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NSSA - NSSA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE SCORES SOLID TROPICAL STORM SURF FOR DOUBLEHEADER EVENTS 3 AND 4!
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The NSSA is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete. Since 1978, the NSSA program philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships which is regarded as the highest profile youth surfing event in America.


NSSA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE SCORES SOLID TROPICAL STORM SURF FOR DOUBLEHEADER EVENTS 3 AND 4!

NSSA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE

OPEN AND EXPLORER EVENTS #3 & #4

PARADISE PARK, MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA

SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2012

By: Danielle Beckmann

 

(Vero Beach, Florida – September 12, 2012) - We love Hurricanes on the East Coast!  Tropical Storm Leslie stayed offshore providing a nice long-term swell and waves in the 4-6 foot range for the weekend. Early heats proved surfers were showing signs of struggling with closeout sets until the Open Women’s division took to the water and turned the entire event around. Outstanding performances by Nikki Viesins, Emily Ruppert and Leah Taylor showed the boys a thing or two and for the remainder of the day surfers stepped up their game. Double division winner Luke Marks who posted high scores taking out Open Junior and Explorer Boys welcomed his Dad, Darren Marks to his first ever NSSA contest who ended up with the Explorer Super Seniors top spot. Luke’s younger sister Caroline Marks posted up the win for Explorer Girls and followed it up with a second place in the Open Girls to singing & surfing sensation Izzy Gomez. Iron grom Tommy Coleman took out the Explorer Menehuene and Super Grom divisions while Noah Dovin captured the top spot in the Open Mini Grom final. Most impressive up-and-comer Jonathan Wallhauser really stepped it up and took charge winning the Open Boys final!

 

Tropical Storm Leslie continued to provide waves with a little added wind on Sunday for Contest number 4 and surfers were stoked on another day of great conditions. Brothers Wiley and Chauncey Robinson were in solid form taking out the Open Mens and Open Juniors divisions and Noah Dovin repeated his win in the Open Mini Groms. Chris ODonnell took out the Explorer Boys final and Alec Zappone came away with the first place win in Explorer Mens. 

 

The 2012-13 NSSA East and West coast competition season competition is proudly presented by Nike.

 

Special thanks to conference sponsors, Aerial7 and Dizm eyewear, judges, parents and of course Mother Nature for a great NSSA weekend in the Southeast.

 

THE SCOREBOARD

 NSSA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE EVENT #3

Paradise Park, Melbourne Beach, FL

September 8, 2012

 

OPEN DIVISIONS
OPEN MENS

1. Sam Duggan

2. Alec Zappone

3. Wiley Robinson

4. Giorgio Gomez

 

OPEN JUNIORS

1. Luke Marks

2. Chauncey Robinson

3. Michael Romano

4. Luke Hansen

 

OPEN BOYS

1. Jonathan Wallhauser

2. Tommy Coleman

3. Joey Putnall

4. Christian Daniels

 

OPEN GIRLS

1. Izzy Gomez

2. Caroline Marks

3. Avery Aydelotte

4. Rachel Presti

5. Eva Woodland

6. Shelby Fink

 

OPEN MINI GROMS

1. Noah Dovin

2. Tommy Coleman

3. Blake Speir

4. Tanner Craig

 

OPEN WOMEN
1. Nikki Viesins

2. Leah Taylor

3. Emily Ruppert

4. Megan Krieger

 

EXPLORER DIVISIONS

EXPLORER MENS

1. Keenan Flegel

2. Chad Carr

3. Alec Zappone

4. Giorgio Gomez

 

EXPLORER JUNIORS

1. Sam Duggan

2. Wiley Robinson

3. Giorgio Gomez

4. Michael Romano

5. Eddie Weirback

6. Noah Flegel

 

EXPLORER BOYS

1. Luke Marks

2. Jaric Fink

3. Chauncey Robinson

4. Billy Marshall

5. Luke Hansen

6. Christian Daniels

 

EXPLORER MENEHUENE

1. Tommy Coleman

2. Joey Putnall

3. Christian Daniels

4. Jonathan Wallhauser

 

EXPLORER GIRLS

1. Caroline Marks

2. Avery Aydelotte

3. Izzy Gomez

4. Skylyr Magliochetti

5. Rachel Presti

6.  Eva Woodland

 

EXPLORER SUPER GROMS

1. Tommy Coleman

2. Blake Speir

3. Noah Dovin

4. Tanner Craig

 

EXPLORER MASTERS

1.  Randy Sanders

2.  Chad Carr

3.  Justin Beard

4.  Dan Conover

 

EXPLORER SENIORS

1. Randy Sanders

2. Chad Carr

3. Dan Conover

 

EXPLORER SUPER SENIOR

1. Darren Marks

2. Robert Higgins

 

EXPLORER DUKE

1. Robert Higgins

 

THE SCOREBOARD

 NSSA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE EVENT #4

Paradise Park, Melbourne Beach, FL

September 9th, 2012

 

OPEN DIVISIONS
OPEN MENS

1. Wiley Robinson

2. Giorgio Gomez

3. Alec Zappone

4. Ben Doughty

 

OPEN JUNIORS

1. Chauncey Robinson

2. Michael Romano

3. Chris ODonnell

4. Billy Marshall

 

OPEN MINI GROMS

1. Noah Dovin

2. Tommy Coleman

3. Tanner Craig

 

OPEN WOMEN
1.  Emily Ruppert

2.  Nikki Viesins

3.  Leah Taylor

4.  Megan Krieger

 

Open Boys and Open Girls were not completed. Contact the Southeast Conference for makeup date and times.

 

EXPLORER DIVISIONS

EXPLORER MENS

1. Alec Zappone

2. Giorgio Gomez

3. Ben Doughty

4. Justin Carver

5. Chad Carr

 

EXPLORER BOYS

1. Chris ODonnell

2. Jaric Fink

3. Chauncey Robinson

4. Christian Daniels

5. Jordy Farrington

6. Billy Marshall

 

EXPLORER MENEHUENE

1. Tommy Coleman

2. Jonathan Wallhauser

3. Christian Daniels

4. Joey Putnall

5. Hunter Kime

 

EXPLORER GIRLS

Izzy Gomez

Avery Aydelotte

Rachel Presti

Shelby Fink

Skylyr Magliochetti

 

EXPLORER SENIORS

1.  Justin Carver

2.  Chad Carr

3.  Randy Sanders

 

EXPLORER DUKE

1. Robert Higgins

2. Larry Holmes

 

Explorer Juniors, Explorer Super Groms, Explorer Masters and Explorer Super Seniors were not completed. Contact the Southeast Conference for makeup date and times.