Vans US Open of Surfing (part six)
And then there were eight. The Vans US Open of Surfing quarter-finalists were decided today, and only one Southern-Californian remains (Connor Coffin, however, was crowned the US Open Junior Champ for the second year running). Kolohe Andino dusted defending champ Julian Wilson by a mere 0.9 points. “I’m stoked because I was pretty nervous halfway […]
And then there were eight. The Vans US Open of Surfing quarter-finalists were decided today, and only one Southern-Californian remains (Connor Coffin, however, was crowned the US Open Junior Champ for the second year running). Kolohe Andino dusted defending champ Julian Wilson by a mere 0.9 points. “I’m stoked because I was pretty nervous halfway through the heat,” said Kolohe. “I wanted to do well so bad because Julian is such a hard competitor. I knew I had a decent chance of losing because he’s so good. There were no waves in that heat and I was so nervous. I had a good left and only got a 4 because I surfed it so bad. I’m really stoked to make it to the next round and I’m just trying to take it as it comes.”
The $100k prize purse ain’t pocket change. For one of the remaining eight competitors, a mere three heats separate them from glory and a tantalising payday. Talk about motivation! – Rupert Partridge.
VANS US OPEN OF SURFING ROUND OF 16 ASP PRIME RESULTS:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.67 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 10.50
Heat 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) 11.10 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 10.20
Heat 3: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 16.50 def. Vincent Duvignac (FRA) 8.96
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.33 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 9.60
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.10 def. Hodei Collazo (EUK) 10.10
Heat 6: Matt Banting (AUS) 13.87 def. Marc Lacomare (FRA) 9.23
Heat 7: Nat Young (USA) 15.60 def. Marc Lacomare (FRA) 9.23
Heat 8: Alejo Muniz (BRA) 15.00 def. Mitch Crews (AUS) 13.37
UPCOMING VANS US OPEN OF SURFING QUARTERFINALS MATCH UPS:
QF 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
QF 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
QF 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Matt Banting (AUS)
QF 4: Nat Young (USA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
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