Day Two Results From The WWA Wakeboarding Nationals
Day 2 Results
72 Riders Compete on Day Two of the Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships
Kenosha, Wis.- On the second day of competition at the 2007 Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, 72 riders took to the waters of Lake Andrea at Prairie Springs Park. For some, today would mark the final round of competition for their division, while others were looking to advance past their opening rounds. Either way, everyone was looking to make a lasting impression at Nationals before advancing to the World Championships to represent the United States.
Several Kenosha area riders claimed podium finishes today during their division finals. Illinois natives Meagan Ethell (Channahon) and Annie Haroldson (Loves Park) both placed in the top-three of their respective divisions. Ethell took second in the Girls division, while Haroldson claimed third in the Amateur Women's division. Also Wisconsin wakeskater, Lance Duffett claimed second-place in the Amateur Wakeskate division. Another Wisconsin rider to make waves today during the final round was Chris Full (La Valle), who captured the top spot in the Masters division. All four will advance to the World Championships in Reno, NV.
The Pro Women's Wakeskate division also concluded today with Stephanie Wamsley (Orlando, FL) capturing the top spot in her division. Fellow Floridian, Ned Johnson (Casselberry, FL) paced the Veteran's division during their final round. Day two ended with the Men's I finals, which was led by A.J. Haynes (Rathdrum, ID).
The Jr. Men's division, featuring 33 riders, the largest division of the day, competed in the quarterfinals with 18 Jr. riders advancing past the opening round. Jimmy LaRiche (Boca Raton, FL) not only led his heat today, but also paced all other riders in his division. Those 18 riders will compete in tomorrow's semifinals.
Men's II division competed in their semifinals today with Zack Luckett (Brandon, MS) leading the division. The final round for Men's II riders will take place tomorrow.
Tomorrow's competition will feature the semifinals for Junior Men and Women, as well as the quarterfinals for the Pro Wakeskate, Boys, and Pro Women's divisions. Men's II finals will also take place tomorrow. Competition will begin at 9:00am.
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