Rusty and Nicola Win The Worlds!
September 08, 2008
Fans packed the shorelines of the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City yesterday to witness the final rounds of the 2008 Rockstar Energy Drink WWA Wakeboard World Championships.
Taking the top spot in the six-man final and claiming the 2008 world title was MasterCraft’s Rusty Malinoski, 24, of Humboldt, Sask., who became the first Canadian rider to win the world title since Jeremy Kovak claimed it in 1997. Fellow Canadian rider, Aaron Rathy of Nanaimo, B.C., finished the contest in second place.
MasterCraft rider and British standout, Nicola Butler, 16, of Bournemouth, England, threw down an impressive run to take the top spot in the finals to claim her first-ever world title. Butler stands as the only UK native to win a wakeboard world title. Friday finished in second place and California's Melissa Marquardt took third.
Congratulations to both Rusty and Nicola!!
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