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NSSA - 2013 EAST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS!
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The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. The NSSA promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers. The NSSA strives to provide a fun surfing experience for all of its members.

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.


2013 EAST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS!

2013 NSSA EAST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS!

Monday, April 8, 2011 | Written by Janice Aragon

 

2013 NSSA EAST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA

APRIL 4-7

CONDITIONS: GOOD, SCATTERED 2-4 FOOT HIGH PERFORMANCE PEAKS WITH RIPPABLE SECTIONS.

 

CONGRATULATIONS 2013 EAST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2013 EAST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

**The 21st annual NSSA East Coast Championships (ECC) saw nearly 500 hundred east coast contestants vying for Regional titles in one of the largest fields to compete at a Regional Championship event and the largest of the East Coast Championships.

**North Carolina’s Knox Harris claims his first major NSSA championship title winning the Open Men’s division. Harris also made the Explorer Men’s and Explorer Juniors finals.

**Harris took the victory on the strength of his excellent 9.17 score which was the highest scoring ride of the final.

**Florida’s Nikki Viesins sealed her second career victory in the Open Women’s division and her third overall East Coast Championship title. She won the Open Women’s in 2011 and also took the Explorer Women’s crown in 2010. At this event, Viesins was on fire, putting on a clinic in the final. On her first wave, she set the pace ripping an 8.0 ride and never looked back winning the final by a huge margin of victory.

**After coming up short in the Open Boys final with a runner up placing, Stevie Pittman stepped up his performance big-time in the Open Juniors destroying the final from the onset. His opening ride came in at a solid 7.27 and then he backed it up with an excellent 8.67. Undoubtedly a solid and impressive performance for the 12-year-old from Newport, North Carolina!

**12-year-old Robbie McCormick had a breakout performance at this year’s East Coast Championships. He not only made his first Regional finals, he took it all the way to the top with a two division sweep in the 12 & under Open Boys and Explorer Menehuene divisions!

**In the 10 & under categories, the victories were split between talented up-and-coming east coast groms Tommy Coleman who won the Open Mini Groms for the second consecutive yearand Noah Dovin who claimed his first Regional victory in the Super Groms. Coleman has now earned three career Regional titles.

**Maddie Peterson was one of the top standout female performers in New Smyrna Beach. She claimed double titles in the Open and Explorer Girls and also made the Open and Explorer Womens finals.

**In Longboard, Fisher Grant took command in both the Open and Explorer divisions. He successfully defended his Open Longboard titles from 2011 and 2012 with a solid performance in the final but it was his outstanding display in the Explorer Longboard final that impressed the judges posting up huge scores of 9.00 and 8.33 leaving his opponents in combo land.

**South Carolina’s Luke Gordon kept his Regional title win streak alive putting another Regional title in his growing list of surfing achievements. For four consecutive years, Gordon has been on the podium. He won the Open Boys division for three straight years 2010, 2011, 2012 and this year stepped up to the plate triumphing in the upper age bracket Explorer Juniors division.

**New Smyrna Beach local standout Noah Schweizer was back in the winners circle for the fourth straight year at the Regionals winning the Explorer Men’s division. The title was Schweizer’s fourth. His Regional victory stats include Explorer Juniors (2012), Airshow (2011) and Open Juniors in 2010)

**UNCW claimed their fifth consecutive East Coast Regional title but not without a tight battle from runner up FAU. UNCW squeaked out the victory by a one point margin taking the win over FAU by a score of 95-94!

 

PERFORMERS OF THE DAY PRESENTED BY GROM SOCIAL

Day 1-Corey Howell

Day 2-Noah Schweizer

Day 3-Josh Burke

Day 4-Knox Harris

 

Many thanks to the City of New Smyrna Beach, the NSSA directors and NSSA staff for assisting us in staging a professional quality and structured event for the East Coast Regional Championships. Special thanks to our sponsors Hurley, Surfing, Sex Wax and Grom Social. And a huge shout out to Eastern Surf Magazine for the amazing coverage every year of the NSSA East Coast Championships and their continued support of the NSSA and east coast youth surfing.

 

Be sure to keep up with all the NSSA action via the website at nssa.org and social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.

 

OPEN MENS FINAL FOUR!

 

OPEN WOMENS FINAL FOUR!

 

OPEN JUNIORS FINAL FOUR! 

 

OPEN BOYS FINAL FOUR! 

