MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Opens Competition in Monroe

Monroe, WA.– A conglomerate of the world’s best wakeboarders continued the West Coast leg of the 2013 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar with an exciting first day of action in Monroe. Taking to the waters of Lake Tye, the talented field of riders in the Men’s Pro Division and the Overton’s Junior Pro Series, excelled in front of an enthusiastic crowd of Pacific Northwest wakeboard fans. 

Displaying some of the most progressive riding of the day in the sport’s elite Men’s Pro division was Harley Clifford. Dipping deep into his bag of tricks, Clifford gave the judges the well rounded run they were looking for, meshing big stylish airs with highly technical and precise rail riding. Also showing they’re no slouches boosting from the X-Star’s massive wake, Steel Lafferty and Rusty Malinoski catapulted their way to heat winning runs by leveraging their signature big airs to match Clifford’s division high score of 92.00.      

“We were really happy it worked out to bring the Pro Tour back to Monroe again this year,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “The venue is perfect for hosting an event of this magnitude and the fans are really passionate about the sport. We saw some great riding today in both divisions and it’s only going to get better with tomorrow’s main event.” 

The future stars competing in the Overton’s Junior Pro series also gave the fans something to talk about. Specifically, a hat trick of perfect runs in consecutive heats from Cory Teunissen, Tony Iacconi and Noah Flegel. The plethora of perfection treated fans to an array of nearly every type of trick imaginable, as the three riders performed well beyond their years, setting the stage for numerous highly anticipated matchups in tomorrow’s final day of action.    

Following the final heat tomorrow fans can stay for one of wakeboarding ‘s most thrilling spectacles, the Polaroid Action Big Air Contest. The event will feature top athletes performing exciting and innovative tricks that aren’t typically attempted in a traditional contest setting.  

Tickets for Saturday’s finals are available online for $7 (46% off the gate price) and include an exclusive Overton’s discount code for online buyers only. Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under). 

For information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, visit http://www.kingofwake.com.

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by ROCKSTAR is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Indmar, Polaroid Action, Ronix, Billabong, Zeal Optics, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.

 

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 1 (Top 4 Advance) 

1.     Aaron Rathy 85.00

2.     Andrew Adkison 81.67

3.     Christian Primrose 74.00

4.     Josh Twelker 70.00

5.     Kyle Rattray 67.67

6.     Dylan Prideaux 54.33 

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 2 

1.     Rusty Malinoski 92.00

2.     Shota Tezuka 76.67

3.     Brad Smeele 67.33

4.     Josh Palma 56.67

5.     Keenan Allen 51.67

6.     Pierce Homsey 41.67 

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 3 

1.     Harley Clifford 92.00

2.     Oli Derome 86.33

3.     Jeff Langley 84.67

4.     Trevor Hansen 83.00

5.     Danny Harf 80.00

6.     Jason Bannatyne 26.67 

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 4 

1.     Steel Lafferty 92.00

2.     Mike Dowdy 89.33

3.     Chad Sharpe 71.67

4.     Austin Hair 66.67

5.     Kyler Green 64.33

6.     Gunnar Shuler 54.33

Pro Men Qualifying Heat 5 

1.     Phil Soven 89.00

2.     Daniel Powers 80.00

3.     Adam Errington 68.00

4.     Stephen Pierce 60.00

5.     Tony Carroll 57.67 

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 1 (Top 2 Advance) 

1.     Gordon Harrison 92.50

2.     Parker Siegele 89.25

3.     John Hunt 85.25

4.     Damien Allen 73.00 

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 2 

1.     Massi Piffaretti 97.25

2.     Marc Kroon 89.00

3.     Freddie Wayne 83.75

4.     Ian Cole 70.00 

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 3 

1.     Cory Teunissen 100.00

2.     Brad Teunissen 88.00

3.     Jason Soven 79.25

4.     Mac Schramm 72.75 

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 4 

1.     Tony Iacconi 100.00

2.     Joey Buss 88.50

3.     Zachary Brown 78.50

4.     Gus Shuler 73.00 

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals Heat 5 

1.     Noah Flegel 100.00

2.     Robby Holihan 86.25

3.     Juan Mendez 83.75

About MasterCraft

MasterCraft is the exclusive towboat for the Pro Wakeboard Tour, as it has been since the tour’s wakeboarding events began in 1992. 

About ROCKSTAR

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit: http://www.RockstarEnergy.com. 

About Overton’s

Overton’s began selling water skis in the mid-1970s. Over the years, we’ve built our reputation by offering quality products at the best prices found anywhere. Today you can look to Overton’s to provide the highest-quality products for all your boating needs. Our company has grown from its humble beginnings in the back of a grocery store in Greenville, North Carolina, to the “World’s Largest Water Sports Dealer.” Widely recognized and respected in the industry, Overton’s catalog and website provide consumers with the widest selection of boating accessories and water-sports equipment out there. Our acquisition by Gander Mountain in December 2007 assured continued growth, allowing us to expand our offerings and have our products available in Gander’s 114 retail stores throughout the United States. 

About Polaroid Action

For more information, visit http://www.polaroidstore.com with this link http://www.polaroidstore.com/categories/sport-and-action-video-cameras.htm or Find us on Facebook: Polaroid Action Cams for Free Swag

About TransWorld WAKEBOARDING Magazine

TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine is the leader in wake-sports media by delivering the best instruction, latest product reviews, insider knowledge and the finest photography

About King of Wake

The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The 2013 series consists of all five stops on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, the Nautique Wake Games, the Nautique WWA National Championships and the Rockstar WWA World Championships Presented by Supra. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.

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