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Skier’s Choice Announces the All-New 2016 Supra SA

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Skier’s Choice Announces the All-New 2016 Supra SA


The Supra SA delivers unrivaled performance,
innovation, design and luxury.




MARYVILLE, TN (July 28, 2015) Skier’s Choice is proud to announce the newest high-performance premium wake boat set to revolutionize the category—the All-New 2016 Supra SA.

Supra was born at the intersection of passion and precision with an extraordinary determination to create the ultimate in premium towboats. The all-new SA embodies the very essence of Supra’s mission—superior performance, precision engineering, bold design and refined interiors. “The new SA delivers an unmatched range of innovation, comfort and style,” said Justin Burke, Skier’s Choice Marketing Manager, “It is truly a class-leader in the premium wake boat category.”


















The Supra SA’s outstanding performance is propelled by a powerful standard Raptor by Indmar 400 6.2L engine with an optional 440 6.2L or ROUSHcharged 575 6.2L upgrade available. Impeccable ride and handling, wake shapes, and turn on a dime cornering are courtesy of the proven Supra Competition Hull, and the All-New Supra SA features a thoughtfully designed Surf Storage solution built into the transom for easy access to boards and all of your gear. To top off the SA there is a completely re-designed wake enhancing Swell Surf 2.0 system and new Supra Smart Plate, giving you get the best professional grade waves ever ridden. Period.


Inside the SA’s cockpit there are loads of new features that make this the most refined interior ever offered in a Supra. Intuitive helm design, multiple seating configurations, striking interior accents and an All-New Premium JL Audio system headline a host of interior changes across the line for 2016. Wrap that into a limited lifetime hull warranty and 5-year Factory Indmar Engine warranty, and you can enjoy complete performance and comfort on the water for years.

“The Supra SA is poised to transform the class of performance wake boats as a whole,” Burke adds, “we’re excited to reveal to the world our next milestone of Supra.”

The All-New Supra SA is not the only good news from Supra this year. For 2016 the Supra SC, SG, and Pro Wakeboard Tour pulling SE remain in the line and also receive upgrades. Across the line expect to see several changes including improved fit and finish, a refined Mission Control Helm, New JL Audio and revised Swell Surf 2.0 System

The full line of 2016 Supra models will begin shipping to dealers in August.  

About Skier’s Choice, Inc.

Skier’s Choice, Inc. is the proud manufacturer of Supra and Moomba performance inboard wakeboard and waterski towboats. Supra has been a leader in the inboard industry since 1980. The Supra brand is synonymous with innovative styling, luxurious interiors, highest construction quality, and unsurpassed wake performance. Moomba is a value-oriented brand that delivers quality and performance comparable to other inboard brands but at a price significantly less. Moomba delivers the “best bang for the buck.” The company is privately held and is located 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.


CONTACT
Justin Burke
Marketing Manager—Skier’s Choice
1717 Henry G Lane St.
Maryville, TN 37801
Voice: 865.983.9924
Fax: 865.983.9950
jburke@skierschoice.com


Supra Boats PWT #3 Recap: Lathrop, Ca



Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour in Lathrop Wraps up with Harley Clifford Winning Men’s Professional Wakeboarding
Keenan Flegel Wins Pro Skim and Chris Wolter Wins Pro Wakesurf

LATHROP, Calif. (July 11, 2015) — The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour and Pro Wakesurf Tour at Mossdale Quary Lakes opened up the competition day to clear skies, smooth waters and large crowds that lined the beach.  World class athletes from more than five countries came to compete for podium spots and the largest purse in tour history.  Australia’s Harley Clifford ultimately won the show, Men’s Professional Wakeboarding, landing a heelside 900, nuclear blind pete, an indy double tantrum, back mobe 540 and shut out the rest of the pack with a handle-pass backside 900.  Keenan Flegel took the top prize home for Pro Skim, while Chris Wolter was hailed the champion of Pro Wakesurf.

