Orlando, Fl - The King of Wake, the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, has officially confirmed the dates and locations for its 2012 season, with three new venues highlighting its upcoming schedule. The series will make eight stops throughout the United States, beginning in Orlando, Florida and wrapping up in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
The 2012 season will open with the Wake Games on April 11-14 at the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando, FL. The Games has been the season-opening event for the series, since 2007.
The series will then continue the season with all five stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour, including Acworth, GA., on May 18-19; Fort Worth, TX, June 1-2; its newest venue in Branson, MO, June 8-9; Monroe, WA, June 29-30; and Knoxville, TN on July 28.
Following Knoxville, the King of Wake series will make its debut in the greater Cincinnati area of West Chester, OH on Aug. 2-5 to host the WWA National Championships.
The series will crown its 2012 King of Wake at the WWA World Championships, held on Aug. 16-19 in Pleasant Prairie, WI.
The Chase for the Crown, which limits the King of Wake crown to the top 10 riders in the standings midway through the season, will begin following the Pro Tour’s stop in Monroe. Only the 10 riders involved in the Chase will have their point totals adjusted and have the remaining three stops to top each other in the standings for the crown.
Last year, Harley Clifford took home his first-ever King of Wake crown after winning a tie-breaker against former champion Phillip Soven. Clifford will open the 2012 King of Wake season as the top-seeded rider.
2012 King of Wake Schedule
- April 11-14 Orlando, FL - Wake Games - Orlando Watersports Complex
- May 18-19 Acworth, GA - Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #1 - Dallas Landing Park
- June 1-2 Fort Worth, TX - Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #2 - Texas MasterCraft
- June 8-9 Branson, MO - Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #3 - Table Rock Lake
- June 29-30 Monroe, WA - Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #4 - Lake Tye
- July 28 Knoxville, TN - Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #5 - Volunteer Landing
- August 2-5 West Chester, OH - WWA National Championships - Voice of America MetroPark
- Aug. 16-19 Pleasant Prairie, WI - WWA World Championships - Prairie Springs Park
For more event information, including daily schedules, tickets, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, visit KingofWake.com.
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The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The 2012 series consists of the Wake Games, the WWA National Championships, the WWA World Championships and all five stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.