Fort Worth, TX. (August 28, 2009) – On Saturday, September 19th some of the top professional wakeskaters in the world will make their way to Fort Worth, Texas to participate in the Monster Energy Trinity River Round Up. This will be, a unique competition that will take place on several custom built rails and obstacles over a spillway on the Trinity River in Trinity Park. The event was originally scheduled to take place earlier this year during Fort Worth’s Annual Mayfest Celebration, but the festival was cancelled due to a swine flu scare
The Monster Energy Trinity River Round-Up is the brainchild of Dallas Texas based pro rider, Clint Tompkins. Known for his technical prowess on rails and obstacles and his never-ending search for new, undiscovered “winch” spots, Tompkins wanted to create an event that would bring some of his friends and fellow competitors to Texas to compete in a unique, natural setting. With $5000 in prize money up for grabs.
The Monster Energy Trinity River Round Up will be the first pro wakeskate competition to take place in an all-natural setting and some of the most celebrated names in the sport are already scheduled to compete including Tompkins, Reed Hansen, Andrew Pastura, Ross Gardner, George Daniels, Matt Hooker, Collin Gee and recent Alliance Wakeboard Magazine cover boy – Dieter Humpsch. Invitations are also out to Aaron Reed, Brian Grubb, Matt Manzari and Nick Taylor.
In addition to Monster Energy Drink, the event is sponsored by Freeman Toyota/SCION, Woly Board Company FUEL TV, Time Warner Cable and Liquid Force. Media partners include Alliance Wakeboard Magazine, the Fort Worth Weekly and Wakeworld.com. For more information go to www.trinityriverroundup.com
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