First Ever Nautique and Rockstar Wake Park Showdown Won by Raph Derome

Some of the Biggest Names in Wakeboarding Go Head-to-Head in Pro Features-Only Competition

Orlando, Fla. — For the first time in its storied history, the Nautique and Rockstar Wake Park Showdown presented by Polaroid Action was included as an event at the Nautique Wake Games. Boasting a field of the sport’s top professional male athletes, the inaugural event was won by Raph Derome, who put on an exhibition in riding a Pro features-only course.

“Nautique came to us with the idea of having a wake park event at Wake Games and as soon as we mentioned the idea to Rockstar and Polaroid Action they were all over it” said Chris Bischoff, competition director at World Sports & Marketing. “With household names like team Nautique riders Bob Soven and Mike Dowdy going against the world’s best park riders and a crew of Orlando’s finest local riders, the Wake Park event had all the makings for a classic showdown. Congratulations to Raph for taking first-place over a very versatile and talented group of riders.”

The prestigious invite-only event pitted the world’s top boat riders against the best park riders on a Pro features-only course battling it out for a $10,000 prize purse. The field also included a contingent of Central Florida’s top park riders that were handpicked by Orlando Watersports Complex to represent their home park.

The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Nautique Boats, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Polaroid Action, Fox, ZEAL Optics Ronix, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, PCM Marine Engines and YOUR MOM magazine.

For more event information, including daily schedules, tickets, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, visit www.kingofwake.com.

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Complete Results:

Quarterfinals Heat 1(Top 2 advance)

1.      Nick Kamper              87.75

2.      Mike Dowdy               69.75

3.      Chad Sharpe                58.00

4.      Jimmy Trask                42.25

Quarterfinals Heat 2

1.      Shane Bonifay             86.50

2.      Chandler Powell         84.50

3.      Ian Smith                     68.50

4.      Phil Soven                   68.50

Quarterfinals Hat 3

1.      Bob Sichel                   81.75

2.      Danny Thollander      71.25

3.      Austin Pratt                  56.25

4.      Antoni Van Der Wekken  48.50

Quarterfinals Heat 4

1.      Ralph Derome                        90.00

2.      Bob Soven                   74.00

3.      Chad Worrall               73.50

4.      Daniel Powers              58.00

Quarterfinals Heat 5

1.      Oli Derome                 88.25

2.      Jimmy Lariche                       82.75

3.      Brad Smeele                58.00

4.      Stephen Pierce             54.50

Quarterfinals Heat 6

1.      Mitch Langfield          87.75

2.      Christian Primrose     68.00

3.      Ryan Anderson                        61.75

Quarterfinals Heat 7

1.      Brian Reeder              86.25

2.      Aaron Rathy               84.75

3.      Kirby Liesmann                       60.00

Quarterfinals Heat 8

1.      Chris O’Shea              84.75

2.      Dustin O’Ferrall         79.50

3.      Austin Hair                  78.75

Quarterfinals Heat 9

1.      Dominik Hemler         86.50

2.      Adam Errington         83.00

3.      Keenan Allen               73.50

Quarterfinals Heat 10

1.      James Windsor           83.50

2.      Yonel Cohen               81.00

3.      Tony Carroll                78.50

Semifinals Heat 1 (Top rider advances)

1.      Mitch Langfield          90.00

2.      Oli Derome                  81.00

3.      Dustin O’Ferrall           67.75

4.      Aaron Rathy                44.50

Semifinals Heat 2

1.      Raph Derome             90.00

2.      Jimmy Lariche             73.50

3.      Brian Reeder                72.50

4.      Yonel Cohen               70.00

Semifinals Heat 3

1.      Bob Sichel                   82.00

2.      Adam Errington            72.50

3.      Danny Thollander        72.25

4.      Chris O’Shea               68.75

Semifinals Heat 4

1.      Shane Bonifay             77.00

2.      Bob Soven                   74.50

3.      Dominik Hemler          68.75

4.      Mike Dowdy                63.25

Semifinals Heat 5

1.      James Windsor           88.50

2.      Chandler Powell          77.00

3.      Nick Kamper               71.00

4.      Christian Primrose       59.00


1.      Raph Derome             86.25

2.      James Windsor                        78.00

3.      Mitch Langfield                       73.25

4.      Shane Bonifay             64.00

5.      Bob Sichel                   58.50