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Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour in Birmingham, Ala.

Harley Clifford Returns to Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour with First Place Finish During 2017 Season Opener

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 13, 2017)—The world’s top wakeboarders and wakesurfers competed Saturday at the 2017 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour, the longest-running professional circuit in the industry, in Birmingham, Ala.

After qualifying rounds on Friday, Saturday marked the first of four events this summer to determine the year’s overall champion. This was the first time in its 25-year history the tour hosted an event at Oak Mountain State Park, which proved to be the perfect setting for two days of high-intensity competition in ideal conditions.

While every quarter- and semi-finals heat was packed with action, it was the best-of-two finals round that made history when a record five of six riders scored in the 90s for the heaviest final challenge in recent memory.

Certainly the most exciting moment of the day was multi world champion Harley Clifford’s adrenaline-pumping finals run that catapulted him into the top spot in his Pro Wakeboard Tour comeback after sitting out in 2016 due to an injury. Defending Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour champion Mike Dowdy landed in second place by a mere 1.17 points, and Team Supra rider Cory Teunissen took home third place.

In the wakesurf division, reigning champion Noah Flegel took the first step in defending his overall title with a first-place finish, followed by Aaron Witherell in second and Parker Payne in third. Flegel is the only athlete to compete in both the wakeboarding and wakesurfing tournaments.

The Supra Boats SA550 is the official tow boat for the tour again in 2017. Purpose-built to create clean, consistent and controlled wakes, it is designed to push athletes to new levels while preserving strict handling and a balanced ride for those onboard.

The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour continues June 24 at Mantua Reservoir, just outside Salt Lake City, Utah.

Full results below. For more information, visit


Pro Men’s Wakeboard
– Riders in bold advance –
Quarter Finals Heat 1
1. Nic Rapa – 93.33
2. Dean Smith – 83.33
3. Austin Hair – 40.00
4. Massi Piffaretti – 1.67

Quarter Finals Heat 2
1. Harley Clifford – 92.33
2. Cory Teunissen – 84.33
3. Jake Pelot – 79.33
4. Noah Flegel – 70.00

Quarter Finals Heat 3
1. Tony Iacconi – 89.67
2. Shota Tezuka – 80.33
3. Gordon Harrison – 79.00
4. Parker Siegele – 46.67

Quarter Finals Heat 4
1. Mike Dowdy – 89.33
2. Tony Carroll – 82.67
3. Christian Primrose – 71.00
4. Damien Adam – 1.67

Semi Finals Heat 1
1. Tony Iacconi – 92.67
2. Nic Rapa – 92.00
3. Tony Carroll – 82.00
4. Dean Smith – 53.33

Semi Finals Heat 2
1. Harley Clifford – 93.67
2. Mike Dowdy – 91.00
3. Cory Teunissen – 86.67
4. Shota Tezuka – 81.67

1. Harley Clifford – 97.17
2. Mike Dowdy – 96.00
2. Cory Teunissen – 94.67
3. Tony Iacconi – 93.67
5. Nic Rapa – 92.67
6. Tony Carroll – 48.33

Pro Men’s Wakesurf
– Riders in bold advance –
Semi Finals
1. Parker Payne – 75.80
2. Noah Flegel – 69.80
3. Aaron Witherell – 69.70
4. Keenan Flegel – 68.30
5. Sean Silveira – 65.90
6. Grant Witherell – 56.20

1. Noah Flegel – 82.70
2. Aaron Witherell – 70.00
3. Parker Payne – 65.40

About Skier’s Choice Inc.
Skier’s Choice Inc. is the proud manufacturer of Supra and Moomba performance inboard wakeboard and waterski towboats. Supra has been a leader in the inboard industry since 1980. The Supra brand is synonymous with innovative styling, luxurious interiors, highest construction quality, and unsurpassed wake performance. Moomba is a value-oriented brand that delivers quality and performance comparable to other inboard brands but at a price significantly less. Moomba delivers the “best bang for the buck.” The company is privately held and is located in Maryville, Tenn.

Skier’s Choice encourages all boating participants to learn and follow safe boating practices. There are risks associated with boating and water sports activities. Be mindful of the risks, familiarize yourself with the environment, know your limits and conduct yourself accordingly.

Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour Sponsors
In addition to title sponsor Supra Boats, the Pro Wakeboard Tour is sponsored by: Indmar, Boatmate, JL Audio, PTM Edge by Protomet, Rockford Fosgate, Ronix, CWB, ZF, Fat Sac Ballast Systems, MISSION Boat Gear, SeaDek, Spradling, Zero Off, Acme, Piedmont Plastics, , AO Coolers, Roswell Marine, Ashland, Garelick, Stewart Products, Syntec, Transhield, Kawasaki, Connect-A-Dock, Yamaha Generators and Epiphone.