Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira Pro Wake Tour Champions

Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira repeat as 2020 Pro Wake Tour Champions!

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Orlando, Florida (October 10th, 2020) - After an amazing final event in Orlando and a season of incredible video lines, Wakeboarder Nic Rapa and Wakesurfer Sean Silveira have been crowned Champions of the 2020 Pro Wake Tour. 

In a closely contested wakeboarding season Nic Rapa and Cory Teunissen battled the entire summer for the top spot on the podium in each event. Rapa took the first event and Teunissen took the 2nd and 3rd, leaving Rapa in a position coming into this final event with a must win situation in order to guarantee the season championship. At the same time Cory Teunissen needed to beat Rapa to hold on to his lead.

In the final event Rapa laid down a dominating run with huge double flips and massive spins to drop the highest score of the day with 96 points out of 100. Then it was Tyler Higham and Shota Tezuka who came up with big runs, clearly reminding everyone that they were there to win as well. Higham, Tezuka as well as Guenther Oka all layered in big technical moves with a touch of style to shake up the final event and the overall standings. With Higham placing 2nd and Tezuka 3rd they pushed Teunissen down to 4th and helped Rapa clinch the season overall win. 

In addition to Rapa’s season championship, it is traditional to recognize the stand out rookie each year. Fynn Bullock has been a standout for the entire season and has knocked a number of big name veterans down the rankings with his signature snowboard style. Fynn has been named the 2020 PWT Rookie of the Year. In his first season on the Pro Tour he finished sixth in the final Wakeboard standings.

Bill McCaffray of Alliance Wake said, “I thought the video lines this year were amazing, but to see Nic, Tyler, Shota, Cory and Guenther ride just as well in this live event was simply incredible.”

Devin Tatro, Director of the Pro Wake Tour said, “The caliber of riding at this final live event was absolutely incredible and a great way to cap the season after 3 digital events.” 

In wakesurfing, tour veteran Sean Silveira had his hand full this year with a young up and coming crew of skim shredders lead by Camron and Taylor Swanson as well as Tyler Stewart and Connor Burns.

Silveira needed to perform in the final event to hold off Camron Swanson from snatching the overall championship from him. Surprisingly it was Tyler Stewart that came to the final ready to lay it all down in the live event to  take the win in the final. Stewart was followed by Camron and Taylor Swanson respectively leaving Silveira in 4th. The silver lining for Silveira was that Stewart took the win over Camron and he was just able to hold onto the season points lead to be crowned the 2020 Pro Wakesurf Tour Champion. 

If you missed the final event broadcast on CBS Sports Network this morning you will be able to watch the full show when it goes live on  the Pro Wake Tour’s YouTube channel in a week.. Stay tuned for that announcement!

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Nic Rapa laying down his winning run

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Sean Silveira securing enough points to take the title

Final Heat Scores

Wakeboarding

Pro Wake Tour Stop #4 Wakeboarding Results

1st - Nic Rapa

96

2nd - Tyler Higham

94

3rd - Shota Tezuka

92

4th - Cory Teunissen

90.7

5th - Guenther Oka

88

6th - Fynn Bullock

82.7

7th - Jake Hill

65.3

8th - Jake Pelot

63.3

Wakesurfing

Pro Wake Tour Stop #4 Wakesurfing Results

1st - Tyler Stewart

95.00

2nd - Camron Swanson

91.7

3rd - Taylor Swanson

88

4th - Sean Silveira

84.3

2020 Pro Wake Tour Final Rankings

Wakeboarding

Rank
Athlete
PWT #1
PWT #2
PWT #3
PWT #4
Total
1
Nic Rapa
100
90
90
100
380
2
Cory Teunissen
90
100
100
80
365
3
Tyler Higham
80
80
80
80
330
4
Shota Tezuka
75
75
65
80
295
5
Guenther Oka
70
70
70
70
280
6
Fynn Bullock
65
60
75
65
265
7
Jake Hill
51
55
55
60
217
8
Jake Pelot
51
55
55
55
212

Wakesurfing

Rank
Athlete
PWT #1
PWT #2
PWT #3
PWT #4
Total
1
Sean Silveira
100
90
100
75
365
2
Camron Swanson
90
100
80
90
360
3
Tyler Stewart
80
75
75
100
330
4
Taylor Swanson
75
70
90
80
315
5
Connor Burns
47
80
70
 
197
6
Parker Payne
70
65
60
 
195
7
Jodi Grassman
60
60
60
 
180
8
Jake Caster
31
60
65
 
156

Stay tuned to prowakeboardtour.com for more updates.

 

PWT Sponsors

In addition to title sponsor Supra Boats, the Pro Wake Tour is sponsored by: Indmar, Boatmate, PTM Edge, JL Audio, GatorStep, Ronix, Roswell, Wakeland Manufacturing, Zero Off, FATSAC Ballast Bag Company, Barefoot International, ACME, Piedmont Plastics, Apex Canvas, BH Electronics, Universal Products, Transhield, Marine Products International 

 

About Supra Boats: 

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.

 

About Alliance MultiMedia: The Pro Wakeboard Tour is powered by media partner Alliance MultiMedia; @alliancewake, alliancewake.com & Alliance Wake Magazine: wakeboarding and wakesurfing’s movement and lifestyle. Known globally as the leader in watersports media, Alliance puts our readers and viewers at the most incredible destinations and events with the world’s best athletes and sport influencers.  Check out www.alliancewake.com

 

About Wakeboarding Magazine

With an emphasis on high-quality photography, in-depth interviews with top riders and reviews on all the latest gear, Wakeboarding inspires its audience with fun and relevant content, anchored by expert boat analysis, quality instruction and how-to features. Its mission is to lead, connect and inspire by enlisting the talents of the most experienced professionals in the industry across multiple media channels. For more information, visit www.wakeboardingmag.com.

 

For Further Information:
Devin Tatro
Pro Wake Tour
devin@prowaketour.com

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