The 2010 Queen of Wake is looking to retake the crown. Oakley Wakeboard Star, Nicola Butler, powered back into title contention with a big victory at the Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Monroe, Wash. – topping Melissa Marquardt with a 75.67 score in the Finals. The British-born ripper owned the competitive Women’s Pro Division with a sparkling run, lined with big airs and precision rail riding, all the way to the win.
Texas Two-Step: Wakeboard Star Harley Clifford Takes Ft. Worth Stop, Nicola Butler Claims Women’s Division
It was an all-too-familiar dance: Oakley’s Wakeboard Team sweeping the top podium spots while making more history. Young star Harley Clifford pushed the sport’s envelope and smashed the record books yet again, throwing down the first-ever wake-to-wake double flip in-contest to triumph at the Pro Wakeboard Stop in Ft. Worth.
All-Planet: Women’s Star Nicola Butler Emerges as World Champion, Harley Clifford Claims Wakeboard World Series Title and Tezuka Takes Men’s Pro Junior Honors
Oakley’s Wake team is out of this World. Literally. Starting with defending Queen of Wake Nicola Butler, who added yet more hardware to her collection by claiming the 2011 World Championship Title this past weekend in Indianapolis. The English-born ripper faced off against six of the Planet’s best riders in a six-woman final for top honors – including fellow Oakley rider Amber Wing, who was coming off five straight wins in the Queen of Wake series. But after two unfortunate falls from Amber in her final run, Nicola emerged at the top of the podium following a monster run – laced with a Moby Dick and a Roll to Blind for a big 91.67 score. This was her third World Title in four years.