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Event: Miami Kite Masters Location: CRANDON PARK, KEY BISCAYNE, FL Date: 2/21/09
Date: 02-21-2009
The second part of the 2008 Miami Kite Masters was held on Saturday February 21 at Crandon Park. The wind was up and competitors were able to race around Fowey Rocks. Damien LeRoy, Kent Marinkovic and Mike Gebhardt were battling from start to finish, which made the race very exciting. Not too far behind these guys I had my own battle with Gerry Menk and Brandon Bowe, finishing one after the other.

In the afternoon the wind was still kicking for the freestyle competition. Once again Damien put on a great show, also earning the best trick award with his KGB to blind! Up and comers Tommy Fields and Will Caldwell also nailed some solid handle passes earning them a spot in the podium. On the girls division Stacey Fonas, up and comer Jaime Fields and myself battled it out. I attempted to land a back to blind for the first time in competition.

As soon as the competition ended so did the wind and we all gathered on the beach for the Award Ceremony.
Here are the results:

Women’s Pro Racing:

1.    Melissa Gil (CABRINHA)
2.    Stacey Fonas (Best)
3.    Jaime Fields

Women’s Pro Freestyle:
1.    Melissa Gil (CABRINHA)
2.    Stacey Fonas (Best)
3.    Jaime Fields

Men’s Pro Freestyle:

1.    Damien LeRoy (CABRINHA) *Also won the best trick.
2.    Tommy Fields (North)
3.    Will Caldwell (Naish)

Men’s Pro Racing:
1.    Damien LeRoy (CABRINHA)
2.    Kent Marinkovic (CABRINHA)
3.    Mike Gebhardt (CABRINHA)

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