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Tige MyWake Global Challenge - Day 2 of 3


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World’s Top Pros Highlight Day Two at Tigé MyWake Global Challenge Live Main Event

Tige MyWake Global ChallengeSparks, NV. — With a trek that began online and earned them coveted invites to Sparks Marina this weekend, a handful of the world’s most talented professional wake-discipline athletes opened competition at day two of the Tigé MyWake Global Challenge presented by Polaroid Action. Greeting the riders at the Live Main Event was a newly unveiled world-class wake from the brand new Tigé ASR boat, which is making its contest debut at the event.

Aussie style-master Dean Smith wasted little time showing off what’s possible behind the ASR. Smith boosted his signature gigantic aerials in a heat-winning semifinal run that featured equal parts style and precision. American wakeborder, Austin Hair and Canadian Aaron Rathy gave Smith a run for his money though, finishing in second and third place respectively and paving the way for a dramatic final round tomorrow that will have international bragging rights on the line.

"The semis had a lot of great riding from the guys today and we were all stoked to get a chance to go at it behind the ASR in a contest," said Smith. "I’m happy to take first in the heat today and hope I ride even better tomorrow!"

A stacked field of the biggest names in wakeskating also dazzled the crowd in their semifinals round. Keeping the momentum alive from his August MyWake Global Challenge video submission winning entry, Reed Hansen had the day’s most impressive run. The legendary wakeskater linked together a heat-winning run that included wake-to-wake airs and highly-technical flip tricks and rotations that positioned him as the favorite heading in to tomorrow’s finals.

For more information about the Tigé MyWake Global Challenge, including rules, regulations and entry, visit

About Tigé
Tigé Boats, the only inboard manufacturer to be awarded eight consecutive Excellence in Customer Service awards, is an independent, design-driven company, celebrating over 20-years of uncompromising boat design. Tige produces the most innovative product line, ranging from 20 to 24 feet in length and specializing in premier wakeboarding and wakesurfing boats. Tige supports a worldwide dealer network, and is the current WSIA Leadership Buzz Brand of the Year -- check out what everyone’s been talking about at

About 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 or find us on Facebook.

Results - Day 2

Pro Men - Best Score Round 1
1. Smith, Dean (AUS) - 71.67
2. Hair, Austin (USA) - 70.67
3. Rathy, Aaron (CDN) - 65.00
4. Errington, Adam (USA) - 56.67
5. Broome, Scotty (AUS) - 48.33
6. Ruck, Erik (USA) - 43.33

Pro Women - Best Score Round 1
1. Friday, Dallas (USA) - 73.33
2. Wing, Amber (AUS) - 67.33
3. Hoffman, Raequel (USA) - 59.33
4. McCullough, Taylor (USA) - 58.33
5. Hoffman, Shawna (USA) - 43.33

Pro Wakeskate - Best Score Round 1
1. Hansen, Reed (USA) - 72.33
2. Balzer, James (CDN) - 58.33
3. Hampson, Danny (USA) - 42.00
4. Humpsch, Dieter (ZA) - 35.00
5. Thomas, Brandon (USA) - 30.67
6. Polterock, Austin (USA) - 26.67
7. Grubb, Brian (USA) - 20.00
Pro Women Surf Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Ashley Kidd
2. Allison Sos
3. Korina Smyrek
4. Emily Agate
Pro Men Surf Semifinal (all riders advance) 
1. James Walker
2. Chase Hazen
3. Trevor Miller
4. RJ Garcia
Pro Women Skim Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Bri Chmel
2. Venssa Gonzalez
Pro Men Skim Semifinal (all riders advance)
1. Dominic Lagace
2. Aaron Witherll
3. Brandon Tolliver
4. Grant Witherall

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