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Inaugural Nautique Wake Open Off to Exciting Start in Orlando 
Event Features 24 Divisions of Men’s and Women’s Wakeboarding and Wakeskating

 
Nautique Wake OpenOrlando, Fla. - The Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar, a newly added stop on wakeboarding’s elite King of Wake series, has opened competition at one of the sport’s most iconic venues, Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC). The prestigious event, running through the weekend, features a large contingent of the best professional men and women wakeboarders and wakeskaters as well as many of the world’s top amateur riders competing across 24 total divisions.
 
The event kicked off today with a lot of the semi-finals rounds in the amateur divisions ripping behind the perfect wakes of the Super Air Nautique G23 and G21. OWC set the stage with perfect water and hot temperatures throughout the day, but the action on the water was where the heat really turned up!
 
In the morning it was the Men’s 1 division that saw some mind-blowing tricks out of local ripper, Morgan Pedersen, who won the heat and will go into the Final round tomorrow as the top seeded rider. The Junior Men division also took to the water with two heats of shredders as Cobe France and Lewy Watt both grabbed the top spot in their respective semi-final heats.
 
The Boys division took off the dock in the afternoon with two heats of young riders driven to make it through to the finals. This is one of the most exciting divisions to watch throughout the weekend, as these young riders are all hungry to make a name for themselves. Sam Brown won his heat landing a perfect indy tantrum to blind, Kevin Duffy landed a backside 540, and Elliot Digney rode super smooth for his two passes won his heat as well.
 
One of the highlights of the day was Nautique athlete Erika Lang’s run, who was making her second appearance in a wakeboarding competition after her already accomplished career as a waterskier. “I love being around the sport-- it's a fun atmosphere and the people are the best part about it. I just started and everyone has been very welcoming which is great.” said Erika. Erika won her semi-finals heat with a huge front flip, a scarecrow and a tantrum into the flat and she looks to take the Junior Women division tomorrow during the Finals.
 
The action continues all weekend long including live music from Davis McGhee on Saturday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., and the funk, rhythm and soul tunes of Soul Taxi on Sunday, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Beat the heat in the new chill zone. In addition, fans can stay for the one-of-a-kind CONTOUR Big Air Contest on Sunday.
 
The Nautique Wake Open is stop number seven on the 2014 King of Wake Series. Additionally, it serves as the final stop on the Nautique Wake Series, a four-event professional and amateur wakeboard and wakeskate series. A season ending banquet, honoring the series’ top performers, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Downtown Orlando Embassy Suites located at 191 E. Pine St., Orlando, Fl. 32801.
 
Online adult tickets for the Nautique Wake Open are available for $7 (46% off the gate price) Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).
 
Results - Day 1
 
Masters Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Tim Pitschke - 85.00
2. Emilio Martinez - 60.00
3. Francisco Cabezas - 51.67
 
Veterans Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Carl Erickson - 56.67
 
Men 1 Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Morgan Pedersen - 84.67
2. Woody White - 80.00
3. Cameron Stiener - 70.00
4. Nick Naccari - 56.00
 
Men 2 Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Corbin Blanton-  75.00
2. Korey Griner - 68.33
3. Brandon Judd - 38.33
 
Junior Men Semifinals (top two in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Cobe France - 88.33
2. Justin McMahon - 70.00
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3. Guenther Oka - 64.00
 
Heat #2
1. Lewy Watt - 68.33
2. Grayson Hart - 53.33
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Junior Boys Beginner Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Xavier Olea Vorhauer - 66.67
2. Brett Powell - 60.00
3. Pierce Ralston - 51.67
 
Junior Girls Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Kyla Hendrick - 78.33
2. Sydney Deary - 56.67
3. Palmer Howell - 53.33
4. McGowen Howell - 28.33
 
Girls Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Holly Watt - 68.33
2. Hollie Waldrop - 59.67
3. Sarah Deary - 55.00
4. Sofia Mendez - 43.33
5. Mary Morgan Howell - 36.67
 
Boys Beginner Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Rocco Ralston - 73.33
 
Amateur Wakeskate Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Michael Fay - 65.00
 
Junior Boys Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Daniel Johnson - 70.87
 
Masters Women Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Natalie Graham - 75.00
 
Junior Women Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Erika Lang - 76.00
2. Jamie Lopina - 62.00
 
Boys Semifinals (top three in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Elliot Digney - 85.00
2. Thomas Herman - 71.67
3. Garrett Coleman - 53.33
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4. Tanner Higham - 40.00
 
Heat #2
1. Sam Brown - 81.67
2. Kevin Duffy - 70.00
3. Jaden Reichl - 58.33
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4. Benjamin Brown - 45.00
 
For more information on the Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, visit KingOfWake.com.

The Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Nautique Boats, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, Ronix, CONTOUR, CWB, Hyperlite, Byerly, Peavey, PCM Marine Engines and WAKEBOARDING magazine.
 
About Nautique Boat Company, Inc.
Celebrating 89 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique Boats is known for delivering the highest quality product, innovative technology and exceptional customer service experiences. To get more information on the company or see the complete line of Nautique boats, visit nautique.com. Find us at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.
 
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. For more information visit RockstarEnergy.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.com.
 
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 King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.
 
About WAKEBOARDING Magazine
WAKEBOARDING magazine is the leader in wake-sports media by delivering the best instruction, latest product reviews, insider knowledge and the finest photography.


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