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Day Three at Wake Games in the Books, Pro Champions Crowned Tomorrow

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Wake GamesOrlando, Fla. — The world’s best wakeboarders descended upon the Orlando Watersports Complex for the third consecutive day to battle it out on massive wakes generated by Nautique’s new G23 boat in hopes of advancing to tomorrow’s final rounds of the 2012 Wake Games.
 
Showcasing highly technical rail tricks and larger-than-life aerials, riders in the Pro Men division set the standard today by performing some of the sport’s most difficult maneuvers. At the top of their game were the Soven brothers Bob and Phillip (Longwood, Fla.), who had stellar performances under the pressure of an MTV camera crew documenting their every move for the network’s upcoming series, Wake Brothers. Both Soven’s won their heats and will advance to tomorrow’s semifinal round. Last year’s King of Wake defending champion, Harley Clifford, also won his heat today and will look to stay on top of the rankings with a Wake Games win tomorrow.
 
“There is some insane talent on tour this year,” commented Bob Soven. “Add that to the wake the G23 is pumping out and we are seeing some really tight heats. It was great to be out on the water today and I can’t wait to get back out there tomorrow.”
 
The feel good story of the Nautique Wake Games continues to be the comeback of Orlando-native Dallas Friday, who won her women’s pro heat today to advance to tomorrow’s finals. Friday, the most accomplished female athlete in the history of the sport, is returning to competition for the first time since 2010 after suffering series of grueling knee injuries.
 
In the Overton’s Junior Pro Men’s Series, Mike Dowdy looks to be the guy to beat. After putting in a near perfect performance in yesterday’s quarterfinals, Dowdy kept his momentum going with another heat winning performance in today’s semifinals. Dowdy will go for the division crown in tomorrow’s final against a stacked field of three other Junior Pro riders.
 
Adding to the one-of-a-kind format at the Nautique Wake Games, 10 preselected pro men wakeboarders served as team captains last night and hosted a draft, consisting of the 90 remaining athletes who advanced past the initial qualifying rounds. Based on today and tomorrow’s results, the athletes, which are separated by age, sex and skill level, will contribute points toward a team score based on their individual placement in that division. The team with the highest collective score will win the overall title. All 23 divisions will crown an individual winner as well. At the end of Day three, Team Austin Hair currently sits ahead of the nine other teams.
 
The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink will wrap up tomorrow April 14. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under); or $7 (adult) if purchased online.
 
Following Saturday’s Pro Men final Nautique will sponsor two specialty events, a double-up contest and expression session. Both events will be broadcast live via webcast at nautique.com.
 
In addition to all the action on the water, on land the Nautique Wake Games features great food and music, athlete autograph signings, chances to win freebies, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores offering water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
 
For information on the Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, visit kingofwake.com.
 
The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Correct Craft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Peavey, Mona Vie, Fox, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, PCM Marine Engines and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.
 
April 13 - Day Three Results
 
Amateur Women – Finals
1. Carolina Rodriguez - 70.00
2. Brook Grassman - 66.67
3. Becky Hall - 43.33
 
Girls (13 and under) – Finals
1. Sofia Mendez - 70.00
2. Marla Fay - 53.33
 
Junior Boys Beginner (9 and under)- Finals
1. Carter Mather - 76.67
2. Thomas Herman - 66.67
3. Benjamin Brown - 50.00
 
Junior Boys (9 and under) – Finals
1. Hunter Henderson - 80.00
2. Kevin Duffy - 63.33
 
Women’s Masters – Finals
1. Sigrid Beachler - 80.00
2. Joy Manning - 63.33
 
Amateur Wake Skate – Finals
1. Austin Polterock - 76.67
2. Craig Buss - 68.33
3. Seth Cathy - 60.00
4. Cristobal Mendez - 43.33
 
Women’s Pro Wakeskate – Finals
1. Jen Gilanfarr - 76.67
2. Kristine Gagnier - 60.00
 
Pro Wakeskate Semifinals (top two in each heat advance)

Heat #1
1. Danny Hampson - 93.33
2. Brian Grubb - 86.67
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3. Stu Shinn - 60.00
4. Ollie Moore - 45.00
 
Heat #2
1. Reed Hansesn - 88.33
2. Brandon Thomas - 78.33
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3. Grant Roberts - 65.00
4. George Daniels - 63.33
5. James Blazer - 43.33
 
Veteran Womens – Finals
1. Paula Fay 81.67
 
Veterans (40 and over) Men Finals
1. Matt Vermillion - 68.33
2. Ben Uncle - 58.33
3. Darren Holsey - 40.00
 
Junior Women (14-18) Finals
1. Larisa Morales - 86.67
2. Shelby King - 66.67
3. Mallorie Henry - 56.67
4. Gianna Dinatale - 43.33
 
Junior Men (14-18) Finals
1. Juan Mendez - 88.33
2. Yangsu Kim - 75.00
3. Mac Schramm - 61.67
4. Nick Vaccari - 56.67
5. Eduardo Meyers - 45.00
6. Juan Martin Velez - 33.33
 
Masters (30-39) Finals
1. Jeremy Baker - 80.00
2. Brian White - 63.33
3. Kevin Michael - 43.33
4. Eric Miller - 26.67
 
Overton’s Junior Pro Series Semifinals (top two in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Mike Dowdy - 94.50
2. Joshua Twelker - 89.25
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3. Tony Iacconi - 82.25
4. Robby Holihan - 72.50
5. Kennan Allen - 48.00
 
Heat #2
1. Freddie Wayne - 92.00
2. David O’Caoimh - 86.00
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3. Kyle Evans - 77.50
4. Christian Primrose - 76.50
5. Jacobb Valdez - 68.00
 
Pro Women Semifinal (top three in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Dallas Friday - 76.67
2. Meagan Ethell - 66.67
3. Nicola Butler - 53.00
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4. Taylor McCullough - 50.00
5. Abby Delgoffe - 40.00
 
Heat #2
1. Mellissa Marquardt - 66.67
2. Rami Merritt - 60.00
3. Amber Wing - 56.83
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4. Miku Asai - 56.67
5. Ashley Leugner - 45.00
 
Pro Veterans Finals
1. Ricky Gonzales - 71.67
2. Chad Lowe - 58.33
 
Pro Men Quarterfinal (top four in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Bob Soven - 86.67
2. Steel Lafferty - 73.33
3. Adam Fields - 65.00
4. Kirby Liesmann - 56.57
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5. Adam Wensink - 51.67
6. Tony Carroll - 40.00
 
Heat #2
1. Aaron Rathy - 71.67
2. Rusty Malinoski - 66.67
3. Daniel Powers - 58.33
4. Jimmy LaRiche - 53.33
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5. Shawn Watson - 48.33
6. Jason Bannatyne - 38.33
 
Heat #3
1. Shaun Murray - 78.33
2. JD Webb - 66.67
3. Dean Smith - 65.00
4. Jefferson Langley - 58.33
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5. Shane Bonifay - 46.67
6. Dante Digangi - 30.00
 
Heat #4
1. Phillip Soven - 80.00
2. Raphael Derome - 75.00
3. Adam Errington - 68.33
4. Kyle Alberts - 50.00
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5. Danny Thollander - 41.67
 
Heat #5
1. Harley Clifford - 85.00
2. Andrew Adkison - 68.33
3. Shotta Tezuka - 61.67
4. Olivier Derome - 56.67
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5. Sam Crane - 50.00
6. Kyle Rattray - 43.33



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