LAKEY PETERSON TAKES 2011 SUPERGIRL PRO JUNIOR TITLE,
WINS THE ONLY 6-STAR ASP PRO JUNIOR CONTEST IN NORTH AMERICA
Malia Manuel, Leila Hurst and Nagé Melamed Take 2nd, 3rd and 4th
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (August 13, 2011) — One week after claiming the US Open of Surfing Pro Junior title, Lakey Peterson (Santa Barbara, CA) rose above the field of top surfers in Oceanside, California today to win the 4th Annual Supergirl Pro Junior. Sixteen of the world’s best 20-and-under female surfers took to the waves to battle for the richest purse on the Circuit, with Lakey Peterson claiming the $2,500 top prize. Malia Manuel (Wailua, HI), Leila Hurst (Kilauea, HI) and Nagé Melamed (Hanalei, HI) rounded off the top competitors in second, third and fourth place, respectively.
Official Results—2011 Supergirl Pro Junior
1st Lakey Peterson
2nd Malia Manuel
3rd Leila Hurst
4th Nage Melamed
5th Quincy Davis
6th Alessa Quizon
7th Taylor Pitz
8th Naomi Stevic
9th Kaleigh Gilchrist
10th Lani Doherty
11th Bailey Nagy
12th Meah Collins
13th Haley Watson
14th Catherine Clark
15th Jasset Umbel
16th Shelby Detmers
“It’s such a great contest,” said winner Lakey Peterson as she showed off her coveted pink Supergirl cape. “I want to thank ASA and Warner Bros. for putting on such a great, well-run event. It’s a nice way to end the year by winning the only 6-Star Junior contest.”
The only 6-Star ASP Pro Junior contest in North America, the Supergirl Pro Junior is the first event in the 2011 Supergirl Jam— the action sports industry’s only large-scale, all-female competition and lifestyle event series. The series, designed to promote female empowerment, strength and independence, closes its 2011 run August 21, where the top female athletes in skateboarding and snowboarding will compete in Venice Beach.
Peterson started strong in the finals with a 6.33 and a 7.67, then improved with a 7.87 to edge out Malia Manuel and take a commanding lead to win the event. Melamed, who was a wild card as a rookie at Supergirl Pro Junior, earned her stripes claiming fourth, just behind the Supergirl vets that took first through third.
“I just want to congratulate Lakey. She surfed really well,” said Malia Manuel who took second. “I’m just happy to be here. It’s a very prestigious contest, the only 6-Star Junior event for the girls— with the largest prize purse and a great opportunity to earn valuable points for the World Tour.”
The next stop in the series is the Supergirl Jam in Venice Beach, California, on August 21 beginning at noon. This event will include a Snowboard Rail Jam featuring a 28-foot tall man-made mountain where 80,000 pounds of REAL snow will be packed and ready for the ladies to bring their winter slope style to the beach! The Supergirl skateboard jam will feature both pro and amateur street competitions with the world’s top female skaters on a custom-built course. For the first time in Supergirl Jam history, the Am-Jam contest will be hosted on the pro course and the top amateurs will advance to get a shot at competing alongside the pros.
The Supergirl Jam series will be broadcast nationally in October via three hours of coverage on FOX Sports Net (FSN) and five hours of coverage on FUEL TV. For more detailed information on the Supergirl Jam event or the television programming please visit www.Supergirljam.com.
For preliminary heats results and more detailed information on the Supergirl Pro Junior or information about the 2011 Supergirl Jam event series, please visit Supergirljam.com.