The titanic wakes of the Supra Boats’ SE550 launched riders into the air, making competition extra intense with the best athletes around the globe continuously turning the heat up.  The Men’s Professional Wakeboarding division held its quarter and semi-finals early in the afternoon, whittling down the 16 riders, to 12 and finally to six for the grand finale.  
Moving on from heat one in the quarter-finals was Phillip Soven (USA), Rusty Malinoski (CDN) and Josh Twelker (USA).  Heat two rippers were Mike Dowdy (USA), Noah Flegel (USA) and Daniel Powers (USA).  Riders who advanced in heat three were Cory Teunissen (USA) in first, Tony Iacconi (AUS) in second and Austin Hair (USA) in third.  In the final of four heats, Harley Clifford (AUS), Tony Carroll (USA) and Parker Siegele (AUS) moved on.

Throwing down on the course first for the semi-finals was Powers, followed by Siegele in heat one of three.  Both had great passes, but Dowdy and Soven ended up edging them out for a chance at a spot in the finals.  In heat two, Carroll and Teunissen moved on, along with Clifford and Noah Flegel of heat three.
The main event heat was intense and everyone rode for broke.  Each competitor had two runs and could only fall once, or they were done.  Teunissen, who is second on the tour currently, fell on his first trick, putting him at the bottom of the heat after run 1.  Harley Clifford sealed the deal with huge tricks earning him a score of 95.67, to edge out Mike Dowdy, with a 92.00.  In third place was Supra Boats Noah Flegel, with a score of 85.67.
Clifford said it was one of the toughest wins he’s ever had to pull through.  “Today was awesome.  Everyone was killing it, but I knew what I had to do and the scores to beat.  I threw down and took the win – it feels great.”
Pro Skim boarders had one heat of six riders to start the semi-finals off, and ultimately two moved onto the finals.  Keenan Flegel moved into the finals standing in first place with 109.1 points, followed by younger brother Keenan Flegel with 108.2 points and Aaron Witherell with 107.4 points in third.  

Final results would leave it as Keenan Flegel in first with 115.20 points, and Noah Flegel in second with 112.10 points. 


Keenan Flegel said his first run was pretty rough.  “I stood up on my first pass and did more basic tricks.  The second pass in finals went well – I did a gumby shove, front shove, switch shove and a frontside 360.”  He later added his Madonna also helped sealed the deal, in addition to his variety of moves.  A Madonna is where a rider grabs the board and sticks a leg out to the side, while the half and half is two shoves, combined with a floater on top of the wave. 
Six Pro Wakesurfers hit the water for the semi-finals in the early morning hours with Keenan Flegel (USA), finishing in first place with 110.9 points, followed by Chris Wolter (USA) in second with 103.3 points and finally Noah Flegel (USA), with 102.8 points in third place.  
Only the top two riders in the heat advanced to the finals.   In the end Wolter barely edged out Keenan Flegel and took first place with 108.60 points, followed by Flegel in second with 108.30 points.
Mossdale Quary Lakes is the third of four stops around the United States for the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour event series.  The final stop will be in Janesville, Wisc., on August 1. 
The Supra SE550 is the official tow boat for the elite tour because of its clean, consistent and massive wakes.  The Supra Boats’ wakes are expected to push pros to new levels while preserving strict handling and a balanced ride for the driver and judges in the boat. The 2015 Supra Boats are powered with the high-torque 6.2L Ford Raptor Engine by Indmar.
Tour sponsors include Supra Boats, KIND Snacks, Indmar, Roswell, Boatmate, JL Audio, Wakeboarding Magazine, CWB, Ronix, Contour, Epiphone, Zero Off, Acme Propellers, AO Coolers, PTM Edge, Connect A Dock and Yamaha Generators.
For details, visit www.supraboatspwt.com 



FINAL RESULTS
Pro Wakesurf Semi-Finals (Riders in Bold Advance)Heat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 110.9
2. Chris Wolter 103.3

3. Noah Flegel 102.8
4. Aaron Witherall 102.7
5. Parker Payne 102.4
6. Trevor Miller 72.6
Pro Skim Semi-Finals (Riders in Bold Advance)Heat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 109.1
2. Noah Flegel 108.2

