National Titles Earned By Zahra Kell And Nic Rapa At The 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships Presented By Rockstar Energy
Monroe, WA - Every event behind 6X Wakeboard Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23 brings out the very best in wakeboarding’s top athletes across all divisions. The 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy showcased an inspiring spectacle of athletic ability with wake’s greatest putting down peak performances to lay claim to the 2019 National Title.
"I’d like to congratulate all of the riders that took home National titles this weekend behind the award-winning G23," said Nautique President Greg Meloon. "The fans here in Washington witnessed some incredible performances, as the Nationals brought out the best from the top pro and amateur wakeboarders once again."
Setting the pace for the entire day, the Pro Wakeskate division revved things up with Reed Hansen (USA) stomping out a switch H/S F/S 360 and a T/S B/S 180 to take the win with a score of 87.00. James Balzer (CDN) landed a T/S F/S indy shuv to grab the second spot scoring 80.67, followed by Brian Grubb (USA) in third with a score of 68.67.
Fynn Bullock-Womble (USA) rose to the top of the Jr. Pro Men division this season, sealing it off with his very first National title with a final score of 94.33. Womble had a huge run behind the Super Air Nautique G23 today opening his run with a stylish stalefish tantrum to blind and going on to land a roast beef roll to blind and an indy bat wing to blind, leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind he just claimed the National title. Josh Swift (AUS) gave it everything he had putting down another ridiculous performance with a whirly 540 and a wrapped H/S B/S 540 to score 73.00. Kevin Duffy (USA) placed third throwing a switch nose grab crow mobe for a final score of 68.33.
Nautique Team athlete Zahra Kell (AUS) stole the show of the Pro Women's division, taking her first National title scoring 92.00 points. She had an incredible run throwing down a dum dum and tantrum to blind. Meagan Ethell (USA) joined the podium in second place throwing a big T/S nose grab F/S 540 and a roll to blind for a score of 88.33, followed by Jamie Lopina in third with a final score of 83.00.
"I’m so excited to win my very first National title and it is just so cool to be on the podium with all of the incredible girls of our sport. Huge thanks to Nautique and everyone who put this event on this weekend!" said Zahra Kell.
Rockstar Energy and Ronix Wakeboards rider Nic Rapa (AUS) came out on a top with an epic performance behind the legendary Super Air Nautique G23. Rapa earned his winning score of 97.33 with a double T/S back roll to take him over the edge along with a super stylish blind pete rose and a nose grab T/S 900 to officially lock in his National title. In second, Harley Clifford (AUS) was biting at Rapa’s heels with two incredible passes that included a nose grab back mobe 540 and a melan T/S 900 scoring 93.67. Tyler Higham (USA) rounded out the podium with a double grabbed T/S B/S 540 for a third-place finishing score of 91.67.
"I’m so stoked to win the 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy! I’ve never won a 4-star event before or a Nationals, so I’m super pumped to end the weekend like this. To make a final in today’s world is absolutely unreal and on top of it I had one of my best runs today which makes it that much more special," commented Nic Rapa.
All competitors from each division are invited to the 2019 Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Rockstar Energy October 17th– 20th in Playa del Carmen, Mexico where the WWA will be hosting the WWA’s 30 Years of Wake celebration. The Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships will be held in conjunction with the WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Nautique for the biggest global event in wake history. Click Here for more information on this monumental event!
Pro Men Wakeboard Final 1. Rapa, Nic (AUS) - 97.33 2. Clifford, Harley (AUS) - 93.67 3. Higham, Tyler (USA) - 91.67 4. France, Cobe (AUS) - 86.00 5. Dowdy, Michael (USA) - 81.67 6. Iacconi, Tony (AUS) - 75.33 7. Ditsch, Kai (ARG) - 60.67 8. Oka, Guenther (USA) - 54.33
Pro Women Wakeboard Final 1. Kell, Zahra (AUS) - 92.00 2. Ethell, Meagan (USA) - 88.33 3. Lopina, Jamie (USA) - 83.00 4. ikacich, Tarah (USA) - 75.00 5. Delgoffe, Abby (USA) - 56.00 6. Kawahara, Otoha (JPN) - 47.67
Pro Wakeskate Final 1. Hansen, Reed (USA) - 87.00 2. Balzer, James (CDN) - 80.67 3. Grubb, Brian (USA) - 68.67 4. Iacconi, Tony (AUS) - 46.00 5. Wolcott, Brandon (USA) - 43.33
Jr. Pro Men Final 1. Bullock-Womble, Fynn (USA) - 94.33 2. Swift, Josh (AUS) - 73.00 3. Duffy, Kevin (USA) - 68.33 4. Herman, Thomas (USA) - 66.77 5. Worrall, Tyler (USA) - 64.33 6. Smith, Hunter (CDN) - 53.33
Pro Men Wakeboard Final
Heat #1 1. Rapa, Nic AUS 90.33 2. Ditsch, Kai ARG 83.67 === 3. Tezuka, Shota JPN 78.33 4. Pelot, Jake USA 65.33
Heat #2 1. Iacconi, Tony AUS 89.33 2. Oka, Guenther USA 83.33 === 3. Kidd, Luca GBR 69.67 4. Digney, Elliot AUS 59.67
Heat #3 1. France, Cobe AUS 89.33 2. Dowdy, Michael USA 87.00 === 3. Teunissen, Cory AUS 80.33 4. Brown, Sam AUS 73.67
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