Orlando, Fla. — Nautique, the title sponsor of the 2012 Wake Games, is upping the ante at this year’s contest by sponsoring two new pro events worth more than $10,000 in cash prizes. The boat manufacturer will front cold, hard cash for both a traditional double-up contest and an innovative expression session challenge that will be held on site at the Orlando Watersports Complex immediately following the event’s Pro Men finals.
“Since 2006, the Nautique Wake Games has brought together riders of all ages and skill levels to celebrate water sports in a fun and unique contest setting,” said Nautique CEO Bill Yeargin. “Now we are taking the excitement of this event to a whole new level by challenging wakeboarding’s best to push the limits of the sport in two new added events.”
The double-up contest will give each rider two opportunities to land the most impressive trick possible off a natural kicker generated by two of the Nautique’s massive wakes. The top three trick performers will split the $6,000 cash purse.
Following the double-up contest, Nautique will host a winner-take-all expression session challenge for $5,000. The rider who lands the most innovative trick never before landed in a contest will take home the cash prize.
“Expect to see attempts at a 1260,” said tournament director Chris Bischoff. “With one of the meatiest wakes in the industry, we’re going to witness tricks never seen in a public forum.”
Both pro events will be held on Saturday, April 14, following the finale of the seventh annual Games. The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, will be held April 11-14 at the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando, Fla.
The Nautique Wake Games is a unique wakeboard contest, allowing professionals and amateurs to work together in a team-formatted points race. Riders from 22 skill-level divisions are drafted to the teams of 10 preselected captains, where they will contribute points based on placement in their individual divisions. The team with the highest collective score will win the overall title.
For more information about the 2012 Nautique Wake Games, visit KingofWake.com.
The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Winter Park, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Correct Craft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, Oakley, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, PCM Marine Engines and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.
Nautique by Correct Craft is the exclusive tow boat of the WWA Nationals. Celebrating 87 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft Inc. is the producer of the Nautique line of boats. The manufacturer of Nautique is known for delivering superior quality products, cutting-edge technology and exceptional customer service experiences.
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About King of Wake
The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from across 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.