Rathy Claims First Career Pro Tour Stop WinPleasant Prairie, Wis. – The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour wrapped up its final day of action in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. today with five rounds of riding between the Pro Men and Jr. Pro Men divisions.
The Pro Men were first off the dock this morning for a 20-man quarterfinal, which eliminated half the competition, advancing only the top two riders in each of the five heats. The 10 semifinalists battled it out for one of four spots in the finals, with Andrew Adkison, Harley Clifford, Aaron Rathy and current Pro Tour titlist Phillip Soven moving onto the final round.
All four finalists threw down some impressive runs, but only Canadian ripper Aaron Rathy had two stand up passes to earn him his first Pro Tour stop win of his career. Clifford and Adkison rounded out the contest podium.
“I’m just stoked to get my first win, that’s all I can really say,” said Rathy. “It was a tough final, no doubt, but I had two stand up passes and came away with the win.”
With today’s win, Aaron Rathy now leads both the Pro Tour and the King of Wake standings lists.
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour now heads to Knoxville, Tenn., June 27 & 28 for the third stop of the Pro Tour. Additional venues for the 2009 Pro Tour, includes Fort Worth, Tex., Elizabethtown, Ky. and Sparks/Reno, Nev.
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The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla. The Pro Tour has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Mona Vie, the U.S. Air Force, Indmar, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, Oakley, Ride the Wake, FUEL TV and Allisports.com.
The MasterCraft X-Star is the exclusive tow boat of the Pro Wakeboard Tour, as it has been since the Tour’s inception in 1992. Indmar Marine engines provides the power for MasterCraft’s X Series line of competition tow boats.