 

OPEN MINI GROMS FINAL FOUR! 

 

OPEN GIRLS FINAL FOUR!

 

OPEN LONGBOARD FINALISTS! 

 

THE SCOREBOARD

FINAL RESULTS

SCORES BASED ON TOP TWO WAVES

 

EAST COAST OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

OPEN MENS

1. Knox Harris-Ocean Isle Beach, NC 13.64

2. Noah Schweizer-New Smyrna Beach, FL 12.90

3. Corey Howell-Melbourne, FL 12.84

4. Daniel Glenn-New Smyrna Beach, FL 11.83

 

OPEN JUNIORS

1. Stevie Pittman-Newport, NC 15.94

2. Josh Burke-Long Beach, Barbados 11.20

3. Che Allan-Fitts Village, Barbados 10.60

4. Luke Marks-Melbourne Beach, FL 9.57

 

OPEN BOYS

1. Robbie McCormick-Flagler Beach, FL 13.77

2. Stevie Pittman-Newport, NC 13.34

3. Tommy Coleman-Jupiter FL 10.50

4. Jacob Burke-Long Beach, Barbados 9.27

 

OPEN MINI GROMS

1. Tommy Coleman-Sebastian, FL 13.17

2. Noah Dovin-Merritt Island, FL 11.17

3. Blake Speir-Melbourne Beach, FL 8.73

4. Laird Myers-Virginia Beach, VA 7.47

 

OPEN WOMENS

1. Nikki Viesins-Indialantic, FL 13.17

2. Cassidy McClain-Margate, NJ 6.94

3. Jessica Kwienscki-Jackson, NJ 5.20

4. Maddie Peterson-Wildwood Crest, NJ 3.20

 

OPEN GIRLS

1. Maddie Peterson-Wildwood Crest, NJ 9.00

2. Izzi Gomez-Jupiter, FL 8.20

3. Emory McClary-Pawleys Island, SC 5.17

4. Lily Whatley-New Smyrna Beach, FL 4.94

 

OPEN LONGBOARD

1. Fisher Grant-Winter Park, FL 13.40

2. Jazmine Dean-St. Augustine, FL 8.43

3. Spencer Bridges-Summit, NJ 7.16

4. Liam O’regan-Middletown, RI 0.00

 

EAST COAST EXPLORER CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

EXPLORER MENS

1. Noah Schweizer-New Smyrna Beach, FL 10.67

2. Georgio Gomez-Jupiter, FL 10.33

3. Knox Harris-Ocean Isle Beach, NC 10.03

4. Daniel Glenn-New Smyrna Beach, FL 8.27

5. Corey Howell-Melbourne, FL 7.50

6. Pat Schmidt-Manasquan, NJ 5.63

 

EXPLORER JUNIORS

1. Luke Gordon-Pawleys Island, SC 15.93

2. Knox Harris-Ocean Isle Beach, NC 11.76

3. Noah Schweizer-New Smyrna Beach, FL 10.83

4. Matt Zaccaria-Daytona Beach, FL 9.10

5. Corey Howell-Melbourne Beach, FL 8.47

6. Wiley Robinson-Melbourne Beach, FL 4.40

 

EXPLORER BOYS

1. Che Allan-Fitts Village, Barbados 11.34

2. Luke Gordon-Pawleys Island, SC 10.93

3. Luke Marks-Melbourne Beach, FL 10.24

4. Chris O’Donnell-Fort Pierce, FL 7.17

5. Quintin Turko-Kitty Hawk, NC 6.67

6. Boyd Brown-Murrells Inlet, SC 6.50

 

EXPLORER MENEHUENE

1. Robbie McCormick-Flagler Beach, FL 13.00

2. Bo Raynor-Wilmington, NC 11.26

3. Stevie Pittman-Newport, NC 8.50

4. Micah Cantor-Murrells Inlet, SC 6.86

5. Michael Vanaman-Sicklerville, NJ 5.20

6. Kyle Tester-Cape May, NJ 4.26

 

EXPLORER SUPER GROMS

1. Noah Dovin-Merritt Island, FL 13.16

2. Tommy Coleman-Sebastian, FL 9.80

3. Kai DeLorenzo-St Augustine, FL 7.44

4. Blake Speir-Melbourne Beach, FL 5.70

5. Owen Moss-Wilmington, NC 4.70

6. Laird Myers-Virginia Beach, VA 4.27

 

