Season opens in Orlando at Nautique Wake Games

Orlando, Fla. — World Sports & Marketing is pleased to announce that Overton’s has extended its title sponsorship of wakeboarding’s Junior Pro Series, which will open its new season during the Nautique Wake Games at the Orlando Watersports Complex on April 25-28. The Overton’s Junior Pro Series will feature an eight-city schedule that coincides with all stops on the 2013 King of Wake tour and awards cash prizes to the top three event and series team riders.

In addition to opening the season in Orlando, the Overton’s Junior Pro Series will also make five stops in conjunction with the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour in Acworth, Ga., on May 18; Mooresville, NC. (near Charlotte), June 1; Mossdale, CA. (near Sacramento), June 29; in the greater-Seattle area of Monroe, Wash., on July 13; and in Grand Rapids, MI on August 24. The series also include competitions in conjunction with the WWA National Championships in West Chester, OH., on July 25-28 and followed with an event at the WWA World Championships in Pleasant Prairie, WI., on Aug. 15-18.

“Since coming on as the title sponsor for the Junior Pro Series, Overton’s has helped raise the bar of competition among wakeboarding’s next generation of riders,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director at World Sports & Marketing. “We’re excited to partner with them again in 2013 and are looking forward to seeing more incredible performances from the junior pro athletes.”

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’s Junior Pro 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 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 2013 King of Wake can register to be an Overton’s junior team rider at registration or on site.

In addition to athlete incentives, Overton’s is providing a “fan discount” of $25 off any order of $125 or more for online ticket buyers. Go to wakeboardingmag.com/tickets.

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 Watersports Dealer.”  Widely recognized and respected in the industry, Overton’s catalog and website provide consumers with the widest selection of boating accessories and watersports equipment out there. Our acquisition by Gander Mountain in December 2007 assured continued growth, allowing us to expand our product offerings to a number of Gander Mountain’s 119 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 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 2013 series consists of all five stops on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, Nautique Wake Games, the Nautique WWA National Championships and the Rockstar WWA World Championships Presented by Supra. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.