FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (September 24, 2016) – The second day of the 2016 Centurion World WakeSurfing Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology proved to be more exciting than the first. The wake was perfectly dialed in on the Centurion Ri237 powered by PCM, making for some great performances from all the athletes.
Paul Singer, Centurion & Supreme Boats President, said, “The list of personal bests behind the Centurion Ri237 made it to 19 today. Everyone seems to be elevating their game to World Championship levels. Finals is going to be extremely competitive on Saturday.”
The Pro Men’s Skim Semi-Final saw some incredible performances with the following riders advancing the Finals later today: John Akerman, Cole Sorenson, Noah Flegel, Aaron Witherell, Grant Witherell, and Drew Danielo. On the Women’s side, Taylor Dorey continued her dominant performance and has a strong lead going into Finals today. Joining her in Finals will be Caroline Villeneuve, Brittney Nyrose, Stacia Bank, Jodi Grassman, and Taylor Beaver.
Advancing to Finals in Masters Men’s Skim will be Eric Grindland, Danny Biebricher, Chris Bank, and Scott Culp. In the Masters Men’s Surf Semi-Finals Chris Bank and Brent Dorey advance out of Heat 1, while Kelly de Rivero and Matt Smith advance from Heat 2.
Pro Women’s Surf Semi-Finals riders advancing to Finals include: Ashley Kidd, Emily Agate, Stacia Bank, Jordan Wolfe, Allison Sos, and Anne Prochaska.
Cassidy Gale took a strong win in the Amateur Women’s Surf Final, with Claire Morgan and Zoey Montgomery rounding out the podium. The Amateur Men’s Skim Finals resulted in Augustin Dorgal barely edging out a win over Brian Scolari by only 0.3 points, with Phil Wilson taking third.
“Our Athlete Dinner after the second day of competition was a great time!” Singer continued, “It was wonderful for everyone to get together after such an amazing day. And wakeskater Matt Manzari provided the perfect end to the night by sharing his inspirational testimony and insight on how he is facing his challenges. Thank you Matt!”
For complete up-to-date scores of the 2016 Centurion World WakeSurfing Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology, please visit http://www.thecwsa.org.
Watch all of 2016 Wake Surf Worlds action live on http://www.wakesurfchampionships.com.
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