Minneapolis, Minn. – The largest wakeboarding event in the United States is set to make a splash in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, when the 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink arrives in Minneapolis, Minn., on July 27-31. The 22nd annual event will take place on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis off of West River Parkway, in between Plymouth & Broadway Avenue.
Since 1990, the Nautique WWA Nationals has attracted the top wake athletes from throughout the country to compete for national titles in each of its age and skill-level categories. The 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink features 23 divisions, including its two new adaptive categories for wake athletes with limb loss and limb difference.
Competitors range from seven years old to 55 years young, with the top two divisions – the Pro Men and Pro Women’s divisions – attracting world-famous action sports athletes.
For the pros, the Nautique WWA Nationals also serves as the sixth event in the King of Wake and Queen of Wake series. Pro riders will be competing for points towards their respective series standings in addition to the national titles.
The results from the Nautique WWA Nationals will also determine who will represent the United States at the 2011 WWA Wakeboard World Championships, held in Indianapolis, Ind., on August 18-21.
The 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is free to the public during all five days of competition.
In addition to all the action on the water — on land, the Nautique WWA Nationals features great food and music; pro athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
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: Correct Craft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Peavey, MonaVie, FOX, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t and YOUR MOM.