Dream Team Assembled to Set Guinness World Record At Wake Nation Cincinnati
Dream Team Line-Up of Wakeboarding Pros Join Wake Nation Cincinnati To Set A Guinness World Record™ June 25 & 26
(Cincinnati, OH) –They’ve assembled a “Dream Team” of professional all-stars to make history at Wake Nation Cincinnati later this month.
Several of the top pro riders in the wakeboarding industry are joining the Wake Nation Cincinnati team to set a world record for most distance traveled on a wakeboard within 24 hours. The 24-hour world record attempt will begin at noon Friday, June 25, and end at noon Saturday, June 26, and is officially sanctioned by Guinness World Records™, the ultimate authority on record-breaking achievement.
The wakeboard pros include: Tom Fooshee (2008 World Wake Park Champion), Adam Errington (2008 World Wakeboard Association National Champion), J.D. Webb (2009 Wake Lab Champion) and Amber Wing (2009 Australian National Champion). Filling out the 10-member Dream Team are Tony Finn (founder of Liquid Force), Brian Wheeler (managing editor, Wakeboarding Magazine), Neill Barker (Liquid Force team rider), Mike Olson (official distributor of the Rixen cable system), and Peter Kennedy and Nick Binkley (co-owners of Wake Nation Cincinnati.)
The public is invited to join in the fun all weekend long, and will be
able to ride on Wake Nation’s 10-acre lake right alongside the
record-breaking riders throughout the Guinness World Record™ attempt.
When not on the lake, team riders will be available for photos, autographs,
and to provide free tips and coaching all weekend long. There will even be a
pro rider exhibition show on Friday June 25 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a leg of
the Wake Nation Cincinnati Weekly Grind Series competition at 6:00 p.m.
Admission and parking for the entire event is FREE. All donations and
pledges from the event will benefit MedLend, a non-profit organization that
provides medical missions to impoverished countries around the globe in an
attempt to save and improve the lives of their citizens. There will also be
a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items with all proceeds benefiting
The award-winning Wake Nation Cincinnati opened for its second season May 1 and will operate daily through October. Summer hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Located on Joe Nuxhall Way in Fairfield’s Joyce Park, the Wake Nation Cincinnati watersports’ complex opened to rave reviews one year ago as Ohio’s only watersports’ park where riders can wakeboard, water ski, kneeboard, and wakeskate around a 10-acre lake WITHOUT A BOAT. Riders are pulled around the oval lake at speeds of 18-20 miles per hour by a circulating, overhead cable system that runs 35 feet above the water. During its first season of operation, Wake Nation Cincinnati received numerous awards, including prestigious “Best Of” awards from Ohio Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine and Cincy Magazine.
New for 2010 is a smaller, second lake called “The Practice Pond” that features an “easy start” ride system, the first of its kind in the U.S. The Practice Pond is designed to give children ages five and up and beginners of all ages a place to learn to ride a wakeboard at a slower speed than on the main lake.
At Wake Nation Cincinnati, both parking and admission are FREE. The park is a “pay as you play” facility with ride time starting at $25 for two hours. Rental equipment, private lessons, group discounts, season passes and birthday parties are available.