Big Texas: Wake Star Amber Wing Triumphs at PWT Fort Worth Stop, Harley Clifford Grabs Second
The Pro Wakeboard Tour hit Texas. And as expected, it was big.
Case in point: Oakley Wake Team Star Amber Wing, whose 66.77 score topped fellow O Team Ripper Nicola Butler to take command of the Pro Women’s Queen of Wake point standings (290 points).
“I thought Nicola had it; I was cheering for her,” Amber said, rocking her Oakley gear and eyewear. “But I did my run, stood up both my passes and came out on top. I’m really pumped to win this tour stop.”
In the Pro Men’s Division, O’s young phenom Harley Clifford threw down as always amidst a talent-packed heat in the finals – including fellow Oakley rider and rail master Oli Derome. Harley’s 95.00 score after a killer run seemed to have seal the deal. But the former King of Wake Points Leader was edged by Phil Soven, whose 95.50 narrowly took the victory.
Shooting over to the Jr. Pro Men’s Finals, Oakley Japan’s up and coming shredder Shota Tezuka powered his way to final round – mirroring a killer run at the Tour’s last stop where he emerged with the win. But this week, Daniel Powers’ Heelside 720 off the double up pushed him over Shota – handing him the second place spot on the podium.
Out of the water, Oakley shined as always. Amped up Wake fans lined the shores of Lake Moser with the Rollin’ O Lab (the brand’s self-contained 40 foot motor coach allowing front row seats for fans to learn about Oakley’s innovation) on hand for the public and riders alike to take in.
All in all, it was one rockin’ weekend for fans, riders and Team Oakley in the Lonestar State!