For the second year in a row, the Scott Byerly Toe Jam wakeskating contest brought the best wakeskaters in the world together, competing in the best possible conditions in three categories at The Projects in Bithlo, Florida.
The level of riding in the wake (boat) finals was incredible, with Brian Grubb going head to head with George Daniels for the title. Grubb rode first and completely killed it with a stand up run including many technical wake-to-wake moves and he also linked together a good lip-trick section. Highlights of the wake-to-wake action was his toeside shove-indy, heelside melan board varial, toeside shove-indy 180 and 360 off the double up.
Daniels pushed it very hard as well, almost catching up to Grubb's unbelievable run, matching many tricks and adding his own flavor as well, but it was Grubb who came out on top, repeating his wake (boat) title for the second year in a row.
As the sun went down, the lights came on and the Best Trick Winch title was on the line. The large pool had two different down-rails on either side, so the riders had many options to throw down their best effort. After the riders voted on best rick, Grubb came out on top with his frontside lipslide, frontside 90 shove-out. This not only gave Grubb two titles on the weekend, but also gave him the only title he has not yet won at the Toe Jam.
Saturday consisted of PWC competition all day and the head-to-head final saw two relatively new riders battling it out. Brandon Thomas rode well, but Clint Tompkins, who was not on the invite list, but qualified for the event, took top honors. His rail riding proved to be strong, with a frontside lipslide across the huge Performance rail and boardslide down the WakeBoarding Magazine green, kinked rail.
Congrats to Tompkins for an unbelievable weekend of riding and Brian Grubb, for his repeat of a two-title Toe Jam weekend.
Scott Byerly would like to thank, OšNeill, Hyperlite, Nautiques, Yamaha, Arnette, Southeast Correct Craft, Reef, WakeBoarding Magazine and Performance.
Rail and Wake results below:
2nd Annual Byerly Toe Jam
Rail (PWC) Results
Sat., April 23, 2005
First place advances, all others go to LCQ (last chance qualifier)