EXPLORER WOMENS

1. Darsha Pigford-Wilmington, NC 9.03

2. Maddie Peterson-Wildwood Crest, NJ 8.86

3. Piper Austin-Jacksonville, FL 6.83

4. Jessica Kwiencski-Jackson, NJ 4.94

5. Lea Taylor-Melbourne Beach, FL 4.64

6. Jazmine Dean-St. Augustine, FL 3.73

 

EXPLORER GIRLS

1. Maddie Peterson-Wildwood Crest, NJ 10.03

2. Caroline Marks-Melbourne Beach, FL 7.30

3. Izzi Gomez-Jupiter, FL 5.97

4. Rachel Presti-Melbourne Beach, FL 4.90

5. Shealyn Cunningham-Ponte Vedra, FL 3.60

6. Hannah Blevins-Palm Coast, FL 2.74

 

EXPLORER MASTERS

1. Charley Hajek-New Smyrna Beach, FL 10.20

2. Blue Spivey-Charleston, SC 8.73

3. Eric Worley-Flagler Beach, FL 7.73

4. Dan Conover-Jupiter Beach, FL 7.14

5. Daniel Sacchi-Wilmington, NC 5.23

 

EXPLORER SENIORS

1. Blue Spivey-Charleston, SC 11.50

2. Daniel Sacchi-Wilmington, NC 10.67

3. Dan Conover-Jupiter Beach, FL 7.04

4. Charley Hajek-New Smyrna Beach, FL 6.33

 

EXPLORER SUPER SENIORS

1. Chris Brown-Ponce Inlet, FL 7.83

2. Charley Hajek-New Smyrna Beach, FL 6.13

3. Robert Higgins-Ormand-by-the-Sea, FL 5.90

4. Darren Marks-Melbourne Beach, FL 5.07

 

EXPLORER DUKE

1. Larry Holmes-Cape Canaveral, FL 3.17

2. Robert Higgins-Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL 3.00

 

EXPLORER LONGBOARD

1. Fisher Grant-Winter Park, FL 17.33

2. Grey Copenhaver-Virginia Beach, VA 6.16

3. Nick Copenhaver-Virginia Beach, VA 5.70

4. Dylan Prestwood-Flagler Beach, FL 5.66

5. Jazimine Dean-St Augustine, FL 5.63

6. Nikita Pandelos-Daytona Beach Shores, FL 4.97

 

EXPLORER WOMENS LONGBOARD

1. Jazmine Dean-St. Augustine FL 9.03

2. Lily Whatley-New Smyrna Beach, FL 7.90

3. Kat Neff-Carolina Beach, NC 4.84

4. Georgia Cook-Franklin, TN 3.47

5. Erin Rowley-Satellite Beach, FL 2.83

6. Hannah Milligan-Longwood, NC 2.73

 

EAST COAST AIRSHOW CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Corey Howell-Melbourne Beach, FL

2. Noah Schweizer-New Smyrna Beach, FL

3. Shane Burn-Wilmington, NC

4. Pat Schmidt-Manasquan, NJ

 

UNCW - 5 TIME EAST COAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS! 

 

EAST COAST COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

COLLEGE TEAM

1. UNC-Wilmington 95

2. Florida Atlantic University 94

3. Flagler 72

4. University of North Florida 65

5. University of Central Florida “A” 46

=6. University of Florida 38

      Daytona State College 38

8. Florida Institute of Technology 35

9. University of Central Florida “B” 26

10. Stetson 20

 

COLLEGE MENS

1. Shane Burn-UNCW 15.33

2. Nick Rupp-UNCW 11.64

3. Collin Grimm-FAU 9.47

4. Dylan Martin-Daytona State 7.67

5. Tom Casse-Flagler 6.66

6. Cobi Christensen-UNCW 4.70

 

COLLEGE WOMENS

1. Kayla Durden-UNF 9.66

2. Mila Wyman-FAU 8.20

3. Cierra Cunningham-UF 5.10

4. Alex Barber-FIT 3.00

5. Austyn Bynon-UCF “B” 1.70

6. Alexis Goss-UNCW 0.50

 

COLLEGE LONGBOARD

1. Alex Rockrise-UNCW 11.66

2. Patrick Nichols-UNF 9.73

3. Pat Gringas-Daytona State 7.73

4. Adam Fricke-UCF “A” 6.16

5. Will Warren-FAU 5.77

6. Willy Cole-FIT 5.43