The King, Queen and Prince 2001 are crowned!

Matt Pritchard was crowned Red Bull King of the Lake 2001, making him this

season's first winner of a PWA World Cup competition in Freestyle Windsurfing.

World champ Daida Ruano Moreno of Spain took the throne in the first ever female

category, winning the Queen of the Lake title. Best rookie and Prince of the

Lake is freestyle talent Riccardo Campello from

Venezuela.

Perfect wind conditions on the final day of the Soul Surfing Festival at Lake

Garda, guaranteed radical action right in front of the excited crowd. More than

3,000 freestyle enthusiasts made it to Conca d?Oro surf centre to be thrilled

and entertained by the world freestyle windsurfing elite.

US Surfer Matt Pritchard rules the freestyle windsurfing kingdom...!

American Matt Pritchard was undoubtedly man of the day, thoroughly deserving

the crown this year, after coming thirds place in 2000. In a dramatic final

he gave the other three guys a run for their money, including world champion

Josh Stone. Matt impressed the jury with the most radical moves, the best tricks

and the most expressive and dynamic overall impression. Flying Dutchman Remko

De Weerd was judged third followed by Web Pedrick of the USA.

"It was awesome! I felt really strong today! Hey man, it's great to

be the King of freestyle!"

...with the beautiful Daida Moreno as the Queen by his side!

"I loved being out there. Really enjoyed it!", stated Daida

Ruano Moreno with a big smile on her face. The young Spaniard from Las Palmas

is the current Overall and Wave PWA World Champion. Colette Guadagnino, elder

sister of last years King Diony, came in second and third place went to Daida's

sister Iballa Ruano Moreno. 12 young freestyling maidens had come to Italy to

compete for the title Queen of the Lake 2001 and to show their male colleagues

what the true spirit of Soul Surfing is all about. They did, guys!

The search for the Prince of the Lake was also on. A bunch of young surfing

talents had the chance to prove their skills in front of the jury. And the crowd

loved them! In the end, Riccardo Campello from Venezuela made it into first

position. Second place went to Robby Swift from the UK with Brazilian Kauli

Seade coming third.

During the last competition, the Super Session, all riders rocked the waves

with style. High jumps, volcans, Willy Skippers... you name it, they did it!

In the end, American, Vidar Jensen took the honour and the $1.000 cash. At the

Super Session, all riders sailed in the high waves of a speedboat.

Soul Surfing Festival at Lake Garda

Soul, Sun and Surf: that's what lies at the heart of the Red Bull King of the

Lake! Once a year, the true spirit of freestyle windsurfing is relived at the

"King", where there are few rules (only those that are absolutely

necessary) and every amateur can fulfil his dream of competing against the world's

greatest windsurfing champions in a PWA World Cup contest! And the King is much

more than just a windsurfing contest. Torbole saw three days filled with action:

parties, thrilling half pipe action with top skateboarders and BMX junkies,

a rock-concert featuring the bands, Natural Born Hippies and Liquido driving

thousands of spectators crazy on Saturday night ? what more can you ask for?

The contest consists of elimination competitions, with 48 participants (24

professionals and the same number of amateurs) competing against each other

in groups of four. The competitors who move on to the next round are those that

succeed in wowing the jury - composed of professional windsurfers and snowboarders

- with the most extreme manoeuvres, the most dazzling acrobatics and the best

overall impression.

THE

2001 RED BULL KING OF THE LAKE PWA WORLD CUP

Prize Money of US$60000

From 4 July to 8 July 2001

Mens

FREESTYLE Final Results

1 PRITCHARD, Matt, US-10

0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Gaastra,AHD,Fiberspr, The Team

1770

2 STONE, Josh, USA-6

2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,JP, Jet Set,Red Bull, Kaenon Sunglasses

1618

3 DE WEERD, Remko, H-23

3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Gaastra,AHD,Da Kine, Fiberspar,Whitewater

1524

4 PEDRICK, Webster,

US-002

4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,AHD, Daggers,Red Bull

1444

5 MARKTHALER, Johannes,

G-255

5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,JP, Chiemsee,Dragon

1380

6 VAN GEENHOVEN, Martin,

KC-25

6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Oakley, O'Neill

1322

7 MIGLIORINI, Paolo,

I-253

8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Mistral, Da Kine,Techno

1218

7 VOGT, Peter, SUI-88

8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North,F2,Ascom

1218

7 SEADI, Kavli, BRA-253

8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Naish, Mormaii, Powerex

1218

10 GUADAGNINO, Dionico,

V-69

11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,JP, Kaenon Polarized, Maui Fin Co.

1092

10 TROOSTHEIDE, Erik,

H-90

11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Mistral, Pro Limit,Brunotti

1092

10 CAMPELLO, Ricardo,

V-111

11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde, JP, Maui Fin Co

1092

13 PUSCH, Andy, G-121

15.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,JP, Wavecult,Skoda, Whitewater

985

13 GASPERINI, Raimondo,

I-157

15.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Fanatic,Body Glove, Target,Margi

985

13 HUMPEL, Alex, AUT-360

15.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

JP,Neil Pryde, Matador,Black Flys

985

13 SWIFT, Robbie, K-89

15.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,JP, Oxbow,Red Bull

985

13 SIFFERLAIN, Colin,

NC-4

15.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Mistral, Rip Curl,Air France, Micro Fin

985

13 COLOMBO, Pierluigi,

I-425

15.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

985

19 POLAKOW, Jason, KA-1111

21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde, JP Aus., Oxbow, Red Bull

864

19 LEWISCH, Frank, AUT-19

21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Gaastra,Bic

864

19 JENSEN, Orjan, E-19

21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Proof

864

19 SEEGER, Robby, G-307

21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Simmer,RRD,, Pro-Limit,Red Bull

864

19 VENRTURI, David,

I-70

21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

RRD,Simmer, Target Bull,Pat Love

864

19 NIEDNER, Frederick,

G-737

21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails, Mistral, White Water,Dickies

864

25 BAKER, Nicholas,

K-66

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Mistral, Adidas Eyewear, Animal Watches

483

25 FOSTER, Richard,

K-101

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Naish Sails,Fanatic, Quiksilver,Da Kine, Glaceau

483

25 JENSEN, Vidar, N-44

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails, Drops, Team O'Neill

483

25 SCHWEIGER, Michi,

AUT-54

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Naish,Naish, Quiksilver,MauiFinCo, Sound 2 Wear

483

25 VOLWATER, Peter,

H-24

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows,F2,Quiksilver, Oakley

483

25 TALMA, Brian, KBA-8

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows, F2, Chiemsee,Virgin, SilverRock Resort

483

25 GARCIA, Tony, DR-17

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

RRD,Oakley,Action

483

25 WIEFLING, Wolfgang,

G-33

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows,F2, Adrenalin

483

25 GUSELLA, Maurizio,

I-37

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Drops,Rietveld,Reef, Surfing Shop

483

25 ZARFL, Christoph,

AUT-540

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

483

25 SUNE, Yann, F-9

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows,Fanatic, Kana Beach,Rip Curl

483

25 PAUL, Roger, SUI-77

30.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

483

37 SAMMER, Christian,

AUT-291

42.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows, F2, Quiksilver,Dockers

1

37 ROSATI, Andrea, I-0

42.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,RRD, red Bull,Alitalia, Quiksilver

1

37 WOLFF, Andy, G-9

42.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde, F2,, Red Bull,Oakley

1

37 WOLFF, Andy, G-9

42.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde, F2,, Red Bull,Oakley

1

37 VAN DER STEEN, Ben,

H-57

42.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Fanatic, Oxbow

1