May 1, 2008
COLLEGIATE NATIONALS TO SHOWCASE TOP TEAMS AND ACTION AT 2008 COLLEGIATE WAKEBOARD NATIONALS
Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals, Towed by Malibu, Set for May 16-18 in Boulder, Colo.
(Boulder, CO) – The nation's top 15 collegiate wakeboarding teams will battle it out at the 2008 Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals from Boulder, Colo., May 16-18. For the third consecutive year, the Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals is part of CBS College Sports Network's COLLEGIATE NATIONALS, a festival of events that crowns national champions in 11 categories. Malibu Boats serves as the official towboat for the event. The event will be held at the Boulder Reservoir and admission is free.
Extensive television coverage of the Collegiate Nationals kicks-off with a special one-hour program airing on CBS Sports on Sunday, May 25 (2:00 PM, ET). The show will launch eight consecutive days of Olympic-style programming on CBS College Sports Network, followed by individual sport highlight shows.
Last year's wakeboarding Champion, University of Central Florida, will defend its title against 2006 Champion University of Florida, and top-ranked teams from Sacramento State, University of Minnesota and University of Kentucky. Virginia Tech and Texas State will have teams competing in the Championship for the first time. This event is fully sanctioned and governed by USA Wakeboard, and a full list of teams is included below.
. This tournament will be run in a head-to-head format. Each team will be seeded and paired against another school.
. Each team is allowed four male wakeboarders, two female wakeboarders, and one wakeskater (a wakeboard division rider will be allowed to ride in the wakeskate division).
. The teams with at least four wins out of the seven match-ups will win the head-to-head and advance to the next round.
. A new addition this year will be an individual tournament at the end of the event.
University of California – Davis
Central Florida (UCF)
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee