Overton’s Launches New Junior Pro Wakeboarding Series

Inaugural Series Event to Occur During Wake Games in Orlando

Orlando, Fla. — World Sports & Marketing is pleased to announce that Overton’s will partner with wakeboarding’s Junior Pro Series to create a new series debuting during the Wake Games at the Orlando Watersports Complex on April 11-14. The Overton’s Junior Pro Series will feature an eight-city schedule that coincides with all stops on the 2012 King of Wake tour and awards cash prizes to the top three event and series team riders.

“We are thrilled to partner with Overton’s to create the new Junior Pro Series,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director at World Sports & Marketing. “The competition field among the junior pros is more stacked than ever, and it’s going to be exciting to see the future of wakeboarding going at it in the Overton’s Junior Pro Series.”

All athletes competing in the Junior Pro Division at King of Wake stops will earn points based on their individual event results that will accumulate throughout the season to determine the Overton’s Junior Pro Series champion. All division riders are eligible and are encouraged to join the Overton’s junior team, which includes a cash incentive program at each event as well as cash prizes for riders’ overall performance throughout the entire season. Cash incentives are awarded exclusively to athletes that register for the Overton’s incentive program, and break down as follows:

Individual Contest Incentive Program                         Overall Series Incentive Program

1st Place:             $500                                                                     1st Place:             $1,000

2nd Place:            $300                                                                     2nd Place:            $500

3rd Place:            $200                                                                     3rd Place:            $250

In addition to cash prizes awarded through the Overton’s incentive program, all riders competing in the Overton series are eligible for performance-based general prizes, at each event and for overall performance throughout the season. The prizes break down as follows:

Individual Contest General Program                            Overall General Program

1st Place:             $300 Overton’s Gift Card                             1st Place:             $500 Overton’s Gift Card

2nd Place:            $200 Overton’s Gift Card                             2nd Place:            $300 Overton’s Gift Card

3rd Place:            $100 Overton’s Gift Card                             3rd Place:            $200 Overton’s Gift Card

“As a brand, Overton’s places a strong emphasis on supporting up-and-coming water-sports athletes, so it was a natural fit to partner with World Sports & Marketing to create the Overton’s Junior Pro Series,” said Steve Uline, executive vice president marketing, Gander Mountain.

As an added bonus, Overton’s team riders will enjoy each contest in style, with exclusive access to Overton’s VIP tent during each event. The area will include snacks, hydration products and lounge space.

Athletes competing in Overton’s Junior Pro Series events during the 2012 King of Wake can register to be an Overton’s junior team rider at registration or on site.


About Overton’s

Overton’s began selling water skis in the mid-1970s. Over the years, we’ve built our reputation by offering quality products at the best prices found anywhere. Today you can look to Overton’s to provide the highest-quality products for all your boating needs. Our company has grown from its humble beginnings in the back of a grocery store in Greenville, North Carolina, to the “World’s Largest Water Sports Dealer.” Widely recognized and respected in the industry, Overton’s catalog and website provide consumers with the widest selection of boating accessories and water-sports equipment out there. Our acquisition by Gander Mountain in December 2007 assured continued growth, allowing us to expand our offerings and have our products available in Gander’s 114 retail stores 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 across 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 2012 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.