Hey K-dub. I am going to be there, too, if you are talking about the one on Lake Como, WI. They will have different divisions-beginner, intermediate, outlaw and women (look at my profile and you will know what division I am in
). The contest runs are usually about 30 seconds down, turn around and 30 seconds back. You will be judged on a 100 point scale - 1/3 composition, 1/3 technical and 1/3 intensity. From the sounds of it you are beginner or intermediate. What I usually do before a contest is set aside a few pulls to practice a 'contest run' meaning keeping it fluid, going big (for me anyway) and having diversity. Remember, these are supposed to be fun! Also, as a warning, the wake will be very different from what you are used to most likely - so it may take one contest just to feel it out. Two falls and you are done being scored so rather than try something that is sketchy I just try to do what I have that is solid. I save the sketchy trick for the last few seconds of the pass. I'll see you there!