July 10th, 2010 by alliance

In an amazing final that included a huge Pete Rose 540 from Adam Fields and perfect 900 from Adam Errington, BROstock 2010 had the best riding, water conditions and local support ever.

In running order, the final heat consisted of Nick Galotifiore, Adam Fields, Bob Soven, Adam Errington and Danny Harf. Nick led off with a Cab 540, then Adam Fields came off the dock and set the bar with a huge Pete 5 and a gigantic S Bend. Then in true BROstock and all-or-nothing fashion Bob Soven went out and attempted three 1080’s going down on all three, but the size and commitment was evident. Adam Errington up next stomped a 900 on his first hit then went 0 for 2 trying for a 1080. Finally Danny Harf went out as the sun began fade and fell on his first double up, landed his second but the boat was slow and he was offered a re-ride, on his re-ride he fell again, raising the tension on the dock and even leaving many fans believing that Adam Fields had clinched the $13,000 first place purse. Then the boat notified the dock that Danny had one more chance. As he has done at so many events, Danny excels in a pressure filled, all-or-nothing situation and he came back with a perfect toeside backside 720 sending the crowd into a frenzy and winning BROstock 2010.

Final Results

1 – Danny Harf
2 – Adam Fields
3 – Adam Errington
4 – Bob Soven
5 – Nick Galotifiore

As all of the athletes backed up their runs with beer bongs with their BROS we put the cap on the best BROstock ever.

Stay tuned for more photos and video in the next week and a full show on Fuel TV in the first week of September.

Round 1 Results

Heat 1
Shawn Watson – Wrap FS Mute 7
James Balzer – HS BS 540
Joey Bradley
Ricky G.

Heat 2
Nick Galotifiore – HS 9
Kevin Henshaw – HS BS 7
Ben Greenwood
Aaron Reed

Heat 3
Adam Fields – Slim Chance 5
Bob Soven – TS 9
Mikey Ennen
Phil Soven

Heat 4
Adam Errington – Indy Glide
Tom Fooshee – HS 7
Jimmy LaRiche
Keasen Suyderhoud

Heat 5
Danny Harf – TS Wrap BS 5 (and a 1080)
Gabe Lucas – Nose Grab Front Mobe
Chris O’Shea
Danny Hampson

Round 2 Head to Head
Heat 1
Bob Soven
Shawn Watson

Heat 2
Nick Galotifiore
Tom Fooshee

Heat 3
Adam Fields
James Balzer

Heat 4
Adam Errington
Gabe Lucas

Heat 5
Danny Harf
Kevin Henshaw

8 Responses to “Danny Harf Takes the Win at BROstock”

  1. someone Says:

    “Nick led off with a Cab 540
    Bob Soven went out and attempted three 1080’s going down on all three”
    Please explain how NOTHING beats SOMETHING?

     
  2. someone Says:

    BTW, Nick also had two 1080 attempts

     
  3. JZ Says:

    Bring it back to Clermont!

     
  4. Empire Wake Says:

    How did 3 falls beat a landed trick? Judging confuses me sometimes..

     
  5. wakeboardfan Says:

    Danny Harf and Adam Fields Rock!

     
  6. Alliance Says:

    If anyone is looking for an explanation regarding the 4th and 5th place finishers at Brostock this year, here is the judges and event organizers take on it:

    Nick landed a switch 540 and tried 2 1080’s. I had no idea he was trying 1080’s, nor did anyone in the entire crowd, because he wasn’t even close on either of them. After falling on his first attempt, one which he lost the handle prior to landing by the way, he may or may not have been “going for another one,” and did the 540. Either this kid is so good he can stop himself in the middle of a 1080 attempt and do a 540, or he came into the double up half committed and when it wasn’t looking too good he did a 540 just to have a trick in the bag. Understandable? Maybe. Unfortunate? Sure. A rookie lapse in judgment for not going for it anyway given the arena he was in and the opportunity in front of him? Almost certainly.

    I have seen a lot of 1080 attempts in my lifetime, some good and really close, a lot bad and not so close. On every single one that I have seen landed or in control enough to have almost been landed, I would say there isn’t a chance in hell that any of those attempts could have been stopped at the 540 mark. If you’re spinning well enough to have a chance at landing a 1080, the 540 mark happens in the blink of an eye, and if you tried to stop it you’re signing yourself up for a world of hurt. For anyone who saw it: Imagine if Danny had tried to stop the 1080 he landed on Saturday halfway through. Is there any scenario where you see someone spinning that fast and actually stopping their rotation in the middle and not stuffing their eyeballs out through their ass on the landing?

    So anyhow, Nick landed one of his double ups, which he didn’t seem very committed to in the first place. Then Bob went out and took three huge cuts at 1080’s in a row, almost landing at least two of them from my recollection. He was in control and looked GOOD doing them, like he should have been doing them in the first place. I have never seen either rider ride in person, and I have no bias toward either one of them. If anything, given all the guido jokes i’ve had to endure over the years, I was pulling for the Italian underdog. But there was no denying that Bob’s attempts in the finals of Brostock were technically more sound, and unquestionably more in the spirit of the competition. This wasn’t the Jr. Men’s Pro Tour, it was Brostock. There was a box on the judges sheet for Bro points for god’s sake.

    But let’s take it even one step further, if anyone wants numbers:

    Let’s say the technical starting value for a 1080 is “8” and subject to going up from there based on grabbed, control, switch or regular, etc. And let’s give both of them 8’s for even trying 1080’s, and no other points at all for anything else on the 1080 attempts they didn’t land. Here is how the scorecard SHOULD have looked (in hindsight)

    Bob Soven
    Trick 1: 1080 attempt: Technical = 8, Size = 0, Style = 0
    Trick 2: 1080 attempt: Technical = 8, Size = 0, Style = 0
    Trick 3: 1080 attempt: Technical = 8, Size = 0, Style = 0 PLUS, BRO POINTS: +5 for trying the third 1080 and trying to put the pressure on Danny Harf to do it again.

    FINAL BEST SCORE: 13

    Nick G.
    Trick 1: 1080 attempt: Technical = 8, Size = 0, Style = 0
    Trick 2: switch 540: Technical = 3, Size = 4, Style = 4
    Trick 3: 1080 attempt: Technical = 8, Size = 0, Style = 0

    FINAL BEST SCORE: 11

    In my opinion, any way you slice it, Bob’s riding and even his “strategy” in the finals were much more in tune with the Brostock spirit and deserving of beating Nick’s score.

     
  7. Bob Soven Says:

    Since when did 4th or 5th place mean anything? Please everyone bury this and take in the fact that Danny Harf is the first person to ever repeat at bro-stock and call me pete rose but I’m betting on him to win again next year. Also I dont see any write up about Shane Bonifay winning Mr. Bro-stock for 2010 without even riding that just shows what we are all about at the greatest “competition” ever!

     
  8. Bob Soven Says:

    And no more forum like posting on alliance take that ish to wakeworld.

     

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