Hansen Closes in on Fourth Consecutive World Title
Orlando, Fla. – Nearly 100 professional riders hit the waters of the Orlando Watersports Complex today for the 17th annual ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra, but only one was there to compete for his fourth consecutive world title – Reed Hansen. Hansen, a 20-year-old professional wakeskater from Groveland, Fla., is now one round away from pulling off the fourpeat, as he won his semifinal heat today to advance onto Sunday’s Pro Wakeskate finals. “I felt that I really put it together out there today,” said Hansen. “It was the closest I’ve gotten to a standup run, so I’m feeling pretty stoked right now.” Hansen posted a score of 81.67 for his semifinal run, which consisted of eight ‘bangers’ including a Switch Backside Late Shove – the first time the defending champ landed the trick in a contest. “I still have a couple of tricks up my sleeve if I need to use them in the finals,” said Hansen. “This is my favorite contest and I enjoy winning it.” Hansen and the three other Pro Wakeskate finalists will face off in the deciding round tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 22 at 1:30 p.m. The ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra concludes tomorrow, Aug. 22, with the ticketed event running from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under). In addition to all the action on the water; on land, spectators will enjoy great food and music; 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. Spectators can also pick up their share of $10,000 in free gift cards from Overton’s, the official water-sports retailer of the King of Wake series. Fans can also register to win a $500 Overton’s catalog shopping spree. The WWA Wakeboard World Championships is the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). With 27 Affiliate countries world wide 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 ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra, visit www.allisports.com. The ROCKSTAR 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, Overton’s, Indmar, Peavey, Mona Vie, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone, WakeBoarding magazine, Fuel TV and Allisports.com.