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Telus Wakefest is back for next year. Mark July 6, 7, 8 2007 on your calendars.  you next year!

JD Wakeboard School is very popular and a great place to get some pro tips on how to ski and wakeboard. They are Canada's first only Wakeboard school. They know their stuff and make it fun. They operate out of Woods lake, the warmest and best water (calmest) in the Okanagan Valley.

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Wakefest rolls into Waterfront Park, Kelowna, BC for the biggest beach party of the Summer. Wakefest presented by Coors Light features the Pro Wakeboard Tour with some of the World's best Wakeboarders including last year's winner Parks Bonifay and Canadian Favorite Chad Sharp.

Come check out live music all weekend long presented by The Extreme Music Series, Freestyle Motocross presented by Coors Light, Bikini Contests, Festival Village, Action Sports Market and the Coors Light Beverage Garden. Come on down for your chance to win great prizes all weekend long.

JD Wakeboard School - Kelowna, BC, Canada.  Wakefest Home Page 

 Wakefest information

Kelowna, B.C. becomes the site for one of the summer’s hottest events – the Extreme Sports Series Wakefest presented by Coors Light – and it is always overflowing with something for every fan of summer, including exciting wakeboarding action, the hottest music, and guys and girls soaking up the sunshine! 

A limited number of special weekend passes for the event are available through Ticketmaster, giving fans access to all of the great action on the water and the evening concert series.  

 The weekend kicks off with a special media availability session with top wakeboarders from the U.S. Pro Wakeboard Tour.  Media is permitted to photograph and videotape from the boat as the athletes practice for the weekend’s action providing spectacular shots usually not available during the competition.   

Making its annual stop in Kelowna, Lake Okanagan’s Waterfront Park will be the stage as many of the world’s top wakeboarders, including Darin Shapiro, Parks Bonifay, and local sensation Chad Sharpe from Cloverdale, B.C., compete for $30,000 USD in prize money.  The popular party also goes into the night with great music all weekend long featuring Andrew WK, The Ataris, Choke, Out of Your Mouth, Supagroup, and local musicians, “Blinded”, who will kick off the concert series with the Power 104FM Power Slot on Friday night.

 “The whole atmosphere of Wakefest is high energy and the combined action on the water and on the concert stage keep the fans going all weekend long,” said Mark Taylor, vice president of IMG Action Sports.  “Each year Wakefest is one of the most popular outdoor events of the summer and with a superb lineup of competitors and bands, this year will be even better!”

 WAKEFEST MEDIA DAY

Top wakeboarders from the U.S. Pro Wakeboard Tour will be available to the media for  interviews.  Cameras will also be permitted to shoot from the boat as the athletes practice, providing spectacular shots usually not available during the competition.

 WHERE:   Waterfront Park – 1200 Water Street, Kelowna, B.C.

 WHO:  Chad Sharpe – one of the world’s top wakeboarders and a local favourite from Cloverdale, B.C.

Rusty Malinoski – another Canadian making a name for himself on the Pro Tour.

Zane Schwenk – a top competitor for years who is again tearing it up on the Pro  Wakeboard Tour.

Andrew Adkison – the 2002 Pro Wakeboard Tour Rookie of the Year who finished  4th in the world in 2003.

 Contact:
Dave Haggith                                                                 Anne-Marie Mattina

Director, Communications                                               Event Communications

IMG Canada                                                                  IMG Action Sports

Tel: (416) 960-5312 ext. 123                                            Tel: (604) 228-2010 ext. 222

dhaggith@imgworld.com                                                 amattina@imgworld.com


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 Kelowna Wakefest Results 2006, 2005 & 2004

2006 Final Results
 
Pro Men Wakeboarding Finals (seeds in parenthesis)
(1) Danny Harf def. (5) Shane Bonifay 100-90
       
Semifinals
(5) Shane Bonifay def. (3) Rusty Malinoski 100-90
(1) Danny Harf def. (7) Philip Soven 98.5-91.5
       
Quarterfinals
(5) Shane Bonifay def. (1) Andrew Adkison 100-90
(3) Rusty Malinoski def. (7) Tino Santori 100-90
(1) Danny Harf def. (4) Brett Eisenhauer 100-90
(7) Philip Soven def. (6) Trevor Hansen 100-90
       
Pro Wakeskate Finals
1 George Daniels USA   73.33
2 Aaron Rathy CAN   53.33
       
Pro Wakeskate Semifinals
Heat 1      
1 Aaron Rathy CAN   76.67
2 R. Hansen USA   68.33
3 Brandon Thomas USA   53.33
4 Scott Byerly USA   36.67
       
Heat 2      
1 George Daniels USA   68.33
2 Brian Grubb USA   61.67
3 Ben Kaiser USA   53.33
4 A. Hair USA   40.00
       
Pro Wakeboard - Round 2
Andrew Adksion (1) def. Nick Heaney (9) 100-90
Shane Bonifay (5) def. Erik Ruck (4) 97.5-92.5
Rusty Malinoski (3) def. Shaun Murray (6) 97.5-92.5
Tino Santori (7) def. Daniel Watkins (2) 100-90
Danny Harf (1) def. Corey Bradley (8) 97.5-92.5
Brett Eisenhauer (4) def. Chad Sharpe (5) 97.5-92.5
Trevor Hansen (6) def. Scotty Broome (14) 100-90
Philip Soven (7) def. JD Webb (2) 97-93
       
Jr. Men Wakeboard Finals
1 Adam Errington
2 Bradey Price
3 Ryan Anderson
4 Jimmy Lariche
5 Nick Jones
5 Robby Carter
7 Danny Thollander
8 Bryan Hutton
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
  57.22
53.44
45.67
44.56
42.56
42.11
39.78
15.67
 
2005 Final Results
 
Pro Men Head-to-Head Finals
1. Daniel Watkins
2. Josh Sanders

3. Chad Sharpe
4. Brett Eisenhauer

 
Pro Men Final Four
Daniel Watkins
Chad Sharpe

Josh Sanders
Brett Eisenhauer

 
Pro Men Elite Eight
Daniel Watkins
Andrew Adkison

Chad Sharpe
Tino Santori

Josh Sanders
Erik Ruck

Brett Eisenhauer
Jonathan Nadolski

 
Pro Men Final Placings
1. Daniel Watkins
2. Josh Sanders
3. Chad Sharpe
4. Brett Eisenhauer
5. Tino Santori
6. Erik Ruck
7. Andrew Adkison
8. Jonathan Nadolski
 
Pro Wakeskate Head-to-Head Finals
1. Brian Grubb (USA) - 78.33
2. George Daniels (USA) - 56.67
 
Pro Wakeskate Final Placings
1. Brian Grubb
2. George Daniels
3t. Brandon Thomas
3t. Phillip Basino
5t. Evan Lykes
5t. Jeff Engen
7t. Chase Gregory
7t. Reed Hansen
 
Junior Men Finals
1. Danny Thollander (USA) - 66.44
2. Daniel Walden (USA) - 62.44
3. Rhett Whatley (USA) - 60.67
4. Travis Propst (USA) - 53.22
5. Jimmy LaRiche (USA) - 46.33
6. Robby Carter (USA) - 45.89
7. Mike Marsh (USA) - 43.44
8. Brett Lee (USA) - 38.22
 
2004 Final Results
 
Pro Men Finals
1. J D Webb - 92
2. Danny Harf - 92
3. Parks Bonifay - 83
4. Phillip Soven - 82
5. Brett Eisenhauer - 75
6. Andrew Adkison - 71
7. Daniel Watkins - 65
8. Jeff Weatherall - NS

Pro Wakeskate Finals
1. Collin Wright - 97
2. Danny Hampson - 94
3. Brian Grubb - 91
4. Aaron Reed - 88
5. Steven Schoenhals - 85
6. Phillip Basino - 81
7. Thomas Horrell - 78
8. Danny Molina - 78

Jr Men Finals
1. Brett Lee - 96
2. Scott Hopkins - 95
3. Derek Conway - 87
4. Kevin Henshaw - 87
5. Jack Blodgett - 85
6. Danny Thollander - 84
7. Mike Brady - 79
8. Rhett Whatley - 76

 
2003 Final Results
 
Pro Men Wakeboard Finals
1. Tino Santori (CO) - 92
2. Daniel Watkins (AUS) - 91
3. Brett Eisenhauer (AUS) - 90
4. Parks Bonifay (FL) - 87
5. Chad Sharpe (CAN) - 86
6. Darin Shapiro (FL) - 85
7. Trevor Hansen (FL) - 83
8. Josh Sanders (AUS) - 77
9. Gerry Nunn (FL) - 75

Sea Doo Wake Skate Finals
1. Brian Grubb (FL) - 99
2. Aaron Reed (FL) - 98
3. Thomas M Horrell (FL) - 97
4. Brandon Thomas (FL) - 96
5. Collin Wright (OR) - 95
6. Tim Kovacich (FL) - 94
7. Jim Leatherman (FL) - 93
8. Drew McGuckin (FL) - 92

Jr Men Finals
1. Dann Thollander (FL) - 93
2. J D Webb (FL) - 90
3. Jeff House (TN) - 88
4. Scott Hopkins (FL) - 86
5. Philip Combs (OR) - 86
6. Derek Grasman (MI) - 82
7. Jonathan Nadolski (FL) - 82
8. Kevin Henshaw (CAN) - 80
9. Devin Rogers (FL) - 78

 
2002 Final Results
 
Pro Men Finals
1. Shaun Murray (FL) - 62.22 - $5,000
2. Erik Ruck (WI) - 60.33 - $3,000
3. Daniel Watkins (AUS) - 59.56 - $2,000
4. Parks Bonifay (FL) - 59.33 - $1,400
> 5. Darin Shapiro (FL) - 52.44 - $1,100
6. Trevor Hansen (FL) - 43.89 - $900
7. Shawn Watson (FL) - 43.78 - $800
8. Gerry Nunn (FL) - 40.00 - $700
9. Loren Levine (WI) - 39.56 - $600
10. Brian Francis (AZ) - 28.78 - $500
 

Jr Men Finals
1. Chris Kolb (MO) - 52.33 - $500
2. Steve McKinley (CAN) - 51.22 - $300
> 3. Robert Bonifay (FL) - 50.56 - $200
> 4. Scot Ferwerda (MI) - 41.11
5. J D Webb (FL) - 41.00
6. Tino Santori (CO) - 33.56
 

Sea Doo Slider X
1. Josh Sanders (AUS) - 12.50 - $1,000
2. Shawn Watson (FL) - 12.00 - $500
3. Darin Shapiro (FL) - 10.90
4. Shaun Murray(FL) - 6.00

Export A Sic Trick
1. Parks Bonifay (FL) - 20.5
2. Shaun Murray (FL) - 13.9
3. Shawn Watson (FL) - 13.4
4. Josh Sanders (AUS) - 11.6
5. Loren Levine (WI) - 11.5
6. Darin Shapiro (FL) - 5.5
7. Gerry Nunn (FL) - 4.8
8. Erik Ruck (WI) - 4.7
9. Brian Francis (AZ) - 3.7
10. Daniel Watkins (AUS) - 2.9