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Guenther Oka Catches Fire at the 2016 Nautique WWA Wakepark National Championships in Orlando

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Guenther Oka Catches Fire at the 2016 Nautique WWA Wakepark National Championships in Orlando

ORLANDO (August 7, 2016) – Today, the fourth and final day of competition at the 2016 Nautique WWA Wakepark National Championships hosted the sports brightest stars in their quest to become crowned National Champions. One of the nations most decorated cable park facilities, Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC), witnessed a energetic crowd and the highest number of participants in the events history show up to absorb the thrilling action on the water. Following last weekends Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships that watched all athletes compete exclusively behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 towboat for round four of the Nautique Wake Series, riders’ qualified throughout the continental United States in the National Points Chase for the chance to showcase their talent on world-stage in wakepark.

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“The WWA has been taking chances and trying new things in a continuous effort to grow the sport,” said WWA President Shannon Starling. “We’ve just completed the largest wakeboard event in history with the 2016 Nautique WWA Wakepark National Championships pulling nearly 600 entries. It’s extremely satisfying to see that 54% of all participants are first time competitors at the Nautique WWA Wakepark National Championships.”

A star-studded field emerged for the highly anticipated final showdown in the Pro Wakeboard Traditional division that would ultimately watch the incredibly talented riders uncork the biggest tricks of the entire weekend. Rising star Guenther Oka (IND) meticulously navigated his way around the technical OWC course design, consistently nailing each trick combination en route to the win at the opening round of the 2016 Wakepark World Series with an 89.50. A valiant effort by five-time Wakepark World Series Champion Tom Fooshee (TSR) helped him secure the runner-up position, narrowly missing out on the overall win as judge’s credited him with an 86.50. The final podium position went to Joe Battleday (JB Ski – GB) with a 63.00.

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Local hero George Daniels (OWC) relied on his home park advantage to pull a variety of tech rail hits and flats tricks to keep the crowd on the edge of their seats as he cruised to the Pro Wakeskate victory and was awarded with an 86.50. The battle for the second and third positions was an all out war between Nick Robinson (IND) and Andrew Pastura (IND), however, Robinson used a clutch performance on his final tricks to score 77.50 and outduel Pastura’s 74.50.

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In the Grom Features Finals, Gavin Stuckey (OWC) performed flawlessly as fans lined the perimeter of the park to take the top spot and win on the weekend in convincing fashion with a 97.50. Just behind Stuckey, Toby Jacobsen grabbed a score of 84.10 to complete the one-two sweep for OWC at their home park. Hydrous rider Cameron Reeves carried his momentum from earlier in the week to land himself on the podium in third with 73.30.

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Perhaps the closest riding of the day took place in the Boys (10-14) Features Only competition, which featured massive tricks from the up-and-comers who battled for the weekends bragging rights. At the conclusion of the Finals, Riley Dillion’s (Roseland) 93.70 earned him the National Championship, just ahead of Trent Stuckey’s (OWC) 91.70. A hard-fought effort by Gavin Giglio (OWC) landed him in third, giving OWC two out of the top three positions and further proving the parks strength in nearly every division regardless of age or skill level.

“It’s been an incredibly successful back-to-back weekends of events on the water for the Nautique WWA National Championships,” said WWA Executive Director Corrie Wilson. “The weekend could not have ended on a better note as rider’s in all divisions displayed such a high level of riding across the board. From Julia Rick’s perfectly executed highside-backside 7’s in the women’s features to Cody Hesse’s mute double cab mobe and Max Van Helvoort’s double cork, I’m walking away stoked on the state of competitive wakeboarding.”

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Defending park champions Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) were the early favorites heading into the weekend as they boasted a strong lineup and prepared to compete with the home park advantage throughout the four-day event. The Orlando-based squad proved to be the team to beat yet again in 2016 as they captured the team titles in both, Traditional Cable and Features Only, for the second year in a row.

As the organizer and sanctioning body of the 2016 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy, the World Wakeboard Association would like to thank all of its partners for their support in making the event possible, including Nautique Boat Company, Rockstar Energy Drink and the National Points Chase.

