June 5th, 2012 by pressrelease

Progressive Riding Highlights Day One of

MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour in Ft. Worth 

Ft. Worth, Tx. – The world’s best wakeboarders converged on the private lake at Texas MasterCraft today to kick off the second stop on the 2012 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. Treating fans to a full day of world class shredding, the sport’s best athletes put on a high-flying demo behind the new XStar boat with highly-competitive heats throughout the day.

Fresh off a win in Georgia during the first stop of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, Harley Clifford again looks to be the guy to beat in Texas. Laying down an impressive run that coupled huge aerials with highly-technical rail maneuvers, Clifford posted a heat-winning 76.67 score and will advance to tomorrow’s elimination rounds. Phillip Soven and Rusty Malinoski will also be favorites during day two in Ft. Worth after putting up heat winning scores of 71.67 and 75.00 respectively.

“We saw great riding from all three divisions today here at Texas MasterCraft,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director. “Once again the riders are excelling behind the new XStar and tomorrow’s elimination rounds should provide plenty of drama with the riders vying for crucial points in the season standings.”

The Pro Women also went off with three stacked heats that provided a wealth of highlights for spectators lining the shores of the lake. In a highly contested heat with MasterCraft Pro Tour stop one winner, Nicola Butler, Amber Wing posted the Women’s high score of the day with a 70.00. Both riders will advance to tomorrow’s finals to face off against today’s other four female qualifiers.

The MasterCraft Junior Pro Tour also held competition today. Continuing his recent assault on the Overton’s Junior Pro Series, Mike Dowdy posted another huge score winning his heat with a division-best 98.50 ride.Dowdy will look to win his second consecutive Pro Tour contest when the Junior Pro Men resume with elimination rounds tomorrow.

Thousands of spectators are expected to flock to Texas MasterCraft tomorrow to watch the final day elimination rounds and awards ceremony. Following the final rounds of competition, fans can stay and witness the jaw-dropping Sony Big Air Contest. The event will feature top athletes performing exciting and innovative new tricks that aren’t typically attempted in a traditional contest setting.

In addition to all the on water action; on land, fans will enjoy plenty of great food; athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; product sampling, 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. At the Pro Tour’s entertainment stage, guests can catch athlete interviews, color commentators and interactive live music.

Saturday will be a ticketed event beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under); or $7 (adult) if purchased online.

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 TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.

MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Ft. Worth Day 1 Results (riders in bold advance)

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 1

1.      Jacob Valdez              91.50

2.      Tony Iacconi              91.00

3.      Cody Hesse                 81.50

4.      Dylan Branch              73.75

5.      TylerCockrum            62.25

6.      Morgan Pedersen        DQ

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 2

1.      Massi Piffaretti          98.00

2.      Marc Kroon               86.75

3.      Gordon Harrison         79.50

4.      Gunnar Daft                73.75

5.      Robby Holihan            60.50

6.      Merrett Fay                 51.50

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 3

1.      Parker Siegele            92.25

2.      Jason Soven               87.75

3.      Yancey Crew              70.75

4.      Gus Shuler                  69.50

5.      Kyle Evans                  65.25

6.      Alec Rex                     64.50

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 4

1.      Noah Flegel                90.00

2.      Freddie Wayne          89.00

3.      Brad Teunissen           85.00

4.      David Foreman           68.75

5.      Justin Lee                    64.50

6.      Ian Cole                      41.50

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 5

1.      Keenan Allen              93.00

2.      Christian Primrose    88.50

3.      Joey Buss                     81.75

4.      Mac Schramm             70.25

5.      Austin Pratt                  66.50

6.      Dylan Prideaux            DQ

Jr. Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 6

1.      Mike Dowdy              98.50

2.      Landon Kasey           79.00

3.      Kyler Green                78.75

4.      Joshua Twelker           77.75

5.      Nick Vacari                 47.50

6.      Arnie Watkins             47.25

Pro Women Semifinals – Heat 1

1.      Raimi Merritt            63.33

2.      Dallas Friday             56.67

3.      Mellissa Marquardt     49.33

4.      Corrie Dyer                 41.67

Pro Women Semifinals – Heat 2

1.      Amber Wing              70.00

2.      Nicola Butler              65.00

3.      Tarah Mikacich           55.00

4.      Charlotte Bryant         51.67

Pro Women Semifinals – Heat 3

1.      Meagan Ethell           68.33

2.      Taylor McCullough  60.00

3.      Haley Smith                58.33

4.      Miku Asai                   46.67

5.      Alexa Score                 36.67

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 1

1.      Dean Smith                76.67

2.      Austin Hair                66.67

3.      Mitchell Daniel           55.00

4.      Gunnar Shuler             48.33

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 2

1.      Chad Sharpe             68.33

2.      JD Webb                    66.67

3.      JB Oneill                     53.33

4.      Ben Allbright              50.00

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 3

1.      Aaron Rathy              73.33

2.      Nick Jones                  61.67

3.      Taylor Kress                53.33

4.       Kyle Alberts                40.00

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 4

1.      Tony Carroll              76.67

2.      Dante Digangi            66.00

3.      Dylan Prideaux            65.00

4.      Bradley Smeele           53.33

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 5

1.      Jimmy Lariche          76.67

2.      Danny Thollander     60.00

3.      Kirby Liesmann          35.00

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 6

1.      Andrew Adkison       75.00

2.      Kyle Rattray              58.33

3.      Julian Cohen               50.00

 

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 7

1.      Anthony Racinelli     65.00

2.     Steel Lafferty             60.00

3.       Matt Sims                   51.67

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 8

1.      Phillip Soven              71.67

2.      Adam Errington        61.67

3.      Pierce Homsey            DQ

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 9

1.      Rusty Malinoski        75.00

2.      Daniel Powers            67.67

3.      Joey Bradley               60.00

Pro Men Quarterfinals – Heat 10

1.      Harley Clifford          76.67

2.      Shota Tezuka             68.33

3.      Zane Schwenk             60.00

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