many people. — Gemma Steiestol Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada