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2010 Jack in the Box College Nationals

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College Wakeboard Championship Returns to CBS College Sports Network for Fifth Consecutive Year

USA WakeboardSAN DIEGO, CA - It is time for the best collegiate teams and individual collegiate riders in the country to come together in beautiful San Diego to compete for the title of Jack in the Box College Wakeboarding National Champion. The College Wakeboard Nationals, hosted by CBS College Sports Network as part of their annual Alt Games event, will run from May 14 – 16, 2010. Action from the event will air nationally on both CBS College Sports Network and CBS Sports. This year marks the 5th running for this event and continues to be brought to the collegiate wakeboard community through USA Wakeboard.

This year’s team competition will consist of an innovative head-to-head format with each team consisting of four male wakeboarders, two female wakeboarders and one wakeskater (a wakeboard division rider will be allowed to ride in the wakeskate division). The team with at least four wins out of the seven head-to-head match ups will win the round and advance to the next until a champion is crowned. Official tournament rules and regulations will be posted on usawakeboard.com.

NEW FOR 2010 is an individual collegiate wakeboard competition that will also run as part of the College Wakeboard Nationals. The individual competition is open to ALL COLLEGIATE RIDERS, MALE AND FEMALE! You do NOT have to have a team. You can still come out and compete for a title! All you need is to be a registered college student, a USA Wakeboard member and the need to shred. If you are interested in joining please contact one of the directors below. The cost for this event (if you are not competing as a team) will be $35. Spots are limited so please reply quickly.

USA Wakeboard and the Collegiate Wakeboarding Association continue to stand alone in providing a continuing commitment to their athletes by helping to offset travel costs, and this year is no different. Travel Stipends will be available to all teams and individual competitors if entry and payment is received by May 8, 2010. The stipend amount will be determined proportionally by the distance you or your school has to travel.

In addition, USA Wakeboard, in conjunction with CBS College Sports Network, has continued to strive in providing not only top notch competition venues with restricted waterways, but also venues that provide a higher level of entertainment off the water. This year, all USA Wakeboard competitors will be invited to the famous San Diego Wave House on Saturday, May 15 for a huge party celebrating all Alt Games competitors—including dinner and a concert featuring The Summer Set and Iration. The Wave House is one of a kind, bringing surfing inland at an open-air bar. Check out wavehousesandiego.com to see the Flowrider and facility.

As a host city, San Diego provides countless activities for visitors ranging from parks and shopping to unique restaurants and attractions (visit sandiego.org for more information.) The wakeboarding event site in Mission Bay will have various on-site vendors, on-site DJ Nate Campbell (myspace.com) as well as some wakeboarding, wake surfing and other exhibitions. The competition host hotel, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, is the only hotel in San Diego with multiple water slides, three new pools, waterfront health club and a full-service marina with jet skis, sailboats, kayaks, sports fishing and whale excursions - everything you could wish for in a San Diego hotel. For more information on the host hotel, please visit hyatt.com.

For more information on USA Wakeboard or the Collegiate Wakeboarding Association please visit usawakeboard.com or contact any of the listed board members below. All teams and individuals interested in participating, please contact Chris Beckman at collegiatewakeboarding@gmail.com. For more information on the CBS College Sports Network Alt Games, please visit thealtgames.com.

The schedule of events will be as follows:

Thursday, May 13th

  • 9:00pm Rider’s Meeting

Friday, May 14th

  • 7:30am – 6:00pm Qualifying (16 teams to 8 teams)

Saturday, May 15th

  • 8:30am – 1:00pm Quarterfinals (8 teams to 4 teams)
  • 2:00pm – 5:30pm Individual Tournament - Qualifying
  • 6:30pm- 8pm – Dinner @ Wave House San Diego!
  • 7:00pm-10pm – Music Concert featuring The Summer Set and Iration @ Wave House

Sunday, May 16th

  • 9:00am – 11:30am Semifinals (4 teams to 2 teams)
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Individual Finals
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Finals
  • 3:00pm Awards

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