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Thursday, September 9, 2010
Andino wins Nike 6.0 Unsound Junior Pro

By Crissy Van Meter
ESPN Action Sports

Andino leads the ASP Junior point rankings.

Kolohe Andino won the ASP Grade-4 Nike 6.0 Unsound Junior Pro in Long Beach, NY on September 8. Andino battled it out with junior surf star Nat Young in the final heat in small one-to-three foot surf. Andino holds the season lead in the ASP North America Pro Junior Series ratings and has a likely shot of qualifying for the World Junior Tour.

"Everyone was surfing so well and I'm just stoked to have ended up in the Final," Andino told the ASP. "There are lots of waves out there, but wave selection is such a huge part of surfing heats. I just tried to focus on myself and focus on my wave selection."

Young scored the highest heat total of the day with a 16.40 in his Quaterfinals heat against Conner Coffin, but wasn't able to keep his consistency in the final against Andino.

"The tide got really high and the wind switched offshore," Young said. "Everything that could go wrong went wrong for me out there. It was tough. I'm bummed. To make it to the Final and lose is always hard."

Andino will next compete at the Oakley World Junior Pro in Bali, Indonesia on October 2. Young, who has received a wildcard entry into the event, will also compete in Bali.

Nike 6.0 Unsound Jr. Pro Final Result:
1 - Kolohe Andino 15.50
2 - Nat Young (USA) 10.70

Nike 6.0 Unsound Jr. Pro Semifinals Results:
SF 1: Nat Young (USA) 11.93 def. Conner Coffin (USA) 9.67
SF 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.33 def. Michael Dunphy (USA) 7.44

Nike 6.0 Unsound Jr. Pro Quarterfinals Results:
QF 1: Conner Coffin (USA) 12.00 def. Jared Thorne (USA) 6.67
QF 2: Nat Young (USA) 16.40 def. Tanner Hendrickson (HAW) 8.16
QF 3: Kolohe Andino (USA) 14.50 def. Balaram Stack (USA) 8.17

QF 4: Michael Dunphy (USA) 15.34 def. Evan Geiselman (USA) 14.66

Nike 6.0 Unsound Jr. Pro Round of 16 Results:
Heat 1: Conner Coffin (USA) 11.86, Tanner Hendrickson (HAW) 9.03, Jacob Halsted (USA) 8.44, Dylan Kowalski (USA) 7.20
Heat 2: Nat Young (USA) 11.53, Jared Thorne (USA) 9.33, Dylan Goodale (HAW) 9.21, Keanu Asing (HAW) 7.64
Heat 3: Kolohe Andino (USA) 13.67, Michael Dunphy (USA) 11.03, Nathan Carvalho (HAW) 8.73, Gabe Garcia (USA) 7.76
Heat 4: Evan Geiselman (USA) 15.00, Balaram Stack (USA) 13.27, Luke Davis (USA) 11.44, Evan Thompson (USA)9.10

6.0 Unsound Jr. Pro Round of 32 Results:
Heat 1: Dylan Kowalski (USA) 11.80, Nat Young (USA) 11.17, Victor Done (USA) 9.80, Jake Marshall (USA) 8.17
Heat 2: Conner Coffin (USA) 12.94, Jared Thorne (USA) 8.10, Kalani David (HAW) 5.47, Chase Wilson (USA) 5.17
Heat 3: Dylan Goodale (HAW) 13.60, Jacob Halstead (USA) 7.46, Andrew Doheny (USA) 6.76, Taylor Thorne (USA) 6.56
Heat 4: Keanu Asing (HAW) 13.40, Tanner Hendrickson (HAW) 10.63, Fisher Heverly (USA) 9.10, Keto Burns (USA) 6.40
Heat 5: Kolohe Andino (USA) 15.50, Balaram Stack (USA) 13.60, Tayler Brothers (USA) 7.90, TJ Guimella (USA) 6.64
Heat 6: Michael Dunphy (USA) 13.20, Evan Thompson (USA) 10.34, Koa Smith (HAW) 6.13, Dylan Southworth (MEX) 5.73
Heat 7: Luke Davis (USA) 13.33, Gabe Garcia (USA) 10.53, Nick Rupp (USA) 9.73, Christian Saenz (USA) 8.66
Heat 8: Evan Geiselman (USA) 16.00, Nathan Carvahlo (HAW) 11.03, Parker Coffin (USA) 9.03, Dane Zaun (USA) 5.63

6.0 Unsound Jr. Pro Round of 48 Results:
Heat 1: Jared Thorne (USA) 9.66, Victor Done (USA) 7.90, P.J. Raia (USA) 7.40, Tommy Wehsner (USA) 5.06
Heat 2: Dylan Kowalski (USA) 10.60, Kalani David (HAW) 9.00, Derek Peters (USA) 8.43, Taylor Clark (USA) 7.90
Heat 3: Tanner Hendrickson (HAW) 11.07, Taylor Thorne (USA) 8.73, Nick Hdez (USA) 6.67, Max Colvin (USA) 6.06
Heat 4: Jacob Halsted (USA) 13.00, Keto Burns (USA) 7.50, Derrick Disney (USA) 6.40, Evan Barton (USA) 3.27
Heat 5: Dylan Southworth (MEX) 12.40, Tayler Brothers (USA) 10.43, JD Lewis (USA) 10.27, Chris Tucker (USA) 8.40
Heat 6: Balaram Stack (USA) 10.77, Koa Smith (HAW) 8.53, Scott Weinhardt (USA) 8.07, Ian Crane (USA) 6.53
Heat 7: Dane Zaun (USA) 14.90, Christian Saenz (USA) 11.87, Shaw Kobayashi (USA) 9.77, Colton Sarlo (USA) 6.10
Heat 8: Nick Rupp (USA) 9.93, Parker Coffin (USA) 8.83, Ian Simmons (USA) 7.34, Makai McNamara (HAW) 5.03