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Tigé MyWake Global Challenge - Day 2 of 2

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Phillip Soven Claims Pro Men Wakeboard Title at First-Ever Tigé MyWake Global
Challenge. Winners Also Decided in Wakeskate, Wakesurf and Skim Divisions


Tige MyWake Global ChallengeOrlando, Fla. — Culminating a three month long call-to-action that collected online video submissions from the world’s best wakeboarders, wakeskaters and wakesurfers, champions were determined in all eight divisions during day two of the live finals at the inaugural Tigé MyWake Global Challenge. The first-ever contest incorporating the three wake disciplines, Phillip Soven used a stylish and technically-sound final run to clinch top honors in the competition’s premiere division, Pro Men Wakeboard.
 
After taking first place in yesterday’s opening round during his first-ever Pro Men competition, Mike Dowdy entered the day with an anxious contingent of fellow pros and wakeboard fans eager to see if the newcomer could back up his day one performance with an equally strong final run. However, his two day total was not enough to overcome an impressive second day showing from veteran pro Soven, who added another title to his collection of pro contest victories. Rusty Malinoski and Tony Carroll also put in excellent runs today to round out the Pro Men podium.
 
“This was a great event and I’m most stoked to see Tony (Carroll) make the podium. He has been riding really well for a long time now,” said Soven. “This wraps a solid 2012 season and we'll see you all next year.”
 
A stacked field of Pro Women wakeboarders also determined a winner on Lake Bryan today. Displaying next-level progressive riding, the division was claimed by Raequel Hoffman, who used a collection of big airs, stylish rotations and technical grabs to narrowly edge out Amber Wing and Raimi Merritt, who claimed second and third place respectively.
 
In the ultra-innovative Pro Men Surf division, Chase Hazen placed first for the second consecutive day to take the overall victory in the up-and-coming sport. Also showcasing world-class riding throughout the event were Jacob Valdez (Junior Pro Men Wakeboard), Brian Grubb (Pro Men Wakeskate), Ashley Kidd (Pro Women Surf), Bri Chmel (Pro Women Skim) and Keenen Flegel (Pro Men Skim), who all claimed overall victories in their respective divisions.
 
Recognizing the game-changing format of the MyWake Global Challenge, PCM Engines upped the ante of the contest and doubled all Tigé prize money for the monthly winners. With the matched money from PCM Engines, overall prizes for the online and live portions of the contest are more than $35,000.
 
Final Scores From the Tigé MyWake Global Challenge

*Highest two-day average wins, ties broken by highest day two score
 
Pro Men Wakeboard
1. Phillip Soven - 85
2. Rusty Malinoski - 82.5
3. Tony Carroll - 77.5
4. Aaron Rathy - 77.5
5. Mike Dowdy - 71.5
6. Steel Lafferty - 67.5
7. Daniel Powers - 67.5
8. Austin Hair - 65
9. Josh Palma - 49
10. Kyle Rattray - 49
11. Daniel Watkins - 49
12. Scotty Broome - 39
 
Pro Women Wakeboard
1. Raequel Hoffman - 95
2. Amber Wing - 95
3. Raimi Merritt - 77.5
4. Melissa Marquardt - 75
5. Tarah Mikacich - 65
 
Junior Pro Men Wakeboard
1. Jacob Valdez - 95
2. Noah Flegel - 88.5
3. Keenan Allen - 85
4. Jason Soven - 77.5
5. Gus Shuler - 70
 
Pro Wakeskate
1. Brian Grubb - 90
2. James Balzer - 90
3. Brandon Thomas - 88.5
4. George Daniels - 77.5
5. Dieter Humpsch - 70
 
Pro Women Skim
1. Bri Chmel - 100
2. Caroline Villeneuve - 90
3. Vanessa Gonzalez - 80
4. Jackie Costa - 80
 
Pro Men Skim
1. Keenen Flegel - 90
2. Noah Flegel - 90
3. Dominique Lagace - 90
 
Pro Women Surf
1. Ashley Kidd - 100
2. Korina Smyrek - 90
3. Raequel Hoffman - 80
4. Maddie Garcia - 75
 
Pro Men Surf
1. Chase Hazen - 100
2. Chris Kinsey - 90
3. RJ Garcia - 80


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