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Pro Tour Stop #1 - Acworth, Georgia - Day 2 of 3

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PWT Acworth - Day 1 | PWT Acworth - Day 3

PWT Action Continues in Acworth Despite Rain Delay: No Pain, No Gain for Adkison

Pro Wakeboard TourAcworth, Ga. – Despite an hour-long rain delay today, the action continued in Acworth as the top wakeboarders in the world hit the waters of Lake Allatoona at Dallas Landing Park for day two of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour. Day two featured the Jr. Pro Men division competing in their quarterfinals, while the pros took to the water for their Round of 40, all to advance on to tomorrow’s final rounds of action.

In the Round of 40, the 24 riders from yesterday’s pro qualifiers competed with the top-16 ranked riders on tour in 10 heats of four for a spot in tomorrow’s quarterfinals. By the end of the day, the field of riders was cut in half from 40 to 20, as only the top-two riders from each heat advanced.
 
Among the 20 riders advancing from the Round of 40 is two-time world champion Andrew Adkison, who competed today with an injury. Adkison, who won the Acworth Pro Tour stop in 2006, suffered a slight hairline fracture in his left radius two days ago and was originally unsure if he would be able to compete at the event.
 
“The X-ray hadn’t come back yet, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to compete in Acworth," said Adkison. “Once my doctor cleared me to ride, I knew I had to be here to compete.”
 
While Adksion said his injury limited his riding today, it didn’t stop him from taking first place in heat and earning a spot in tomorrow’s quarterfinals.

“I had a decent run today, but I had to mellow out at the end of it,” Adkison commented on his performance. “I really started feeling the pain on my out of course heel 7 and after my batwing. We’ll just have to see what tomorrow brings.”
 
Adkison and the 19 other quarterfinalists will kick off tomorrow’s festivities at 12 noon.
 
In the Jr. Pro Men division, 24 amateur rippers hit the water today for their quarterfinal round of action in Acworth. Only the top two riders from each of the five quarterfinal heats advanced onto tomorrow’s semifinals, sending more than half of the competition home.
 
Among the 10 riders advancing from today’s quarterfinals is birthday boy Freddie Wayne, who celebrated his 16th birthday on Friday, May 20. Wayne entered the quarterfinals as the third seed in his heat, but rode away with a near-perfect score of 98.50 out of a possible 100 points to pace his division.
 
Wayne and the rest of the Jr. Pro Men riders will take to the water for their semifinals tomorrow at 2 p.m. following the pro men.
 
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will wrap up in Acworth tomorrow, Saturday, May 22 with riding from 12 noon to 8 p.m. After the contest is over, the riders will head to downtown Acworth off of Main Street for the awards ceremony and block party.
 
In addition to all the action on the water, on land fans will enjoy plenty of great food, athlete autograph signings, chances to win freebies, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
 
Also be sure to pick up your share of $10,000 in free gift cards from the Overton’s booth. As the official watersports retailer of the King of Wake series, fans can also register to win a $500 Overton’s catalog shopping spree.
 
Tickets to the event can be purchased at the gate for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under).
 
To catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the Acworth Pro Tour stop on television, tune in to FUEL TV on July 20 at 8 p.m. EST.
 
For more information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, including news, daily schedules, tickets, photos, videos, athlete bios, results, standings and more, visit allisports.com.
 
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Indmar, Peavey, Mona Vie, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone, WakeBoarding magazine, FUEL TV and Allisports.com.
 
About MasterCraft
MasterCraft is the exclusive tow boat for the Pro Wakeboard Tour, as it has been since the tour’s wakeboarding events began in 1992. Indmar Marine engines will provide the power for MasterCraft’s X Series line of competition tow boats.
 
About ROCKSTAR
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About FUEL TV
FUEL TV is the action sports lifestyle network for skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, motocross, and wakeboarding. Through its original and commissioned series and specials, short-form content, films, and prestigious event coverage, the channel features action sports athletes, emerging musicians, celebrities, and breaking news. FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes. FUEL TV has networks in Australia (FUEL TV Australia) and Portugal (FUEL TV Portugal) and its content is viewed in more than 50 countries around the world.
 
About WakeBoarding Magazine

WakeBoarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the official magazine of the Pro Tour. Read about all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and news.
 
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 2010 series consists of the Wake Games, the WWA Wakeboard National Championships, the WWA Wakeboard World Championships and all five stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.
 
About Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action-sports tours and events, multimedia production and a consumer-facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the King of Wake series, Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli Productions creates original content, produces and presents content with partners and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a network of athletes, fans, brands and properties. Its mission is to facilitate the momentous growth of action sports, through competition and lifestyle, for a new generation of fans and athletes.

Friday, May 21 – Day 2 PWT Results

Pro Men - Round of 40 (top two riders in each heat advance)

Heat #1
1. Adam Errington - 70.00
2. Erik Ruck - 60.00
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3. Trevor Hansen - 55.00
4. Marcelo Giardi - 43.33

Heat #2
1. Austin Hair - 70.00
2. Phillip Aslinger - 56.67
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3. Zane Schwenk - 50.00
4. Dean Smith - 43.33
 
Heat #3
1. Jim LaRiche - 80.00
2. Shawn Watson - 70.00
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3. Jimmy Trask - 66.67
4. Joey Bradley - 40.00
 
Heat #4
1. Danny Harf - 83.33
2. Josh Palma - 70.00
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3. Alex Brown - 50.00
4. Bryan Hutton - 45.00
 
Heat #5
1. Chad Sharpe - 71.67
2. Danny Thollander - 63.33
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3. Olivier Derome - 58.33
4. Anthony Hollick - 41.67
 
Heat #6
1. Rusty Malinoski - 83.33
2. JD Webb - 75.00
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3. Bob Soven - 70.00
4. Jason Bannatyne - 46.67
 
Heat #7
1. Andrew Adkison - 76.67
2. Danny Burnstein - 56.67
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3. Sam Thomson - 48.33
4. Brett Lee - 33.33
 
Heat #8
1. Phillip Soven - 75.00
2. Kyle Rattray - 63.33
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3. Andrew Shearer - 45.00
4. Tony Carroll - 30.00
 
Heat #9
1. Shaun Murray - 65.00
2. Aaron Rathy - 60.00
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3. Kirby Liesmann - 51.67
4. Glenn Valentine - 40.00
 
Heat #10
1. Harley Clifford - 81.67
2. Nick Jones - 75.00
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3. Lewis Link - 60.00
4. Brad Spencer - 55.00
5. James Hindes - 51.67
 
Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals (top two riders in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Nick Galotifore - 91.50
2. John Jeffries - 88.25
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3. Hunter Stich - 81.25
4. Gus Shuler - 69.25
5. Cody Hesse - 55.25
6. Joey Buss - 45.75
 
Heat #2
1. Freddie Wayne - 98.50
2. Pierce Homsey - 83.25
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3. Aaron Abel - 80.75
4. Johnny Tobaben - 77.50
 
Heat #3
1. Kyle Evans - 94.25
2. Ryleigh Pfitzner - 86.75
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3. Jarrod Askew - 83.00
4. Bennett Spartz - 65.75
5. Taylor Kress - 61.25
 
Heat #4
1. Daniel Powers - 95.75
2. Josh Twelker - 86.25
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3. Julian Cohen - 83.75
4. Michael Dowdy - 74.25
 
Heat #5
1. Steel Lafferty - 91.75
2. Raphael Derome - 89.75
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3. Keenan Allen - 84.00
4. Gunnar Shuler - 67.75
5. Aaron Brown - 66.75


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