USA Wakeboard is back in the South Central region and here to stay. This year the tournament will be headed to Shreveport, LA and will be hosted on the Red River by the Shreveport/Bossier Sports Commision and the Backside 5 Louisiana Collegiate Wake Tour.
***** Adam Fields will NOT be there******
THIS IS THE QUALIFIER EVENT FOR CBS SPORTS' ALT GAME NATIONALS IN THE SPRING!
The competition will be held in downtown Shreveport at Riverveiw Park on the Red River. There will be food vendors, energy drinks, and alcohol vendors. The Shreveport Jeep Club will be out showing their rides all day and there is also a Zombie Run that morning! There will be local advertising so we are expecting a strong turnout for spectators. You won't want to miss the biggest collegiate event of the fall!
Format will be the same format used in the LCWT. So bring everyone that you have. But, for the USA Regional Scores, the top 4 guys from your team, top 2 girls, and top skater will be your Regional team. Everyone is still welcome to ride though. LCWT scores will be posted the day of the event and USA regional scores will be posted Sunday night.
There will also be one open division for non collegiate riders. You must be at least a advanced rider to participate in this division. And you must have USA Waterski insurance! There is a cash prize for the overall winner of this division and college riders are welcome to ride in this division for an additional 10 dollar fee. Non collegiate riders must pay a 20 dollar entry fee.
We are planning after parties with Fatty Arbuckles in the Red River District (still downtown). They are providing the DJ for the competition. It is within walking distance of the hotel and event site.
Live music will be: Engine
DJ Quickie Mart
The team entry fee for this event will be $150 and individual riders fee will be $20. That also get your team into any of the other 3 LCWT events this fall and spring.
The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Downtown. Rooms are 99 a night a we do have a block of 30 rooms set up. ****** Rooms are running out fast and the block will expire on the 12th!******
evening Pro signing at Buffalo Wild Wings
3-7pm Hotel Checkin
7-9pm Team and Rider Registration
9-10pm Riders meeting
9am 1st rider off the dock (beginner division)
1pm Resume riding (Women's and Advanced)
4-4:30pm Judges break and Pro Exhibition
4:30pm Resume Riding (Open-non collegiate)
6pm Awards for Non Collegiate division
9pm till Afterparty at Fatty Arbuckles
9am 1st rider off the dock (Skate, Intermediate)
1pm Resume Riding (Open-collegiate)
2:30-3pm Pro Exhibition
(Ranks are results from last season's Nationals in May)
Louisiana State University - paid
#13 Louisiana Tech - Host - paid
#12 Mississippi State - paid
Ole Miss - confirmed
Nicholls State - paid
#7 Oklahoma State - confirmed
Texas Tech - confirmed
#6 University of Louisiana Monroe - paid
University of Louisiana Lafayette - paid
University of Texas - paid
Teams are encouraged to preregister for the event by mailing a list of riders (does not have to be the final list) and team fee check to:
Louisiana Collegiate Wake Tour
110 Old Bastrop Rd.
Monroe, LA 71203
Team fee: $150 (covers team entry fee to all LCWT (Lafayette, Shreveport, Monroe, and Baton Rouge)
Rider fee: $20 per rider (covers entry fee, discount at Buffalo Wild Wings, cover at bar, drink specials, and riders packet)
Insurance: $35 per rider (gets you secondary insurance at all times and covers you at all LCWT and USA events for 1 year from the date of purchase. If you already have the insurance, dont worry about it)
EPIC BOATS: Epic will be providing the towboat and pickup boat for the event! Epic's are manufactured just north of Shreveport in Vivian, LA and is a great supporter of USA Collegiate Wakeboarding.
SLINGSHOT WAKEBOARDS: Slingshot Wake has been a sponsor of the LCWT since the beginning. Slingshot is one of the fastest growing brands in the industry. They also lead the way with their wood core boards and were the first in flex.
DUPE FLIP FLOPS: Dupe Flipflops is a 100% rubber flip flop. They are a new to America company that has come out in full force to support wakeboarding. Especially on the collegiate level. Dupe has stepped up to become a sponsor for the whole LCWT.
BACKSIDE 5 CLOTHING: Backside 5 is a new clothing brand that started in snowboarding but has really attached its self to wakeboarding at the collegiate level. They have committed to being the title sponsor this season with the LCWT and will have a booth at the event!