Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships

Return to Wisconsin 

14 Divisions Open Competition at Day One of Prestigious Event

Pleasant Prairie, WI. — One of the largest and most prestigious action sports events on the planet returned to Pleasant Prairie with the opening day of the Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra. Over the course of the next four days, more than 200 of the world’s best professional and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters, ranging in age from seven to 50+, will compete in the annual event for a shot at a coveted world title.

Opening Worlds in grand fashion today were 14 divisions featuring male and female riders from across the planet. Paramount day one performances came from the Junior Men, which was the day’s most competitive division with 16 riders across three heats. Australian rider Lewis Watt showed off a full arsenal of tricks including wake-to-wake rotating aerials, technical grabs and overall stylish riding to claim first place in his heat posting a divisions high score of 85.00 to advance to tomorrow’s finals. Fellow countrymen Shannon Speering and Joel Bartley also won their heats giving the Aussies a clean sweep in the Junior Pro semifinals. Both riders put on impressive runs that featured smooth toe-side and heel-side riding while boosting huge airs off one of the world’s best wake’s from the Supra SA550.

“We are thrilled to bring Worlds back to Pleasant Prairie,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “Wisconsin is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and today’s crowd was treated to some excellent riding from athletes in the amateur, veterans and masters divisions. They set the stage for some dramatic finals heats tomorrow when the first of the 2013 World Champions will be crowned.”

Wakeskaters also took advantage of the calm Lake Andrea waters today for semifinal heats. Turning the ultra smooth Supra SC550 wake into his personal launch ramp, Cristobal Mendez registered the discipline’s run of the day. Meshing wake-to-wake airs with highly-technical flip tricks, Mendez registered a day-high score of 70.00 to place him as the favorite in tomorrow’s World Championship finals heat.

Tomorrow’s action is free and open to the public. Saturday and Sunday’s competitions are ticketed events. Online adult tickets are available for $7 (46% off the gate price) and include an exclusive Overton’s discount code for online buyers only. Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).

For more information on the Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra, visit KingofWake.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: Supra Boats, Rockstar Energy Drink, WWA, Overton’s, Indmar, Polaroid Action, Ronix, Fox, Zeal Optics, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and YOUR MOM magazine.

Day 1 Scores:

Veterans Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 3 advance)

1.       Matt Vermillion 80.00

2.       Darren Holsey 61.67

3.       Hideshi Nakayama 36.67


Men’s II Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1.       Nick Cankar 70.00

2.       Michael Vincz 58.33

3.       Rob Corum 50.00

4.       Brian Brech 50.00


Men’s II Semifinals Heat 2

1.       Corbin Blanton 70.00

2.       Tom Pazerunas 60.00

3.       Marcos Torres 50.00


Jr. Men Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1.       Shannon Speering 73.33

2.       Guenther Oka 61.67

3.       Cody Coffey 50.00

4.       Michael Welsh 40.00

5.       Hector Morales 33.33

6.       Cullen Rumford 23.33


Jr. Men Semifinals Heat 2

1.       Lewis Watt 85.00

2.       Jake Pelot 70.00

3.       Ethan Rau 58.33

4.       Jorge Perez Gordillo 50.00

5.       Clayton Holladay 38.33


Jr. Men Semifinals Heat 3

1.       Joel Bartley 80.00

2.       Chad Payton 58.33

3.       Andres Cebalos 51.00

4.       Austin Ferguson 50.00

5.       James Loisel 33.33


Jr. Women’s Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 4 advance)

1.       Sofia Dinatale 63.33

2.       Alyssa Rokita 48.33

3.       Gianna Dinatale 41.67

4.       Abigail Prowse 33.33


Amateur  Women Semifinals Heat 1

1.       Carolina Rodriguez 85.87


Masters Women Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1.       Joy Manning 83.33

2.       Natalie Graham 56.67


Veterans Women Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1.       Susan Sheehan 60.00

2.       Kat Laird 50.00


Girls Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1.       Hollie Waldrop 63.33

2.       Sarah Deary 51.67

3.       Sofia Monroy 33.00

4.       Holly Watt 24.00

Girls Semifinals Heat 2

1.       Mary Morgan Howell 50.00

2.       Hallie Bauer 36.67

3.       Jessica Herman 26.67


Jr. Boys Beginner Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1.       Daniel Johnson 62.33

2.       Brett Powell 50.00

3.       Laird Stidham 40.00


Jr. Boys Beginner Semifinals Heat 2

1.       Benjamin Brown 69.00

2.       Xavier Olea Vorhauer 57.00

3.       Karson Prowse 57.00


Jr. Girls Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 Advance)

1.       Kyla Hendricks 63.00

2.       Sofia Mendez 57.00

3.       Palmer Howell 44.33


Jr. Girls Semifinals Heat 2

1.       Sydney Deary 59.67

2.       Kaitlyn Adams 51.67

3.       Bailey Brown 38.33


Amateur Wakeskate Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 3 advance)

1.       Cristobal Mendez 70.00

2.       Alex Hale 51.67

3.       Josh Hamon 43.33


Jr. Boys Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 5 advance)

1.       Fynn Bullock 89.67

2.       Rocker Stiener 86.33

3.       Thomas Herman 78.33

4.       Gabriel Benetton 68.33

5.       Pablo Monroy 36.33


Boy’s Beginner Semifinals Heat 1 (top 2 advance)

1.       Garrett Coleman 71.67

2.       Trystan Semon 58.33

3.       Joao Bennetton 56.67

4.       Drew Drennan 43.33


Boy’s Beginner Semifinals Heat 2

1.       Kenny Prowse 60.00

2.       Andy  Birch 55.00

3.       Kai Stidham 50.00


Boy’s Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 2 advance)

1.       Sam Brown 87.33

2.       Nicholas Brown 72.67

3.       Tyler Worrall 60.00

4.       Drew Rokita 46.67


Boy’s Semifinals Heat 2

1.       Kevin Duffy 74.33

2.       Elliot Digney 63.33

3.       Bryson Hancock 56.67

4.       Zach McCauley 36.67


Boy’s Semifinals Heat 3

1.       Tyler Sommer 78.33

2.       Tyler Higham 66.67

3.       Erik Schroeder 58.33




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