Mapple Wins Big Dawg Tour Stop No. 1
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 02/02/2013 21:57:03
- In: Water Skiing
Great Britain's Andy Mapple won the first stop of the 2013 Ski Nautique Big Dawg World Tour, presented by O'Brien, on Saturday at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile. The 2013 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour consists of six events, including the series championship, Aug. 15-16, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Each qualifying event, as well as the series championship, includes two rounds of 34 mph record-capability slalom action, followed by a bracketed 16-skier head-to-head finale.
Mapple defeated U.S. athlete Todd Ristorcelli (Orlando, Fla.), the defending series champion, in the head-to-head finale, scoring 2 buoys at 41 feet off to Ristorcelli's 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off.
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.
For complete results and more information, visit www.skibigdawg.com.
The complete schedule of the 2013 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour is as follows:
Feb. 1-2: San Bernardo, Chile (Winner – Andy Mapple)
March 6-11: Melbourne, Australia
June 29-30: Canton, Miss.
July 6-7: Baruech, France
July 13-14: Fenton, Mich.
Aug. 15-16 (Finals): West Palm Beach, Fla.