June 22nd, 2011 by pressrelease

Orlando, Fla. – Wakeboarding fans can now connect with the sport’s elite competition series, the King of Wake, through Facebook and Twitter. Like us at www.facebook.com/kingofwake and follow us at www.twitter.com/thekingofwake for access to content you won’t find anywhere else.

The King of Wake Facebook page is the ONLY place to watch select preliminary rounds of every King of Wake contest. The unedited footage will be streamed live from the event to the King of Wake Facebook page. To watch, simply click the “King of Wake Live” tab beneath the main page’s profile picture. Semifinal and final rounds will not be streamed live, as they will air on the VERSUS television network later this summer.

Also on the King of Wake Facebook page, checkout the hilarious Overton’s Bob & Phil Show, featuring Ballin’ Bob Soven, Phillip Soven and host Nick Weinacker. You can also keep up with your favorite Rockstar Energy Drink team riders, including Rusty Malinoski, Aaron Rathy or Amber Wing during the Rockstar Recovery Room Show. Both shows will air live on Facebook on Saturday afternoons between 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

In addition to all the videos, the King of Wake Facebook page features photos, news, interactive questions, contest info and more.

Be sure to follow the King of Wake on Twitter for real-time results, riding orders, updates, sponsor and athlete shoutouts and more.

Also don’t forget to tune in to VERSUS this summer to catch all the King of Wake action on TV.

VERSUS’ Schedule for the 2011 King of Wake Series:
Episode              Event                                                                  Airs on VERSUS
EP. 1                   Wake Games                                                     6/7               6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 2                   Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #1                       6/28             6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 3                   Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #2                       7/19             6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 4                   Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #3                       7/26             6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 5                   Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #4                       8/16             6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 6                   WWA National Championships                   9/6               6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 7                   WWA World Championships                       9/27             6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 8                   Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #5                       10/4             6:00 p.m. ET

About VERSUS
VERSUS, part of the NBC Sports Group, prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms.  Now in more than 76 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and Professional Bull Riders (PBR).  VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football, college basketball and Triple Crown horse racing coverage. The network is also home to the best outdoor programming on television. VERSUS is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

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 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.

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