Emily Copeland-Durham Wins in Georgia
ORLANDO, FLA (May 22, 2007)—The shoreline of Lake Allatoona in Acworth, Georgia was packed on Sunday while captive spectators watched Team Nautique rider Emily Copeland Durham place first, J.D. Webb tie for third place and Shawn Watson with the best rail trick of the tournament.
Durham who placed second at the Air Nautique Wake Games last month dominated at the first Pro Wakeboard Tour stop claiming an inspirational win and is looking to continue her podium dominance this weekend at the 48th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. “It was an amazing feeling winning this weekend and I hope to continue this success at the Masters,” said Durham.
In Men’s Wakeboard, Webb had his first podium of the season and tied with Chad Sharpe for third place. Watson had the best rail trick of the event and earned the Rip It Rail award.
“This was a great start and I’m extremely happy with the performance of our athletes,” said director of marketing/ team manager Brian Sullivan. “As the season progresses I know we’ll see even more wins.”