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Jack Robinson overtakes John Florence to Win the Margaret River Pro

Isabella Nichols beats Gabriela Bryan to Win! 

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Margaret River Pro Men’s Round of 16 Matchups:
HEAT 1: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
HEAT 2: Callum Robson (AUS) vs. Griffin Colapinto (USA)
HEAT 3: Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) vs. Samuel Pupo (BRA)
HEAT 4: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
HEAT 5: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Nat Young (USA)
HEAT 6: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Ethan Ewing (AUS)
HEAT 7: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
HEAT 8: Jack Robinson (AUS) vs. Barron Mamiya (HAW)

Margaret River Pro Women’s Semifinal Matchups:
HEAT 1: Gabriela Bryan (HAW) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)
HEAT 2: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) vs Isabella Nichols (AUS)

Pictured: Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) will be surfing for his spot on tour in Heat 3 of the Round of 16 today at the Margaret River Pro. Credit: © WSL / Hughes

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia, (Wednesday, May 4, 2022) – Finals Day is ON at the Margaret River Pro, the fifth and final stop before the Mid-season Cut on the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour (CT). The competition starts at 7:05 a.m. AWST with offshore eight-to-ten foot waves at Main Break. The men’s Round of 16 will start, followed by the men’s Quarterfinals, women’s Semifinals, men’s Semifinals, women’s Final, and men’s Final.

Kolohe Andino (USA) withdrew from the event and will not be competing in the opening heat of the Round of 16 against John John Florence (HAW). The Margaret River Pro will start with Heat 2, where Callum Robson (AUS) will face Griffin Colapinto (USA).

Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) is in a must-win scenario in order to make the Mid-season Cut and continue through the back-half of the WSL CT season. If he wins his Round of 16 heat against rookie Samuel Pupo (BRA), he will make the cut. If he loses to Pupo, Owen Wright (AUS) will make the cut.

Bronte Macaulay and Isabella Nichols will take to the water for Heat 2 of the women’s Semifinals for an epic all-Australian matchup. After beating seven-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) by just 0.10 in the Quarterfinals, and five-time World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Round of 16, Macaulay will be looking to dominate at her home break of Margaret River. Meanwhile, sitting well below the Mid-season Cut, Nichols will be looking to score big and progress to the finals in order to stay on the CT in 2022. There are major cut implications for Macaulay as well: if she wins the Final, she will push out Malia Manuel (HAW) and qualify for the backhalf of the 2022 CT season and for the 2023 CT season as the injury replacement.

Heat 1 for the women’s Semifinals is a battle of the midfield with World No. 11 Gabriela Bryan (HAW) taking on World No. 9 Courtney Conlogue (USA). After taking down top-ranked Brisa Hennessy (CRI) in the Quarterfinals, Bryan needs a win to move above the Mid-season Cut and cement her place on the CT.

Margaret River Pro Men’s Round of 16 Matchups:
HEAT 1: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
HEAT 2: Callum Robson (AUS) vs. Griffin Colapinto (USA)
HEAT 3: Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) vs. Samuel Pupo (BRA)
HEAT 4: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
HEAT 5: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Nat Young (USA)
HEAT 6: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Ethan Ewing (AUS)
HEAT 7: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
HEAT 8: Jack Robinson (AUS) vs. Barron Mamiya (HAW)Margaret River Pro Women’s Semifinal Matchups:
HEAT 1: Gabriela Bryan (HAW) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)
HEAT 2: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) vs Isabella Nichols (AUS)
The WSL Acknowledges the Wadandi people as the Traditional Owners of the Margaret River region and thank them for welcoming us to their Boodja (Country). We pay our respects to the Wadandi community and their Elders past and present. The WSL is committed to ongoing learning about local history, culture, and language of Wadandi Boodjar (Saltwater People’s Country). They have asked all of us to walk together softly on county and respect the ocean and waterways. We wish to also extend this Acknowledgement and respect to other First Nations Peoples who join us in person and online.

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