Pro Wakeboard Tour 2022 Stop One!

Cory Teunissen Wins 1st Place in this 30th Anniversary PWT event!

Cory Teunissen took first place in the Pro Wakeboard Tour’s Stop One at Lake David, in Groveland, Florida!

It’s a super special year for the PWT as the tour celebrates 30 years of amazing memories by riders creating wakeboarding history! Stakes are high and the riders are on fire! Keep your eyes peeled this summer to follow all the action online via FuelTV and YouTube. Upcoming stops include: July 11, August 8, and September 5.

Dano the Mano and Parks Bonifay hosted the event with Alexa Score interviewing athletes dockside. The athletes are in for a treat as they are pulled by a decked out Supra SA 550, which is jet black rocking gold accents! In the judges’ seats are Reed Hansen, Andrew Atkinson, and Chad Sharpe. The judges are on the lookout for the rider throwing the most technical tricks and grabs. Let’s see who’ll come out on top!

Stop 1 kicked off with the Junior Pro riders. Beaux Wildman in 1st, Daniel Johnson 2nd, and Pablo Monroy in 3rd. Next up, Pro Wakesurfing. Camron Swanson won 1st place by landing some insane body varials. Beaux Wildman in 2nd and finally Taylor Swanson in 3rd. Pro Wakeboarding, the pinnacle of the event is up next, so let’s dive right in!  

Competing in the Finals Line Up are Pro Riders: Jake Pelot, Nic Rapa, Tyler Higham, Sam Brown, Cory Teunissen, and last but certainly not least, Guenther Oka. The pressure is on! Each rider must dig deep since they only have 2 passes and a double up to showcase what they’ve got to the judges. Here’s the catch, if a rider falls on a pass during any trick, that run is finished!

Jumping right in! Sam Brown, last year’s stop 1 winner, was itching to win again! After an insane run of massive tricks, he attempted a huge double moby dick on his double up and unfortunately slipped out. According to the hosts, his missed landing cost him the opportunity for a consecutive win. The other riders had some amazing runs too but fell short. It didn’t take long before the hosts knew Cory Teunissen (Get to Know Australia’s Cory Teunissen) was in it, to win it!

Cory has landed more wake to wake 1080’s than any other rider in competitions! After throwing a huge switch heelside 900, he took a quick equipment change due to breaking his board. Despite the break in his rhythm, Cory picked up right where he left off and absolutely killed his second set landing all his tricks. Digging deep in his bag of tricks he pulled 1 trick 2nd trick backside 900, 3rd trick toe 900 4th double back roll. On his double up, he threw a huge double half cab roll, winning 1st place due to scoring the highest run. 

Pro Wakeboarding Final Results Stop One, Lake David, Groveland, FL

PlaceAthleteScore
1stCory Teunissen98.00
2ndNic Rapa91.67
3rdGuenther Oka90.00
4thSam Brown88.33
5thTyler Higham53.33
6thJake Pelot36.67

Words With the Winner: Cory Teunnisen

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

Cory: I was stoked to take the first stop! I think I was more proud of the performance more than anything. I felt super strong in all events and won some super tough heats to make it to finals. I’m also starting to realize I have the best support team in the world around me and they get me to where I need to be. So it’s only up from here. Definitely a great way to start the year, but I know there’s a lot of work to be done.

Thanks for checking our Stop One recap of the Pro Wakeboard Tour!

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

The Pro Wake 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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