July 2nd, 2012 by pressrelease

Monroe, Wa. – The second day of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar Energy Drink in Monroe was graced with stiff competition and world-class riding from the sport’s most talented athletes. Showcasing premiere skills throughout the event, Phillip Soven rose to victory in the Men’s Pro division, while Nicola Butler stood atop the podium in the Women’s Pro.

With artist-like precision, Soven painted an excellent run to claim his second consecutive Pro Tour victory. The win solidifies him as a prime contender for the season title heading into the final event in Knoxville, Tenn. Also keeping an eye on the season-long prize is Harley Clifford, who placed second in today’s competition, paving the way for a classic final showdown in Tennessee.

“It feels great to get my second win in a row,” said Phillip Soven. “I started a little slow, but have pulled into a spot to be leading King of Wake. It’s reminiscent of last year where the Pro Tour title will again come down to the last stop of the season in Knoxville.”

The Women’s Pro division also saw a strong contingent of the best females frothing to launch off the XStar’s massive wake to claim victory. Nicola Butler produced a run that meshed big aerials perfectly with precise rail-riding to place her at the top of the field. Mellissa Marquardt and Raimi Merritt also put in stellar runs in the finals to round out the podium.

Wakeboarding’s stars of the future also determined a winner today in the Junior Pro Men’s division. The performance of the day came from Tony Iacconi, who took first place in the ultra-competitive division. However, it was no walk in the park for Iacconi, who had to overcome top-notch runs from Gordon Harrison and Mike Dowdy who finished in second and third place respectively.

Following the final round of the Men’s Pro fans were treated to two specialty event;s the Sony Big Air contest and the Rockstar Double Up. Using the kicker to launch to heights rarely visited during competition, Dean Smith stuck a backside 720 to take first place in the Big Air contest, while Jimmy Lariche reigned supreme in the Double Up by dazzling fans with a gigantic switch heel 900.

For more information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, please visit: KingofWake.com

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by ROCKSTAR is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Indmar, Peavey, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and YOUR MOM magazine.

MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Monroe Day Two Results

Pro Men’s Finals

1.       Phillip Soven                      85.00

2.       Harley Clifford                   80.00

3.       Rusty Malinoski                 70.00

4.       Aaron Rathy                       65.00

5.       JD Webb                              50.00

6.       Shota Tezuka                      45.00

Pro Women’s Finals

1.       Nicola Butler                      75.67

2.       Mellissa Marquardt          66.67

3.       Raimi Merritt                     60.00

4.       Meagan Ethell                    56.00

5.       Amber Wing                       50.00

6.       Dallas Friday                       40.00

Junior Pro Men’s Finals

1.       Tony Iacconi                      85.50

2.       Gordon Harrison               79.00

3.       Mike Dowdy                       76.00

4.       Freddie Wayne                  75.00

5.       Massi Piffaretti                  69.50

6.       Jacob Valdez                      65.00

Pro Men’s Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 3 Advance)

1.       Phillip Soven                        90.00

2.       Shota Tezuka                       85.00

3.       Rusty Malinoski                  80.00

4.       Tony Carroll                        60.00

5.       Andrew Adkison                30.00

Pro Men’s Semifinals Heat 2

1.       Harley Clifford                    90.00

2.       Aaron Rathy                        70.00

3.       JD Webb                              60.00

4.       Dean Smith                         30.00

5.       Steel Lafferty                      10.00

Junior Pro Men’s Semifinals Heat 1 (Top 3 Advance)

1.       Jacob Valdez                      90.25

2.       Massi Piffaretti                  88.75

3.       Tony Iacconi                       85.75

4.       Noah Flegel                        73.35

5.       Joey Buss                            61.50

Junior Pro Men’s Semifinals Heat 2

1.       Mike Dowdy                      93.25

2.       Gordon Harrison               87.25

3.       Freddie Wayne                 78.00

4.       Christian Primrose           76.25

5.       Parker Siegele                   65.25

Men’s Pro Quaterfinals Heat 1 Results (Top 2 Advance)

1.       Steel Lafferty                     70.00

2.       Andrew Adkison                60.33

3.       Josh Palma                          51.67

4.       Adam Errington                  33.33

Men’s Pro Quarterfinals Heat 2 Results

1.       Dean Smith                         80.00

2.       Tony Carroll                        73.33

3.       Austin Hair                          66.67

4.       Chad Sharpe                      50.00

Men’s Pro Quarterfinals Heat 3

1.       Rusty Malinoski                81.67

2.       Shota Tezuka                     70.00

3.       Jimmy Lariche                    58.33

4.       Joey Bradley                      40.00

Men’s Pro Quarterfinals Heat 4

1.       Phillip Soven                       83.33

2.       JD Webb                              75.00

3.       Daniel Powers                   66.67

4.       Kyle Rattray                        58.33

Men’s Pro Quaretfinals Heat 5

1.       Harley Clifford                   93.33

2.       Aaron Rathy                       86.67

3.       Oliver Derome                  70.00

4.       Trevor Hansen                  50.00

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