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Action Continues at the Air Nautique Nationals
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Date: 07-11-2009

Oklahoma City, Okla. - The water-sports action continued in Oklahoma City, Okla. today, as the nation's top wake athletes hit the Oklahoma River for the third day of the 2009 Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by ROCKSTAR.

The Air Nautique Nationals is five-day-long event, featuring pro and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters, competing for U.S. national titles in 20 different divisions, separated by age and skill level.

In addition to the eight divisions that wrapped-up yesterday, five more held finals today, crowning a new U.S. national champion for each one.

West coast rider Ricky Gonzales claimed the Pro Veteran division national title today, while Texas natives Duston Swafford and Ian Rabon took first place in the Men's II and Jr. Boys division, respectively.

Hunter Henderson of Tega Cay, SC captured the Jr. Boys Beginner division national title, while Arkansas native Clay Fraley finished in first place in the Jr. Men's division.

After the five finals wrapped-up today, four other divisions hit the water, including the Pro Women's division for their quarterfinals, with five-time U.S. national champ Dallas Friday posting the only 100-point run of the day.

The contest will continue tomorrow, Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and concludes on Sunday, July 12.

In addition to all the action on the water, on land, spectators will enjoy great food and music; athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under).

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

The Air Nautique Nationals is a World Wakeboard Association (WWA) sanctioned event. The World Wakeboard Association is a rider formed organization dedicated to growing and promoting wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, organizers, and competitive standards.

The Air Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by ROCKSTAR is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla. The WWA Nationals have the support of the following sponsors: Correct Craft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, the U.S. Air Force, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, Oakley, Ride the Wake, FUEL TV and

The Air Nautique by Correct Craft is the exclusive tow boat of the WWA Nationals. Celebrating 84 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft Inc. is the producer of the Nautique line of boats. The manufacturer of Nautique is known for delivering superior quality product, cutting-edge technology and exceptional service experiences.

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Jr. Boys Beginner - Final #1

1. Hunter Henderson 40.56

2. Kade Kasey 39.44

3. Benjamin Brown 28.33

4. Jack Dorrestijn 19.44

Jr. Boys - Final #1

1. Ian Rabon 46.11

2. Mitch Kappler 38.89

3. Nicholas Brown 37.78

Men's II - Final #1

1. Dustin Swafford 76.67

2. Brian White 61.11

3. Eric Deegan 53.33

4. Jeramie Vaine 50.00

5. Kyle Green 45.00

6. Matt Tucker 33.33

Pro Veterans - Final #1

1. Ricky Gonzales 66.67

2. Chad Reese 55.00

Jr. Men - Final #1

1. Clay Fraley 77.22

2. Will Green 69.33

3. Cody Prizer 61.00

4. Keenan Allan 47.78

5. Danny Faulkner 40.33

6. Brandon Canney 36.00

Jr. Pro Men - Semifinal #1

1. Phillip Aslinger 92.75

2. Jacob Valdez 90.75

3. Danny Burnstein 86.50

4. Nick Galotifore 70.00

Jr. Pro Men - Semifinal #2

1. Steel Lafferty 89.00

2. Daniel Powers 88.00

3. Pierce Homsey 83.25

4. Kyle Evans 79.75

Jr. Pro Men - Semifinal #3

1. Bob Soven 95.50

2. Joshua Twelker 83.25

3. Julian Cohen 82.25

4. Freddie Wayne 79.00

Jr. Women - Semifinal #1

1. Megan Blaschka 63.33

2. Jasmine Lally 55.56

3. Emily Wright 50.56

4. Kimberly Kirch 43.89

5. Leah Gibney 31.67

Boys Beginner - Semifinal #1

1. Braxton Feemster 43.33

2. Zandon Feemster 28.89

3. Andrew Starling 21.11

Boys Beginner - Semifinal #2

1. Jonathan Abendroth 50.56

2. Cortland Chesnut 30.00

3. Merrett Fay 13.33

Boys - Quarterfinal #1

1. Paulie Koch 55.56

2. Zach Brown 47.78

3. Rob Nayfa 33.33

Boys - Quarterfinal #2

1. Noah Flegel 60.00

2. Gus Shuler 48.89

3. Logan McCracken 46.67

Boys - Quarterfinal #3

1. Jason Soven 73.33

2. Ben Watts 52.78

3. Gunner Draft 41.67

Boys - Quarterfinal #4

1. Robby Holihan 60.00

2. Chandler Frost 40.56

3. Landon Kasey 30.00

Pro Women - Quarterfinal #1

1. Nicola Butler 90.50

2. Raimi Merritt 86.50

3. Meagan Ethell 85.50

4. Melissa Marquardt 77.50

Pro Women - Quarterfinal #2

1. Dallas Friday 100.00

2. Danni Petraitis 62.50

3. Corrie Dyer 51.75

4. Barrett Perlman 51.50

Pro Women - Quarterfinal #3

1. Amber Wing 97.75

2. Haley Smith 82.25

3. Shawna Hoffman 76.75

4. Raequel Hoffman 72.75

5 Tarah Mikacich 58.50

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