JUN 12, 2020
Orlando, FL - (June 12th 2020) The Fans Will Help Decide - GO VOTE!
The Pro Wake Tour tested a fan voting component concept for the 2020 Pro Wake Tour Qualifier last week. The results: It worked … and it made a tangible difference in the final placements of the riders and in cases, who advanced to the first main event.
The results of the first PWT Digital Qualifier dictated which riders get to compete in the first Digital PWT event next week. All of the riders are used to being judged by professional judges, but adding a fan vote element added another element to the event which effectively engaged more viewers and impacted the results.
The reality is that the fans controlled 25% of each riders’ total score, and love it or hate it, many places changed because of those votes. The fan vote is the last to be added into the judging total after the industry judges have submitted their scores, so the fans can act as the swing vote for a rider if their fan votes are really strong, or in some cases really weak. Between wakeboarding and wakesurfing we received over 5,000 votes from all over the world.
Whether you think fans have enough skill and lack of bias that it takes to judge accurately or if this just makes part of the scoring a popularity contest, either way, it’s imperative that the athletes get their fans excited to go and vote for the best lines.
“Honestly, there is a bit of a popularity contest element in this, the more followers a rider has, the more people they can compel to go vote for them. That is also why we set it up so that 75% of the riders’ scores are based on the expert judges. All said, it was a definite factor and the riders and their supporters should consider that as they plan their strategy for each event.” Bill McCaffray from Alliance Wake.
Monday, June 15th the official first digital event for the Pro Wake Tour launches at prowakeboardtour.com so you have your opportunity to go and support the best riders.
2020 Supra Pro Wakeboard Tour Digital Event #1 Qualified Athletes
|Nic Rapa||Jake Pelot|
|Cory Teunissen||Guenther Oka|
|Tony Iacconi||Lorenzo Soprani|
|Shota Tezuka||Tony Carroll|
|Tyler Higham||Jake Hill|
|Sam Brown||Billy Allen|
|Noah Flegel||Bryson Hancock|
|Fynn Bullock-Womble||Vinny Knapp|
2020 Supra Pro Wakesurf Tour Digital Event #1 Qualified Athletes
|Sean Silveira||Keenan Flegel|
|Parker Payne||Taylor Swanson|
|Noah Flegel||John Akerman|
|Connor Burns||Beaux Wildman|
|Camron Swanson||Tyler Stewart|
|Jodi Grasman||Chad Carlson|
Heat draws for the first digital stop of the 2020 Pro Wake Tour
|Heat 1||Heat 2|
|Jake Hill||Bryson Hancock|
|Tony Carroll||Guenther Oka|
|Tyler Higham||Sam Brown|
|Shota Tezuka||Tony Iacconi|
|Heat 3||Heat 4|
|Billy Allen||Vinny Knapp|
|Lorenzo Soprani||Fynn Bullock-Womble|
|Noah Flegel||Jake Pelot|
|Cory Teunissen||Nic Rapa|
|Heat 1||Heat 2|
|John Akerman||Tyler Stewart|
|Beaux Wildman||Jodi Grasman|
|Camron Swanson||Connor Burns|
|Noah Flegel||Parker Payne|
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In addition to title sponsor Supra Boats, the Pro Wake Tour is sponsored by: Indmar, Boatmate, PTM Edge, JL Audio, GatorStep, Ronix, Roswell, Wakeland Manufacturing, Zero Off, FATSAC Ballast Bag Company, Barefoot International, ACME, Piedmont Plastics, Apex Canvas, BH Electronics, Universal Products, Transhield, Marine Products International
About Skier’s Choice Inc.
Skier’s Choice, Inc. is the manufacturer of Supra and Moomba performance inboard wakeboard, wakesurf and waterski towboats. Supra has been a leader in the inboard industry since 1981. The Supra brand is synonymous with innovative styling, luxurious interiors, highest construction quality, and unsurpassed wake performance. The Moomba brand delivers quality and performance far above its class. Moomba offers the best wake performance technology and none of the fuss. The company is privately held and is based in Maryville, Tennessee. Skier’s Choice encourages all boating participants to learn and follow safe boating practices. There are risks associated with boating and water sports activities. Be mindful of the risks, familiarize yourself with the environment, know your limits and conduct yourself accordingly.
About Alliance MultiMedia
The Pro Wakeboard Tour is powered by media partner Alliance MultiMedia; @alliancewake, alliancewake.com & Alliance Wake Magazine: wakeboarding and wakesurfing’s movement and lifestyle. Known globally as the leader in watersports media, Alliance puts our readers and viewers at the most incredible destinations and events with the world’s best athletes and sport influencers. Check out www.alliancewake.com
About Wakeboarding Magazine
With an emphasis on high-quality photography, in-depth interviews with top riders and reviews on all the latest gear, Wakeboarding inspires its audience with fun and relevant content, anchored by expert boat analysis, quality instruction and how-to features. Its mission is to lead, connect and inspire by enlisting the talents of the most experienced professionals in the industry across multiple media channels. For more information, visit www.wakeboardingmag.com.
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