3. Aaron Witherell 107.4
4. Parker Payne 106.8
5. Trevor Fearson 95.7
6. Austin Keen 91.6
Men’s Professional Wakeboarding Quarter-Finals (Riders in Bold Advance)
Heat 1
1. Phillip Soven 85.67
2. Rusty Malinoski 83.67

3. Josh Twelker 66.67
4. Brad Teunissen 53.33
Heat 2
1. Mike Dowdy 88.00
2. Noah Flegel 84.00
3. Daniel Powers 65.67

4. Gunnar Shuler 38.33
Heat 3
1. Cory Teunissen 89.00
2. Tony Iacconi 76.00
3. Austin Hair 66.67
4. Christian Primrose 60.00
Heat 4
1. Harley Clifford 92.67
2. Tony Carroll 81.00
3. Parker Siegele 75.67
4. Damien Adam 58.33
Pro Skim FinalsHeat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 115.2
2. Noah Flegel 112.1
Men’s Professional Wakeboarding Semi-Finals (Riders in Bold Advance)Heat 1
1. Phillip Soven 83.33
1. Mike Dowdy
 79.00
3. Parker Siegele 75.00
4. Daniel Powers 68.33
Heat 2
1. Cory Teunissen 87.00
2. Tony Carroll 81.00

3. Rusty Malinoski 75.67
4. Josh Twelker 70.00
Heat 3
1. Harley Clifford 94.00
2. Noah Flegel 89.33

3. Tony Iacconi 78.33
4. Austin Hair 70.00
Pro Wakesurf FinalsHeat 1
Chris Wolter 108.60
Keenan Flegel 108.30
Men’s Professional Wakeboarding FinalsHeat 1
1. Harley Clifford 95.67
2. Mike Dowdy 92.00
3. Noah Flegel 85.67
4. Phillip Soven 83.33
5. Tony Carroll 80.00
6. Cory Teunissen 70.00
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About Supra BoatsSupra Boats fuels passion for water sports with high-performance, bold designs and interior refinement achieved through precision-engineered tow boats. The flagship wakeboard boat brand manufactured by Skier’s Choice Inc., Supra Boats are the result of a quest for continual improvement in every aspect of boatbuilding. Thirty-five years of award-winning tow boats prove that fact.  Everything from wake performance to ride and handling to interior refinement to production processes to the ownership experience is constantly being improved. Supra builds high-performance wake boats with a level of precision matched only by your extreme passion for water sports. Supra Boats: where passion meets precision.  

For more information on Supra Boats, visit http://supraboats.com/

Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group
Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group manages and executes events, including the Pro Wakeboard Tour, Marlin University, the Deer & Turkey Expos, the NOOD Regattas and the fishing tournaments — Los Cabos, Offshore World Championship, Charter Boat Classic, Bermuda Tournaments and FishStock. Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group coordinates the scheduling, televising, global sponsorships, public relations, venue evaluation and event selection for these properties.

Supra Boats PWT #2 Recap: Acworth, GA


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour in Acworth Wraps up with Harley Clifford winning Men’s Professional Wakeboarding

Keenan Flegel wins Pro Skim and Pro Wakesurf

ATLANTA (June 6, 2015) — The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour and Pro Wakesurf Tour at Dallas Landing Park on Lake Allatoona opened up the competition day to clear skies, smooth waters and large crowds that lined the beach and course line with more than 175 boats in the flotilla.  World class athletes from more than five countries came to compete for podium spots and the largest purse in tour history.  Australia’s Harley Clifford ultimately won the main event, Men’s Professional Wakeboarding, landing a heelside 900, an indy double tantrum, back mobe 540 and toeside 720.



The titanic wakes of the Supra Boats’ SE550 launched riders into the air, making competition extra intense with the best athletes around the globe continuously turning the heat up.  The Men’s Professional Wakeboarding division held its quarter and semi-finals early in the afternoon, whittling down the 18 riders, to nine and finally to six for the big moment. 


