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Byerly Toe Jam Day Three: Rail Jam Finals
 
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4/21/2007



ROCKSTAR RAIL JAM FINAL GOES OFF!

Reed Hansen Takes The Title



Orlando, FL -- The Projects rail park was on fire today as 16 wakeskaters competed in head-to-head battles to determine who would be the rail park champion at The Rockstar Energy Drink Rail Jam, kicking off the first stop of the 2007 Byerly Toe Jam Wakeskate Tour.

Excitement was in the air as the Sea-Doo Wake Edition PWC towed the finalists around ten different apparatus where they would be judged on rail moves as well as moves on the water. Glassy conditions led to a high-level of riding that now comes to be expected at a Toe Jam event.

17-year old Nick Taylor from Anna Maria Island, Florida was a standout rider over all three days, qualifying into the head-to-head final in both wake and rail park events. Brandon Thomas also showed his experience as last year's champion, riding near flawless and pulling a frontside boardslide to backside big spin off the box, in addition to landing a kickflip, which made him five-for-five on kickflips over the three days of competition. Former rail park champion Brian Grubb stood strong, pulling backside lipslide shove-its and boardslide big spins, amidst a helicopter buzzing directly overhead.

Today was Reed Hansen's day to shine, as he beat Nick Taylor in the head-to-head final, landing a 360 shove-it, backside big spin, kickflip and varial flip, in addition to several boarslide slide shove-it combinations. Earlier in the day, Hansen also landed a 360 flip from inside-out (of the Sea-Doo wake) and rode incredibly smooth all day long.

Now in its fourth year, The Byerly Toe Jam has proven to be the premiere wakeskating contest of all-time and the Rockstar Rail Jam was no exception. Three stops remain on the tour, the next being the Rockstar Cable Jam at the TSR in New Braunfels, Texas June 7-9, followed by the Rockstar/Hipppodrome Wake Jam July 12-14 in Toledo, WA.

September 20-22 will be the final invite-only event, The O'Neill Byerly Toe Jam again at The Projects in Orlando, Florida. Qualifying for the final Toe Jam are returning champions Brian Grubb, Aaron Reed, Brandon Thomas and Clint Tompkins. Qualifying today were Nick Taylor, George Daniels and Reed Hansen.

Scott Byerly would like to thank Rockstar Energy Drink, Sea-Doo, Gator Boards, Air Nautiques, O'Neill, Reef, Arnette and Performance Ski & Surf. Special thanks also goes out to Pat Panakos and The Projects for hosting the best wakeskating contests ever.

Anyone can ride at The Projects anytime, log onto: www.theprojectspark.com.

More info about the Byerly Toe Jam Wakeskate Tour can be found at: www.byerlytoejam.com.



Results 4/21/2007


Qualifying Round 1

1 Hampson, Danny USA 63.33


2 Cambell, Steven USA 56.67


Qualifying Round 2

1 Taylor, Nick USA 60


2 Gregory, Chase USA 56.67


Qualifying Round 3

1 Grubb, Brian USA 71.67


2 Ruark, John USA 51.67


Qualifying Round 4

1 Hanson, David USA 71.67


2 Becqueriaux, Luis SPA 41.67


Qualifying Round 5

1 Basino, Phillip USA 66.67


2 Danielo, Drew USA 51.67


Qualifying Round 6

1 Daniels, George USA 80


2 Kaiser, Ben USA 70


Qualifying Round 7

1 Thomas, Brandon USA 73.33


2 Reed, Aaron 63.33


Qualifying Round 8

1 Hansen, Reed USA 88.33


2 Manzari, Matt USA 70



Quarter Finals 1

1 Taylor, Nick USA 75


2 Hanson, David USA 50


Quarter Finals 2

1 Thomas, Brandon USA 80


2 Hampson, Danny USA 63.33


Quarter Finals 3

1 Hansen, Reed USA 80


2 Basino, Phillip USA 60


Quarter Finals 4

1 Grubb, Brian USA 80


2 Daniels, George USA 65



Semi Finals 1

1 Taylor, Nick USA 91.67


2 Grubb, Brian USA 80


Semi Finals 2

1 Hansen, Reed USA 91.67


2 Thomas, Brandon USA 85



Finals 1

1 Hansen, Reed USA 81.67


2 Taylor, Nick USA 71.67





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