During the heavy winds throughout the night, the Henshaw rail broke loose and floated out into the middle of the lake, forcing the judges to remove the rail from competition. Since the competition was cut short on Friday, the judges have also decided to make a very deep cut into Men's Quarter Finals with only one rider making it through, instead of two.

It was a very hectic day with the wind blowing strong all day long, which forced many riders to ride conservatively and throw their more consistent tricks rather than taking many chances. In Pro Men, Daniel Grant dominated all day long and hopped on the water for his finals run, fist pumping to the music, and just had fun on the cable while taking the win. In Pro Women, Courtney Angus suffered from a bulging disc in her back throughout the day and didn't even finish a single heat. She would ride three of four laps, stomp all her tricks, swing off the cable in writhing pain and just watch the rest of the women in her heat. So much respect to her for riding through the pain and taking the win! Also, a huge respect to
Yonel Cohen for continuing to compete after slicing his foot open in practice and riding with 9 stitches in his foot. It was a very long and exciting day and we can't wait for the second stop of Triple Crown at Velocity Island Park June 5-6.

Also, on another note, we found it ironic that neither Henshaw, nor "Henshaw" made it past Qualifying. If you don't understand what that means, we're taking about Kevin Henshaw, who was eliminated in Qualifying, and his "Henshaw" rail which broke loose and floated into the middle of the lake for the remainder of the event. Sorry Henshaws.

Day 1 was a little bit chaotic as the judges computer crashed and were unable to post any results for over two hours! Despite that, the weather was good for most of the morning as pro men and women flew through their heats. Yonel Cohen had an outstanding run despite having nine stitches in his foot from the day before. Both Shane Bonifay and Daniel Grant slammed on their back across the kink rail and will most certainly be sore going into Saturday's action. In pro women, the young Jamie Lopina edged out Angelika Schriber and will go onto semi-finals. During the third heat of pro women the wind really picked up and one of the features broke loose. The judges decided there was too much wind to continue the competition and the action will resume Saturday morning at 8 a.m. begininng with a re-run of Pro Women's Heat 3.

Pro Men's Features Pro Women's Features Pro Wakeskate Pro Best Trick Open Divisions
$3,500 $2,000 $1,000 $2,500 $500
$2,500 $1,000 $750 $300
$1,500 $750 $500 $150
4 $1,000 $500 $250


Thursday, March 26

2:00pm-7:00pm: Check-in/registration open practice and media introduction

Friday, March 27
8:00am: Qualifying for all divisions

Saturday, March 28
9:00am: Semi-Finals for all divisions
12:00pm: Grand Opening Ribbon cutting ceremony
1:00pm: Finals for all divisions