Over 200 Professionals and Amateurs to Compete at First-Ever Nationals in Waco
Orlando, Fla. - Celebrating its 25th year as one of the country’s most prestigious action sports competitions, the Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar will be held in Waco, Texas for the first time in the event’s illustrious history. Making their way to BSR Cable Park from July 24-27 will be a collection of the world’s top professional and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters competing for highly-coveted National Champion honors.
The 2014 Nautique WWA Nationals will feature more than 20 divisions with competitors ranging from seven years old to 55. The event’s top two divisions – Pro Men and Pro Women – attract world-famous action sports athletes including last season’s King of Wake Rookie of the Year and Nautique team rider Mike Dowdy and defending National Champion Phil Soven. The athletes will compete behind the event’s official wakeboard tow boat, the Nautique G23, which produces one of wakeboarding’s biggest and cleanest wakes allowing the athletes to perform the most difficult and technical tricks possible.
"We’re thrilled to bring the Nautique WWA Nationals to BSR for the first time ever. The venue is killer and the riders will have perfect water conditions," said Chris Bischoff, competition director. "Texas has a very passionate wakeboard population and it’s a great opportunity to bring the best athletes here for a world class competition."
In addition to the jaw-dropping wakeboarding action, the world’s top wakeskaters will also compete at Nationals behind the all-new G21. The competition draws some of the sport’s biggest names including Nautique team rider Brandon Thomas.
The Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships also serves as stop number six on the eight-event King of Wake Series. Online adult tickets are available for $7 (46% off the gate price) Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under). For more event information, including daily schedules, tickets, results, standings, photos, videos, athlete bios and more, visit kingofwake.com.
The Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Nautique Boats, World Wakeboard Association, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, Ronix, CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Byerly, Peavey, PCM Marine Engines and WAKEBOARDING magazine.
About Nautique Boat Company, Inc.
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About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out thewwa.com.
About King of Wake
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 King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.
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