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.
“I’ve been training like crazy at OWC for this contest,” Nicola said, rocking her Oakley Women’s gear and eyewear. “It’s the best contest to win and I’m stoked to keep the title for another year.”
The Pro Men’s Division was just as intense – as young O prodigy Harley Clifford came into the contest as the top seed.
Smashing into the talent-packed five-man final, Harley couldn’t quite get past Phillip Soven – grabbing a second-place finish. But his solid result was just enough to land him the 2011 WWA Wakeboard World Series Title after claiming enough points over four stops in the series.
Congratulations to all Oakley riders who threw down at Worlds in Indianapolis.