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12 World Titles Claimed, Eight More Up for Grabs
Press Release
Date: 08-30-2009

Orlando, Fla. - The top wake athletes from throughout the globe hit the waters of the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando, Fla. today for the second day of action at the 2009 ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra.

The 2009 Worlds, which kicked off yesterday and runs through Sunday, August 30, is a four-day-long event featuring pro and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters from around the world, including Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Korea, China, Columbia, Argentina, Sweden, France, Brazil, Mexico, Great Britain, Canada and the United States, vying for world titles in 20 different divisions, separated by age and skill level.

Riders in 12 different amateur divisions hit the water today for their respective finals to vie for the elusive world title.

Nine U.S. riders took home world titles today, while Aussies Tony Iacconi and Cobe France each rode away with one of their own, after finishing in first place in the Boys and Jr. Boys division, respectively. Kanako Ooto claimed a world title for Japan, after topping the Amateur Women division podium.

Also hitting the water today were the Jr. Pro Men and Men's I divisions for their semifinal rounds of action. Both divisions will compete again on Sunday for finals.

The pro divisions will take to the water tomorrow for their opening-rounds of the contest. The Event will run from 8:00am to 4:30pm on Saturday, August 29; 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday, August 30.

In addition to all the action of the water, on land, fans will experience tons of great music and food, athlete autograph signings, chances to win freebies, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores offering 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 Wakeboard World Championships is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla. The Worlds has the support of the following sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Supra boats, Mona Vie, the U.S. Air Force, Indmar, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, Oakley, WWA, Ride the Wake, FUEL TV and

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

Supra is the official tow boat of the WWA Wakeboard World Championships. Celebrating 30 years of excellence in the marine industry, Supra pioneered rider-friendly boats that feature innovative hull designs, adjustable wakes and versatile seating with sleek and sexy styling.

ROCKSTAR is the world's most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, ROCKSTAR is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles - from athletes to rock stars. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is available in eleven amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced Mango Orange Passion Fruit, Juiced Guava, Juiced Pomegranate, Tropical Punched, Punched Citrus, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, and Roasted Light Vanilla. ROCKSTAR ENERGY SHOTS are available in Wild Berry and Tropical Punch flavors. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is available at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United Kingdom.

Media Partners

To catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the King of Wake series, tune in to FUEL TV -the official television partner of the King of Wake. WakeBoarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the official magazine of the King of Wake series. Read about all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and news.

King of Wake

Viewed as the world's elite pro wakeboarding circuit, the King of Wake series has attracted the sport's top athletes from throughout the globe. With more than $300,000 in prize money over the eight-event season, athletes compete during the course of the year to be named the "King of Wake" - an award based on points accumulated at each stop of the series. Events include the Wake Games, the WWA Wakeboard National Championships, the WWA Wakeboard World Championships and all five stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing - the leading wake events producer since 1988.

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Jr. Men - Final #1

1. Clay Fraley USA 60.67

2. Keenan Allen USA 51.33

3. Justin Payton USA 38.33

4. Morgan Pederson USA 37.00

5. Bryan Kryzda MEX 25.00

6. Danny Faulkner USA 13.33

Jr. Women - Final #1

1. Emylee Wright USA 70.33

2. Megan Blaschka USA 57.33

3. Carolina Rodriguez MEX 57.00

4. Jasmine Lally USA 40.00

5. Leah Gibney USA 27.33

Jr. Boys Beginner - Final #1

1. Jack Dorrestijn USA 53.89

2. Heiden Hein USA 48.33

3. Kade Kasey USA 38.33

4. Mat Doke USA 32.22

Jr. Boys - Final #1

1. Cobe France AUS 50.56

2. Mitch Kappler USA 46.11

3. Nicholas Brown USA 42.22

4. Ian Rabon USA 35.00

Boys Beginner - Final #1

1. Jonathan Abendroth USA 61.67

2. Braxton Feemster USA 54.44

3. Zandon Feemster USA 46.11

Boys - Final #1

1. Tony Iacconi AUS 68.89

2. Noah Flegel USA 56.67

3. Jason Soven USA 48.33

4. Paulie Koch USA 41.33

5. Logan McCracken USA 38.33

6. Gus Shuler USA 20.00

Girls - Final #1

1. Taylor McCullough USA 66.11

2. Rachel Orgill USA 50.00

3. Katelyn Fenner USA 45.56

4. Delanie Parker USA 33.89

Masters Women - Final #1

1. Allison Blaha USA 48.33

2. Kat Laird USA 43.33

3. Jennifer Busser USA 30.00

Amateur Wakeskate - Final #1

1. Matt Haydon USA 70.00

2. Jim Branton USA 53.33

3. Michael Roeder USA 51.67

Veterans - Final #1

1. Matt Vermillion USA 70.00

2. Gonzalo Renosto ARG 62.22

3. Faron Kelsh USA 48.33

4. Tommy Fambrough USA 12.22

Men's II - Final #1

1. Duston Swafford USA 68.33

2. Kyle Green USA 60.00

3. Nick Link USA 50.00

4. Jesse Dunbar USA 40.00

Jr. Women - Final #1

1. Kanako Ooto JPN 50.56

2. Ashley Gwartney USA 30.00

Jr. Pro Men - Semifinal #1

1. Daniel Powers USA 93.50

2. Jacob Valdez USA 91.00

3. Taylor Kress USA 82.00

4. Julian Cohen USA 38.50

Jr. Pro Men - Semifinal #2

1. Steel Lafferty USA 94.50

2. Nick Galotifore USA 88.75

3. Kyle Evans USA 74.25

4. Pierce Homsey USA 66.75

Jr. Pro Men - Semifinal #3

1. Mitch Langfield AUS 98.50

2. Bob Soven USA 88.75

3. Alex Graydon USA 79.25

4. Raphael Derome CAN 57.75

Men's I - Semifinal #1

1. Brad Spencer USA 65.00

2. Lewis Link USA 46.67

3. Travis Cook USA 45.56

4. Tyler Heinz USA 27.22

Men's I - Semifinal #2

1. Nick Foren USA 54.56

2. Hunter Hanson USA 42.89

3. Marcos Torres MEX 40.00

4. Luke Romero USA 38.00

Men's I - Semifinal #3

1. Clayton Underwood USA 64.78

2. Leif Lacey USA 58.00

3. Daren Mishop NZL 43.56

4. Yu Ishida JPN 38.89

5. Scott Morgan USA 25.44

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