Check out the highlights from Sunday’s action with the recap video HERE

Results

Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships Presented by Rockstar Energy
Orlando Watersports Complex – Orlando, Florida
Sunday, August 7, 2016

Click Here to view the full results from Sunday’s Finals

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About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed waterskiing with 19 world records, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our Sport Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 25 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. For more information, visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

About The WWA: The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com

Nicola Butler and Raph Derome Win the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro

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Nicola Butler and Raph Derome Crowned Winners at the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro Presented by Rockstar

SPARKS, NV. (July 3, 2016) – Beautiful weather treated athletes and spectators to a spectacular final day of competition at the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro presented by Rockstar Energy on the water at Sparks Marina. The energetic crowd on hand was adorned in red, white, and blue in honor of America’s Indepedance Day on this special Fourth of July weekend. At the conclusion of the highly anticipated Pro Men’s Wakeboarding Final, Malibu rider Raph Derome (CAN) emerged victorious riding behind the all-new revolutionary M235 towboat and was the only rider to stand up both of his passes while landing a heelside backside 720 for a score of 95.33.

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The runner-up position went to Mike Dowdy (USA), who nailed a strong, consistent run and narrowly missed out on grabbing the overall win with a 93.00. It was an intense battle for the final podium position as the talented field of riders pulled huge tricks off of the M235’s incredible wake. When the judge’s scorecards were revealed, Tony Iaconni (AUS) was credited with a score of 88.33 to capture the third and final step on the podium.

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“It’s an amazing feeling to walk away with the win here at the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro,” said team Malibu rider Raph Derome. “This is such an awesome event that was put on the entire weekend and I am fortunate to have the epic wake of the M235, which helped me uncork some huge tricks and grab the Men’s Pro win.”

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In the Pro Women’s Wakeboarding division, there was no shortage of action as the sports brightest stars threw down insane runs to keep the fans on the edge of their seats. The overall win on the weekend went to Nicola Butler (USA), who consistently proved herself as the rider to beat throughout the weekend with a 90.00. Just behind her, Malibu teammates Tarah Mikacich (USA) and Amber Wing (AUS) finished second and third respectively with runs of 85.33 and 83.33.

“I’m stoked to wrap up the weekend by finishing on top in the Women’s Pro Final,” said Nicola Butler. “The competition was stiff with all of the girls riding so strong, but I was able to keep focused on myself and stay consistent through both of my passes for my first win of the season.”

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Being towed behind the M235’s world-class Surf Gate, Parker Payne (USA) unleashed a memorable run on Sunday to outduel his competition in the Pro Men Surf division and score the winning run. His score of 85.50 beat out Aaron Witherell’s (USA) 82.00, who gave it his best effort. Axis Wake Research rider Johnny Steig’s (USA) 60.50 was good enough for third-place to round out the podium.

In the Pro Women Surf Final, Ashley Kidd (USA) couldn’t be caught as she maintained her momentum throughout the weekend to claim the win with a 92.00. Joining her on the Women Surf podium was Jordan Wolfe (USA) and Malibu rider Stacia Bank (USA) who finished second and third.

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The Pro Men Skim final produced some epic tricks with Aaron Witherell (USA) showcasing a handful of technical variations to claim the number one spot over Parker Payne (USA) in second. The Pro Women Skim final didn’t disappoint either, as it was a close battle for the win with Jodi Grassman (USA) netting a phenomenal run and 100.00 score to earn the victory. Malibu’s Stacia Bank (USA) applied the pressure but was forced to settle for second, while fellow Malibu teammate Raya Walker (USA) capped off a successful weekend in third.

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The Malibu Sparks Pro welcomed the world’s best professional wakeboard, surf, and skim athletes for three days of extreme competition at the scenic Sparks Marina. The Malibu M235 towboat provides the pull for every Evolution Pro Series event, giving riders the opportunity to perform at the pinnacle of the sport and push the limit to an all-new level.

As the organizer and sanctioning body of the 2016 Malibu Sparks Pro presented by Rockstar Energy, the World Wakeboard Association would like to thank all of its partners for their support in making the event possible, including Malibu Boats and Rockstar Energy Drink.

Click Here to view more details on the 2016 Malibu Evolution Pro Series.

For more information on the 2016 Wakeboard World Series Click Here.

