Nick Rupp Wins 2011 ASP 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior
The young surfer, Nick Rupp, defeated fellow finalists Noah Schweizer, Evan Geiselman, and Californian Luke Davis in a hard fought final at the 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior in New Smyrna Beach Inlet, Florida.
18 year-old Nick Rupp was the smiling victor of the ASP 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior. Rupp notched two back-to-back scores in the first half of the DNA Energy Pro Junior Final to overtake early heat leader, Davis, with a 12.77 heat total out of 20. He held on to the lead throughout the remainder of the tough heat and was able to take out his inaugural ASP Pro Junior event win.
“I was thinking I was just going to get last going into the Final,” Rupp said. “I just got two waves in the beginning and rode them. I’m stoked that Noah (Schweizer) got second too, I’ve been staying with him for the event.”
Geiselman, defending ASP North America Pro Junior Series Champion, made a last-minute charge at the end of the Final posting two 7 point scores, but earned an interference by colliding with Davis, which cut his second score in half.
Although the local standout would have notched the scores needed to overtake Nick Rupp for the win, the incident saw Geiselman finish 3rd overall.
The next stop on the 2011 ASP North America Pro Junior Series will be the ASP 4-Star Rob Machado Pro Junior Experience presented by Hurley and Reef. The event will hit Seaside Reef in California from April 22 to 23, 2011.
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