Stab Magazine | Tyler Wright Wins Her Fourth Event This Year
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Tyler Wright Wins Her Fourth Event This Year

In a close one vs Steph Gilmore. 

news // Sep 15, 2016
Words by stab
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Tyler Wright just took her fourth victory this season. And, it looks like she’ll be the world champ. With three events left, she’s jumped up more than 10,000 points in front of world number two and ESPN nudist, Courtney Conlogue. The six-time world champ, Steph Gilmore surfed a close heat, and tallied up a nine-point ride in the dying seconds of the final, but it wouldn’t be enough to take over Tyler’s dominance. 

“This year’s been such a trip,” said a teary-eyed Miss Wright after her win. “I set out with a goal (of winning the title) and have so many reasons to make that happen. I’ve put a lot of work in and have the best team in the world right now. A lot of has to do with family. I love them very much and having Glenn Hall by my side is amazing. I’m just a pretty lucky kid. I’ve been in world title races before, and this one feels different. I’m comfortable, confident and feel good. I have so much love behind me and I’m so grateful for that.”

“I felt like my surfing was good,” said Steph. “Tyler’s the toughest opponent in this event, and yeah it stings a bit. But, so does any loss. I’m happy with the result,” she smiles. “And am happy to move up the rankings. I’m looking forward to Portugal.” It’s worth noting that Portugal was the last time Steph stood at the apex of the podium, back in 2014. 

Final Results:
Tyler Wright 17.13 def. Stephanie Gilmore 15.13

Semifinal Results:
SF 1: Tyler Wright 14.60 def. Sage Erickson 14.17
SF 2: Stephanie Gilmore 18.60 def. Nikki Van Dijk 14.60

2016 WSL Jeep Leaderboard Top 5 (After Swatch Women’s Pro):
1. Tyler Wright 63,450
2. Courtney Conlogue 46,200
3. Carissa Moore 42,500
4. Tatiana Weston-Webb 38,450
5. Stephanie Gilmore 37,300

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