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2013 Pro Tour Stop #5 - Grand Rapids, Michigan - Day 2 of 2

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Harley Clifford Wins MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Grand Rapids,
Phil Soven Clinches Pro Wakeboard Tour and King of Wake Overall Titles,
Michigan’s Mike Dowdy Wins Rookie of the Year Honors

Michigan PWT - Day 1 | Michigan PWT - Video | Rider Standings

 
Pro Wakeboard TourGrand Rapids, MI. — Thousands of fans flocked to Millennium Park to watch the season ending heats of the 2013 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar in Grand Rapids. The riding they witnessed was curtain call worthy, in particular the finals run by Harley Clifford who launched himself to victory in the Pro Men’s division with an other-worldly performance.
 
The Aussie-phenom’s contest winning run was a demo in all facets of progressive wakeboarding. His lethal aerial attack off of the X-Star’s perfect wake featured some the sport’s most difficult maneuvers, including a double indy tantrum and heelside 900. To boot, his rail-riding was spot on and the judges rewarded his effort with a near perfect 97.33 point ride. The dominating run placed him in front of two of the sport’s best, Phil Soven and Steel Lafferty, who finished in second and third place respectively.
 
“I’ve had some bad luck and an injury this season,” said Clifford. “It felt good to finally get a win, it was one of the craziest finals we’ve ever had."
 
The season ending event also determined the 2013 Pro Wakeboard Tour and King of Wake overall winner. Soven’s second place finish placed him atop in both standings, further cementing his legacy as one of the sport’s all-time great competitors.
 
With a strong fourth place finish in Grand Rapids, Michigan native Mike Dowdy earned the prestigious Overton’s King of Wake Rookie of the Year award. Dowdy finished his remarkable first pro season in the top five of both the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour and King of Wake rankings.
 
The Junior Pro Men also determined multiple champions today. In the event’s finals Cory Teunissen narrowly edged out Noah Flegel by less than a point to take first place in the highly-competitive heat. However, Flegel did not leave the event empty handed. His second place finish was enough to clinch overall season titles on the Overton’s Junior Pro Series as well as the MasterCraft Junior Pro Tour.
 
Following the Men’s Pro Finals, a handful of the world’s best riders competed in the jaw-dropping Polaroid Action Big Air Contest. Taking first place in the competition was Adam Errington, who stuck a massive indy backside 180.
 
For more information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar visit KingofWake.com.
 
Results - Day 2
 
Pro Men Finals
1. Harley Clifford - 97.33
2. Phil Soven - 90.00
3. Steel Lafferty - 87.67
4. Mike Dowdy - 77.33
5. Austin Hair - 71.67
6. Rusty Malinoski - 11.67
 
Jr. Pro Men Final
1. Cory Teunissen - 91.00
2. Noah Flegel - 90.25
3. Tony Iacconi - 84.25
4. Parker Siegele - 66.00
5. Brad Teunissen - 60.25
6. Jason Soven - 58.25
 
Pro Men Semifinals (top three in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Rusty Malnoski - 96.00
2. Harley Clifford - 95.00
3. Austin Hair - 81.67
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4. Kyle Rattray - 61.67
 
Heat #2
1. Phil Soven - 90.67
2. Mike Dowdy - 87.33
3. Steel Lafferty - 82.33
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4. Adam Errington - 79.00
 
Jr. Pro Men Semifinals (top three in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Cory Teunissen - 92.75
2. Tony Iacconi - 90.50
3. Brad Teunissen - 78.75
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4. Gordon Harrison - 78.00
5. Damien Allen - 60.00
 
Heat #2
1. Noah Flegel - 91.00
2. Parker Siegele - 88.25
3. Jason Soven - 79.75
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4. Joey Buss - 73.50
5. Juan Mendez - 67.50
 
Pro Men Quarterfinals (top two in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Harley Clifford - 94.00
2. Steel Lafferty - 85.67
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3. Andrew Adkison - 78.33
4. Tony Caroll - 73.33
 
Heat #2
1. Rusty Malinoski - 93.00
2. Mike Dowdy - 90.00
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3. Dean Smith - 87.33
4. Trevor Hansen - 38.33
 
Heat #3
1. Adam Errington - 87.33
2. Kyle Rattray - 81.00
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3. Josh Palma - 76.67
4. Shota Tezuka - 60.00
 
Heat #4
1. Phil Soven - 87.67
2. Austin Hair - 84.67
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3. Daniel Powers - 81.00
4. Josh Twelker - 33.33
 
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by ROCKSTAR is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Indmar, Polaroid Action, Ronix, Billabong, Zeal Optics, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.

About MasterCraft
MasterCraft is the exclusive towboat for the Pro Wakeboard Tour, as it has been since the tour’s wakeboarding events began in 1992.
 
About King of Wake
The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The 2013 series consists of all five stops on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, the Nautique Wake Games, the Nautique WWA National Championships and the Rockstar WWA World Championships Presented by Supra. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.
 
About ROCKSTAR
Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit RockstarEnergy.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.com.

About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sport sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. The 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. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out thewwa.com.
 
Polaroid Action
Polaroid is one of the world’s most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75 year history beginning with Polaroid instant film. Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products. For more information, visit polaroid.com or find us on Facebook.
 
Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

About TransWorld WAKEBOARDING Magazine
TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine is the leader in wake-sports media by delivering the best instruction, latest product reviews, insider knowledge and the finest photography.


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