June 21st, 2012 by pressrelease

WORLD’S BEST WAKEBOARDERS TO

COMPETE IN RED BULL WAKE OPEN

 TOP INTERNATIONAL TALENT OF BOAT, BIG AIR, AND PARK COME TO TAMPA

WHO:            Wakeboarders from eight countries will head to Tampa on the most innovative playing field to date for the sport of wakeboarding.

 

Athlete Roster

Shane Bonifay

Harley Clifford

Nick Davies

Raphael Derome

Olivier Derome

Adam Errington

Clay Fletcher

Tom Fooshee

Dominik Guehrs

Danny Harf

Randall Harris

Collin Harrington

Kevin Henshaw

Dominik Hernler

Cody Johnson

Steel Lafferty

Jimmy LaRiche

Keith Lidberg

Rusty Malinoski

Shaun Murray

Chris O’Shea

Nate Perry

Brenton Priestly

Aaron Rathy

Brian Reeder

Marc Rossiter

Erik Ruck

Chad Sharpe

Dean Smith

Phil Soven

Bob Soven

Kaesen Suyderhoud

Shota Tezuka

Nico Von Lerchenfeld

Shawn Watson

JD Webb

WHAT:        Three categories of competition (Boat, Big Air and Park) will determine the best overall wakeboarder to be crowned Red Bull Wake Open Champion. The Boat segment will be towed by the 22-foot Malibu Wakesetter MXZ, and showcase an innovative, rider-influenced format.  For the next two days, downtown Tampa will house the Big Air and Park competition as fans will watch riders launch off a 50-foot ramp to see who can pull the best trick. The new Sesitec System 2.0 will tow riders at precise speeds (up to 38 m.p.h.) through a rail park within short distances. This environmentally friendly cableway along with the boat will provide the ultimate pull to encourage riders to perform tricks never seen before in competition.

WHEN:         Red Bull Wake Open

Fri., July 13 (4:00pm-8:00pm)

Sat., July 14 (12:00pm-3:00pm)

Free Admission; All Ages

WHERE:      Tampa Convention Center

333 South Franklin Street

Tampa, FL 33602

Viewing locations are available around the Channel including the Tampa Convention Center and Knights Point at Harbour Island.

DIGITAL:      @redbullTPA | #wakeopen | Facebook | redbullusa.com/wakeopen

In addition to presenting sponsor Casio G’zOne Commando, the event will include Malibu Boats as the official towboat of the Red Bull Wake Open.  B-roll and still photography is available to all media at www.RedBullContentPool.com.

ABOUT THE RED BULL SIGNATURE SERIES

Watch Red Bull Wake Open Live on Saturday, July 14 at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT on NBC.  The event airs as part of the “Red Bull Signature Series,” the most progressive and innovative wakeboarding, surfing, mountain biking, freestyle motocross and snowboarding events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. For more information, visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com

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