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Air Nautique Pan American Wakeboard Championships Sees Largest Day Yet

Orlando, FL – Friday was the busiest day of competition of the first three days of the inaugural Air Nautique Pan American Wakeboard Championships at Orlando WaterSports Complex. Nearly 100 riders in seven divisions competed on the day.

Friday was also the first day the professional competitors began to battle for the Pan American Championships, bringing out some top local names including Orlando native and Pro Women’s competitor Dallas Friday.

While most of the action on Friday was qualifying for the weekend, two divisions held their finals on the day, awarding two Pan American Championships.

In the Open Men’s division Lockey Price of Canada won the Pan American Championship. Jason Clark of Lake Oswego, Oregon finished second. Alex Brown of Mt. Dora, Florida finished third and Justin Savich of Riverview, Florida finished fourth.

In the Open Women’s division Heather Johnson of Orlando, Florida is the Pan American Champion. Courtney Dutson of Orlando finished second and Kayla Chojnacki of Pompano, Florida finished third.

Much of the talk of the day centered on Dallas Friday and whether an ankle injury suffered early in September would hurt her chances during the Pan American Championships. Friday showed no ill effects of the injury on the day, winning her Pro Women’s Quarterfinal Heat.

Maeghan Major won the other Pro Women’s Quarterfinal Heat to advance to the semifinals. Other notables moving on the next round in Pro Women’s competition on Friday include Emily Copeland Durham, Andrea Fountain, Tara Hamilton, Lauren Loe, Cathy Williams and Laura Lohrmann.

In Pro Wakeskate action there were five Quarterfinal heats on Friday. Austin Hair, Reed Hansen, Brian Grubb, George Daniels and Brandon Thomas all won their heats on Friday to advance to the next round.

The Air Nautique Pan American Wakeboard Championships is a world-renowned event. The event is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Florida and Sanctioned by USA Wakeboard. Competitors will be pulled by the Correct Craft Super Air Nautique wakeboard boat. The event has the support of the following: Verizon Wireless, Perfect Pass, Hyperlite, Fox Riders Co., Vans, U.S. Air Force, Infinity Marine Audio, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, CWB, J - Star, O'Brien, Double-up, Oakley, Toyo Tires, KMC Wheels, Love Sac, Execute, Mikker.com, Wakeworld.com, Wakeboarder.com, Say I Won't, O-Boys Real Smoked Bar-B-Q and One Percent Design.

Wake Boarding, published by World Publications, is the official magazine of the Air Nautique Pan American Wakeboard Championships. Wake Boarding is the definitive source on all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and the latest news.

Results Friday September 23, 2005
Air Nautique Pan American Wakeboard Championships

Open Men - Finals Heat 01
1 Lockey Price CAN 76.67
2 Jason Clark USA 72.78
3 Alex Brown USA 52.78
4 Justin Savich USA 30.00

Open Women - Finals Heat 01
1 Heather Johnson USA 53.33
2 Courtney Dutson USA 40.00
3 Kayla Chojnacki USA 36.67

Women's Professional - Quarter Finals Heat 01
1 Maeghan Major USA 56.78
2 Emily Copeland Durham USA 50.33
3 Andrea Fountain NZL 48.00
4 Tara Hamilton USA 41.56
5 Melissa Marquardt USA 35.00
6 Cheryl Newton USA 32.33
7 Barrett Perlman USA 22.22

Women's Professional - Quarter Finals Heat 02
1 Dallas Friday USA 68.00
2 Lauren Loe USA 48.17
3 Cathy Williams USA 46.67
4 Laura Lohrmann USA 44.33
5 Robbie Rendo ARG 42.78
6 Raequel Hoffman USA 27.11
7 Louise Moore GBR 21.67

Professional WakeSkate - Quarter Finals Heat 01
1 A. Hair USA 55.00
2 C. Wright USA 43.67
3 Mark Enns CAN 11.67
4 Evan Lykes USA NS

Professional WakeSkate - Quarter Finals Heat 02
1 R. Hansen USA 78.00
2 Phillip Basino USA 69.00
3 Aaron Reed USA 64.33
4 Matthew Manzari USA 41.67

Professional WakeSkate - Quarter Finals Heat 03
1 Brian Grubb USA 82.33
2 Kyle Walton USA 61.67
3 B. Francis USA 48.33
4 Ben Horan USA 36.67
5 Drew McGuckin USA 30.00

Professional WakeSkate - Quarter Finals Heat 04
1 George Daniels USA 89.33
2 Jeff Engen USA 52.00
3 Tim Kovacich USA 25.33
4 John Ruark USA 21.67
5 E. Buonanotte USA 10.00

Professional WakeSkate - Quarter Finals Heat 05
1 Brandon Thomas USA 56.67
2 Kyle Hyams USA 50.17
3 Nick Valliere USA 48.17
4 Chase Connor USA 26.67
5 David Hanson USA 22.50

Junior Women (14-18) - Semi Finals Heat 01
1 Shawna Hoffman USA 44.44
2 Wiss Brinkman USA 35.00
3 Brittney Arruda USA 28.89
4 Megan Blaschka USA 21.11
5 Kelsey Tainsh USA 17.22
6 Chloe Merritt USA 15.00
7 Maggie Jaicomo USA NS

Boys (10-13) - Quarter Finals Heat 01
1 Ben Kaiser USA 65.00
2 John Jeffries USA 56.67
3 Julian Cohen USA 53.33
4 Santiago Alonso MEX 41.11
5 Iñigo Alonso MEX 27.22
6 Antonio Vallarino 16.67

Boys (10-13) - Quarter Finals Heat 02
1 Jacob Valdez USA 69.44
2 Gunnar Shuler USA 60.00
3 Daniel Powers USA 57.22
4 Dylan Nicholson 35.56
5 Pierce Homsey USA 23.89

Boys (10-13) - Quarter Finals Heat 03
1 Steel Lafferty USA 52.78
2 Claudio Gremion 28.89
3 Cale Middleton USA 19.44
4 Brandon Huston 18.33
5 Daniel Pate USA NS

Boys (10-13) - Quarter Finals Heat 04
1 Robert Soven USA 75.56
2 Bryan Kryzda 66.11
3 Cameron Richardson 46.67
4 Brian Waskevich USA 42.78
5 Brand Driver USA 29.44

Junior Men (14-18) - Semi Finals Heat 01
1 Alex Scagliotti USA 55.56
2 Eddie Valdez USA 52.22
3 Tony Carroll USA 43.33
4 Dustin Shows USA 41.67

Junior Men (14-18) - Semi Finals Heat 02
1 Kyle Alberts USA 58.89
2 Bryan Hutton USA 50.00
3 A.J Racinelli USA 46.11
4 Ryan Sullivan USA 33.89

Junior Men (14-18) - Semi Finals Heat 03
1 Nick Jones USA 46.33
2 Kristian Kastari 46.11
3 Ryan Mocerino USA 41.78
4 Devin Rogers USA 40.00

Junior Men (14-18) - Semi Finals Heat 04
1 Danny Thollander USA 63.33
2 Alex Hamrick USA 55.56
3 Adam Errington USA 46.11
4 Dustin Snyder USA 36.11


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