Jeremy Newby-Ricci Wins the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour 2013

Jeremy Newby-Ricci 2013 Nautique Big Dawg Champ

There was high anticipation as the Sweet 16 took to the stage on Friday, August 16 for the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Night Finals Presented by O’Brien. Both shorelines at Okeeheelee Park were lined with water ski enthusiasts, spectators and even non-skiers who watched the event curious to see this exciting format of water skiing. The entire few days were free of rain and thunderstorms typical of the afternoons in West Palm Beach. The Elite 8 had to deal with a strong wind and some sun glare so it was the ultimate test of strength, technique and endurance.

The final two brackets came down to Jeremy Newby-Ricci of the UK against 2012 Champ Todd Ristorcelli or Orlando Florida. Ristorcelli put out a score of 3.5 at 39 off and Newby-Ricci came back with one buoy better with 4.5 at 39 off.

Thank you to Nautique, O’Brien and all the sponsors for your dedication to the best water ski event of the world. We would also like to recognize all the officials, Ski Club of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County Parks and Rec and all volunteers. Congratulations to all the skiers who made it to the finals and hope to see you next year for the 11th year of the Big Dawg Series.

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