Nic Rapa Wins Stop #3 of the Pro Wakeboard Tour!

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In what will go down as the event with the best riding of the year, Nic Rapa takes home the top spot in PWT #3, the only digital event of the series. Rapa is known for his consistency and mental strength at any live event, but the top spot on the podium had eluded him until now. With a video pass of flawless, technical moves and a huge double up, Nic Rapa is back in familiar territory. This event features digitally submitted lines and is arguably the hardest event of the season to win as every rider gets to perfect their run and only submit their best passes. All of this adds to the credibility of Rapa’s win in Stop #3 of the 2021 Pro Wakeboard Tour.

 

At the beginning of the year, Nic Rapa stated that he wanted to make this year a three-peat, winning the overall series for a third year in a row was clearly his goal. With this win in the third event, he has put himself solidly in the lead of the pack going into the final event in Atlanta in less than 2 weeks. Behind him, Cory Teunissen and Guenther Oka are tied for second, but both need to gain 30 points on Rapa to catch him. If anyone can do that it will it be the strength and consistency of Teunissen or the style of Oka but they would need to win and Rapa would need to place 5th or worse … not to say that isn’t possible, but a big challenge to Teunissen and Oka given the consistency that Rapa has shown throughout the years.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=\”50px\”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=\”2464\” img_size=\”full\”][vc_column_text]Pro Wakeboarding Winner – Nic Rapa[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Pro Wakeboarding Stop #3 Final Heat Scores

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]1st – Nic Rapa [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]95.75[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]2nd – Cory Teunissen
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]93.75[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]3rd – Guenther Oka[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]91.63[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]4th – Tyler Higham[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]85.75[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]5th – Fynn Bullock[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]84.38[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]6th – Sam Brown[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]81.63[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]7th – Massi Piffaretti[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]78.38[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]8th – Thomas Herman[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]75.00[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=\”25px\”][vc_column_text]In all divisions we saw a real shake up in the look of the podium with this digital event. With the time to perfect their lines and a fan vote element, all of the riders stepped up and we saw some insane performances. 

 

In Pro Wakesurfing the Swanson brothers both rode awesome and used their social media game to lock down the top two spots on the podium with Tyler Stewart rounding out the top three. The key name missing here is Sean Silveira, Sean won the first two events and slid into fourth place here in Stop #3 partially based on the fan vote elements. See below for how this tightens the season overall race.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=\”25px\”][vc_column_text]Pro Wakesurfing Stop #3 Final Heat Scores[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]1st – Taylor Swanson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]95.25[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]2nd – Camron Swamson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]91.88[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]3rd – Tyler Stewart [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]87.63[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]4th – Sean Silveira[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]86.25[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=\”25px\”][vc_column_text]For the first time this season Parker Swope was able to unseat Jamie Huser in the Jr Pro division to take first place. The digital format coupled with the fan voting offers a slightly different perspective of how these same riders stacked up.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=\”25px\”][vc_column_text]Jr Pro Wakeboarding Stop #3 Final Heat Scores[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]1st – Parker Swope[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]94.38[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]2nd – Jamie Huser[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]90.88[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]3rd – Daniel Johnson[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]86.50[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=\”.vc_custom_1592531207964{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}\” el_class=\”score_row_css\”][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]4th – Jaden Reichl[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=\”1/2\”][vc_column_text]85.00[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=\”25px\”][vc_column_text]Huge Implications for the Season Overall Championship 
The following standings show clearly how strong Rapa’s position is going into the final event as well as where the riders in the other divisions stand. The following standings also offer some insight as to who may take home the coveted Rookie of the Year award![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=\”50px\”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Pro Wakeboarding Overall Standings

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Rank Athlete Stop #1
KATY
STOP #2
BIRMINGHAM
STOP #3
DIGITAL
STOP #4
LAKE LANIER
Total
1 Nic Rapa 90 90 100   280
2 Cory Teunissen 80 80 90   250
3 Guenther Oka 70 100 80   250
4 Sam Brown 100 75 65   240
5 Fynn Bullock 75 60 70   205
6 Massi Piffaretti 65 65 60   190
7 Tyler Higham 60 51 75   186
8 Shota Tezuka 51 60 51   162
9 Thomas Herman 35 70 55   160
10 Noah Wildman 51 51 51   153
11 Jake Pelot 60 51 35   146
12 Luca Kidd 51 51 35   137
13 Tony Iacconi 35 35 51   121
14 Jake Hill 51 35 35   121
15 Ulf Ditsch 35 35 35   105
16 Mike Dowdy 35   51   86
17 Kai Ditsch   35     35

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Pro Wakesurf Season Overall Standing

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In the title hunt for Pro Wakesurfing this digital event tightend the standings significantly. Sean Silveira has been flawless in live competition this year with two wins. When it comes to digital events with submitted lines and a fan vote element the Swanson Brothers stepped it up and locked out the top two spots on the podium in Stop #3. This now raises the stakes for the final event and the Season Overall Championship.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Rank Athlete Stop #1
KATY
STOP #2
BIRMINGHAM
STOP #3
DIGITAL
STOP #4
LAKE LANIER
Total
1 Sean Silveira 100 100 75   275
2 Taylor Swanson 90 70 100   260
3 Camron Swanson 80 90 90   260
4 Beaux Wildman 75 75 65   215
5 Nick Parros 70 65 70   205
6 Tyler Stewart   80 80   160
7 Parker Payne 65       65

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Jr Pro Season Overall Standings

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]SImilar to wakesurfing, the Jr Pro live events were all held down by Jamie Huser, but with help of the fan vote, Parker Swope took the win in this digital event bringing him within striking distance of the overall title if Huser should bobble in the final event. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Rank Athlete Stop #1
KATY
STOP #2
BIRMINGHAM
STOP #3
DIGITAL
STOP #4
LAKE LANIER
Total
1 Jamie Huser 100 100 90   290
2 Parker Swope 90 80 100   270
3 Cody Hunnicutt 80 75 70   225
4 Daniel Johnson 70 70 80   220
5 Tanner Higham 75 51 65   191
6 Jaden Reichl   90 75   165
7 Alex Albin 65 70     135
8 Beaux Wildman   60 60   120
9 Brett Powell 60 60     120
10 Logan Popwell   51     51

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=\”50px\”][vc_column_text]The final event of the 2021 Pro Wake Tour series will be in Gainesville GA. next weekend at Lake Lanier Olympic Park – Don’t Miss It![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=\”50px\”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Pro Wake Tour Partners:
In addition to title sponsor Supra Boats, the Pro Wake Tour is sponsored by: Indmar Marine, Roswell Marine, Boatmate Trailers, PTM Watersports, JL Audio, Gatorstep, Zero Off, Acme, Fat Sac Ballast Systems, Connelly, Liquid Force, Zulz Bags, Leus, Apex Canvas, Universal Products, Transhield, Marine Products International, Piedmont Plastics, and BH Electronics.

 

About Skier’s Choice Inc.
Skier’s Choice, Inc. is the manufacturer of Supra and Moomba performance inboard wakeboard, wakesurf and waterski towboats. Supra has been a leader in the inboard industry since 1981. The Supra brand is synonymous with innovative styling, luxurious interiors, highest construction quality, and unsurpassed wake performance. The Moomba brand delivers quality and performance far above its class. Moomba offers the best wake performance technology and none of the fuss. The company is privately held and is based in Maryville, Tennessee. Skier’s Choice encourages all boating participants to learn and follow safe boating practices. There are risks associated with boating and water sports activities. Be mindful of the risks, familiarize yourself with the environment, know your limits and conduct yourself accordingly.

 

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