Phillip Soven Wins Men’s Pro at MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Branson

June 10, 2012

Phillip Soven Wins Men’s Pro at MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Branson, Meagan Ethell Claims Women’s Pro

Branson, Mo – Thousands of fans lined the shores of Moonshine Beach at Tablerock Lake to witness the world’s best wakeboarders compete during the final day of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. While there was no shortage of massive aerials and technical rail tricks throughout the day, Phillip Soven reined supreme taking first place in the Men’s Pro division.

The win, his first victory of the season, places him in a good spot to make a run at the season title. Also, putting in podium worthy performances were Harley Clifford and Steel Lafferty who finished in second and third place respectively.


“The vibe was great the entire contest and everyone was riding sick today, I’m stoked to come away with the win,” said Soven.

The Women’s pro division also saw some very progressive riding in their final. Meagan Ethell put in the run of the day and walked away victorious, followed by Haley Smith and Dallas Friday in second and third. The victory was her first of the 2012 season.

The ultra-competitive Junior Pro Men put on an impressive demo today as well, giving the crowd a glimpse of the future of the sport and also determined a winner today. Tony Iacconi won the Overton’s Junior Pro Series event by edging out Jacob Valdez with a final round score of 92.00.


Following the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour divisional heats, fans were treated to the jaw-dropping Sony Big Air Contest. Being pulled behind the new XStar, the top Men’s Pro athletes stuck gravity-defying tricks that are rarely pulled off in a traditional contest setting. The top performances came from Dean Smith who took first place.

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MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Branson Day 2 Results

Men’s Pro Finals

1. Phillip Soven 90.00


2. Harley Clifford 87.50

3. Steel Lafferty 85.00

4. Rusty Malinoski 82.50

5. Shota Tezuka 70.00

6. Daniel Powers 40.00

Women’s Pro Finals

1. Meagan Ethell 80.00

2. Haley Smith 70.00

3. Dallas Friday 65.00

4. Melissa Marquardt 60.00

5. Nicola Butler 48.33

6. Amber Wing 43.33

Junior Pro Men Finals

1. Tony Iacconi 92.00

2. Jacob Valdez 85.50

3. Noah Flegel 78.75

4. Mike Dowdy 76.00

5. Joey Buss 63.25

6. Gordon Harrison 54.50

Men’s Pro Semifinals Heat 1

1. PHillip Soven 85.00

2. Steel Lafferty 75.00

3. Rusty Malinoski 60.00

4. Aaron Rathy 40.00

5. JD Webb 30.00

Men’s Pro Semifinals Heat 2

1. Harley Clifford 80.00

2. Shota Tezuka 70.00

3. Daniel Powers 67.50

4. Tony Carroll 65.00

5. Dean Smith 55.00

Junior Pro Men Semifinals Heat 1

1. Jacob Valdez 90.00

2. Joey Buss 70.00

3. Tony Iacconi 76.25

4. Christian Primrose 74.00

5. Massi Piffaretti 70.50

Junior Pro Men Semifinals Heat 2

1. Mike Dowdy 95.75

2. Noah Flegel 89.75

3. Gordon Harrison 84.50

4. Parker Siegele 65.00

5. Keenan Allen 56.00

Men’s Pro Quarterfinals Heat 1

1. Aaron Rathy 73.33

2. Steel Lafferty 66.67

3. Danny Thollander 61.67

4. Bradley Smeele 50.00

Men’s Pro Quarterfinals Heat 2

1. Shota Tezuka 75.00

2. Dean Smith 63.33

3. Andrew Adkison 62.50

4. Joey Bradley 51.67

Men’s Pro Quarterfinals Heat 3

1. Rusty Malinoski 75.00

2. Tony Carroll 66.67

3. Chad Sharpe 56.67

4. Kyle Rattray 36.67

Men’s Pro Quarterfinals Heat 4

1. Daniel Powers 71.67

2. Phillip Soven 66.67

3. Jimmy Latiche 56.67

4. Kirby Liesmann 48.33

Men’s Pro Quarterfinals HEat 5

1. HArley Clifford 83.33

2. JD Webb 71.67

3. Dylan Prideaux 63.33

4. Austin Hair 53.33


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