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Harf and Friday Win Nationals
Indianapolis, Indiana (August 24, 2003) - Fresh off victories just one week ago at the X Games, Danny Harf and Dallas Friday brought the same magic to Indianapolis as both won titles at the Built Ford Tough WWA Wakeboard National Championship, the second stop on the Vans Triple Crown of Wakeboarding Series at the Precedent's Lake Berwind on Sunday.

Harf was the first rider off the dock in the Pro Men's Final, and he set the tone for the rest of the field, sticking a run reminiscent of his winning run at the X Games. The run was highlighted by a heel-side 720 followed by a toe-side 900. Harf's run was one of the best in the history of pro wakeboarding competitions.

Harf has now become known as a big event rider who can now add a National Championship to his three X Games Golds. This is the best year for Harf who turned pro in 2000. This is Harf's third win of the season including X Games and the Masters in May.

Shawn Watson, the reigning National Champion finished second on the day, just behind Harf and Parks Bonifay finished in third to round out the podium.

The result for Friday was similar to Harf as she took the Pro Women's National Championship for her seventh consecutive victory of the season. Friday also came out early in the finals and set down a huge run and let the rest of the Pro Women's field try to equal her.

Friday defended her Pro Women's National hampionship won last year in Texas. No woman other than Friday has won a professional event in 2003. Emily Copeland the 2001 National and World Champion finished second and Maeghan Major the 2000 World Champion finished third.

In the SeaDoo Watercraft Pro Wakeskate Series, Brian Grubb took the first-ever National title. Aaron Reed finished second and Brandon Thomas finished third. Grubb adds the National title to his 2003 Pro Tour SeaDoo Pro Wakeskate Series championship.

In the Junior Men's Final JD Webb won his seventh contest of 2003, earning his first Junior Men's National Championship to go along with his 2003 Junior X Series Championship. Derek Grasman, the 2002 Junior X Champion
finished second and Justin Sellers took third.

The Vans Triple Crown of Wakeboarding, the largest wakeboarding series in the sport, consists of three championship-caliber events:
  • Vans Wakeboard Pro April 24-27 FSN - June 12 / 4 PM Local (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Built Ford Tough WWA Wakeboard Nationals August 21-24 NBC - Sept. 27 / 5:00 PM EDT (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Mountain Dew WWA Wakeboard Worlds October 3-5 FSN - Nov. 20 / 4 PM Local (Orlando, FL)

    The Vans Triple Crown of Wakeboarding* and the Built Ford Tough WWA Wakeboard Nationals presented by Mountain Dew and Vans are made possible through the support of the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft, Right
    Guard Xtreme, Fox Sports Net and NBC Sports. The Vans Triple Crown™ Series features the world's top athletes participating in premier venues throughout North America for the top prize purse in each of six Core Sports(tm) disciplines: Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, BMX, Freestyle Motocross, Surfing and Snowboarding.

    Pro Men Finals
    1. Danny Harf (FL) 94
    2. Shawn Watson (FL) 93
    3. Parks Bonifay (FL) 89
    4. Daniel Watkins (AUS) 85
    5. Froggy Soven (FL) 84
    6. Josh Sanders (AUS) 83
    7. Erik Ruck (WI) 82
    8. Rob Struharik (OH) 79
    9. Chad Sharpe (CAN) 76

    Pro Women FINALS
    1 Dallas Friday (FL) 92
    2 Emily Copeland Durham (CO) 91
    3 Maeghan Major (NC) 89
    Laura Lohrmann (FL) 86
    Leslie Kent (FL) 85
    Lauren Loe (TX) 84
    Melissa Marquardt (CA) 83
    Tara Hamilton (FL) 82

    Wake Skate FINALS
    1 Brian Grubb (FL) 96
    2 Aaron Reed (FL) 95
    3 Brandon Thomas (FL) 90
    Thomas Horrell (FL) 89
    Clint Tomplins (FL) 85
    Daniel Lovett (FL) 83

    Jr Men FINALS
    1 J D Webb (FL) 97
    2 Derek Grasman (MI) 91
    3 Kevin Henshaw (CAN) 90
    3 Justin Sellers (NC) 88
    Jonathan Nadolski (FL) 83
    Scott Hopkins (FL) 82
    Devin Rogers (FL) 81
    Philip Combs (OR) 80
    Jack Blodgett (OR) 74

    Pro Men Semifinals
    (top 3 each heat advance to FINALS)
    Heat # 1
    1 Rob Struharik (OH) 96
    2 Erik Ruck (WI) 93
    3 Shawn Watson (FL) 89
    Keith Lyman (FL) 87
    Darin Shapiro (FL) 86
    Jeff Weatherall (NZL) 85

    Heat # 2
    1 Josh Sanders (AUS) 94
    2 Parks Bonifay (FL) 93
    3 Chad Sharpe (CAN) 92
    Trevor Hansen (FL) 91
    Collin Harrington (FL) 86
    Shane Bonifay (FL) 82

    Heat # 3
    1 Froggy Soven (FL) 94
    2 Daniel Watkins (AUS) 93
    3 Danny Harf (FL) 92
    Shaun Murray (FL) 90
    Brett Eisenhauer (AUS) 84
    Mikey Ennen (WA) 83

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