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Friday Make Waves at Sparks Marina
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Date: 08-18-2009

Sparks, Nev. - She has not won a contest at Sparks Marina since 2005, but today four-time X Games gold medalist Dallas Friday proved she is long overdue for a win, after posting a perfect score of 100 points during her run today in the Pro Women's division semifinals at the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in the greater Reno area of Sparks, Nev.

Dallas Friday, 22, of Orlando, Fla., is considered the most decorated pro female wakeboarder in the world, winning some of the most prestigious contests in her sport, but has struggled to ride away with a win at Sparks Marina over the past few years.

"I've just had a string of bad luck in Reno; I'll get hurt or the wind will pick up right before I ride. Something weird always happens," said Friday. "But today went really well, I just felt dialed in and was happy with the way I rode. I'm stoked for finals."

Friday took first place in her five-woman semifinal heat today to advance on to tomorrow's finals. The Florida native enters the Pro Women's division finals as the top-seeded rider, but faces a strong field of competitors, including the defending Queen of Wake titlist Nicola Butler and former wakeboard world champion Amber Wing.

The six-woman final hits the water tomorrow, Sunday, August 16 at 2:30 p.m.

The Pro Men's division also hit the water today, where more than 30 riders competed to qualify in to tomorrow's quarterfinals. Riders battled it out in ten heats, with only the top two riders in each heat advancing on to the quarterfinals. Among the 20 quarterfinalists are Harley Clifford, Aaron Rathy, Phillip Soven and Andrew Adkison, who are all in contention for the overall Pro Tour title. Clifford, Soven and Aussie Dean Smith all posted 100-point runs today. Quarterfinals begin at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.

In the Jr. Pro Men's division, ten riders battled it out on the water today in two heats of five, with only the top two riders from each heat advancing on to tomorrow's finals. Among the four finalists is Bob Soven, who posted the high score of the day with a 96.50. Should Soven take first in the Jr. Pro Men's finals, he will become the first rider ever to sweep the five-stop amateur series.

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour wraps-up its final day of action in Sparks tomorrow, Sunday, August 16 from 10:30am to 3:30pm.

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

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.

For daily 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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Pro Men: Qualifier #1

1. Danny Harf USA 95.00

2. Shane Bonifay USA 93.50

3. Derek Grasman USA 72.25

4. Adam Errington SCT 63.50

Pro Men: Qualifier #2

1. Dean Smith AUS 100.00

2. Alex Scagliotti USA 82.50

3. James Hindes USA 79.50

4. Chad Sharpe USA 78.00

Pro Men: Qualifier #3

1. Trevor Hansen USA 90.25

2. Nick Weinacker USA 88.75

3. Bryan Hutton USA 83.75

4. Scotty Broome AUS 77.25

Pro Men: Qualifier #4

1. Jimmy LaRiche USA 94.50

2. Austin Hair USA 90.00

3. Zane Schwenk USA 85.50

Pro Men: Qualifier #5

1. Olivier Derome CAN 95.75

2. JD Webb USA 89.75

3. Joey Bradley USA 84.50

Pro Men: Qualifier #6

1. Rusty Malinoski CAN 96.50

2. Shawn Watson USA 93.50

3. Robby Carter USA 80.00

Pro Men: Qualifier #7

1. Andrew Adkison USA 97.00

2. Kyle Alberts USA 87.75

3. Dylan Miller CAN 85.25

Pro Men: Qualifier #8

1. Phillip Soven USA 100.00

2. Troy Mackey AUS 86.25

3. Josh Palma USA 83.75

Pro Men: Qualifier #9

1. Aaron Rathy CAN 97.25

2. Sam Thomson AUS 87.25

3. Kirby Liesmann USA 85.50

Pro Men: Qualifier #10

1. Harley Clifford AUS 100.00

2. Danny Thollander USA 87.25

3. Jeff Weatherall NZL 82.25

Pro Women: Semifinal #1

1. Amber Wing AUS 98.00

2. Ashley Leugner CAN 86.00

3. Raimi Merritt USA 78.75

4. Raequel Hoffman USA 77.25

Pro Women: Semifinal #2

1. Nicola Butler ENG 89.75

2. Hayley Smith AUS 89.25

3. Shawna Hoffman USA 81.25

4. Danni Petraitis USA 79.75

Pro Women: Semifinal #3

1. Dallas Friday USA 100.00

2. Melissa Marquardt USA 85.25

3. Meagan Ethell USA 82.50

4. Tarah Mikacich USA 68.00

5. Jenacee Jackson USA 64.25

Jr. Pro Men: Semifinal #1

1. Mitch Langfield AUS 85.50

2. Steel Lafferty USA 82.50

3. Kyle Evans USA 81.25

4. Phillip Aslinger USA 81.00

5. Johnny Tobaben USA 69.75

Jr. Pro Men: Semifinal #2

1. Bob Soven USA 96.50

2. Daniel Powers USA 85.00

3. Nick Galotifore USA 84.25

4. Jacob Valdez USA 69.25

5. Danny Burnstein USA 65.00

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