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Daniel Watkins Wins Canada Tour Stop
Kelowna, British Columbia (July 10, 2005) - Fittingly for the only MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour event outside the United States, the Pro Wakeboard Tour's stop at Telus Wakefest presented by Coors Light in Kelowna, BC Canada was decided by riders from outside the United States.

After the surface of Lake Okanagan had settled in Kelowna, Australian Daniel Watkins had taken home his first victory of 2005 in the Pro Men's division, outlasting fellow Aussie Josh Sanders in the head-to-head final. Canadian Chad Sharpe finished third and another Aussie, Brett Eisenhauer took fourth place on Sunday.

The victory for Watkins was his second career Pro Wakeboard Tour victory, and moved Watkins (340 points) into second place in the Indmar Pro Wakeboard Tour season standings and second place in the KING OF WAKE world rankings. Sanders (350) who finished second held onto his NO. 1 World ranking but only by 10 points over Watkins.

With only one event left in the 2005 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour season, international riders hold four of the top five spots in the Indmar Pro Tour season standings. No rider born outside the United States has ever won a Pro Wakeboard Tour season title.

Sharpe (310 points), who is from Cloverdale, BC is only 40 points behind Sanders in the standings after his third place finish in Kelowna. Both Sharpe and Phillip Soven are tied for third place in the standings with 310 points. Aussie Eisenhauer is in fifth place with 300 points.

The final event of the 2005 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will take place at Blue Lake Park in Portland, Oregon July 30-31.

While the Pro Men's division was the biggest event of the day, there was still plenty of action in Kelowna. Before the Pro Men's final the SeaDoo watercraft Pro Wakeskate Series was decided with Brian Grubb winning for the first time in 2005. Grubb is a former SeaDoo watercraft Pro Wakeskate series champion as well as a Pro Wakeskate World and National Champion. George Daniels took second place on the day and Brandon Thomas and Phillip Basino finished in a tie for third place.

The victory for Grubb put him into second place in the SeaDoo season standings with Thomas holding onto first place and Daniels moving into third place.

In the amateur ranks of the MasterCraft Junior Men's X Series it was Danny Thollander winning his first event of 2005. Daniel Walden and Rhett Whatley finished in second and third respectively behind Thollander.

Good news for Canadian Aaron Rathy who was leading the Junior X Series coming into the Kelowna event. Rathy held onto his lead in the season points standings, but is now tied with American Philip Combs with 335 points.

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is a five-event circuit organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Florida. Powered by Indmar Marine Engines, the Pro Tour has the support of the following: SeaDoo watercraft,
Verizon Wireless, Perfect Pass, Hyperlite, Infinity Marine Audio, Toyo Tires, KMC Wheels, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, CWB, J - Star, O'Brien, Double-up, Billabong, Oakley, Reef, Body Glove, UGP, Epiphone Guitars,, Love Sac, Capix Helmets, Indo Boards, Execute,,,, Monster Towers, Say I Won't, Ten-80 and One Percent Design.

Wake Boarding, published by World Publications, is the official magazine of the Pro Wakeboard Tour. Wake Boarding is the definitive source on all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and the latest news.

Wakefest is organized by IMG Action Sports, leaders in the field of action sports. In addition to Wakefest the IMG team manages the US Open of Surfing, the Bank of the West Beach Games, The West 49 Canadian Open of Skateboarding, CrankWorx freeride mountain bike festival, SnowScene at Whistler and world renowned snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White.

Final Results
MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Stop #4
Telus Wakefest Presented by Coors Light
Kelowna, BC: Sunday, July 10, 2005

1st - Daniel Watkins
2nd - Josh Sanders
3rd - Chad Sharpe
4th - Brett Eisenhauer 5th - Tino Santori
6th - Erik Ruck
7th - Andrew Adkison
8th - Jonathan Nadolski

Mens Pro FINALS - Head to Head

Group 1
Andrew Adkison
Daniel Watkins - WINNER

Group 2
Chad Sharpe - WINNER
Tino Santori

Group 3
Josh Sanders - WINNER
Erik Ruck

Group 4
Jonathan Nadolski
Brett Eisenhauer - WINNER

Group 5
Daniel Watkins - WINNER
Chad Sharpe

Group 6
Josh Sanders - WINNER
Brett Eisenhauer

Group 7
Chad Sharpe - WINNER
Brett Eisenhauer

Group 8
Daniel Watkins - WINNER
Josh Sanders

Professional WakeSkate - Finals Heat 01

1 Brian Grubb USA 78.33
2 George Daniels USA 56.67
3 Brandon Thomas
3 Phillip Basino
5 Evan Lykes
5 Jeff Engen
7 Chase Gregory
7 Reed Hansen

Junior Men (14-18) - Finals Heat 01
1 Danny Thollander USA 66.44
2 Daniel Walden USA 62.44
3 Rhett Whatley USA 60.67
4 Travis Propst USA 53.22
5 Jimmy LaRiche USA 46.33
6 Robby Carter USA 45.89
7 Mike Marsh USA 43.44
8 Brett Lee USA 38.22

Professional WakeSkate - Semi Finals Heat 01

1 George Daniels USA 66.67
2 Phillip Basino USA 63.33
3 Evan Lykes USA 50.00
4 Chase Gregory USA 38.33

Professional WakeSkate - Semi Finals Heat 02

1 Brian Grubb USA 68.33
2 Brandon Thomas USA 65.00
3 Jeff Engen USA 46.67
4 R. Hansen USA 40.00

Men's Professional - Semi Finals Heat 01

1 Brett Eisenhauer AUS 100.00
2 Chad Sharpe CDN 86.00
3 Brian Francis USA 77.50
4 Corey Bradley USA 76.50

Men's Professional - Semi Finals Heat 02

1 Tino Santori USA 95.00
2 Andrew Adkison USA 90.00
3 Jeff Weatherall NZL 85.00
4 Trevor Hansen USA 70.00

Men's Professional - Semi Finals Heat 03

1 Erik Ruck USA 91.00
2 Jonathan Nadolski USA 89.50
3 Phillip Soven USA 84.50
4 JD Webb USA 75.00

Men's Professional - Semi Finals Heat 04

1 Daniel Watkins AUS 95.00
2 Josh Sanders AUS 87.00
3 Parks Bonifay USA 80.50
4 Jesson Vedel TAH 77.50

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