Ristorcelli Wins Big Dawg Title
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 08/18/2012 06:48:57
- In: Water Skiing
U.S. water ski athlete Todd Risorcelli (Orlando, Fla.) won the 2012 Big Dawg Championship on Friday night as the 2012 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour, presented by O’Brien, concluded with the series championship at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. Ristorcelli defeated Great Britain's Andy Mapple in the head-to-head finale to clinch the title. For complete results and more information, visit www.skibigdawg.com
The 2012 schedule consisted of six events, including the series championship. Each qualifying event, as well as the series championship, included two rounds of 34 mph record-capability slalom action, followed by a bracketed 16-skier head-to-head finale.
France's Thierry Malhomme won the opening stop on March 12 in Melbourne, Australia; Canada's David Miller won the second stop on April 1 in Bujama Lacus, Peru; U.S. athlete Chad Scott (Covington, La.) won the third stop on July 1 in Cypress, Texas; Mapple won the fourth stop on July 8 in Baruech, France; and Ristorcelli won the fifth stop on July 15 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Skiers age 35 and older who have not placed in the top 10 of a professional slalom tournament in the past three years are qualified to compete in the Big Dawg World Tour.