Three New Venues Featured on 2011 King of Wake Schedule

Orlando, Fla. — The King of Wake — the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series — announced today the dates and locations for its 2011 season, with three new venues highlighting its upcoming schedule. The series will make eight stops throughout the United States, beginning in Orlando, Fla. and wrapping up in Knoxville, Tenn.

The 2011 season will open with the Wake Games on April 28-May 1 at the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The Wake Games have become a kickoff tradition for the series, opening every King of Wake season since 2007.

The series will then continue the season with four stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour, including Acworth, Ga., on May 21; Fort Worth, Tex., June 4; Colorado Springs, Colo., June 11 and its newest venue in the greater Seattle area of Monroe, Wash., on July 9. Monroe will mark the first time the King of Wake series has ever been held in the Pacific Northwest and the first time the Pro Tour has been held in Washington state since 1995.

Following Monroe, the King of Wake will make its debut at two more new venues, with WWA National Championships making its first-ever appearance on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., on July 27-31, followed by the WWA World Championships debut at The Precedent in Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 18-21.

The King of Wake season will end with the Pro Tour finale at Volunteer Landing in Knoxville, Tenn., on Aug. 27 & 28. Both a Pro Tour and a King of Wake champion will be crowned in Knoxville.

The Chase for the Crown, which limits the King of Wake crown to the top 10 riders in the standings midway through the season, will begin following the Pro Tour’s stop in Monroe. Only the 10 riders involved in the Chase will have their point totals adjusted and have the remaining three stops to top each other in the standings for the overall title.

Last year, Phillip Soven took home the King of Wake crown – his third of his career – after edging out Australian phenom Harley Clifford and younger brother Bob Soven, who finished second and third in the 2010 standing, respectively.

2011 King of Wake Schedule
DATES                    CITY                                    EVENT                                                 VENUE
April 28-May 1       Orlando, Fla.                         Wake Games                                         Orlando Watersports Complex
May 21                    Acworth, Ga.                        Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #1              Dallas Landing Park
June 4                       Fort Worth, Tex.                  Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #2              Texas MasterCraft
June 11                     Colorado Springs, Colo.       Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #3              Memorial Park
July 9                       Monroe, Wash.                     Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #4              Lake Tye
July 27-31                Minneapolis, Minn.             WWA National Championships           Downtown Minneapolis
Aug. 18-21               Indianapolis, Ind.                  WWA World Championships               The Precedent
Aug. 27 & 28            Knoxville, Tenn.                   Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #5              Volunteer Landing

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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.