Team Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) pro slalom skier Will Asher (@WillAsher) defeated Jamie Beauchesne at the Malibu Open in Milwaukee, WI over the weekend with a score of 3 buoys at 41 feet off. Beauchesne finished second with 2 buoys at 41 feet off in, some are saying, the most exciting head-to-head finale ever.
Asher had a rough start to the event, not performing the way he wanted on Friday. Skiing behind the new 2012 Malibu Response TXi, he was undeterred by his shaky beginning and returned to the Veteran's Park Lagoon on Saturday with renewed confidence. He was having fun and he had a kind of swagger that told the Milwaukee crowd this was going to be a special day. In fact, the day was special before Will even hit the water. Saturday, August 6, 1982 was the day Willy was born. He turned 29 at the 2011 Malibu Open and took the title as his gift.
Not only did this World Champion slalom skier turn a year older, he also won the Malibu Open for the second time in two years. Now that's a great day! Way to go Will! We're proud to be pulling for you!
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