Great Britain’s Jeremy Newby-Ricci won the 2013 Big Dawg World Slalom Tour Championship on Friday night as the 2013 Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour, presented by O’Brien, concluded with the series championship at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. Newby-Ricci defeated defending champion Todd Ristorcelli (Orlando, Fla.) in the head-to-head finale to clinch the title, scoring 4-1/2 buoys buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to Ristorcelli’s 3-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. The event was towed by the world-record setting Nautique 200.
Jeremy Newby-Ricci’s two ball rip at 39 1/2 in the first round of the sweet 16 on his way to take the title at the 2013 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finale.
The sweet-16 head-to-head match ups of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour championship presented by O’Brien. Great Britain’s Jeremy Newby-Ricci emerged victorious among an international field.
This year’s Australia and Mississippi Big Dawg champion, Greg Badal, lost to Jeremy Newby Ricci by one buoy at 41 off in the first round of the sweet 16.
Lakeland’s Tim Huston has enjoyed one of his best season’s ever with many 39 passes in the bag. A stiff tailwind in the first round of the sweet-16 got the best of him at this year’s championship.
Top eight finalist left to right: Ben Favre (7th), Jerry Goodson (6th), Jay Leach (4th), Todd Ristorcelli (2nd), Jeremy Newby Ricci (1st), Dave Miller (3rd), Fabrizio Merlot (8th sitting), Harald Hintringer (5th).
Even a random tree hugger witnessed Jeremy Newby Ricci’s 3 at 41 off in the first round of the sweet 16.
Let’s face it, ladies love Big Dawgs. Woof woof!
Two-time Big Dawg World Tour Finale champ Dave Miller skied his way to 3rd place this year with several runs into 41 off.
Great Britain’s Jeremy Newby Ricci takes the title at the eighth Nautique Big Dawg Tour finals.
Jeremy Newby-Ricci skied consistently every qualifying round, and turned up the intensity in his first matchup of the sweet 16 against Greg Badal with a score of 3 at 41 off.
Kyle Jones made the trip with his family to the Big Dawg World Tour finale from Kentucky, where he placed 11th out of 40 competitors.
2012 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finale champ, Todd Ristorcelli, finished second this year to Great Britain’s Jeremy Newby-Ricci.
The upset of the tournament? Itay’s Fabrizio Merlo defeated Andy Mapple in the first head-to-head matchup of the sweet 16 finale, running 2 1/2 at 39 1/2 off.
Andy Mapple had the highest scoring round of this year’s Big Dawg Tour, running 4 1/2 at 41 off in the second round of qualifying at Okeeheelee Park.
Former Big Dawg event winner Todd Johnson skied his way to 15th place in the 2013 finale held at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Nautique Senior Tour was held in conjunction with this year’s Big Dawg World Tour Finale, where the top four skiers who advanced out of the preliminary round of 16 competitors, got to ski under the lights at Okeeheelee Park.
Nautique Senior Tour Finale podium left to right: Mark Johnson (2nd place), Todd Crow (1st place), Steve Schroeder (3rd place)
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