The Carnival Day Two Results: Four Riders Remain
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For Immediate Release
The Carnival Day Two Results Four Riders Remain In Wakeboarding's Most Prestigious Rail Contest
Orlando, Fla. 16 riders battled in the rail park at The Projects today outside of Orlando, Florida, in quest of the coveted Carnival Belt. After two rounds of competition, four riders remain, including Aaron Rathy, KeithLidberg, Shawn Watson and Kevin Henshaw.
Projects frontman and rail technician Pat Panakos was impressed at the improvement in today's riding. "The difference between today and yesterday was the riders' consistency on high-level hits." Panakos has also been towing returning champ Parks Bonifay in practice over the last few days. Bonifay will be challenging in the final head-to-head battle tomorrow. "Parks definitely has some hammers up his sleeve so tomorrow is going to be real fun to watch."
Saturday's final will be a head-to-head battle with Rathy vs. Lidberg and Watson vs. Henshaw. The top two riders will also battle, with the winner taking on Bonifay for the Carnival Belt.
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The Carnival - May 9, 2008
Head to Head Riding Order
ROUND ONE ROUND TWO ROUND THREE
Raphael Derome vs. Collin Harrington
Collin Harrington vs Shawn Watson
Shawn Watson vs. Shawn Watson
vs. JD Webb
vs Kevin Henshaw
Vs. Kevin Henshaw
vs. Aaron Rathy
vs Aaron Rathy
Vs. Daniel Watkins
vs. Yannick Thibault
vs. Keith Lidberg
vs. Keith Lidberg
SAT. MAY 10TH
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. -- HEAD TO HEAD ROUND OF 4 (TOP 2 TRANSFER)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. -- HEAD TO HEAD ROUND OF 2 (TOP 1 TRANSFERS)
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. -- FINAL ROUND (TOP RIDER CHALLENGES PARKS BONIFAY FOR THE TITLE)