Isamu Yamamoto wins professional final on two boards
Ten-year-old Yuzuki Kawasaki from Japan nearly made history himself, finishing second overall in the professional division, taking home $2,000. Had he won; he would have been the youngest ever professional winner in international competition.
Other notable accomplishments include Mirei Tsuchida of Japan, the only female competitor who finished fourth in the amateur finals, and father and son team of Masahiro Fujii, 46, and Yuta Fujii, 13, of Japan. Yuta narrowly beat his father to finish 8thth in the professional finals.
Eleven-time world champion Guenter Mokulys, 55, finished fifth in the professional finals.
“He could be a grandfather to some of these kids and he’s still out there competing professionally with them,” said Harris. “What other sport does this kind of generational competition happen in? Not many.”
Professional Final Results
- 1st Isamu Yamamoto, Japan – 291
- 2nd Yuzuki Kawasaki, Japan – 282
- 3rd Mike Osterman, USA – 279
- 4th Jacob Whitt, USA – 271
- 5th Guenter Mokulys, Germany – 268
- 6th Ikkei Nagao, Japan – 267
- 7th Stefan “Lillis” Akesson, Sweden – 264
- 8th Yuta Fujii, Japan – 262
- 9th Masahiro Fujii, Japan – 258
- 9th Pete Betti, USA – 258
- 10th Felix Jonsson, Sweden – 253
- 10th Denham Hill, England – 253
Amateur Final Results
- 1st Cristobal Bahamonde, Chile – 271
- 2nd Josh Dunstone, Australia – 269
- 3rd Nick Beaulieu, USA – 256
- 4th Mirei Tsuchida, Japan – 248
- 5th John Sawyer, USA – 227
- 6th Jordan Sterling, Canada – 226
- 7th Andreas Tsougrianis, Canada – 224
- 8th Eric Lowery, USA – 216
- 9th Daniel Greschner, Germany/England – 214
- 10th Allen Handley, Canada – 212
- 11th Connor McCaughtrie, Canada – 203
- 12th Matthew Phillips, Canada – 201
- 13th Phil Larin, Canada – 195.
To learn more about World Round-Up and see a full breakdown of the four-day agenda, visit: https://cloverdalerodeo.com/
Cloverdale World Freestyle Round-Up Fast Facts
- The annual Cloverdale competition is one of only five that happens globally and is the biggest one in the world. The other four are held in Germany, Japan, Brazil and the U.S.
- For the first time in history, the Olympics will feature bowl and street skateboarding events for men and women at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
- Canadian skater Andy Anderson was recently signed by Powell-Peralta. He has competed all over North America and has won two world championships in freestyle skateboarding – both at the World Round-Up in Cloverdale.
About the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair:
The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association is the non-profit organization that manages the world-famous Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, held every year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British Columbia.
The Association is also responsible for year-round management of the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds (Fairground) that hosts over 1,000 events annually, with eight unique facilities on 100 acres capable of hosting 100 – 100,000 attendees, including trade shows, concerts, festivals, sporting events and is a #BCFilm film-friendly location. For more information on the Association and the 73rd annual Cloverdale Rodeo and the 131st annual Country Fair, visit www.CloverdaleRodeo.com.