Results

Malibu Sparks Pro by Rockstar Energy
Sparks Marina – Sparks, Nevada
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Finals: Heat 01

  1. Raph Derome (CAN) – 95.33
  2. Mike Dowdy (USA) – 93.00
  3. Tony Iaconni (AUS) – 88.33
  1. Massi Piffaretti (ITA) – 85.33
  2. Dean Smith (AUS) – 76.00
  3. Shota Tezuka (JPN) – 68.33
  4. Nic Rapa (AUS) – 66.00
  5. Cory Teunissen (AUS) – 63.33
Women’s Pro Wakeboarding – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Nicola Butler (USA) – 90.00
  2. Tarah Mikacich (USA) – 85.33
  3. Amber Wing (AUS) – 83.33
  1. Melissa Marquardt (USA) – 81.67
  2. Taylor McCullough (USA) – 75.67
  3. Erika Lang (USA) – 71.00
Pro Men Surf – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Parker Payne (USA) – 85.50
  2. Aaron Witherell (USA) – 82.00
  3. Johnny Steig (USA) – 60.50
Pro Women Surf – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Ashley Kidd (USA) – 92.00
  2. Jordan Wolfe (USA) – 86.50
  3. Stacia Bank (USA) – 70.50
Pro Men Skim – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Aaron Witherell (USA) – 97.50
  2. Parker Payne (USA) – 94.50
Pro Women Skim – Finals: Heat 01
  1. Jodi Grassman (USA) – 100.00
  2. Stacia Bank (USA) – 66.50
  3. Raya Walker (USA) – 46.00
Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Semifinals: Heat 01
  1. Raph Derome (CAN) – 94.67
  2. Dean Smith (AUS) – 90.00
  1. Josh Twelker (USA) – 83.33
  2. Jeff Langley (USA) – 70.00
Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Semifinals: Heat 02
  1. Tony Iaconni (AUS) – 95.00
  2. Shota Tezuka (JPN) – 84.33
  1. Austin Hair (USA) – 68.67
  2. Steel Lafferty (USA) – 54.33
Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Semifinals: Heat 03
  1. Nic Rapa (AUS) – 89.33
  2. Massi Piffaretti (ITA) – 86.67
  1. JD Webb (USA) – 81.67
  2. Damien Adam (MRI) – 49.00
Men’s Pro Wakeboarding – Semifinals: Heat 04
  1. Mike Dowdy (USA) – 93.33
  2. Cory Teunissen (AUS) – 88.67
  1. Chad Sharpe (CAN) – 73.33
  2. Parker Siegele (AUS) – 68.33
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About Malibu Boats
Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, known for leading the industry with major innovations, including the first onboard computer system in 1993, the ingenious Power Wedge hydrofoil in 2006 (completely redesigned in 2014), the industry’s first wake-maximizing hull in 2000, and Surf Gate, the innovation that changed the face of wakesurfing forever, in 2012. Malibu markets the Wakesetter and Response models – as well as the Axis Wake Research brand – through a worldwide dealer network. With some 450 employees and three manufacturing facilities, in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. (NASDAQ: MBUU) | @malibuboats  |  #evolutionproseries |  #thetruthisonthewater www.malibuboats.com

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 25 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. For more information, visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

About The WWA: The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com

Nautique Wake Open: Harley Clifford and Meagan Ethell Take First

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Harley Clifford and Meagan Ethell Crowned Winners at the 2016 Nautique Wake Open Presented by Rockstar

ORLANDO (April 24, 2016) – Harley Clifford (AUS) took home the top spot and overall win in the Men’s Pro Finals at the 2016 Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar Energy at Orlando Watersports Complex. He put on an impressive performance while riding behind the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23, including pulling one of the biggest tricks of the day with a double half-cab roll.

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With great conditions on the water, the competition in the Wakeboard World Series Pro Men’s Finals provided plenty of action­-packed performances throughout the afternoon. Clifford put together the best run of the finals earning a score of 94.0, while Nautique rider Mike Dowdy (USA) captured the runner-up position as he was awarded with a score of 91.0. A strong-consistent performance by JD Webb (USA) helped him secure the third and final podium position for Nautique.

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“I couldn’t be more happy with my riding today,” said Harley Clifford. “Mike and JD crushed their runs and left me with no choice but to go out and pull off big tricks. I’m looking forward to carrying the momentum from this weekend into the remainder of the season.”

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For the third year in a row, Team Nautique rider Meagan Ethell (USA) showed that she has been putting in the work and remains the one to beat by winning the Women’s Pro Final at the Nautique Wake Open with a score of 83.33. Finishing behind her was fellow Nautique rider Raimi Merritt (USA) and Amber Wing (AUS), who finished second and third respectively.

