2011 Wakeboard World Championships - Largest in History

The Championships drew to a close yesterday in Milano, Italy. Held from the 13th to the 17th of July at the incredible Idroscalo facility, this bi-annual competition was the largest Wakeboard World Championships in the IWWF history. 253 Athletes representing 36 IWWF affiliated federations were competing in all categories from under 9's through to open men. Proving the tremendous growth being seen in the sport, the 2011 Championships also saw entries from Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico and Latvia, all competing for the first time. In a joint co-operation with MasterCraft and Dieter Hofer & Pier Decia of MasterCraft.CH, two Parks Edition X-Stars powered by MasterCraft's new engine partner - Ilmor, delivered the world famous wakes for the athletes in competition.

In a tense final, the grandstand's at the Idroscalo site were packed with excited spectators all anxious to watch the highly anticipated Open Men's final.

As expected, Team MasterCraft athletes delivered breathtaking performances. The competition favorite Harley Clifford (AUS) secured first place on the podium followed by past World Champion Andrew Adkison (USA) finishing in second.

Podium Results

Open Men
1 Harley Clifford - AUS
2 Andrew Adkison - USA
3 Nick Jones - USA

Open Women
1 Raimi Merrit - USA
2 Amber Wing - AUS
3 Robbie Rendo - ARG

Team results
1 Australia
2 USA
3 Italy

For full results in all divisions, visit: IWWF.com

Ian Birdsall, MasterCraft Vice President of International Business, comments "Having towed many IWWF World Wakeboard Championships over the years, we are delighted that the 2011 Championships received record attendance. The organisation by both the Italian Federation and the IWWF has been outstanding, surpassing the expectations of all involved. The athletes all performed exceptionally well and we are extremely proud to be the Exclusive Towboat Sponsor for all IWWF World Championship events."

Focus now turns to Dubna, Russia, the site of six previous MasterCraft World Cup stops where the World Waterski Championships was officially opened last night in a spectacular ceremony and preliminary rounds are now well under way.

For more information or images, please contact: Will Furze, MasterCraft International Marketing Manager - will.furze@mastercraft.com.





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