Nic Rapa Wins Stop #3 of the Pro Wakeboard Tour!

For Immediate Release

In what will go down as the event with the best riding of the year, Nic Rapa takes home the top spot in PWT #3, the only digital event of the series. Rapa is known for his consistency and mental strength at any live event, but the top spot on the podium had eluded him until now. With a video pass of flawless, technical moves and a huge double up, Nic Rapa is back in familiar territory. This event features digitally submitted lines and is arguably the hardest event of the season to win as every rider gets to perfect their run and only submit their best passes. All of this adds to the credibility of Rapa’s win in Stop #3 of the 2021 Pro Wakeboard Tour.

 

At the beginning of the year, Nic Rapa stated that he wanted to make this year a three-peat, winning the overall series for a third year in a row was clearly his goal. With this win in the third event, he has put himself solidly in the lead of the pack going into the final event in Atlanta in less than 2 weeks. Behind him, Cory Teunissen and Guenther Oka are tied for second, but both need to gain 30 points on Rapa to catch him. If anyone can do that it will it be the strength and consistency of Teunissen or the style of Oka but they would need to win and Rapa would need to place 5th or worse … not to say that isn’t possible, but a big challenge to Teunissen and Oka given the consistency that Rapa has shown throughout the years.

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Pro Wakeboarding Winner - Nic Rapa

Pro Wakeboarding Stop #3 Final Heat Scores

1st - Nic Rapa

95.75

2nd - Cory Teunissen

93.75

3rd - Guenther Oka

91.63

4th - Tyler Higham

85.75

5th - Fynn Bullock

84.38

6th - Sam Brown

81.63

7th - Massi Piffaretti

78.38

8th - Thomas Herman

75.00

In all divisions we saw a real shake up in the look of the podium with this digital event. With the time to perfect their lines and a fan vote element, all of the riders stepped up and we saw some insane performances. 

 

In Pro Wakesurfing the Swanson brothers both rode awesome and used their social media game to lock down the top two spots on the podium with Tyler Stewart rounding out the top three. The key name missing here is Sean Silveira, Sean won the first two events and slid into fourth place here in Stop #3 partially based on the fan vote elements. See below for how this tightens the season overall race.

Pro Wakesurfing Stop #3 Final Heat Scores

1st - Taylor Swanson

95.25

2nd - Camron Swamson

91.88

3rd - Tyler Stewart

87.63

4th - Sean Silveira

86.25

For the first time this season Parker Swope was able to unseat Jamie Huser in the Jr Pro division to take first place. The digital format coupled with the fan voting offers a slightly different perspective of how these same riders stacked up.

Jr Pro Wakeboarding Stop #3 Final Heat Scores

1st - Parker Swope

94.38

2nd - Jamie Huser

90.88

3rd - Daniel Johnson

86.50

4th - Jaden Reichl

85.00

Huge Implications for the Season Overall Championship 
The following standings show clearly how strong Rapa’s position is going into the final event as well as where the riders in the other divisions stand. The following standings also offer some insight as to who may take home the coveted Rookie of the Year award!

Pro Wakeboarding Overall Standings

Rank
Athlete
Stop #1
KATY
STOP #2
BIRMINGHAM
STOP #3
DIGITAL
STOP #4
LAKE LANIER
Total
1
Nic Rapa
90
90
100
 
280
2
Cory Teunissen
80
80
90
 
250
3
Guenther Oka
70
100
80
 
250
4
Sam Brown
100
75
65
 
240
5
Fynn Bullock
75
60
70
 
205
6
Massi Piffaretti
65
65
60
 
190
7
Tyler Higham
60
51
75
 
186
8
Shota Tezuka
51
60
51
 
162
9
Thomas Herman
35
70
55
 
160
10
Noah Wildman
51
51
51
 
153
11
Jake Pelot
60
51
35
 
146
12
Luca Kidd
51
51
35
 
137
13
Tony Iacconi
35
35
51
 
121
14
Jake Hill
51
35
35
 
121
15
Ulf Ditsch
35
35
35
 
105
16
Mike Dowdy
35
 
51
 
86
17
Kai Ditsch
 
35
 
 
35

Pro Wakesurf Season Overall Standing

In the title hunt for Pro Wakesurfing this digital event tightend the standings significantly. Sean Silveira has been flawless in live competition this year with two wins. When it comes to digital events with submitted lines and a fan vote element the Swanson Brothers stepped it up and locked out the top two spots on the podium in Stop #3. This now raises the stakes for the final event and the Season Overall Championship.

Rank
Athlete
Stop #1
KATY
STOP #2
BIRMINGHAM
STOP #3
DIGITAL
STOP #4
LAKE LANIER
Total
1
Sean Silveira
100
100
75
 
275
2
Taylor Swanson
90
70
100
 
260
3
Camron Swanson
80
90
90
 
260
4
Beaux Wildman
75
75
65
 
215
5
Nick Parros
70
65
70
 
205
6
Tyler Stewart
 
80
80
 
160
7
Parker Payne
65
 
 
 
65

Jr Pro Season Overall Standings

SImilar to wakesurfing, the Jr Pro live events were all held down by Jamie Huser, but with help of the fan vote, Parker Swope took the win in this digital event bringing him within striking distance of the overall title if Huser should bobble in the final event.

Rank
Athlete
Stop #1
KATY
STOP #2
BIRMINGHAM
STOP #3
DIGITAL
STOP #4
LAKE LANIER
Total
1
Jamie Huser
100
100
90
 
290
2
Parker Swope
90
80
100
 
270
3
Cody Hunnicutt
80
75
70
 
225
4
Daniel Johnson
70
70
80
 
220
5
Tanner Higham
75
51
65
 
191
6
Jaden Reichl
 
90
75
 
165
7
Alex Albin
65
70
 
 
135
8
Beaux Wildman
 
60
60
 
120
9
Brett Powell
60
60
 
 
120
10
Logan Popwell
 
51
 
 
51

The final event of the 2021 Pro Wake Tour series will be in Gainesville GA. next weekend at Lake Lanier Olympic Park - Don’t Miss It!

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