“I’m stoked to take my third win at the Nautique Wake Open,” said Team Nautique Rider Meagan Ethell. “Today could not have gone any better with the awesome weather, a great crowd, and most importantly an awesome wake behind the G23. Having all of my family and friends out here made the day that much better.”

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The Rockstar Energy Big Air Kicker contest provided thrilling action for the fans in attendance, which consisted of riders leaping to massive air off of the ramp. Chad Sharp (CAN) went on to become the eventual winner with his stylish tricks. Pro Wakeskate Finals witnessed Brian Grubb (USA) nail an amazing run to take the victory behind the incredible wake of the G23.

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A talented field of riders filled the Jr. Pro Men’s (14-18) lineup, but James Loisel (USA) used a variety of tricks to out duel his competition and claim the event win. A clutch performance by Zoe Luquette (USA) carried her to the victory in the Jr. Women’s (14-18) Finals.

Jared Franco (USA) consistently nailed technical flip variations off the G23’s wake en route to the Men’s 1 (19-24) division win, followed by Dylan Wittman (USA) and Woody White (USA). In the Men’s 2 (25-29), Bob Chinn (USA) laid it all on the line to emerge victorious over Corbin Blanton (USA) in second.

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The Nautique Wake Open featured four days of intense competition at Orlando Watersports Complex with riders providing some of the most challenging and innovative runs in the history of the sport. The Super Air Nautique G23 provides the pull for every Nautique Wake Series event giving riders the platform to perform at the highest level pushing the sport to new heights each season.

As the organizer and sanctioning body of the 2016 Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar Energy, the World Wakeboard Association would like to thank all of its partners for their support in making the event possible, including Nautique Boat Company, Rockstar Energy Drink, FOX, Ronix, CWB, PCM Engines, Performance Ski & Surf and Roswell Marine.

Click Here to view Harley Clifford’s winning run in the Men’s Pro Final.

For more information on the 2016 Wakeboard World Series CLICK HERE.

Results

Nautique Wake Open Presented by Rockstar Energy Orlando Watersports Complex – Orlando, Florida Sunday, April 24, 2016

Men’s Pro – Finals:
1. Harley Clifford (AUS) – 94.00
2. Mike Dowdy (USA) – 91.00
3. JD Webb (USA) – 87.67
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4. Oli Derome (CAN – 81.33
5. Nic Rapa (AUS) – 74.67
6. Rusty Malinoski (CAN) – 70.00
7. Phil Soven (USA) – 65.67
8. Cory Teunissen (AUS) – 58.67

Women’s Pro – Finals:
1. Meagan Ethell (USA) – 83.33
2. Raimi Merritt (USA) – 77.33
3. Amber Wing (AUS) – 70.00
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4. Nicola Butler (USA) – 69.33
5. Larisa Morales (MEX) – 55.00
6. Erika Lang (USA) – 34.33

Pro Wakeskate – Finals:
1. Brian Grubb (USA) – 86.33
2. Reed Hansen (USA) – 82.67
3. Brandon Thomas (USA) – 63.33
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4. Coco Mendez (USA) – 55.00
5. Austin Polterock (USA) – 48.33
6. James Balzer (CAN) – 38.33

Jr. Pro Men (14-18) – Finals:
1. James Loisel (USA) – 87.33
2. Cobe France (AUS) – 81.67
3. Jason Soven (USA) – 72.33
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4. Guenther Oka (USA) – 64.33
5. Lewy Watt (AUS) – 59.33
6. Elliot Digney (AUS) – 55.00

Jr. Women (14-18) – Finals:
1. Zoe Luquette

Men’s I (19-24) – Finals:
1. Jared Franco (USA) – 78.33
2. Dylan Wittman (USA) – 61.67
3. Woody White (USA) – 55.00
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4. Cole Harms (USA) – 48.33
5. Adam Rahman (USA) – 28.33
6. Jordan Plummer (USA) – 16.67

Men’s II (25-29) – Finals:
1. Bob Chinn (USA) – 78.33
2. Corbin Blanton (USA) – 68.33
3. Josh Summers (USA) – 56.67

Men’s Pro – Semi Finals Heat 01:
1. Cory Teunissen (AUS) 81.67
2. Oli Derome (CAN) – 77.67
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3. Noah Flegel (USA) – 65.00
4. Bob Soven (USA) – 44.67

