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2014 Cancun Pro: Finals Recap
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Cancun, MEXICO (Oct. 5, 2014) – Competitive wakeboarding took a big step forward today as the WWA Cancun Pro concluded in Puerto Cancun, Mexico with Phil Soven and Dallas Friday riding to victory behind the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV.
 

2014 Cancun Pro: Finals Recap

On October 6, 2014, in Wakeboarding, by admin

Cancun, MEXICO (Oct. 5, 2014) – Competitive wakeboarding took a big step forward today as the WWA Cancun Pro concluded in Puerto Cancun, Mexico with Phil Soven and Dallas Friday riding to victory behind the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV.

With a format encouraging progressive riding, Pro Men were allowed a double up to finish their runs in the semis and finals. History was made as Japan’s Shota Tezuka boosted off his double up and landed a heelside frontside 1080 for the first time ever in competition. “It all happened so fast.” Tezuka said with a smile. “All of a sudden I was riding away thinking to myself, ‘I still have the handle!’”

Soven battled through with an aggravated bicep injury sustained in the semis, and put together two flawless passes, stamped by a switch toeside nosegrab crow mobe 720 off the double up. “The wake was great today and I was stoked to get a chance to throw the crow 7.” Soven said. “I was battling through some pain but got it done and I had a great time at this contest! Everything Malibu does is first-class and this event was no exception.”

Malibu’s official towboat driver and pro team athlete, Brian Grubb commented on the boat’s performance today. “We were running in a unique, saltwater environment, so the wake had a nice feel and Malibu’s Saltwater Resistance Package delivered. The new Lift feature on the Power Wedge II got the boat on plane really fast, which was key while dealing with a tight course.”

After the awards ceremony on site, the WWA 25th anniversary celebration kicked off at the ME Melia Resort, recognizing the sport’s founding fathers and the incredible achievements of wakeboarding’s sanctioning body. After the past was honored, Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer made an exciting announcement for 2015, which will be released to the public on Monday, October 6.

Stay tuned to thewwa.com and malibuboats.com/news for the highlight video coming soon.

All photos by: Chris Garrison

Pro Men Finals:

1.)  Phil Soven

2.)  Raph Derome

3.)  Rusty Malinoski

4.)  Shota Tezuka

5.)  Austin Hair

6.)  Tony Carroll

 

Pro Women Finals:

1.)  Dallas Friday

2.)  Meagan Ethell

3.)  Bec Gange

4.)  Tarah Mikacich

5.)  Melissa Marquardt

6.)  Amber Wing

 

 

Riders Ivar Vermeulen and Sjors van de Kerkhof took the GoPro Hero4 Black Edition for a few laps at the Cable Park. Look for more footage of the GoPro Hero 4 cams coming soon.

First HERO4 laps from Sjors van de Kerkhof on Vimeo.

 

2014 Cancun Pro: Saturday Recap & Results
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Cancun, MEXICO (Oct. 4, 2014) – Wakeboarding’s best riders in the world lit up the waters of Puerto Cancun today behind the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV for the Pro Mens quarterfinals and Pro Womens semifinals of the WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats.
 

2014 Cancun Pro: Saturday Recap & Results

On October 4, 2014, in Wakeboarding, by admin

 

2014 Cancun Pro: Saturday Recap & Results

Cancun, MEXICO (Oct. 4, 2014) – Wakeboarding’s best riders in the world lit up the waters of Puerto Cancun today behind the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV for the Pro Mens quarterfinals and Pro Womens semifinals of the WWA Cancun Pro presented by Malibu Boats.

As the event kicked off, Paul Michell Carrillo de Cáceres, mayor of Benito Juarez, Quintana Roo cut the ceremonial ribbon with Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer and Shannon Starling, President of the WWA.

Four heats of pro men battled it out with the top three making it into tomorrow’s rounds. Andrew Adkison, Raph Derome, Rusty Malinoski and Phillip Soven were the heat winners and will have the top seeds going into Sunday.

“Riding today was really fun,” Soven said. “I’m going to make a couple adjustments tomorrow and try my best for the win. Whether you’re a rider or a spectator, this is such a nice place to be and overall, it’s a top class event.”

All finalists in the Pro Mens division will be awarded a double up in addition to their six-trick run on Sunday.

Dallas Friday, Melissa Marquardt and Amber Wing won their semis heats and are looking forward to the final round of six on Sunday, which includes a bonus, wildcard trick.

Malibu Boats and the WWA have a shared interest in evolving the look and feel of competitive wakeboarding, and the Cancun Pro is the first step towards wakeboarding’s next level of events. Stay tuned to thewwa.com and malibuboats.com/news for daily highlight videos throughout the weekend.

All photos by: Chris Garrison

For more info, contact: kevinmichael@malibuboats.com

 

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Pro Men

(top three advance)

 

Heat #1

1.) Andrew Adkison

2.) Cory Teunissen

3.) Austin Hair

4.) Dean Smith

 

Heat #2

1.)           Raph Derome

2.)           Shota Tezuka

3.)           Steel Lafferty

4.)           JD Webb

5.)           Marcos Torres

 

Heat #3

1.)           Rusty Malinoski

2.)           Tony Carroll

3.)           Danny Thollander

4.)           Gunnar Shuler

5.)           Oli Derome

Heat #4

1.)           Phil Soven

2.)           Kyle Rattray

3.)           Jeff Langley

4.)           Daniel Powers

5.)           Christian Primrose

 

Pro Women

(top two advance)

 

Heat #1

1.)           Dallas Friday

2.)           Meagan Ethell

3.)           Abby Delgoffe

 

Heat #2

1.) Melissa Marquardt

2.) Bec Gange

3.) Taylor McCullough

 

Heat #3

1.)           Amber Wing

2.)           Tarah Mikacich

3.)           Corrie Dyer

 

 
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