Pro Tour Opens Athlete Practice Sessions
Orlando, Fla. – The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is now opening practice sessions to its athletes during the first four events of 2011 season. Tour organizer, World Sports & Marketing, announced today limited time slots will be available for riders to test the event’s tournament course, behind the MasterCraft X-Star, before the judging rounds begin.
“We’ve decided to open up the course to our athletes a day in advance to help them push the sport to the next level,” said Pro Tour Chief Judge Chris Bischoff. “Whether riders are looking to make minor tweaks to their run or practice using the sliders, these sessions are designed to help our athletes become better competitive wakeboarders.”
Practice sessions will be held one day prior to event start dates, with only 20 spaces available. Athletes are encouraged to sign up in advance for their practice session, as available time slots are expected to be filled, quickly, on a first come, first serve basis. Time slots are available from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and again from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Practice sessions are only available to participating Pro Tour riders at cost of $75, which includes a total of two up and back passes on the tournament course, with a maximum of four total falls allowed. Practice sessions will use the event’s official towboat, operated by a professional boat driver. Athletes are limited to one practice session per event.
“These practice sessions are what I consider a rider’s best advantage heading into a contest,” Bischoff added. “You’re on the actual tournament course, riding behind the actual tournament boat; nothing will prepare a rider for a contest better than that.”
Practice sessions are only available for purchase at http://events.bonniercorp.com/user/register?type=practice-run.
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by ROCKSTAR is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton’s, Indmar, Peavey, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.
MasterCraft is the exclusive towboat for the Pro Wakeboard Tour, as it has been since the tour’s wakeboarding events began in 1992.
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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 2011 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.
Available Practice Run Dates:
Dates City Venue _______
May 18 Acworth, Ga. Dallas Landing Park
June 1 Fort Worth, Tex. Texas MasterCraft
June 9 Colorado Springs, Colo. Memorial Park
July 7 Monroe, Wash. Lake Tye