Watch Harley's Winning Run and Finals Recap Here:



Moving on from heat one in the quarter-finals was Phillip Soven (USA), Rusty Malinoski (CDN) and Parker Siegele (AUS).  Heat two rippers were Cory Teunissen (AUS), Mike Dowdy (USA) and Tony Iacconi (AUS).  In the final of three heats, Harley Clifford (AUS), Noah Flegel (USA) and Steel Lafferty (USA) moved on.


Throwing down on the course first was Siegele.  He had an epic pass, but Malinoski and Soven ended up edging him out for a chance at a top three spot.  In heat two of the semi-finals, Noah Flegel and Teunissen moved on, along with Clifford and Dowdy of heat three.

The final heat was fierce and everyone rode their hardest.  Each competitor got two runs, and could only fall once, or they were done.  Harley Clifford sealed the deal with huge tricks earning him a score of 97.00, to edge out Mike Dowdy, with a 95.00.  In third place was Supra Boats team rider, Teunissen, with a score of 90.67.




Clifford said it was one of the toughest wins he’s ever had to pull through.  “The way Dowdy and Cory rode was insane and I didn’t know if I had it in me.  I went for broke and it was either going to be first or last place.”  He added that the day was long, but couldn’t be more stoked for the win.

Pro Skim boarders had one heat of six riders to start the semi-finals off, and ultimately two moved onto the finals.  Keenan Flegel moved into the finals standing in first place with 109.40 points, followed by Aaron Witherell with 92.10 points and Austin Keen with 91.50 points in third.  Final results would leave it as Keenan Flegel in first with 103.90 points, and Aaron Witherell in second with 73.50.

Keenan Flegel said his first run was pretty rough.  “I struggled on the first pass, but my front-side shove it at the end definitely got me into the finals.  The second run went well with the first pass being a stand up.”  He later added his Madonna, and the half and half, with back to back big spins sealed the deal.  A Madonna is where a rider grabs the board and sticks a leg out to the side, while the half and half is two shoves, combined with a floater on top of the wave.

Six Pro Wakesurfers hit the water for the semi-finals in the early morning hours with Keenan Flegel (USA), finishing in first place with 103.00 points, followed by younger brother, Noah Flegel (USA), with 102.10 points and Dallas native, Parker Payne (USA), in third place with 100.10 points.

Only the two Flegels advanced to the finals.   In the end Keenan took first place with 112.40 points, followed by Noah in with 105.10 points.

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Keenan ended his second run with a Madonna, just like his Skim final, taking his second podium win of the day.  Keenan finished up the day and said, “It’s really awesome to be here wakesurfing at the pro tour and I’m pumped for both of my wins.”

Lake Allatoona is the second of four stops around the United States for the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour event series.  The final two stops include California and Wisconsin.




The Supra SE550 is the official tow boat for the elite tour because of its clean, consistent and massive wakes.  The Supra Boats’ wakes are expected to push pros to new levels while preserving strict handling and a balanced ride for the driver and judges in the boat. The 2015 Supra Boats are powered with the high-torque 6.2L Ford Raptor Engine by Indmar.

Tour sponsors include Supra Boats, KIND Snacks, Indmar, Roswell, Boatmate, JL Audio, Wakeboarding Magazine, CWB, Ronix, Contour, Epiphone, Zero Off, Acme Propellers, AO Coolers, PTM Edge, Connect A Dock and Yamaha Generators.


For details, visit www.supraboatspwt.com.

