25 of the world’s best wakeskaters killed it today behind the Nautique 210 Byerly Icon Edition boat, kicking off day one of the 2011 Rockstar Byerly Toe Jam at The Projects outside of Orlando, Florida.
The four-man head-to-head final consisted of Brian Grubb vs. Stu Shinn and Nick Taylor vs. Reed Hansen. Taylor rode amazing all day with several clean moves like his toeside backside three, but his finals run was not enough to take down Hansen. Grubb also advanced past Shinn, even with Shinn’s hammers like his clean frontside big spin.
The head-to-head final was everything we hoped for — a complete throw-down between the two winningest boat riders in Toe Jam history. Grubb threw down first and Hansen followed with an equally impressive run. The winner will be announced on Saturday evening at 9 p.m. during the Arnette Awards Party in downtown Orlando at The Social.
Brian Grubb’s Final Run (all wake-to-wake)
HS Stale / TS Shove Indy / HS FS Shove / TS FS Shove / Nosegrab HS 360 / TS Indy / TS FS 360 / BS 180 / Wrapped TS Nosegrab BS 180 / HS Front Big / TS Front Big (fall) / TS Front Big (fall)
Reed Hansen’s Final Run (all wake-to-wake)
HS Stale / Switch HS 360 / Nosegrab HS 360 / Switch HS Mute Big Spin / HS BS Shove / TS BS 180 / HS BS 360 / HS BS 180 / Switch HS BS Shove / HS Mute Big Spin / Switch HS 540 (fall) / HS Shifty / HS BS 540 (fall)
Scott Byerly was way impressed with what he saw today, “The riding today was on a higher level than I’ve ever seen,” Byerly said. “It’s amazing what these guys are doing out there. They definitely made myself and the Byerly boat proud to host a throwdown like this.”
For all other info, including a live video broadcast of the remaining events, go to http://byerlytoejam.com. Also be sure to follow @thebyerlytoejam on Twitter.
Scott Byerly would like to thank Rockstar Energy Drink, O’Neill, Arnette, Nautique, Nike, The Projects, System 2.0, Grooveshark, and ESPN Radio’s Kevin Sutton Show on AM 1080 in Central Florida.
REMAINING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, Sept. 1
Cable Riding — System 2.0 Park
Friday, Sept. 2
Saturday, Sept. 3
Rail Park — Sea-Doo Wake Edition