Rathy’s Winning-Streak Continues with Win in Knoxville
The top pro wakeboarders in the world hit the waters of Volunteer Landing Sunday for the final rounds of action at MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Knoxville, Tenn.
First off the dock was the Pro Men’s division for their 20-man quarterfinal. Riders competed in five heats of four, with only the top two riders in each heat advancing onto the semifinals. The theme of the semifinals was old school meets new school, as the two stacked heats ranged from young guns Harley Clifford and Jimmy LaRiche to elite veterans Chad Sharpe and Danny Harf. The ten semifinalists battled it out on the water for one of four spots in the finals, with Andrew Adkison, Danny Harf, rookie Harley Clifford and top-seed Aaron Rathy advancing onto the last round of the contest. All four finalists threw down some impressive runs, but Canadian ripper Aaron Rathy stood out from the competition to post a 97-point run, almost 12-points more than his next closet competitor. Harley Clifford and Danny Harf rounded out the podium, respectively. The win marks Rathy’s second consecutive Pro Tour stop victory of the 2009 season. Also in the Pro Men’s division, England’s Nick Davies took home the ROCKSTAR Best Trick Award for his massive Heelside 900 off of the U.S. Air Force kicker. The Award is a $1,000 cash prize. In the Jr. Pro Men’s division, ten amateur rippers battled it out on the water in the semifinals for one of four spots in the final round of the Knoxville contest. Daniel Powers, Mitch Langfield, Jarrod Askew and top-seed Bob Soven faced off in the four-man final with Soven beating out Langfield by a single point to claim his third consecutive Tour stop win of the season. Langfield and Powers rounded out the podium, respectively. Following Knoxville, the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will head to Elizabethtown, Ky., July 18 & 19, for its fourth stop of the 2009 season. Addition venues for the 2009 Pro Tour include Fort Worth, Tex., Pleasant Prairie, Wis. and Sparks/Reno, Nev.
Fans packed the shores of Texas MasterCraft Sunday for the final rounds of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Fort Worth, Texas. Riders in the Pro Men, Women and Jr. Pro Men divisions, threwdown their best runs of the contest to try to win the first Tour stop of the 2009 season.
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Nearly 90 wakeboarders from throughout the globe hit the waters of Lake Moser at Texas MasterCraft today to compete in the qualifying rounds of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Fort Worth, Texas.