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Storm Slows, but doesn’t Stop Pro Wakeboard Tour
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Date: 06-20-2009

Pleasant Prairie, Wis. - After several hours of postponement today, due to severe weather, the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour kicked off its first day of action in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., hosting qualifiers for the Jr. Pro Men's division. The postponement forced Tour organizers, World Sports & Marketing to reschedule the Pro division qualifiers for tomorrow, Saturday, June 20.

The top amateur riders from around globe hit the waters of Lake Andrea at Prairie Springs Park today for the Jr. Pro Men's division qualifiers. Nearly 30 riders competed within five heats in the opening round, advancing the top four riders in each heat onto the next round of the contest. Among the 20 riders to move onto tomorrow's Jr. Pro Men quarterfinals is Bob Soven, who posted a perfect score of 100 points to win his heat today. Bob, younger brother of defending Pro Tour champion Phillip Soven, will enter the quarterfinals as the top-seeded rider.

Daniel Powers, Phillip Aslinger, Danny Burnstein and Aussie Jarrod Askew also won their respective heats today to advance onto the quarterfinals.

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour continues tomorrow Saturday, June 20 from 9:30am - 4:30pm, and ends on Sunday, June 21.

For schedules, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, please visit .

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla. The Pro Tour has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Mona Vie, the U.S. Air Force, Indmar, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, Oakley, Ride the Wake, FUEL TV and

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Friday, June 19 - Day One Results:

Junior Pro Men (14-18)

Qualifying Round Heat #: 01

1 Askew, Jarrod AUS 98.00

2 Cahail, Steven USA 89.75

3 Stich, Hunter USA 82.25

4 Shuler, Gunnar USA 70.00

5 Milovanovic, Andy USA 21.00

Junior Pro Men (14-18)

Qualifying Round Heat #: 02

1 Burnstein, Danny USA 93.50

2 Lafferty, Steel USA 85.25

3 Graydon, Alex USA 75.75

4 Pierce, Stephen 68.25

5 Waskevich, Brian USA 68.00

6 Bresson, Manatea TAH 48.00

Junior Pro Men (14-18)

Qualifying Round Heat #: 03

1 Powers, Daniel USA 85.00

2 Langfield, Mitch AUS 82.50

3 Galotifore, Nick USA 79.75

4 Jeffries, John USA 78.00

5 Wayne, Freddie USA 68.00

6 Dowdy, Michael USA 56.75

Junior Pro Men (14-18)

Qualifying Round Heat #: 04

1 Aslinger, Phillip USA 96.25

2 Twelker, Joshua USA 89.75

3 Kress, Taylor USA 74.00

4 Homsey, Pierce USA 72.00

5 Evans, Kyle USA 51.00

6 Pederson, Morgan USA 28.50

Junior Pro Men (14-18)

Qualifying Round Heat #: 05

1 Soven, Bob USA 100.00

2 Valdez, Jacob USA 86.00

3 Dyck, Daniel 76.00

4 Tobaben, Johnny USA 72.00

5 Nikstad, Erik USA 52.50

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