July 9th, 2009 by admin

Oklahoma City, Okla. – The United States’ top amateur wake athletes returned to the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, Okla. today for the second day of action at the 2009 Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by ROCKSTAR.
The WWA Nationals is a five-day event featuring pro and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters, competing for U.S. national titles in 20 different divisions, separated by age and skill level.
Day two of the Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by ROCKSTAR featured final rounds for eight of the divisions, crowning a new U.S. national champ for each one.
In the Girls division, Taylor McCullough of Centralia, IL captured her second consecutive national title. Allison Blaha from Vista, CA took first place in the Masters Women division; as did Kentucky native Erica Dumeyer in the Amateur Women’s division.
Matt Hayden of Spotsylvania, VA and Hanh Williams from Santa Clara, CA took first place in the Amateur Wakeskate and Women’s Wakeskate division, respectively.
In the Masters division, Billy Garcia of Austin, TX took the top spot in the finals, while Ohio native Matt Vermillion captured the title in the Veterans division. Leif Lacey of Oxford, MS claimed the national title in the Men’s I division.
As those eight divisions wrapped-up, six other divisions hit the water today for their opening rounds, including the Jr. Pro Men’s division for their quarterfinals. Among those who advanced past the quarterfinals today was Steel Lafferty of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, who posted a perfect score of 100-points for his run today.
The WWA Nationals continue tomorrow, Friday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event runs through Sunday, July 12.
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.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under).
The Nationals is a World Wakeboard Association (WWA) sanctioned event. The World Wakeboard Association is a rider formed organization dedicated to growing and promoting wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, organizers, and competitive standards.
The Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by ROCKSTAR is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla. The WWA Nationals have the support of the following sponsors: Correct Craft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, the U.S. Air Force, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, Oakley, Ride the Wake, FUEL TV and Allisports.com.

The Air Nautique by Correct Craft is the exclusive tow boat of the WWA Nationals. Celebrating 84 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft Inc. is the producer of the Nautique line of boats. The manufacturer of Nautique is known for delivering superior quality product, cutting-edge technology and exceptional service experiences.


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Media Partners
To catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the King of Wake series, tune in to FUEL TV – the official television partner of the King of Wake. WakeBoarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the official magazine of the King of Wake series. Read about all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and news.
King of Wake
Viewed as the world’s elite pro wakeboarding circuit, the King of Wake series has attracted the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. With more than $300,000 in prize money over the eight-event season, athletes compete during the course of the year to be named the “King of Wake” – an award based on points accumulated at each stop of the series. Events include the Wake Games, the WWA Wakeboard National Championships, the WWA Wakeboard 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.

Amateur Women – Final #1
1. Erica Dumeyer        87.00
2. Ashley Gwartney        79.00
Girls – Final #1
1. Taylor McCullough 64.00
2. Rachel Orgill              48.11
3. Charmane Lally          40.89
4. Delanie Parker           31.89
Masters Women – Final #1
1. Allison Blaha           63.00
2. Elizabeth Freeman      52.56
3. Kat Laird                   51.44
4. Geri Robertson          51.22
Amateur Wakeskate – Final #1
1. Matt Haydon           73.33
2. Michael Roeder         63.33
3. Jim Branton                45.00  
4. Clayton Stich             40.00
Women Wakeskate – Final #1
1. Hanh Williams         60.00
2. Jen GilanFarr             46.67
3. Bethany Henderson    37.00
4. Brittany Fletcher         31.67
Masters – Final #1
1. Billy Garcia              74.22
2. Mike Vanpatten         65.00
3. Christopher Full         63.78
4. Brent Anderson          47.22
5. Steve Jones                36.67
6. Jeremy Baker             28.44
Veterans – Final #1
1. Matt Vermillion       56.67
2. Tommy Fambrough    46.67
3. Michael Fay               36.67
4. Sammy Roberts         26.67
Mens I – Final #1
1. Leif Lacey                48.89
2. Lewis Link                 47.22
3. Hunter Hanson           46.67
4. Travis Cook               42.22
5. Brad Spencer             40.56
6. Lucas Harold             34.44
Jr. Boys Beginner – Semifinal #1
1. Kade Kasey             54.44
2. Benjamin Brown      49.33
3. Helden Hein               39.67
4. Parker Watts             32.33
Jr. Boys Beginner – Semifinal #2
1. Jack Dorrestijn        60.67
2. Hunter Henderson   51.67
3. Mat Doke                  45.00
4. Jaden Reichl               40.33
Jr. Boys – Semifinal #1
1. Mitch Kappler         56.67
2. Ian Rabon                43.33
3. Nicholas Brown       30.00
Mens II – Semifinal #1
1. Jeramie Vaine         58.33
2. Matt Tucker            43.33
3. Jon Klein                   NS
Mens II – Semifinal #2
1. Dustin Swafford       66.67
2. Kyle Green              52.78
3. Jesse Dunbar             44.44
4. Brad Gearhart            33.33
Mens II – Semifinal #3
1. Brian White             55.00
2. Eric Deegan             48.89
3. Nick Link                  33.33
4. Mitch Bergsma           NS
Pro Veterans – Semifinal #1
1. Chad Reese             50.56
2. Ricky Gonzales       43.33
Jr. Men – Semifinal #1
1. Danny Faulkner       55.00
2. Keenan Allan           50.00
3. Nick Vaccari             47.78
4. Jackie Sly                  32.22
Jr. Men – Semifinal #2
1. Cody Prizer              50.00
2. Brandon Canney      34.44
3. Morgan Pederson      21.11
4. Matt McCaleb           20.00
5. Jordan Gensler           06.78
Jr. Men – Semifinal #3
1. Clay Fraley              56.11
2. Will Green               46.11
3. Justin Payton              45.56
4. Jesse Chesnut            28.35
5. Daniel Pate                13.35
Jr. Pro Men – Quarterfinal #1
1. Kyle Evans              91.50
2. Danny Burnstein     88.00
3. Taylor Kress              86.50
4. Hunter Stich               54.75
Jr. Pro Men – Quarterfinal #2
1. Phillip Aslinger        94.50
2. Daniel Powers          86.25
3. Michael Dowdy         83.00
4. Alex Graydon            65.75
Jr. Pro Men – Quarterfinal #3
1. Steel Lafferty          100.00
2. Freddie Wayne        85.50
3. Johnny Tobaben         83.00
4. JB O’Neill                 71.50
Jr. Pro Men – Quarterfinal #4
1. Joshua Twelker       96.00
2. Pierce Homsey        90.50
3. Steven Cahail             78.50
4. Brian Waskevich        76.00
Jr. Pro Men – Quarterfinal #5
1. Jacob Valdez            95.75
2. Julian Cohen            88.75
3. Gunnar Shuler            82.75
4. Connor Bitton            72.75
Jr. Pro Men – Quarterfinal #6
1. Bob Soven                97.25
2. Nick Galotifore        88.75
3. John Jeffries               86.00
4. Kelton Collins            77.00
5. Erik Nikstad              71.00

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