FINAL RESULTS
Pro Wakesurf Semi-Finals (Riders in Bold Advance)Heat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 103.00
2. Noah Flegel 102.10
3. Parker Payne 100.10
4. Chris Wolter 95.50
5. Aaron Witherall 91.70
6. Ashley Kidd 85.70
Pro Skim Semi-Finals (Riders in Bold Advance)Heat 1
1. Keenan Flegel
 109.40
2. Aaron Witherell 92.103. Austin Keen 91.50
4. Parker Payne 79.40
5. Trevor Fearson 69.10
6. Noah Flegel 68.00
Men’s Professional Wakeboarding Quarter-Finals (Riders in Bold Advance)
Heat 1
1. Phillip Soven 88.33
2. Rusty Malinoski 75.83
3. Parker Siegele
 65.00
4. Christian Primrose 58.33
5. Massi Piffaretti 35.83
6. Gunnar Shuler 31.67
Heat 2
1. Cory Teunissen 90.00
2. Mike Dowdy 81.67
3. Tony Iacconi
 76.67
4. Tony Carroll 66.67
5. Daniel Powers 60.00
6. Andrew Adkison 48.33
Heat 3
1. Harley Clifford 90.00
2. Noah Flegel 88.17
3. Steel Lafferty
 84.33
4. Shota Tezuka 74.00
5. Austin Hair 61.67
6. Josh Twelker 53.33
Pro Skim FinalsHeat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 103.90
2. Aaron Witherell 73.50
Men’s Professional Wakeboarding Semi-Finals (Riders in Bold Advance)Heat 1
1. Rusty Malinoski 89.17
2. Phillip Soven 84.00

3. Parker Siegele 66.67
Heat 2
1. Noah Flegel 82.33
2. Cory Teunissen 68.00

3. Steel Lafferty 65.00
Heat 3
1. Harley Clifford 95.00
2. Mike Dowdy 89.33

3. Tony Iacconi 53.33
Pro Wakesurf FinalsHeat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 112.40
2. Noah Flegel 105.10
Men’s Professional Wakeboarding FinalsHeat 1
1. Harley Clifford 97.00
2. Mike Dowdy 95.00
3. Cory Teunissen 90.67
4. Rusty Malinoski 86.67
5. Phillip Soven 83.67
6. Noah Flegel 60.67
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About Supra BoatsSupra Boats fuels passion for water sports with high-performance, bold designs and interior refinement achieved through precision-engineered tow boats. The flagship wakeboard boat brand manufactured by Skier’s Choice Inc., Supra Boats are the result of a quest for continual improvement in every aspect of boatbuilding. Thirty-five years of award-winning tow boats prove that fact.  Everything from wake performance to ride and handling to interior refinement to production processes to the ownership experience is constantly being improved. Supra builds high-performance wake boats with a level of precision matched only by your extreme passion for water sports. Supra Boats: where passion meets precision.  

For more information on Supra Boats, visit http://supraboats.com/

Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group
Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group manages and executes events, including the Pro Wakeboard Tour, Marlin University, the Deer & Turkey Expos, the NOOD Regattas and the fishing tournaments — Los Cabos, Offshore World Championship, Charter Boat Classic, Bermuda Tournaments and FishStock. Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group coordinates the scheduling, televising, global sponsorships, public relations, venue evaluation and event selection for these properties.



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RESULTS: Supra Boats PWT Day 2


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour Wraps up with Harley Clifford winning Men’s Professional Wakeboarding
Keenan Flegel wins Pro Wakesurf and Keenan Flegel wins Pro Skim

The Colony, TX. (May 9, 2015) — The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour at Stewart Creek Park opened up its second and final day of competition to strong winds and heavy rains, temporary stifling the extreme riding of the world class athletes here to win bragging rights, podium spots and the largest purse in tour history. Australia’s Harley Clifford ultimately won the main event, Men’s Professional Wakeboarding, landing a heelside 900.
The gigantic wakes of the Supra Boats’ SE550 launched riders into the air, making competition extra intense.  The Men’s Professional Wakeboarding division held its semi-finals early in the afternoon, with six heats consisting of three riders throwing down on the course.   Ultimately, of the six heats, the top rider from each heat would move onto the final round.  Tony Iacconi (AUS), Cory Teunissen (AUS), Phillip Soven (USA), Noah Flegel (USA), Rusty Malinoski (CDN) and Harley Clifford (AUS) moved on.

