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LF Free For All at Roseland Wake Park

Free For All

Join Tom Fooshee, Shane Bonifay and Danny Hampson at Roseland Wake Park
June 18th! FREE riding, FREE demo’s, FREE giveaways, and FREE FUN!

Grab your friends and family and join us for a day of fun in the sun at Roseland Wake Park!

250 Eastern Blvd
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-393-WAKE (9253)


SL’s Danny Hampson’s ‘How-To’ Inside Out Shuv-It

Yamaha team rider Danny Hampson is here to teach you a few things this summer behind his brand new Yamaha FX Wave Runner. In his first installment, check out Danny as he teaches you all you need to know about the inside out shuv-it. Danny will be coming back each week for the next five weeks with brand new trick tips, so stay tuned!

Check out the video at Transworld Wakeboarding!



From 9 a.m. until well after dark on Saturday, April 21, the best wakeskaters in the world threw down everything they had at the Wake and Gap finals of the 9th Annual Rockstar Byerly Toe Jam presented by O’Neill.

Brian Grubb competed head-to-head against Brandon Thomas in what would be the closest showdown of the Wake event. BT came out slightly on top with various switch tricks, big spins and a 360 shove. Grubb had more toeside tricks in his run and an equal amount of hammers, but BT’s flow and execution is what made the difference, sending him to the finals against Grant Roberts, who beat Reed Hansen with ten hammer moves wake-to-wake.

BT’s hard work paid off, as he also topped Grant Roberts on his way to his first Toe Jam win since six years ago, when he swept all three events and the overall title in 2006. It could have been his new outlook that made the difference. “My whole thing was feeling more confident this year,” BT said. “And my run starts when I’m on the dock just hanging out. I don’t stress, I don’t think about my run. I just go do what I’ve been working hard on all winter, that’s what helped me in particular this year.”

And there is no doubt the task was not easy. “The top guys are riding so well, and I feed off that,“ BT said. “They’re doing lines up and down the lake that I thought would never be done. It takes a different rider to hang behind the boat. And the Nautique Byerly boat was on point. It gets up quick, makes tight turns and delivers a perfect wake with perfect speed. And the consistency of everyone’s riding proved how good of a boat it is.

BT also reflected on his relationship and motivation from the Godfather himself. “Scott Byerly has never given up. That’s the biggest thing he’s inspired in me. When I lose, or am not riding well, I think how he never gave up and it keeps me going to do the same. And we always want to ride well in front of him. Everything revolves around him in my outlook and daily routine. To win his event is the ultimate. It doesn’t get any better.”

As the action shifted to the Gap event, the Saturday crowd filled in and posted up for quite a show. The final round saw a stacked lineup with Danny Hampson, Nick Taylor, Ben Horan, Reed Hansen and brothers Andrew and Austin Pastura. The Arnette Best Trick would be awarded to the best trick all day, going to Reed Hansen for a perfect 360 kickflip in an earlier round. Other big tricks were:

Danny Hampson: Frontside bigger spin
Ben Horan: Back tail shove, frontside flip over the rail
Nick Taylor: Frontside flip
Andrew Pastura: Big spin front board to fakie

Top honors went to 16-year-old Austin Pastura, who lined up a back lip shove off the dock into a front tail front big off the down rail. All the riders celebrated into the night at the awards ceremony immediately following and Byerly honored the best riders in the sport “These guys gave everything they had,” Byerly said. “They all pushed the sport once again and I’m looking forward to the rest of The Wakeskate Tour. It was awesome having their help at Toe Jam and they are going to kill it the rest of the season.” For more info on the remaining four events, go to TheWakeskateTour.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Toe.Jam.Wake.Event
Twitter: @TheByerlyToeJam

Wake Final Results
1.) Brandon Thomas
2.) Grant Roberts
3t.) Brian Grubb
3t.) Reed Hansen

Gap Final Results
1.) Austin Pastura
2.) Ben Horan
3.) Andrew Pastura
4.) Nick Taylor
5.) Reed Hansen
6.) Danny Hampson

Girls Division Final
1.) Jen GilanFarr
2.) Renee Jaquess
3.) Cassandra Scott
3t.) Krista Burns

Scott Byerly would like to thank Rockstar Energy Drink and O’Neill for their undying support of the Toe Jam as well as Arnette, Nautique and The Projects.

Day Three at Wake Games in the Books, Pro Champions Crowned Tomorrow


Orlando, Fla. — The world’s best wakeboarders descended upon the Orlando Watersports Complex for the third consecutive day to battle it out on massive wakes generated by Nautique’s new G23 boat in hopes of advancing to tomorrow’s final rounds of the 2012 Wake Games.

