wwa nationals

West Chester, OH. — For the first time in the storied history of Wakeboarding’s annual national championships, the world’s best cable riders have joined their boat-riding counterparts with today’s debut of the Nautique & Rockstar WWA Wake Park National Championships, presented by Polaroid Action. The unique cross-over format allows park riders and boat riders to compete in both styles of wakeboarding with highly-coveted National Titles at stake.

The opening day of the history-making contest took place at Wake Nation Cincinnati, just a short drive from Voice of America Park in West Chester, which is playing host to the boat riding portion of Nationals. Highlighting the first day of park action was the Junior Pro Men’s division. Proving to be as big a threat in the park as he is behind a boat, Noah Flegel put his freakish talent on full display dismantling the course en route to a National Title in the division.

“Everyone at Nationals is so happy Nautique, Rockstar, WWA and Polaroid Action stepped up to the plate and made Wake Park a reality this year,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “The riding today was mental and it’s a solid testament to the progression of the sport to see so many cross-over athletes killing it in the park and behind the boat.”

Wake Park Nationals will continue tomorrow with a full day of competition including opening round heats from the Pro Men, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate and Pro Features divisions.

 The Nautique & Rockstar WWA Wake Park National Championships, presented by Polaroid Action is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Nautique Boats, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Indmar, Polaroid Action, Ronix, Billabong, Zeal Optics, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and Your Mom magazine.

Day 1 Results:

Jr. Pro Men Finals

1.      Noah Flegel 93.00

2.      Yonel Cohen 87.75

3.      Massi Piffaretti 78.50

4.      Kelbey Huebner 69.50

5.      Jon Hunt 64.00

6.      Robby Holihan 48.50


Jr. Men’s Finals

1.      Brady Patry 95.75

2.      Gunther Oka 94.25

3.      Jake Pelot 80.00

4.      Jonathan Stever 30.00


Boy’s (10-13) Finals

1.      Tyler Sommer 95.75

2.      Garrett Coleman 89.00

3.      Tyler Worrall 81.25

4.      Kevin Duffy 74.00

5.      Drew Drennan 46.50

6.      David Stever 30.00


Jr. Pro Men Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 3 advance)

1.      Robby Holihan 91.25

2.      Massi Piffaretti 90.75

3.      Yonel Cohen 84.50

4.      Arnie Watkins 71.75

5.      Justin Lee 59.50

6.      Ian Cole 52.25


Jr. Pro Men Semifinals Heat 2

1.      Noah Flegel 95.00

2.      Kelbey Huebner 86.50

3.      Jon Hunt 74.50

4.      Joey Buss 69.50

5.      Max Van Helvoort


Jr. Men’s Semifinals Heat 1 (top 2 advance)

1.      Jake Pelot 100.00

2.      Jonathan Stever 67.25

3.      Brendon Thibodeau 50.50


Jr. Men’s Semifinals Heat 2

1.      Gunther Oka 95.25

2.      Brady Patry 94.75

3.      Johnnie Paul 48.00


Boy’s (10-13, top 3 advance) Semifinals Heat 1

1.      Tyler Worrall 75.00

2.      Kevin Duffy 67.25

3.      David Stever 63.50

4.      Pierce Bischop 57.75


Boy’s (10-13) Heat 2

1.      Tyler Sommer 97.50

2.      Garrett Coleman 73.25

3.      Drew Drennan 62.00

4.      Kai Stidham 54.25

5.      Andy Birch 46.50

About Nautique Boat Company
Celebrating 88 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique Boats is known for delivering the highest quality product, innovative technology and exceptional customer service experiences. To get more information on the company or see the complete line of Nautique boats, visit www.nautique.com.

About King of Wake
The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout 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 King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com.

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About Overton’s
Overton’s began selling water skis in the mid-1970s. Over the years, we’ve built our reputation by offering quality products at the best prices found anywhere. Today you can look to Overton’s to provide the highest-quality products for all your boating needs. Our company has grown from its humble beginnings in the back of a grocery store in Greenville, North Carolina, to the “World’s Largest Water Sports Dealer.” Widely recognized and respected in the industry, Overton’s catalog and website provide consumers with the widest selection of boating accessories and water-sports equipment out there. Our acquisition by Gander Mountain in December 2007 assured continued growth, allowing us to expand our offerings and have our products available in Gander’s 114 retail stores throughout the United States.

 About Polaroid Action
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