The final heat was fierce and everyone wanted a top spot.  Harley Clifford sealed the deal with a heelside 900 earning him a score of 95.65, to edge out Supra Boats team rider, Cory Teunissen, with a 93.67.   In third place was Phillip Soven with a score of 88.33.
Clifford killed it with a toeside 900, backside 540, and a front mobe 540.  “I am really stoked on that win,” said Clifford.  “It was one of the most gratifying wins I’ve ever had.  Cory and Phil both killed it.  I stuck my tricks and won – feels good.”
Pro Wakesurfers hit the water for the second day in a row with Keenan Flegel (USA), finishing in first place with 100.50 points, followed by younger brother, Noah Flegel (USA) with 86.00 points and Dallas native, Parker Payne (USA), in third place with 85.50 points.

“I started out a little rough,” said Keenan Flegel.  “I fell on a few tricks that I normally don’t fall on.  My first pass I did a frontside shove, and my second pass I landed a passion pop.  It’s really awesome to be here wakesurfing at the pro tour and I’m pumped for my win.”

Pro Skim boarders finished up the day with one heat of six riders.  Final results would leave it as Keenan Flegel in first, Noah Flegel in second and Aaron Witherell in third, respectively.

Lake Lewisville is the first of four stops around the United States for the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour event series.  Other stops include Georgia, California and Wisconsin.
The Supra SE550 is the official tow boat for the elite tour because of its clean, consistent and massive wakes.  The Supra Boats’ wakes are expected to push pros to new levels while preserving strict handling and a balanced ride for the driver and judges in the boat. The 2015 Supra Boats are powered with the high-torque 6.2L Ford Raptor Engine by Indmar.
Tour sponsors include Supra Boats, KIND Snacks, Indmar, Roswell, Boatmate, JL Audio, Wakeboarding Magazine, CWB, Ronix, Contour, Epiphone, Zero Off, Acme Propellers, AO Coolers, PTM Edge, Connect A Dock and Yamaha Generators.
For details, visit www.supraboatspwt.com.



DAY TWO RESULTS
Pro Wakesurf FinalsHeat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 100.50
2. Noah Flegel 86.00
3. Parker Payne 85.50
4. James Walker 85.00
5. Chris Wolter 81.00
6. Aaron Witherall 71.50
Men’s Professional Wakeboarding Semi-Finals (Riders in Bold Advance)
Heat 1
1. Tony Iacconi 80.00
2. Parker Siegele 75.00
3. Josh Twelker 68.33
Heat 2
1. Cory Teunissen 90.00
2. Steel Lafferty 88.00
3. Christian Primrose 50.00
Heat 3
1. Phillip Soven 85.00
2. Tony Carroll 82.00
3. Gunnar Shuler 43.44
Heat 4
1. Noah Flegel 77.67
2. Brad Teunissen 36.67
3. Shota Tezuka 31.67
Heat 5
1. Rusty Malinoski 85.00
2. Massi Piffaretti 68.33
3. Daniel Powers 36.67
Heat 6
1. Harley Clifford 90.00
2. Mike Dowdy 80.00
3. Andrew Adkison 60.00
Men’s Professional Wakeboarding FinalsHeat 1
1. Harley Clifford 95.65
2. Cory Teunissen 93.67
3. Phillip Soven 88.33
4. Rusty Malinoski 76.67
5. Tony Iacconi 70.00
6. Noal Flegel 44.33
Pro Skim FinalsHeat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 111.5
2. Noah Flegel 97.50
3. Aaron Witherell 97.00
4. Trevor Fearson 68.50
5. Austin Keen 68.00
6. Parker Payne 61.00
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About Supra Boats
Supra Boats fuels passion for water sports with high-performance, bold designs and interior refinement achieved through precision-engineered tow boats. The flagship wakeboard boat brand manufactured by Skier’s Choice Inc., Supra Boats are the result of a quest for continual improvement in every aspect of boatbuilding. Thirty-five years of award-winning tow boats prove that fact.  Everything from wake performance to ride and handling to interior refinement to production processes to the ownership experience is constantly being improved. Supra builds high-performance wake boats with a level of precision matched only by your extreme passion for water sports. Supra Boats: where passion meets precision. 