Showcasing highly technical rail tricks and larger-than-life aerials, riders in the men’s pro division set the standard today by performing some of the sport’s most difficult maneuvers. At the top of their game were the Soven brothers Bob and Phillip (Longwood, Fla.), who had stellar performances under the pressure of an MTV camera crew documenting his every move for the network’s upcoming series, Wake Brothers. Both Soven’s won their heats and will advance to tomorrow’s semi final round. Last year’s King of Wake defending champion, Harley Clifford, also won his heat today and will look to stay on top of the rankings with a Wake Games win tomorrow.

“There is some insane talent on tour this year,” commented Bob Soven. “Add that to the wake the G23 is pumping out and we are seeing some really tight heats. It was great to be out on the water today and I can’t wait to get back out there tomorrow.”

The feel good story of the Nautique Wake Games continues to be the comeback of Orlando-native Dallas Friday, who won her women’s pro heat today to advance to tomorrow’s finals. Friday, the most accomplished female athlete in the history of the sport, is returning to competition for the first time since 2010 after suffering series of grueling knee injuries.

In the Overton’s Junior Pro Men’s Series, Mike Dowdy looks to be the guy to beat. After putting in a near perfect performance in yesterday’s quarterfinals, Dowdy kept his momentum going with another heat winning performance in today’s semi finals. Dowdy will go for the division crown in tomorrow’s final against a stacked field of three other Junior Pro riders.

Adding to the one-of-a-kind format at the Nautique Wake Games, 10 preselected pro men wakeboarders served as team captains last night and hosted a draft, consisting of the 90 remaining athletes who advanced past the initial qualifying rounds. Based on today and tomorrow’s results, the athletes, which are separated by age, sex and skill level, will contribute points toward a team score based on their individual placement in that division. The team with the highest collective score will win the overall title. All 23 divisions will crown an individual winner as well. At the end of Day three, Team Austin Hair currently sits ahead of the nine other teams.

The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink will wrap up tomorrow April 14. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under); or $7 (adult) if purchased online.

Following Saturday’s men’s pro final Nautique will sponsor two specialty events, a double-up contest and expression session. Both events will be broadcast live via webcast.

In addition to all the action on the water, on land the Nautique Wake Games features great food and music, athlete autograph signings, chances to win freebies, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores offering water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.

For information on the Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, visit www.kingofwake.com.

The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Correct Craft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Peavey, Mona Vie, Fox, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, PCM Marine Engines and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.

Congrats to our Straight Line riders Danny Hampson, Grant Roberts, James Balzer, Amber Wing, Bob Soven, and Steel Lafferty for all doing a great job at the Wake Games!!

Nautique Wake Games Day Three Results:
Amateur Women – Finals
1. Carolina Rodriguez 70.00
2. Brook Grassman 66.67
3. Becky Hall 43.33

Girls (13 and under) – Finals
1. Sofia Mendez 70.00
2. Marla Fay 53.33

Junior Boys Beginner (9 and under)- Finals
1. Carter Mather 76.67
2. Thomas Herman 66.67
3. Benjamin Brown 50.00

Junior Boys (9 and under) – Finals
1. Hunter Henderson 80.00
2. Kevin Duffy 63.33

Women’s Masters – Finals
1. Sigrid Beachler 80.00
2. Joy Manning 63.33

Amateur Wake Skate – Finals
1. Austin Polterock 76.67
2. Craig Buss 68.33
3. Seth Cathy 60.00
4. Cristobal Mendez 43.33

Women’s Pro Wakeskate – Finals
1. Jen Gilanfarr 76.67
2. Kristine Gagnier 60.00

Pro Wakeskate Men’s Semi Finals – Heat 1
1. Danny Hampson 93.33
2. Brian Grubb 86.67
3. Stu Shinn 60.00
4. Ollie Moore 45.00

Pro Wakeskate Men’s Semi Finals – Heat 2
1. Reed Hansesn 88.33
2. Brandon Thomas 78.33
3. Grant Roberts 65.00
4. George Daniels 63.33
5. James Balzer 43.33

Veteran Womens – Final
1. Paula Fay 81.67

Veterans (40 and over) Men Finals – Heat 1
1. Matt Vermillion 68.33
2. Ben Uncle 58.33
3. Darren Holsey 40.00

