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August 20, 2010

Robert Soven is Named the Pro Wakeboard Tour Rookie of the Year

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Team Nautique rider Robert “Bob” Soven was named the 2010 Pro Wakeboard Tour Rookie of the Year this Saturday at the fifth and final stop in Knoxville, TN. Since joining the professional ranks, Robert has continued the dominance he showed as a junior including wins at Board Up Miami, Wakestock Canada, and Pro Tour Stop #4. He also Placed 2nd at the Nautique Wake Games, took a third at Pro Wakeboard Tour stop #3, won two PWT Big Air kicker contests, and was featured in Body Glove’s new video “Slick City” which frequently airs on Fuel TV.

“Being named “Rookie of the Year” is big for me, and is the result of a lot of hard work paying off. This award was a goal of mine going into this year and I couldn’t have done it without all of the support from my sponsors, friends, family, and fellow competitors. Wakeboarding has reached a level that most of us never thought possible and it has pushed me everyday to be my best. Thanks to everyone at Nautique for all of the support and for giving me the opportunity to have the best boat in the world in my backyard,” said Soven.

Robert is the current leader in the King of Wake standings and will finish out his season this week at the World Championships in Orlando, FL. Follow us on Twitter @NautiqueBoats for updates from the action.

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August 20, 2010

Emily Takes Second at PWT Stop #5 in the Knoxville, TN

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Team Nautique rider Emily Copeland-Durham returned to the Pro Wakeboard Tour this past weekend for the fifth and final stop in Knoxville, TN placing second in the Pro Women’s division. This was her second contest since returning to the water after becoming a mother this past December. She made her 2010 debut at the Nautique U.S Nationals in July placing fourth and qualifying for the World Championships to be held in Orlando, FL this weekend.

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August 20, 2010

Three Wins for Team Nautique at the Water Ski National Championships

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Team Nautique had an exceptional showing at the 68th U.S Water Ski Nationals with skiers Chris Parrish, Rhoni Barton-Bischoff, and K.C Wilson all taking home victories in their respective divisions. Current world record holder Parrish ran 2.25@41-off to clinch the Open Men’s title behind the Ski Nautique 200.

“I’ve had second the last three years in a row and this is my ninth National title. The ski felt awesome, the 200 felt awesome, and it was a lot harder than it looked out there. Congrats to the other guys that ran the 2, it was definitely no gimme and I’m exited I got the win” said Parrish.

J.R World Champion and Team Nautique skier K.C. Wilson continued his winning streak at the 2010 U.S Nationals with a winning run of 3@39-off in the Boys 3 division. K.C. will be making his professional debut at Diablo Shores in Brentwood California on Sept. 17-19. For more info on K.C. check out www.thewilsonbros.com

Rhoni Barton-Bischoff claimed her Open Women’s victory scoring 2@38-off. Rhoni has been a member of Team Nautique since 1991 and this is her seventh National Open title.

“I had a great week in Chicago spending time with all of my west coast family friends, coaching my favorite juniors, and cheering on all of the competitors. Ending the week winning Open Women’s Slalom was incredible and it was my first win since having Linkin,” said Rhoni.

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August 20, 2010

K.C. Wilson Wins the Gold at Junior Worlds

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Team Nautique skier K.C. Wilson won the 2010 Junior World Championships held in San Gervasio, Italy earlier this month running 2@39-off helping the U.S. Team win the Overall Team title.

“Preparation + opportunity = success! Thanks to sponsors like Nautique and HO skis, good coaching, and a supportive family I felt fully prepared going into the tournament. It was a great opportunity and it was a huge blessing to be able to bring home the gold!!” – said K.C.

Congratulations to K.C. and the rest of the 2010 U.S Junior Worlds team!

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