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Josh Sanders wins APTW Stop 3
Sunday February 6 2005

Australian wakeboarding icon Josh Sanders today over came injury to win the third round of the Australian Pro Tour of Wakeboarding.

Returning from a two-month injury exile, Australian wakeboarding icon, Josh Sanders, today won his first APTW event, the J-Star Ride and Slide in Melbourne’s Caribbean Gardens.

For the second time in the series, the ‘head to head’ format was used with Sanders performing an arsenal of tricks including an Indy Glide off the kicker, double Up OHH and technical jibbing across the rails, proving too strong in the clash against Canadian Rusty Malinoski (2nd) in the final. While Dean Smith (3rd) proved too strong for J-Star stable mates Brett Eisenhauer (4th) in the battle for podium position.

Many of the up and coming Victorian wakeboards had the opportunity to shine this weekend with the likes of Brenton Priestley taking this opportunity to contend his first APTW event, while Aussie Veteran Paul Boyd finished in the top eight. But much attention again surrounded the only female rider on the APTW Amber Wing who won her five-rider heat in the quarterfinals.

Results from J-Star Ride & Slide:
1st Josh Sanders
2nd Rusty Malinoski
3rd Dean Smith
4th Brett Eisenhauer
5th Daniel Watkins
6th Paul Boyd
8th Jeff Weatherall
8th Chris O’Shea

APTW season standings after the 3 events:
1 Daniel Watkins
2 Jeff Weatherall
3 Dean Smith
4 Brett Eisenhauer
5 Chris O'Shea
6 Josh Sanders
7 Rusty Malinoski
8 Troy Mackey
9 Greg Falzon
10 Michael Hancock