For more information on Supra Boats, visit http://supraboats.com/





Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group
Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group manages and executes events, including the Pro Wakeboard Tour, Marlin University, the Deer & Turkey Expos, the NOOD Regattas and the fishing tournaments — Los Cabos, Offshore World Championship, Charter Boat Classic, Bermuda Tournaments and FishStock. Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group coordinates the scheduling, televising, global sponsorships, public relations, venue evaluation and event selection for these properties.

Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour Day 1


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour Day 1 Wraps with Epic Riding and Athletes Moving on to Final Day of Competition

The Colony, TX. (May 8, 2015) — One of the largest and most prestigious action-packed sporting events on the planet kicked off today at Stewart Creek Park when the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour roared onto the water. The world’s best professional skim riders, wakesurfers and wakeboarders are competing in the annual event for a shot at podium honors and the largest purse in the tour’s history valued at $134,000.




The day was set up perfectly with warm temperatures and glass-like water for riders shredding behind the massive wakes of the Supra Boats’ SE550.  The Supra SE550 is the official tow boat for the elite tour because of its clean, consistent and massive wakes.
Pro Skim boarders took to Lake Lewisville earlier this morning with 11 professionals in the solo heat.  Six riders advanced to the final, with Keenan Flegel, Aaron Witherell, Noah Flegel, Trevor Fearson, Austin Keen and Dallas native Parker Payne moving on.
Pro Wakesurfers hit the water second with one heat, consisting of 10 riders, throwing down epic tricks in order to advance to finals.  Six moved on, including Payne.  Keenan and Noah Flegel, brothers hailing from South Florida, each moved on in addition to another three pro athletes.
The Men’s Professional Wakeboarding division had five heats with the top two riders per heat qualifying for the final day of competition, beginning tomorrow.  Riders from all over the world came to participate, ranging from Italy and Australia, to Canada, Mauritius and around the USA.  Mike Dowdy, who came off an injury last season, placed first in his heat, followed by Brad Teunissen.  
“I went out there today and the water was nice,” said Supra Boats team rider Teunissen.  “I had a little bobble on my first trick, but ended up sticking it.  I came back, did two mobe 5s and had a fall at end of first pass.  On the second pass I did a backside 540 and toeside 720 - overall I’m very happy and am pumped to be moving into tomorrow.”
Daniel Powers and Parker Siegele advanced from heat two, followed by Andrew Adkison and Massi Piffaretti of heat three.  Noah Flegel, the only pro to compete in all three divisions at the event, placed first in heat four, with Gunnar Shuler trailing behind.  In the fifth and final heat, Tony Carroll and Christian Primrose rounded out the day to move into tomorrow.
The action continues with the final day of competition tomorrow starting at 10:00 AM. At the culmination of the event, awards will be presented to the top athletes, as well as the progression trick.  Each of the four stops will pay out $30,000, and a progression award of $1,000 will be given to the rider at the selected stop that has a winning trick, accelerating the sport continually.

Lake Lewisville is the first of four stops around the United States for the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour event series.  Other stops include Georgia, California and Wisconsin.  
The Supra Boats’ wakes are expected to push pros to new levels while preserving strict handling and a balanced ride for the driver and judges in the boat. The 2015 Supra Boats are powered with the high-torque 6.2L Ford Raptor Engine by Indmar.
Tour sponsors include Supra Boats, KIND Snacks, Indmar, Roswell, Boatmate, JL Audio, Wakeboarding Magazine, CWB, Ronix, Contour, Epiphone, Zero Off, Acme Propellers, AO Coolers, PTM, Connect A Dock and Yamaha Generators.
For details, visit www.supraboatspwt.com
 DAY ONE RESULTS 
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Pro Skim (Riders in Bold Advance)Heat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 100
2. Aaron Witherell 91
3. Noah Flegel 89
4. Trevor Fearson 79
5. Austin Keen 78
6. Parker Payne 71.5
7. Dominic Lagace 68.5
8. Hunter Sims 66.5
9. Sean Cummings 66
10. Zane Montgomery 54
11. Grant Witherell 47
Pro Wakesurf (Riders in Bold Advance)Heat 1
1. Keenan Flegel 111
2. Chris Wolter 101
3. James Walker 83
4. Aaron Witherall 82
5. Parker Payne 80
6. Noah Flegel 77
7. Ashley Kidd 55.5
8. Trevor Miller 45.5
9. Zane Montgomery 43.5
10. Matt Kizer 37
Men’s Professional Wakeboarding (Top 2 Advance)
Heat 1
1. Mike Dowdy 81.67
2. Brad Teunissen 63.33

