Phillip Soven Wins Men's Pro at MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Branson
Thousands of fans lined the shores of Moonshine Beach at Tablerock Lake to witness the world’s best wakeboarders compete during the final day of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. While there was no shortage of massive aerials and technical rail tricks throughout the day, Phillip Soven reined supreme taking first place in the Men’s Pro division.
The win, his first victory of the season, places him in a good spot to make a run at the season title. Also, putting in podium worthy performances were Harley Clifford and Steel Lafferty who finished in second and third place respectively.
“The vibe was great the entire contest and everyone was riding sick today, I’m stoked to come away with the win,” said Soven.
The Women’s pro division also saw some very progressive riding in their final. Meagan Ethell put in the run of the day and walked away victorious, followed by Haley Smith and Dallas Friday in second and third. The victory was her first of the 2012 season.
The ultra-competitive Junior Pro Men put on an impressive demo today as well, giving the crowd a glimpse of the future of the sport and also determined a winner today. Tony Iacconi won his second consecutive Overton’s Junior Pro Series event by edging out Jacob Valdez with a final round score of 92.00.
Following the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour divisional heats, fans were treated to the jaw-dropping Sony Big Air Contest. Being pulled behind the new XStar, the top Men’s Pro athletes stuck gravity-defying tricks that are rarely pulled off in a traditional contest setting. The top performances came from Dean Smith who took first place.
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Final Results from the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Branson:
RESULTS Branson PWT #3
Men's Professional Men's Professional Men's Professional
Quarter Finals Heat #: 01 Quarter Finals Heat #: 02 Quarter Finals Heat #: 03
1 Rathy, Aaron CDN 73.33 1 Tezuka, Shota JPN 75.00 1 Malinoski, Rusty CDN 75.00
2 Lafferty, Steel USA 66.67 2 Smith, Dean AUS 63.33 2 Carroll, Tony USA 66.67
3 Thollander, Danny USA 61.67 3 Adkison, Andrew USA 62.50 3 Sharpe, Chad CDN 56.67
4 Smeele, Bradley NZL 50.00 4 Bradley, Joey USA 51.67 4 Rattray, Kyle CDN 36.67
Men's Professional Men's Professional Junior Pro Men
Quarter Finals Heat #: 04 Quarter Finals Heat #: 05 Semi Finals Heat #: 01
1 Powers, Daniel USA 71.67 1 Clifford, Harley AUS 83.33 1 Valdez, Jacob USA 90.00
2 Soven, Phillip USA 66.67 2 Webb, JD USA 71.67 2 Buss, Joey USA 89.25
3 Lariche, Jimmy USA 56.67 3 Prideaux, Dylan AUS 63.33 3 Iacconi, Tony AUS 76.25
4 Liesmann, Kirby USA 48.33 4 Hair, Austin USA 53.33 4 Primrose, Christian 74.00
5 Piffaretti, Massi 70.50
Junior Pro Men Men's Professional Men's Professional
Semi Finals Heat #: 02 Semi Finals Heat #: 01 Semi Finals Heat #: 02
1 Dowdy, Mike USA 95.75 3 Malinoski, Rusty CDN DQ 1 Clifford, Harley AUS 80.00
2 Flegel, Noah USA 89.75 4 Rathy, Aaron CDN DQ 2 Tezuka, Shota JPN 70.00
3 Harrison, Gordon USA 84.50 1 Soven, Phillip USA DQ 3 Powers, Daniel USA 67.50
4 Siegele, Parker 65.00 2 Lafferty, Steel USA DQ 4 Carroll, Tony USA 65.00
5 Allen, Keenan USA 56.00 5 Webb, JD USA DQ 5 Smith, Dean AUS 55.00
Junior Pro Men Women's Professional Men's Professional
Finals Heat #: 01 Finals Heat #: 01 Finals Heat #: 01
1 Iacconi, Tony AUS 92.00 1 Ethell, Meagan USA 80.00 1 Soven, Phillip USA 90.00
2 Valdez, Jacob USA 85.50 2 Smith, Haley AUS 70.00 2 Clifford, Harley AUS 87.50
3 Flegel, Noah USA 78.75 3 Friday, Dallas USA 65.00 3 Lafferty, Steel USA 85.00
4 Dowdy, Mike USA 76.00 4 Marquardt, Mellissa USA 60.00 4 Malinoski, Rusty CDN 82.50
5 Buss, Joey USA 63.25 5 Butler, Nicola GBR 48.33 5 Tezuka, Shota JPN 70.00
6 Harrison, Gordon USA 54.50 6 Wing, Amber AUS 43.33 6 Powers, Daniel USA 40.00
Big Air Kicker:
1. Dean Smith: BS 720
2. Chad Sharpe: FS 360
3. Rusty Malinski: FS 540
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