WILDCARD TRIALISTS NAMED FOR BOOST MOBILE PRO OF SURF
News provided by ASP World Tour on 6 September 2005
Boost Mobile and the ASP today announced the names of the trialists invited to compete for coveted wildcard entry into the Boost Mobile Pro presented by Quiksilver, the only WCT event held on mainland USA. The stacked roster features 12 surfers; among them a multiple world champion, several former Foster’s Men’s World Championship Tour (WCT) surfers and the industry’s top emerging talent, each eager to vie for the three wildcard spots into the Boost Mobile Pro held at Lower Trestles, California.
For the first time in the event’s four-year history, the first hour of competition has been set aside to run three, 20-minute heats that will determine the event wildcards. Set to commence at 8:00 a.m. on September 13, the winner of each four-man heat will advance into the main event.
The heat draw is as follows:
Heat 1: Rob Machado (USA), Makua Rothman (HAW), Tom Curren (USA), Ian Walsh (HAW)
Heat 2: Jamie O’Brien (HAW), Shane Dorian (HAW), Bobby Martinez (USA), Nathan Webster (AUS)
Heat 3: Dane Reynolds (USA), Beau Emerton (AUS), Clay Marzo (HAW), Pat O’Connell (USA)
This is also the first time that a World Championship Tour (WCT) event has offered a trials spot to an NSSA Open Men’s Winner, which Clay Marzo became in a dominating performance at Lower Trestles this past June.
“These twelve competitors comprise one of the most talented, hungry and decorated collection of competitors ever to take on a sudden death trials event for a WCT wildcard spot,” said Mark Fewell, Sr. Director of Media & Business Involvement for Boost Mobile.
“From world champ Tom Curren, former world title runner up Rob Machado, all-around legend Shane Dorian, proven local performer Pat O, and the hot young crop of Jamie, Dane and Clay, every one of these guys will be on fire to take a spot. Literally any one of these competitors could win. Match the talent with the sudden death format and the incredibly high performance waves of Trestles and you are going to see surfing that will blow minds.”
This year the Boost Mobile pro will also feature the Mazda Big Airshow, the Foster’s Expression Session, and the final of the Quiksilver Surf Shop Challenge presented by Surfer Magazine. The full schedule of events will be available on www.boostmobile.com.
BOOST MOBILE PRO OF SURF WEBSITE
Professional surfing fans around the globe now have VIP access to the world's best surfers and industry personalities, Boost Mobile Pro of Surf event information, past event photos and video action footage highlights and video e-cards at www.BoostMobile.com.
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