Nautique Press Releases


TEAM NAUTIQUE RIDER AARON RATHY CLAIMS FIRST PLACE VICTORY AT THE 2009 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Aug 31, 2009

This past weekend, Team Nautique riders battled hard at the WWAWakeboard World Championships held in Orlando, FL to claim a first place win, a third place podium and the Best Trick Award.

In the Semifinals round of the Pro Men’s Wakeboarding division, Team Nautique athlete and leading Canadian rider Aaron Rathy performed exceptionally well and advanced to the Finals with a perfect score of 100. Then, in the Finals, Rathy emerged as the first place winner, thus securing his first world title and the King of Wake crown. Rathy commented on his win by stating, “I’m stoked to win my first world title and pumped about the 2009 King of Wake crown.”

Also, in the Pro Men’s Wakeboarding division, wakeboarding legend Shaun Murray received the Best Trick Award and a $1,000 cash prize for his colossal Heelside 540 of off the kicker. Nautique wakeskater Brandon Thomas also claimed the third place win in the Pro Men’s Wakeskate category.

“This past weekend’s wins are further evidence that Nautique has the top riders in the industry who benefit from training behind the world’s best wakeboarding boat, the Super Air Nautique,” stated Correct Craft President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “Congratulations to Aaron, Shaun and Brandon.” added Yeargin.