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Return of Bob Soven, Mike Dowdy’s Debut Highlight Action-Packed Day One

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Wake GamesOrlando, Fla. — A conglomerate of the world’s best wakeboarders converged on the Orlando Watersports Complex to begin competition of the annual Nautique Wake Games Presented by Rockstar, one the sport’s largest and most prestigious events. Both the Pro Men and Pro Women showed off the results of their offseason training regiment, displaying progressive riding with massive aerials and technical rail maneuvers.
 
Highlighting the elite Pro Men’s division today was the return of Bob Soven, who was sidelined much of last season from injury. During his triumphant return, Soven unleashed an arsenal of stylish tricks to win his heat and secure a spot in Saturday’s quarterfinals round. The division also saw the highly-anticipated King of Wake professional debut of Mike Dowdy. The winner of last season’s Overton’s Junior Pro Series didn’t disappoint, boosting some of the biggest airs of the day, including the very elusive mute double roll to revert to win his heat and claim a spot in the quarterfinals.
 
“It’s clear everyone put in a lot of time training during the offseason and came to Wake Games to show off their new and improved bag of tricks,” said Chris Bischoff, King of Wake competition director. “The Nautique G23 is pumping out a perfect wake, so fans can expect to see some huge tricks throughout the event.”
 
Early indications suggest the Pro Women are bringing female wakeboarding to new heights. Leading the charge during day one at Wake Games was Melissa Marquardt who linked together a well balanced run of big airs and smooth rail work to post the day’s top score of 85.00.
 
The Nautique Wake Games is stop number one on the eight-event King of Wake Series. Online adult tickets are available for $7 (46% off the gate price) and include an exclusive Overton’s discount code for online buyers only. Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under). For information on the Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, visit kingofwake.com.
 
The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Nautique Boats, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Polaroid Action, Fox, ZEAL Optics Ronix, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, PCM Marine Engines and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.

For more event information, including daily schedules, tickets, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, visit kingofwake.com.
 
About Nautique Boat Company
Celebrating 88 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique Boats is known for delivering the highest quality product, innovative technology and exceptional customer service experiences. To get more information on the company or see the complete line of Nautique boats, visit nautique.com.
 
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 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 Overton’s
Overton’s began selling water skis in the mid-1970s. Over the years, we’ve built our reputation by offering quality products at the best prices found anywhere. Today you can look to Overton’s to provide the highest-quality products for all your boating needs. Our company has grown from its humble beginnings in the back of a grocery store in Greenville, North Carolina, to the “World’s Largest Water Sports Dealer.” Widely recognized and respected in the industry, Overton’s catalog and website provide consumers with the widest selection of boating accessories and water-sports equipment out there. Our acquisition by Gander Mountain in December 2007 assured continued growth, allowing us to expand our offerings and have our products available in Gander’s 114 retail stores throughout the United States.
 
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.
 
Nautique Wake Games Day 1 Results
 
Pro Men Qualifying (top two in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1 
1. Kyle Rattray - 76.67
2. Keenan Allen - 56.67
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3. Dustin O’Ferrall - 45.00
4. Pierce Homsey - 25.00
 
Heat #2
1. Jefferson Langley - 68.33
2. Jeff McKee - 61.67
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3. Stephen Pierce - 56.67
4. Kirby Liesmann - 43.33
 
Heat #3
1. Chris O’Shea - 73.33
2. Christian Primrose - 55.00
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3. Dante Digangi - 43.33
4. Josh Palma - 33.67
 
Heat #4
1. Mike Dowdy - 85.00
2. Chad Sharpe - 55.00
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3. Ben Allbright - 43.33
 
Heat #5
1. Bob Soven 75.00
2. Shane Bonifay - 65.00
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3. Nick Kamper - 48.33
4. Brad Smeele - 45.67
 
Heat #6
1. Danny Harf - 78.33
2. Oli Derome - 73.00
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3. Josh Twelker - 69.17
 
Heat #7
1. Sam Carne - 70.00
2. Danny Thollander - 51.67
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3. Jason Bannatyne - 45.67
 
Heat #8
1. Ryan Anderson - 66.67
2. Adam Errington - 61.67
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3. Trevor Maur - 55.00
4. Gunnar Shuler - 40.00
 
Heat 9
1. Trevor Hansen - 78.33
2. Austin Hair - 73.50
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3. Shaun Murray - 48.33
 
Heat 10
1. Shawn Watson - 81.67
2. Jimmy Lariche - 73.33
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3. Jimmy Trask - 63.33
 
Pro Women Qualifying (top four in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Melissa Marquardt - 85.00
2. Nicola Butler - 76.67
3. Charlotte Bryant - 58.33
4. Erika Langman - 41.67
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5. Ashley Leugner - 35.00
 
Heat #2
1. Raimi Merritt - 75.00
2. Corrie Dyer - 60.00
3. Kimberly Kirch - 40.00
4. Brooke Grassman - 30.00
 
Heat #3
1. Amber Wing - 78.00
2. Dallas Friday - 72.33
3. Bec Gange - 61.67
4. Tarah Mikacich - 55.00
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5. Emily Durham - 46.67
 
Pro Wakeskate Qualifying (all riders advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Danny Hampson - 80.00
2. Brian Grubb - 65.67
3. Nick Taylor - 58.33
4. James Balzer - 51.67
 
Heat #2
1. Reed Hansen - 70.00
2. Grant Roberts - 60.00
3. George Daniels - 48.33
4. Austin Polterock - 37.00
 
Junior Pro Men Qualifying (top two in each heat advance)
 
Heat #1
1. Gordo Harrison - 88.25
2. Robby Holihan - 88.25
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3. Parker Siegele - 82.25
4. Marc Kroon - 76.75
5. Jimmy Frandsen - 62.50
6. Maxim Van Helvoort - 46.50
7. Damien Adam - 45.50
 
Heat #2
1. Massi Piffaretti - 97.25
2. Jason Soven - 87.00
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3. Kyle Evans - 80.25
4. Justin Lee - 61.50
5. Juan Mendez - 58.00
6. Zachary Brown - 57.25
7. Merrett Fay - 48.75
 
Heat #3
1. Noah Flegel - 100.00
2. Brad Teunissen - 88.50
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3. Cory Teunissen - 74.50
4. Jorge Gill - 70.50
5. Jamie McCauley - 56.50
6. Gus Shuler - 55.75
7. Jeongwook Kim - 44.25
 
Heat #4
1. Tony Iacconi - 95.50
2. Joey Buss - 74.75
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3. Yangsu Kim - 74.50
4. Mac Schramm - 71.50
5. Arnie Watkins - 62.25
6. Ian Cole - 54.25
7. James Loisel - 51.25
 
Masters Semifinals (all riders advance)
1. Daniel Duquesnoy - 66.67
2. Kevin Michael - 50.00
3. Francisco Cabezas - 30.00


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