July 13th, 2009 by admin


Oklahoma City, Okla. – The 2009 Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by ROCKSTAR wrapped-up its final day of action in Oklahoma City, Okla. today, with several wakeboarding firsts occurring throughout the day.

In the Pro Men’s division, Adam Errington upset the top-seeded rider, Andrew Adkison, in the five-man final today to win his first pro national title. Adkison finished the contest in second place, while Danny Harf rounded out the podium in third. Though he didn’t claim the national title, Harf did make an impact on the water today, landing the first Wrapped Nose Grab Backside Off-Axis 720 in a contest. Rusty Malinoski and Shane Bonifay finished the five-man final, respectively.

Taking home the ROCKSTAR Best Trick Award was Keith Lidberg for his Toeside 270 on the Fun Box. The Award is a $1,000 cash prize.

Reed Hansen landed the first Switch Heelside 540 in a contest during his final run today to help earn his second Pro Wakeskate national title. Hansen won his first in 2007. Brian Grubb and Brandon Thomas rounded out the podium, respectively.

Breaking her own record, previously set at five, Dallas Friday claimed her sixth U.S. national title today – the most won be any wakeboarder. Friday topped the podium after taking first place in today’s Pro Women’s division six-woman final. Nicola Butler and Amber Wing rounded out the podium, respectively.

The Jr. Pro Men’s division hit the water today for their six-man final, with Bob Soven taking first place with a score of 97.00, a near 20-point differential from the next closest competitor. Jacob Valdez and Daniel Powers rounded out the Jr. Pro Men’s division podium. Today’s win marks Soven’s first national title in the Jr. Pro Men’s division.

The Boys and Jr. Women divisions also wrapped-up their riding today, with Jason Soven and Megan Blaschka claiming their respective division’s national title.

Now that the Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by ROCKSTAR has ended, the top tier riders from each of the 20 divisions will be invited to represent the United States at the WWA Wakeboard World Champions later this year in Orlando, Fla.

For results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, please visit www.allisports.com .

The Air Nautique 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.


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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.

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SUNDAY, JULY 12 – FINAL RESULTS:

Pro Men – Final #1
1. Adam Errington 92.25
2. Andrew Adkison 82.25
3. Danny Harf 78.00
4. Rusty Malinoski 77.75
5. Shane Bonifay 66.75

Pro Women – Final #1
1. Dallas Friday 93.50
2. Nicola Butler 89.75
3. Amber Wing 83.75
4. Haley Smith 66.00
5. Danni Petraitis 59.00
6. Raimi Merritt 48.00

Pro Wakeskate – Final #1
1. Reed Hansen 93.33
2. Brian Grubb 86.67
3. Brandon Thomas 53.33
4. Stuart Shinn 33.33

Jr. Pro Men – Final #1
1. Bob Soven 97.00
2. Jacob Valdez 78.50
3. Daniel Powers 75.75
4. Joshua Twelker 67.25
5. Phillip Aslinger 66.75
6. Steel Lafferty 65.75

Jr. Women – Final #1
1. Megan Blaschka 68.44
2. Jasmine Lally 50.56
3. Emily Wright 16.67

Boys – Final #1
1. Jason Soven 66.67
2. Noah Flegel 57.11
3. Paulie Koch 49.01
4. Zach Brown 45.33

Pro Men – Semifinal #1
1. Adam Errington 94.75
2. Jim LaRiche 92.50
3. Danny Thollander 79.00
4. Erik Ruck 73.75

Pro Men – Semifinal #2
1. Shane Bonifay 93.75
2. Phillip Soven 92.50
3. Nick Weinacker 77.50
4. Trevor Hansen 76.25

Pro Men – Semifinal #3
1. Rusty Malinoski 89.50
2. Olivier Derome 88.75
3. Keith Lidberg 84.25
4. Chad Sharpe 77.50

Pro Men – Semifinal #4
1. Andrew Adkison 93.25
2. Shawn Watson 91.00
3. Austin Hair 84.25
4. Shaun Murray 71.50

Pro Men – Semifinal #5
1. Danny Harf 98.50
2. Aaron Rathy 86.50
3. Bryan Hutton 82.00
4. Adam Wensink 73.00

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