Local shredder Blake Bishop throwing down his first ever switch mute double half cab roll in the finals of Open Men’s division Photo: Cortese
The final day of the second stop of the Monster Energy Wake Park Triple Crown went off at Terminus Wake Park outside of Atlanta and featured some of the best riding ever to go down across the board at a WPTC event. Mother Nature played coy today sprinkling in some light showers, but the day was dominated by bright sun and intense competition. Everybody from the Amateur Women to the Pro Men threw everything they had on the line to go after a piece of the $20,000 purse.
Highlights from the day included the final round of the Open Men’s division. Within the last minute of the round there were two backside 7′s, a frontside 9, and a mute double half cab roll. MC Shane Bonifay called it the best final of the day – even better than the Pro Men or Pro Women. The mute double half cab came courtesy of local shredder Blake Bishop – and while he ended up finishing second in his group, his landing of that trick got the loudest cheers and congratulations from both crowd and fellow riders alike. The cherry on top was that Blake had never landed that trick – he’d actually barely ever tried it – before stomping it in the last 10 seconds of the finals. Another highlight of the day was Women’s Pro Features champ Angelika Schriber stomping a giant backside 7 off the kicker and Aaron Gun taking the top spot in Pro Men’s Features with an unbelievably precise and stylish session in the park.
Aaron Gun looking back at Daniel Grant’s huge air Photo: Cortese
Autographs from The King Photo: Cortese
The start dock for the Pro Men’s final Photo: Cortese
Chad Worrall’s back lip on lock Photo: Cortese
Many thanks go out to the entire crew at Terminus for putting together a perfect site for hosting an event like the WPTC and for tirelessly helping to make everything run smoothly. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Terminus yet, make sure you put it on your to-do list and you get out there ASAP. It’s a spot you’ll want to keep coming back to over and over.
Team Terminus are the MVPs of the weekend
MC Shane “Danger” Bonifay calling the shots
Yonel Cohen sliding across the ledge of the Silas pool Photo: Cortese
Stay tuned to alliancewake.com for more from the second stop of the WPTC. Here are the results from today’s finals.
Pro Men’s Features: 1st – Aaron Gun 2nd – Graeme Burress 3rd – Chad Worrall
Pro Women’s Features: 1st – Angelika Schriber 2nd – Courtney Angus 3rd – Sophie Hogben
Pro Wakeskate: 1st – Josh Zentmeyer 2nd – Daniel Grant 3rd – Nick Robinson
Pro Men’s Cable: 1st – Daniel Grant 2nd – Chandler Powell 3rd – Tom Fooshee
Pro Women’s Cable: 1st – Courtney Angus 2nd – Angelika Schriber 3rd – Michela Phillips
Open Men’s podium: 1st – Brock Baker 2nd – Blake Bishop 3rd – Crosse Bearden
Open Women’s podium: 1st – Olivia Pease 2nd – Lauren Bryson 3rd – Marilyn Pruitt