Nic Rapa Wins Stop 3 of the 2022 Pro Wakeboard Tour

Rapa comes out hard; thwarts Teunissen.

The Pro Wakeboard Tour is getting heated and by the looks of it the tables have turned! After Cory Teunissen won both stop 1 and 2, the other pro athletes were itching to steal the throne from him! Nic Rapa did just that and won stop 3 of the Pro Wakeboard Tour! Let’s get this party started!

Nic Rapa has been itching to win since the beginning of Stop 1. He’s known for going big and consistently riding impressive lines. Nic opened his final run with a 1080 and off to a Double Half Cab Roll, Double Indy Tantrum to Blind, Blind Pete Rose, Indy Moby Dick, and finished with a Mute Frontside 3. Nic threw the handle at the end of his run signifying with confidence the tricks he threw down would make the cut! To top it all off, after 6 solid tricks, Nic went on to stomp a massive Heelside Nosegrab 1080 for his double up! Yew! What an incredible run!

The online event was released on FuelTV and YouTube on August 8, 2022 and showcased some of the best riders in the world. Alexa Score and Parks Bonifay hosted the event and interviewed the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning athletes. Tyler Higham took 3rd place and Cory Teunissen pulled 2nd place. Stop 3 switched it up from Stop 2! This time the riders submitted a video featuring a 6 best trick line and a double up. Simply put the runs had to be continuous in order to count. As part of the rules each athlete also must do a trick that’s less than 540°. 

Competing in the finals heat were Nic Rapa, Cory Teunissen, Tyler Higham, Jake Pelot, Massi Piffaretti, Thomas Herman, Guenther Oka, and Sam Brown.

All the athletes absolutely sent it out there and had some incredible runs! The stakes were high and the riders were on FIRE! In the end, Nic Rapa took the final heat, winning his spot at the top of the PWT podium! If you haven’t already, click the video above to see the full event which includes wakeboarding and wakesurfing. You don’t want to miss witnessing these world class athletes throw down insane tricks!

Words With the Winner: Nic Rapa

Wakeboarding Magazine: Hey Nic! Huge congratulations on taking 1st place at Stop 3 of the Pro Wakeboard Tour! What went through your mind when you knew you won?

Nic: I was stoked to find out I won Stop 3 of the PWT! The online events are tough, so to snatch the win and get my first guitar for the season has me stoked!

Be sure to tune in to the upcoming events to see how the riders do at Stop 4!

The Pro Wakeboard Tour is sponsored by Supra Boats in addition to: Indmar Marine Engines, PTM Watersports, FuelTV, Boatmate Trailers, Roswell Marine, JL Audio, Gatorstep,  Piedmont Plastics, Universal Products, Fat Sac Ballast Systems, Zero Off, Liquid Force, Acme Propellers, Wake Channel, Wakeland Manufacturing, and Apex Canvas!

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