ULM Spring Fever Rail Jam
In the spring of 2009, two students were sitting in class at ULM dreaming about wakeboarding while staring at the bayou that runs through campus. Then it dawned on one of them to start a team at the school. The same school that has 22 of 31 national titles in water skiing didn’t have a wakeboard team. But in August that all changed. Warhawk Wake did it big right out of the box. We took 3rd place in our very first contest at LSU. We attended the Beaumont, TX leg of the Collegiate Wake Series and came away from an awesome event, ready to throw our own. We wanted to do something huge and different. So here it comes, the ULM Spring Fever Rail Jam.
Its all going down on campus at the University of Louisiana Monroe on April 23rd. The rail jam will be an open water style on Bayou Desiard which runs through the middle of campus. We have invited LSU, ULL, and La Tech to come compete in a 3 man team format. Teams will be camping in The Grove over the weekend. We are setting up a 24ft flat box sponsored by Company Wakeboards, a 60ft rooftop sponsored by ULM Campus Activities Board, a 28ft incline sponsored by Swamp Sports Board Shop, and a 6ft wide kicker sponsored by Monster Energy Drink. We will be pulling the comp with a jet ski. Along with all the wakeboarding, Shadoe Haze will be out to bring the tunes all day long. The ULM Toxicology Club will be selling 3lb boxes of boiled crawfish and beverages and Ismoothie will be set up with their huge assortment of smoothies. Swamp Sports and B&L Marine will be out with all the new 2010 Company and Obrien gear on hand. And some lucky individual will leave with a new 2009 Company Severance and binding package from a 1 dollar raffle.
Sponsors for the rail jam include: Company Wakeboards, B&L Marine, Alliance Wakeboarding Magazine, Southbound Design, Monago Fieldhouse Bar and Grill, Competitive Edge Sports, Swamp Sports Board Shop, 2 Ugly Mugs of Jackson, MS, Water by the Gallon, State Farm, Calvin Walker M.D., ULM Campus Activities Board, Obrien Watersports, Ismoothie, Wayne Cranford Dentistry and Community Care Clinic.
Huge Thanks to Ace Cox over at Southbound Design for the design. Check them out at www.southbounddesign.com