June 25th, 2007 by admin

Kenosha, Wis.- The 2007 Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships featured 70 riders in the Pro Men's Division, but on the final day of competition, only five riders remained: Shaun Murray, Trevor Hansen, Danny Harf, Rusty Malinoski and Erik Ruck. All five riders had a shot at the top spot, but after an intense final heat, Rusty Malinoski was named the victor.  

"I'm stoked to win today, it's the first time I won this event, so I couldn't be happier right now," said Malinoski. "Winning Nationals is a great accomplishment for me."

Malinoski has been battling all season long for the top spot in the King of Wake standings and with his win at Nationals, Malinoski now leads all riders in the series.   

Keith Lidberg (Pro Men's Division) impressed everyone today with the best rail trick, as the Minnesota native captured the Rip It Rail Trick Award.

All eyes were on Dallas Friday today, as the Orlando, FL native was chasing her sixth consecutive National title, but Amber Wing, a third-year pro rider, upset Friday to claim victory in the Pro Women's Division.

Pro Wakeskating concluded today with Reed Hanson capturing the top spot in the finals.

Today, Florida riders seemed to dominate the amateur divisions. Jimmy LaRiche (Boca Raton) took the top spot in the Rip It JX Division and Jason Soven (Longwood) claimed victory in the Jr. Boy's Division, while Victoria Kulp (Tampa) won the Jr. Women's Division. However, Californian Jacob Valdez (Cayon Lake) stood out from the rest to capture the Boy's Division title.

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Finals  Heat  01

1 Rusty  Malinoski  CDN   100.00

2 Shaun  Murray     USA   90.00

3 Danny  Harf        USA   77.50

4 Erik  Ruck           USA   72.50

5 Trevor  Hansen    USA   60.00

 

Professional WakeSkate – Finals  Heat  01

1 Reed  Hansen      USA   68.33

2 Brian  Grubb        USA   55.00

3 Stuart  Shinn       USA   48.33

4 Brandon  Thomas USA   40.00

 

Women's Professional – Finals  Heat  01

1 Amber  Wing       AUS   68.56

2 Dallas  Friday      USA   63.22

3 Melissa  Marquardt USA  60.44

4 Emily  Copeland Durham   USA   50.56

Junior Boys (9 and under) – Finals  Heat  01

1 Jason  Soven       USA   53.89

2 Noah  Flegel        USA   49.28

3 Joe  Martella        USA   42.22

4 Zach  Brown        USA   38.33

5Christopher  Herrera  USA   32.44

 

Boys (10-13) – Finals  Heat  01

1 Jacob  Valdez       USA   75.00

2 Daniel  Powers     USA   66.50

3 Cooper  Swink     USA   55.67

4 Michael  Dowdy   USA   54.33

5 Cale  Middleton   USA   40.67

6 Braxton  Tomlinson USA  24.22

 

Jr Women Wakeboard – Finals  Heat  01

1 Victoria  Kulp      USA   44.44

2 Holland  Finley    USA   43.33

3 Danni  Petraitis    USA   35.56

4 Megan  Blaschka  USA   29.44

5 Shawna  Hoffman USA   25.56

6 Corrie  Dyer         USA   24.44

 

Junior Men (14-18) – Finals  Heat  01

1 Jimmy  LaRiche    USA   69.72

2 Ryan  Anderson   USA   60.56

3 Alex  Scagliotti     USA   60.28

4 Julian  Cohen       USA   55.56

5 Robert  Soven      USA   49.44

6 Ryan  King          USA   45.28

 

Men's Professional – Semi Finals

Heat  01

1 Shaun  Murray    USA   93.00

2 Andrew  Adkison USA   92.00

3 Shawn  Watson   USA   85.00

4 Aaron  Rathy       CDN   70.00

 

Heat  02

1 Trevor  Hansen    USA   100.00

2 JD  Webb           USA   90.00

3 Shane  Bonifay    USA   80.00

4 Derek  Grasman    USA   70.00

 

Finals  Heat  03

1 Erik  Ruck         USA   95.50

2 Olivier  Derome    CAN   88.00

3 Adam  Errington   USA   81.50

4 Keith  Lidberg      USA   75.00

 

Heat  04

1 Rusty  Malinoski CDN  100.00

2 Daniel  Watkins   AUS   90.00

3 Nick  Jones         USA   76.00

4 Austin  Hair        USA   74.00

 

Heat  05

1 Danny  Harf        USA   97.50

2 Phillip  Soven      USA   92.50

3 Adam  Wensink   USA   78.50

4 Danny  Thollander USA  71.50

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