August 28th, 2009 by pressrelease

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Orlando, Fla. — The top wake athletes from throughout the globe hit the waters of the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando, Fla. today for the second day of action at the 2009 ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra.

The 2009 Worlds, which kicked off yesterday and runs through Sunday, August 30, is a four-day-long event featuring pro and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters from around the world, including Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Korea, China, Columbia, Argentina, Sweden, France, Brazil, Mexico, Great Britain, Canada and the United States, vying for world titles in 20 different divisions, separated by age and skill level.

Riders in 12 different amateur divisions hit the water today for their respective finals to vie for the elusive world title.

Nine U.S. riders took home world titles today, while Aussies Tony Iacconi and Cobe France each rode away with one of their own, after finishing in first place in the Boys and Jr. Boys division, respectively. Kanako Ooto claimed a world title for Japan, after topping the Amateur Women division podium.

Also hitting the water today were the Jr. Pro Men and Men’s I divisions for their semifinal rounds of action. Both divisions will compete again on Sunday for finals.

The pro divisions will take to the water tomorrow for their opening-rounds of the contest. The Event will run from 8:00am to 4:30pm on Saturday, August 29; 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday, August 30.

In addition to all the action of the water, on land, fans will experience tons of great music and food, 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.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under).

For daily schedules, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, please visit www.allisports.com.

The Wakeboard World Championships is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla. The Worlds has the support of the following sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Supra boats, Mona Vie, the U.S. Air Force, Indmar, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, Oakley, WWA, Ride the Wake, FUEL TV and Allisports.com.

The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) is a rider formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards.

Supra is the official tow boat of the WWA Wakeboard World Championships. Celebrating 30 years of excellence in the marine industry, Supra pioneered rider-friendly boats that feature innovative hull designs, adjustable wakes and versatile seating with sleek and sexy styling.

ROCKSTAR is the world’s most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, ROCKSTAR is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles – from athletes to rock stars.ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is available in eleven amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced Mango Orange Passion Fruit, Juiced Guava, Juiced Pomegranate, Tropical Punched, Punched Citrus, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, and Roasted Light Vanilla. ROCKSTAR ENERGY SHOTS are available in Wild Berry and Tropical Punch flavors.ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is available at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United Kingdom.

Media Partners
To catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the King of Wake series, tune in to FUEL TV – the official television partner of the King of Wake. WakeBoarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the official magazine of the King of Wake series. Read about all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and news.

King of Wake
Viewed as the world’s elite pro wakeboarding circuit, the King of Wake series has attracted the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. With more than $300,000 in prize money over the eight-event season, athletes compete during the course of the year to be named the “King of Wake” – an award based on points accumulated at each stop of the series. Events include 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.

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 Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Maloof Money Cup, AMA Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Free Flow Tour; Alli Productions, which 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. The Alli properties are home to more than 550,000 spectators each year and broadcasts more than 150 hours of original content in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 – DAY 2 RESULTS:

Jr. Men – Final #1
1. Clay Fraley                USA     60.67
2. Keenan Allen              USA     51.33
3. Justin Payton              USA     38.33
4. Morgan Pederson        USA     37.00
5. Bryan Kryzda             MEX    25.00
6. Danny Faulkner          USA     13.33

Jr. Women – Final #1
1. Emylee Wright           USA     70.33
2. Megan Blaschka          USA     57.33
3. Carolina Rodriguez      MEX    57.00
4. Jasmine Lally              USA     40.00
5. Leah Gibney                USA     27.33

Jr. Boys Beginner – Final #1
1. Jack Dorrestijn           USA     53.89
2. Heiden Hein               USA     48.33
3. Kade Kasey                USA     38.33
4. Mat Doke                   USA     32.22

Jr. Boys – Final #1
1. Cobe France               AUS     50.56
2. Mitch Kappler             USA     46.11
3. Nicholas Brown           USA     42.22
4. Ian Rabon                  USA     35.00

Boys Beginner  – Final #1
1. Jonathan Abendroth            USA   61.67
2. Braxton Feemster                USA     54.44
3. Zandon Feemster                 USA     46.11

Boys – Final #1
1. Tony Iacconi               AUS     68.89
2. Noah Flegel                USA     56.67
3. Jason Soven               USA     48.33
4. Paulie Koch                 USA     41.33
5. Logan McCracken        USA     38.33
6. Gus Shuler                 USA     20.00

Girls – Final #1
1. Taylor McCullough      USA     66.11
2. Rachel Orgill              USA     50.00
3. Katelyn Fenner           USA     45.56
4. Delanie Parker            USA     33.89

Masters Women – Final #1
1. Allison Blaha               USA     48.33
2. Kat Laird                    USA     43.33
3. Jennifer Busser           USA     30.00

Amateur Wakeskate – Final #1
1. Matt Haydon               USA     70.00
2. Jim Branton                USA     53.33
3. Michael Roeder            USA     51.67

Veterans – Final #1
1. Matt Vermillion          USA     70.00
2. Gonzalo Renosto        ARG    62.22
3. Faron Kelsh               USA     48.33
4. Tommy Fambrough     USA     12.22

Men’s II – Final #1
1. Duston Swafford       USA     68.33
2. Kyle Green                USA     60.00
3. Nick Link                   USA     50.00
4. Jesse Dunbar             USA     40.00

Jr. Women – Final #1
1. Kanako Ooto              JPN     50.56
2. Ashley Gwartney        USA     30.00

Jr. Pro Men – Semifinal #1
1. Daniel Powers           USA     93.50
2. Jacob Valdez             USA     91.00
3. Taylor Kress              USA     82.00
4. Julian Cohen              USA     38.50

Jr. Pro Men – Semifinal #2
1. Steel Lafferty           USA     94.50
2. Nick Galotifore          USA     88.75
3. Kyle Evans                USA     74.25
4. Pierce Homsey           USA     66.75

Jr. Pro Men – Semifinal #3
1. Mitch Langfield         AUS     98.50
2. Bob Soven                USA     88.75
3. Alex Graydon            USA     79.25
4. Raphael Derome        CAN    57.75

Men’s I – Semifinal #1
1. Brad Spencer            USA     65.00
2. Lewis Link                USA     46.67
3. Travis Cook               USA     45.56
4. Tyler Heinz                USA     27.22

Men’s I – Semifinal #2
1. Nick Foren               USA     54.56
2. Hunter Hanson         USA     42.89
3. Marcos Torres           MEX    40.00
4. Luke Romero             USA     38.00

Men’s I – Semifinal #3
1. Clayton Underwood    USA     64.78
2. Leif Lacey                  USA     58.00
3. Daren Mishop            NZL     43.56
4. Yu Ishida                   JPN      38.89
5. Scott Morgan             USA     25.44

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