3. Austin Hair 55.00
4. Gus Shuler 40.00
Heat 2
1. Daniel Powers 79.33
2. Parker Siegele 75.00

3. Adam Errington 69.67
4. Kirby Liesmann 65.00
Heat 3
1. Andrew Adkison 72.67
2. Massi Piffaretti
 69.00
3. Damien Adam 65.00
Heat 4
1. Noah Flegel 80.00
2. Gunnar Shuler
 59.33
3. Jacob Valdez 51.67
Heat 5
1. Tony Carroll 84.33
2. Christian Primrose
 60.00
3. Ian Cole 51.00
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About Supra BoatsSupra Boats fuels passion for water sports with high-performance, bold designs and interior refinement achieved through precision-engineered tow boats. The flagship wakeboard boat brand manufactured by Skier’s Choice Inc., Supra Boats are the result of a quest for continual improvement in every aspect of boatbuilding. Thirty-five years of award-winning tow boats prove that fact.  Everything from wake performance to ride and handling to interior refinement to production processes to the ownership experience is constantly being improved. Supra builds high-performance wake boats with a level of precision matched only by your extreme passion for water sports. Supra Boats: where passion meets precision. 

For more information on Supra Boats, visit http://supraboats.com/

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Team Supra Boats Welcomes Parker Payne


Supra Boats is proud to announce the addition of Texas Surfer Parker Payne to the Supra Boats Surf Team. Parker has taken the wake surfing world by storm in a short two years, turning pro in his second year of competition and amassing an impressive list of finishes including amateur world and national championships in 2013 and Pro podiums at the 2014 NWWSA Open and US Wake Surf Nationals.

"Parker is an ideal fit for the Supra surf team" Said Justin Burke, Marketing Manager for Supra Boats. "He is a young energetic surfer with an impressive couple years under his belt and his personality and drive align great with the Supra brand. We are stoked to have him on the team!"
 Parker will make his Supra Team Debut in May in his home state of Texas at the opening round of the 2015 Supra Boats Pro Wakesurf Tour




Supra Boats Welcomes Parker Payne to the Team from Supra Boats on Vimeo.





We got to ask Parker a few questions...
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SUPRA: When did you start surfing?
Parker: I've been boating and playing on the water for years but wake surfing for about 3 years. 

 
SUPRA: Whats your favorite part about this growing sport of wake surfing?
Parker: This sport is full of really cool people!  I've made great friends from all over the world.  Everyone has a different story to make the sport fun and interesting.

SUPRA: Parker, why Supra?
Parker:  Supra has an awesome energy and momentum that is very contagious! They're fun people to be around and dedicated to making products to grow our sport! 

SUPRA: What boat are you currently running?
Parker:  A sick one!  It's an SE550 with the monster 550hp supercharged Raptor motor in it.

SUPRA: How would you describe the wave on it?
Parker:   The wake surf wave is awesome!  It's super customizable, has a quick transfer and is all kinds of huge!
 
SUPRA:  If you had a dream day what would it be? 
Parker:   My dream day would be camping with our friends down on the Brazos River in Texas.  Get up early and down a big stack of pancakes followed by a morning surf set with my buds.  Picnic lunch on the water with the boats tied together; swimming and some good tunes. More surfing in the afternoon.  We wrap up the day with some wake skating and "death spirals" on the tubes. A movie back at the campground with friends and family then crash.  

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