Cory Teunissen Seals the Overall Jr. Pro Men’s Title at Malibu Rider Experience Finale

From Pleasant Prairie, WI (July 13, 2014) – The top Jr. Pro Men finished up the 4-stop Malibu WWA Rider Experience today with a heated battle to the end for the overall top spot. Gunner Daft (USA), Parker Siegele (AUS) and Cory Teunissen (AUS) rounded out the top three coming into the weekend with Siegele and Teunissen tied for spot.

Freeride Friday allowed Jr. Pro’s to get a solid up and back couple of passes to get used to the wake for their battle that would be happening the following day. Chad Shape, Jeff Langley, Raph Derome and Tarah Mikacich were all behind the helm at some point, pulling riders with the loaded Malibu.

The riders knew what was on the line Saturday and were on point, as the top five overall finishers would receive a healthy dose of prize money and also $1,000 in travel scholarships to travel to WWA Wakeboard Nationals and WWA Wakeboard Worlds.

In the prelim rounds, Mizuki Takahashi (JPN), Joel Bartley (AUS), Mac Schramm (USA), Gunner Daft (USA), Parker Siegele (AUS) and Cory Teunissen (AUS) put together runs that would move them easily into finals. Takahashi making his first ever final with clean tricks and a full two passes. Schramm and Daft impressed the judges with their poked out grabs and super unique riding, while Teunissen, Bartley and Siegele brought home the big Mobe 5s and 7s.

It was game on once the riders were locked into the finals. Each knew that it would only be a trick or two difference from first to sixth. At this point in the contest, Siegele and Teunissen had definitely sealed either a first or second in the overall points and each rode like they had something more on the line. Siegele, being slightly under seeded would have to come off the dock before Teunissen and absolutely laid down the pressure sticking Nose Crown 5, Heelside Frontside 7, Moby 5 and several other sick tricks. However, Teunissen is no stranger to the Siegele pressure. He was able to sick one of the most difficult passes we’ve seen this year including a Switch Mute Mobe, Toeside Frontside 900, Pete Rose and some mobe 5s.

After is was all said and done the podium would end up as Teunissen – first, Siegele – second and Daft – third. Overall Malibu WWA Rider Experience overall rankings would align in the exact same order as the finale podium with Jamie McCauley (USA) and Juan Mendez (USA) finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

It was an absolute blast to have the Jr. Pro Men on the 2014 Malibu Rider Experience. Each rider progressed his riding with each stop. Massive thanks to Malibu Boats, Ronix Wakeboards, CWB, Singleton Marine Group, Larson Marine, Texas Malibu and Munson Ski & Marine for supporting the Jr. Pro Men all season long.

Rob Corum

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