Harley Wins PWT Stop in Mooresville
Thousands of fans crowded the shores of Lake Norman to witness a dramatic final day of action at the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Presented by Rockstar. They were privy to the sport's top athletes at their best today, with Harley Clifford claiming victory in the Men's Pro division.
Overcoming a stacked field of some of the biggest names in wakeboarding, including Rusty Malinoski, Andrew Adkison, Jeff Langley, Jimmy Lariche and Phil Soven, Clifford dug deep into his bag of tricks to walk away the winner. With a final run that meshed near flawless aerials with equally impressive rail-riding, Clifford squeaked out the win with Soven and Adkison joining him on the podium.
"It feels great to get a win today," said Clifford. "The whole contest saw some incredible riding, the venue was awesome and now I'm looking forward to the next PWT stop."
Maintaining an absolute stronghold on the Overton's Junior Pro Series, Noah Flegel came away with another victory, albeit it a narrow one point advantage over Italian rider Massi Piffaretti. An all-Aussie contingent rounded out the balance of the Junior Pro Finals with Tony Iacconi, Brad Teunissen, Cory Teunissen and Parker Siegele claiming third thru sixth place respectively.
Following the Pro Men's finals, fans marveled in the spectacle that is the Polaroid Action Big-Air Contest. Launching off the massive wake from the MasterCraft X-Star, riders boosted other-worldly tricks that are rarely attempted in standard contest format. Going the biggest was Aaron Rathy, who stuck a switch mute mobe 540 to claim first-place in the specialty event.
Final Results from MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Mooresville:
Pro Men Finals
1. Harley Clifford 95.00
2. Phil Soven 87.00
3. Andrew Adkison 85.00
4. Rusty Malinoski 75.00
5. Jimmy Lariche 70.00
6. Jeff Langley 50.00
Jr. Pro Men Finals
1. Noah Flegel 88.50
2. Massi Piffaretti 87.50
3. Tony Iacconi 86.75
4. Brad Teunissen 66.75
5. Cory Teunissen 65.756. Parker Siegele 54.75