August 10th, 2010 by alliance

The best wakeboarders in the world will be converging on Wake Nation Cincinnati in mid-September to compete for points and cash prizes in the third and final stop of the national Monster Energy Wake Park Triple Crown championships.

The Cincinnati cable wakeboarding park was officially selected today to be the host site for the World Wakeboard Association’s Triple Crown competition, which is akin to the World Series of wakeboarding and will attract wakeboarding heavy hitters from around the globe.

“We are honored to be selected to host this prestigious event,” said Peter Kennedy, CEO of Wake Nation Cincinnati. “This is the final stop in the 2010 Triple Crown competition and will be amazing for the public to watch the best of the best when it comes to cable wakeboarding.” The competition will be September 17-19 at the award-winning cable park. The first two stops in the Triple Crown competition were earlier in the summer in Texas and Kansas.

The competition will feature men and women, both pros and amateurs, in six competitive categories. The event is free for the general public. During the competition, the general public will not be able to “hit the water,” but public ride time will be open later in the day during each of the three days of competition.

The Triple Crown event is part of the Ten-80 WWA Wake Park Nationals presented by Alliance Wakeboard Magazine. The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) is a rider formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards.

Last year, in its first year of operation, Wake Nation Cincinnati was selected to host the USA Wakeboard Cable National Championships, which was an extremely successful and popular event.

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. The Practice Pond will have a starting dock on each end of the pond, creating an easy “up and back” system to facilitate more “launch” repetitions and generate a faster learning curve.

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 and parties are available.

For more information, call (513) 887-WAKE_ or email info@wakenation.com. Website: www.wakenation.com.

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