August 19th, 2011 by pressrelease

Indianapolis, Ind. – The high-flying, water-sports action of the 18th annual Rockstar Energy Drink WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra continued today in northern Indianapolis, as 13 of its 23 skill-level divisions hit the waters of The Precedent for their final round of action. Among the 13 division winners crowned today was 19-year-old Florida native Brooke Grassman, who capped off an impressive rookie season today with a world title.

Grassman, who only started wakeboarding two years ago in her hometown of Lake Placid, Fla., has taken the 19 – 29 year old Amateur Women’s division by storm in her first year of competition.

“I got into wakeboarding two years ago with a neighbor and we just started to teach ourselves to flip,” said Grassman. “After I started working with my coach, Derek Grasman [no relation], I felt ready to compete this year.”

The Florida teen kicked off her amateur wakeboarding career back in April with a win at the Wake Games in Orlando, Fla.

“I didn’t know how I would do against the other girls at Wake Games,” said Grassman. “After I won, I wanted to keep going.”

Grassman then entered the 2011 WWA Wakeboard National Championships last month in Minneapolis, Minn. and won that contest, too. Winning the national title earned Grassman an invitation to the WWA Worlds in Indianapolis, where today she capped off her inaugural competition season with a world title.

“I was really nervous today, but once I got on the water, I pretended I was in my own backyard and laid down my run,” said the newly crowned Amatuer Women’s division world champion.

Grassman had a standup run during today’s finals, which included a Scarecrow, Tantrum, Front Roll and Back Roll to earn her the winning score of 68.33 in her four-woman heat.

Now that her competition season is over for the year, Grassman will fly home to begin the Fort Myers Fire Academy on Monday, Aug. 22.

“I want to compete again next year in either the Amateur Women or possibly the Pro Women’s division. We’ll have to wait see,” said Grassman.

With 13 divisions wrapped up, the WWA Worlds will continue to crown world champions in Indianapolis through Sunday, Aug. 21. Tomorrow’s competition will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Precedent. The Precedent is located at 9229 Delegates Row Indianapolis, IN 46240.

The 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra is a ticketed event. Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).

In addition to all the action on the water — on land, the WWA Worlds features great food and music; pro athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.

For those who cannot attend the event in person, just “like” the King of Wake’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/kingofwake to watch all the live streaming footage.

The 2011 WWA Worlds will also air on the VERSUS television network at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The Rockstar Energy Drink WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Supra boats, WWA, Overton’s, Indmar, Peavey, Mona Vie, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t and YOUR MOM.

About Rockstar Energy Drink

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 eighteen amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced Mango Orange Passion Fruit, Juiced Guava, Juiced Pomegranate, Tropical Punched, Punched Citrus, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, Roasted Light Vanilla, Cola, Recovery Lemonade, Recovery Orange, Recovery Grape, Pink, and 2X. 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, Greece, Mexico, the Philippines and throughout the United Kingdom.  Go to www.rockstar69.com or www.facebook.com/rockstar for athlete and event updates, videos, profiles, and product information.

About Supra

Supra is the official tow boat of the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships. Celebrating more than 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.

About WWA

The WWA Wakeboard World Championships is the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). The WWA also owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard Nationals, WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown and WWA Wake Park Nationals. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. The 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. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com.

About VERSUS

VERSUS, part of the NBC Sports Group, prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms.  Now in more than 76 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and Professional Bull Riders (PBR).  VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football, college basketball and Triple Crown horse racing coverage. The network is also home to the best outdoor programming on television. VERSUS is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

About King of Wake

The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from across the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The 2011 series consists of the Wake Games, the WWA National Championships, the WWA 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.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 – DAY 2 RESULTS:

Amateur Women – Final #1

1. Brooke Grassman   USA     68.33

2. Carolina Rodriguez     MEX    58.33

3. Leah Gibney              USA     50.00

4. Abby Delgoffe           USA     43.33

 

Jr. Men – Final #1

1. Noah Flegel             USA     80.00

2. Christian Primrose      CAN    68.33

3. Dylan Branch             USA     61.00

4. Justin Lee                   USA     60.00

5. Justin Gratzfeld           CAN    53.33

6. Tyler Cockrum           USA     43.33

 

Men’s II – Final #1

1. Nick Cankar            USA     71.67

2. Nick Link                  USA     63.33

3. Chad Warren             USA     50.00

4. Shayne Dalton            USA     45.00

 

Veterans – Final #1

1. Billy Garcia              USA     70.00

2. Matt Vermillion          USA     58.33

3. Tim Toussaint             AUS     45.00

4. Arturo Arce               MEX    33.33

 

Jr. Boys – Final #1

1. Hunter Henderson   USA     65.00

2. Tyler Worrall             USA     46.67

3. Kade Kasey              USA     40.00

 

Jr. Boys Beginner – Final #1

1. Kevin Duffy             USA     73.33

2. Thomas Herman         USA     55.00

3. Peyton Bristow          USA     41.67

 

Boys – Final #1

1. Cory Teunissen       AUS     86.67

2. Zachary Brown          USA     68.33

3. Mitch Kappler           USA     65.00

4. Arnie Watkins            USA     60.00

5. Merrett Fay               USA     48.33

6. Mac Schramm           USA     40.00

 

Boys Beginner – Final #1

1. Zach McCauley       USA     51.67

2. Mitch Allen                USA     46.67

3. Bryson Hancock        USA     41.67

 

Jr. Women – Final #1

1. Rachel Orgill           USA     58.33

2. Gianna Dinatale          USA     51.67

3. Tori Koch                  USA     45.00

4. Hannah Green            USA     38.33

 

Girls – Final #1

1. Taylor McCullough USA     80.00

2. Larisa Morales           MEX    66.67

3. Shelby King               USA     55.00

4. Regina Arce               MEX    43.33

 

Amateur Wakeskate – Final #1

1. Jim Branton             USA     78.33

2. Austin Polterock        USA     50.00

3. Yukimasa Kimura      JPN      30.00

 

Masters Women – Final #1

1. Yuriko Ishiyama      JPN     48.33

2. Mariana Martins         USA     41.67

3. Joy Manning              USA     35.00

 

Veteran Women – Final #1

1. Allison Blaha           USA     68.33

2. Kat Laird                   USA     51.67

3. Susan Sheehan           USA     31.67

4. Paula Fay                   USA     20.00

 

Adaptive Standing – Semifinal #1

1. Billy Tonis                USA     66.67

2. Mike Krohn             USA     33.33

 

Men I – Semifinal #1

1. Taylor Kress            USA     71.67

2. John Zdeblick          USA     60.00

3. Yukihiro Oishi            JPN      38.33

4. Damian Cox               AUS     26.67

 

Men I – Semifinal #2

1. Luciano Rondi Neto            BRA  71.67

2. Scott Morgan           USA     55.00

3. Gerardo Mora           GUA    45.00

4. Nick Hiratos              AUS     35.00

5. Will Green                 USA     20.00

 

Jr. Pro Men – Semifinal #1

1. Kyle Evans              USA     96.25

2. Joshua Twelker       USA     93.75

3. Robby Holihan           USA     80.00

4. Gunnar Shuler            USA     70.00

 

Jr. Pro Men – Semifinal #2

1. Dylan Prideaux        AUS     95.75

2. Freddie Wayne        USA     89.75

3. Paulie Koch               USA     83.00

4. Pierce Homsey           USA     71.50

 

Jr. Pro Men – Semifinal #3

1. Shota Tezuka           JPN     97.75

2. Gordon Harrison     USA     88.75

3. Daniel Powers            USA     78.50

4. Tony Iacconi              AUS     75.00

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