No Wake Zone
No Wake Zone is a wake blog edited by Patrick Wieland.
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Despite an hour-long rain delay today, the action continued in Acworth, as the top wakeboarders in the world hit the waters of Lake Allatoona at Dallas Landing Park for day two of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour. Day two featured the Jr. Pro Men's division competing in their quarterfinals, while the pros took to the water for their Round of 40, all to advance onto tomorrow's final rounds of action.
In the Round of 40, the 24 riders from yesterday's pro qualifiers competed with the top-16 ranked riders on tour in 10 heats of four for a spot in tomorrow's quarterfinals. By the end of the day, the field of riders was cut in half from 40 to 20, as only the top-two riders from each heat advanced.
Among the 20 riders advancing from the Round of 40 is two-time world champion Andrew Adkison, who competed today with an injury. Adkison, who won the Acworth Pro Tour stop in 2006, suffered a slight hairline fracture in his left radius two days ago and was originally unsure if he would be able to compete at the event.
"The X-ray hadn't come back yet, so I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to compete in Acworth, said Adkison. "Once my doctor cleared me to ride, I knew had to be here to compete."
While Adksion said his injury limited his riding today, it didn't stop him from taking first place in heat and earning a spot in tomorrow's quarterfinals.
"I had a decent run today, but I had to mellow out at the end of it," Adkison commented on his performance. "I really started feeling the pain on my out of course Heel 7 and after my batwing. We'll just have to see what tomorrow brings."
Adkison and the 19 other quarterfinalists will kick off tomorrow's festivities at 12 noon.
In the Jr. Pro Men's division, 24 amateur rippers hit the water today for their quarterfinal round of action in Acworth. Only the top two riders from each of the five quarterfinal heats advanced onto tomorrow's semifinals, sending more than half of competition home.
Among the 10 riders advancing from today's quarterfinals is birthday boy Freddie Wayne, who celebrated his 16th birthday on Friday, May 20. Wayne entered the quarterfinals as the third seed in his heat, but rode away with a near-perfect score of 98.50 out of a possible 100 points to pace his division.
Wayne and the rest of the Jr. Pro Men riders will take to the water for their semifinals tomorrow at 2 p.m., following the pro men.