Men’s Pro – Semi Finals Heat 02:
1. Nic Rapa (AUS) – 68.33
2. JD Webb (USA) – 61.00
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3. Tony Carroll (USA) – 56.67
4. Austin Hair (USA) – 48.33

Men’s Pro – Semi Finals Heat 03:
1. Mike Dowdy (USA) – 91.67
2. Rusty Malinoski (CAN) – 84.33
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3. Dean Smith (AUS) – 80.00
4. Raph Derome (CAN) – 50.00

Men’s Pro – Semi Finals Heat 04:
1. Harley Clifford (AUS) – 85.00
2. Phil Soven (USA) – 74.33
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3. Jeff Langley (USA) – 72.33
4. Danny Harf (USA) – 53.33

About The WWA: The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com

About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed waterskiing with 19 world records, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our Sport Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 25 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. For more information, visit:www.RockstarEnergy.com

2015 WWA Wake Park World Championships

Twenty new champions crowned today at the 2015 WWA Wake Park World Championships.

Abu Dhabi, UAE (November 6th, 2015)

The world’s most diverse park riders were named new World Champions at the most progressive wake park event in the world.  Al Forsan International Sports Resort played host to a park event that is certainly one for the books.  The riding stepped up more at this year’s World championships than any other year in the history of the sport.  Riders from across the globe rode through the toughest and most competitive heats put together to become Wake Park World Champions.

President of the World Wakeboard Association, Shannon Starling, was blown away with the quality of riding in every single division.  “Wake parks have completely reshaped our sport, and with the continuation of these riders progressing at this pace, you are guaranteed to see the sport grow even more exponentially”,  says Starling.  “The facility they have here at Al Forsan provides riders with the highest quality of entertainment both on and off the water, resulting in the perfect environment.  There is no other complex on this planet that can replicate or provide what Al Forsan can, thus one of the many reasons making this year’s Wake Park World Championships the best year yet!”

The Professional Men’s Features Only division had every single person on the property at the edge of their seat with the excitement taking place on the water.  Aaron Gunn (AUS) proved himself to be the world best as he earned himself yet another World Championship title by landing a massive truck driver heelside 720.  Closely behind him was Tom Fooshee (USA), who was very balanced on all the features.  Rounding out the podium was John Dreiling (USA) in third.

Professional Women’s features was every bit as exciting as the Men’s, as Julia Rick (GER) made it impeccably clear that she deserved to be World Champion yet again.  She made sure to include her textbook heelside backside 720 off the kicker, as well as a heelside backside 270 transfer.  Courtney Angus (AUS) was right behind her- she put the heat on Julia, but fell slightly short behind her in the scores.  Maxine Sapulette (NLD) finished in 3rd place to complete the Professional Women’s Features Only podium.

Traditional cable put all the attention on one rider at a time as they showed the world who should earn the prestigious title.  Pro Men’s rider Dominik Guehrs (GER) was a step above everyone else as the crowd went mad each time he landed a trick.  “It was so tough riding against all these guys. They all threw it down every round right before me, and I was so lucky to prevail and do what I needed to do for the victory.  I am on cloud 9 right now with becoming a world champion”, says Dominik.  However, earning the title didn’t come easily- Aaron Gunn gave him a true run for his money.  The super final scores were so tight that they were separated by just a decimal point.  Tom Fooshee performed so well throughout the weekend that he was able to land the 3rd place spot in this heavy division of Pro Men Traditional.

The fun didn’t stop there as the ladies hit the water yet again in their Traditional cable final.  The flats tricks that Julia Rick threw down were clearly what helped play a huge role in her becoming the 2015 World Champion.  But what makes it even crazier is that her kicker and rail hits were just as impressive.  She landed a tail grabbed front-to-blind- a trick commonly seen in the Pro Men division.  To accompany an already impressive run, she tacked on several aggressive rail hits that sealed the deal for her. Maxine Sapulette put the pressure on Julia, as she rode so well that it forced Julia to give it her all.  Sapulette landed herself a second place with an incredible competition run, of course Courtney Angus made sure to make it more than a two-girl show as she cranked it up on the water, placing in the third podium spot.

The best Wake Park World Championships of all time can be described only as absolutely epic!  We would love to once again thank Al Forsan International Sports Resort, all of the Event Sponsors, and of course the riders for making this event such a success.  Congratulations to all the fresh new 2015 World Champions.  See you all again at the WWA Wake Park World Championships in 2016