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Tige MyWake Global Challenge - Day 3 of 3


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Dean Smith Wins Pro Men Wakeboard Title at Tigé MyWake Global Challenge Live Main Event

Tige MyWake Global ChallengeSparks, NV. - Championship campaigns that originated via online video submissions beginning in June came to fruition for seven of the athletes competing at the final day of the Tigé MyWake Global Challenge presented by Polaroid Action. The dramatic weekend of action at Sparks Marina saw a slew of neck-to-neck heats from the world’s best wake athletes, including mind blowing runs from Dean Smith, who claimed first place in the Pro Men Wakeboard division.

Showing off his fully loaded arsenal of tricks, Smith unleashed a demo in progressive riding. Launching off the world class wake of the Tigé ASR, Smith linked massive aerials with skilled technical tricks and overall stylish riding to secure a MyWake Global Challenge championship title.

"The concept behind the contest is really cool and all the guys were excited to get here and ride together after seeing the videos being posted all summer long," said Smith. "I felt great behind the boat today and I’m stoked I was able to put together a run that edged out some great riding from all the guys today."

In the highly-competitive Pro Wakeskate division James Balzer overcame a stacked field of the sport’s biggest names to claim victory. Balzer used a run that paired clean wake-to-wake airs with technical grabs to win over the judges favor and clinch a coveted MyWake championship.

The growth of wakesurfing was apparent throughout the weekend with some of the sport’s top riders in Sparks to compete. Claiming top honors in the Pro Men division was Chase Hazen, who performed flawlessly behind the Tigé Z3’s clean wake specifically engineered for progressive surfing.

For more information about the Tigé MyWake Global Challenge, including rules and regulations, visit

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Pro Men Wakeboard Overall Final
1. Dean Smith
2. Adam Errington
3. Aaron Rathy
4. Austin Hair
5. Erik Ruck
6. Scotty Broome
Pro Women Wakeboard Overall Final
1. Dallas Friday
2. Raequal Hoffman
3. Amber Wing
4. Taylor McCullough
5. Shawna Hoffman
Pro Wakeskate Overall Final
1. James Balzer
2. Reed Hansen
3. Danny Hampson
4. Brandon Thomas
5. Dieter Humpsch
6. Brian Grubb
7. Austin Polterock
Pro Women Surf Final
1. Ashley Kidd
2. Korina Smyrek
3. Allison Sos
4. Emily Agate
Pro Men Surf Final
1. Chase Hazen
2. James Walker
3. Trevor Miller
4. RJ Garcia
Pro Women Skim Final
1. Bri Chmel
2. Vanessa Gonzalez
Pro Men Skim Final
1. Dominic Lagace
2. Aaron Witherell
3. Grant Witherell
4. Brandon Tolliver

Pro Men Wakeboard - Best Score Round 2
1. Adam Errington - 81.67
2. Dean Smith - 77.33
3. Aaron Rathy - 73.33
4. Austin Hair - 68.33
5. Erik Ruck - 60.00
6. Scotty Broome - 50.00
Pro Women Wakeboard - Best Score Round 2
1. Dallas Friday - 86.67
2. Raequel Hoffman - 76.67
3. Taylor McCullough - 66.67
4. Amber Wing - 60.00
5. Shawna Hoffman - 43.33
Pro Wakeskate - Best Score Round 2
1. James Balzer: - 75.00
2. Reed Hansen - 69.33
3. Brandon Thomas - 63.33
4. Danny Hampson - 53.33
5. Dieter Humpsch - 45.67
6. Brian Grubb - 40.00
7. Austin Polterock - 31.67

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