Junior Women (14-18) Finals
1. Larisa Morales 86.67
2. Shelby King 66.67
3. Mallorie Henry 56.67
4. Gianna Dinatale 43.33

Junior Men (14-18) Finals
1. Juan Mendez 88.33
2. Yangsu Kim 75.00
3. Mac Schramm 61.67
4. Nick Vaccari 56.67
5. Eduardo Meyers 45.00
6. Juan Martin Velez 33.33

Masters (30-39) Finals
1. Jeremy Baker 80.00
2. Brian White 63.33
3. Kevin Michael 43.33
4. Eric Miller 26.67

Overton’s Junior Pro Series Men’s Semi Finals Heat 1
1. Mike Dowdy 94.50
2. Joshua Twelker 89.25
3. Tony Iacconi 82.25
4. Robby Holihan 72.50
5. Kennan Allen 48.00

Overton’s Junior Pro Men’s Semi Finals – Heat 2
1. Freddie Wayne 92.00
2. David O’Caoimh 86.00
3. Kyle Evans 77.50
4. Christian Primrose 76.50
5. Jacobb Valdez 68.00

Pro Women Semi Final – Heat 1
1. Dallas Friday 76.67
2. Meagan Ethell 66.67
3. Nicola Butler 53.00
4. Taylor McCullough 50.00
5. Abby Delgoffe 40.00

Pro Women’s Semi Final – Heat 2
1. Mellissa Marquardt 66.67
2. Rami Merritt 60.00
3. Amber Wing 56.83
4. Miku Asai 56.67
5. Ashley Leugner 45.00

Pro Veterans Finals
1. Ricky Gonzales 71.67
2. Chad Lowe 58.33

Pro Men’s Quarter Finals – Heat 1
1. Bob Soven 86.67
2. Steel Lafferty 73.33
3. Adam Fields 65.00
4. Kirby Liesmann 56.57
5. Adam Wensink 51.67
6. Tony Carroll 40.00

Pro Men’s Quarter Finals – Heat 2
1. Aaron Rathy 71.67
2. Rusty Malinoski 66.67
3. Daniel Powers 58.33
4. Jimmy Larich 53.33
5. Shawn Watson 48.33
6. Jason Bannatyne 38.33

Pro Men’s Quarter Finals – Heat 3
1. Shaun Murray 78.33
2. JD Webb 66.67
3. Dean Smith 65.00
4. Jefferson Langley 58.33
5. Shane Bonifay 46.67
6. Dante Digangi 30.00

Pro Men’s Quarter Finals – Heat 4
1. Phillip Soven 80.00
2. Raphael Derome 75.00
3. Adam Errington 68.33
4. Kyle Alberts 50.00
5. Danny Thollander 41.67

Pro Men’s Quarter Finals – Heat 5
1. Harley Clifford 85.00
2. Andrew Adkison 68.33
3. Shotta Tezuka 61.67
4. Olivier Derome 56.67
5. Sam Crane 50.00
6. Kyle Rattray 43.33

What’s Next: Danny Hampson

Friday’s a great day to catch up with friends of the wake and find out what they’re up to. Currently Danny Hampson is down under in Australia riding and hanging out with the one and only Aaron Reed, probably eating the sh%t out of some meat pies. Here’s what’s on deck for the wakeskate all star…

Wakeskate Graphic: Oh man you got and wait and see! I will just say it is sexual!

Concert: I want to go to Jimmy Buffett in February but think I’m going to be out of town.

Meal: I’m in Australia so probably a meat pie.

Time you’ll see Aaron Reed: I’m looking at his beautiful self right now.

Trick You’ll Learn: Pete rose five.

Danny: Not even close to a pete rose 5… photo: Cortese

Video Part: I don’t know I want to film a part. Maybe for the Internet?

Vacation: Me and my girlfriend are going on a cruise next month. I’m going to make it or break it in the casino.

Date Night: Valentines day bay-bay! I’m going to be out of town for my girlfriend’s birthday and get back on v-day so I got to try and pull something together.

Movie You’ll See: The Tim Tebow Documentary Everything In-Between. I like that guy he is a winner and the haters are all going to hell.

Book You’ll Read: I’m reading a book of poetry and one about the suburbs for school. Regular genius shit I guess.

Purchase You’ll Make as a “Treat” to Yourself: I’m still trying to recover from the fifty dollar case of beer I had to buy last night. The prices are crazy over here but it was Australia day. You got to get down to with the sickness.

Project That will Require Power Tools: I built a floating dock that I now love to tinker with. I also have to put together my skateboards.