CONROE, Texas (August 16) – The second stop of the 2005 Texas Wakeboard Tour will take place, Saturday, August 20th , at the 3 Palms Extreme Sports Park in Conroe, Texas. The event features the top wakeboarders and wakeskaters from across the state competing for over $15,000 in cash and prizes in four separate divisions – Advance Riders, Expert Riders, Outlaw (Pro) Riders and Wakeskate.
In only its second year, the Texas Wakeboard Tour is well on its way to becoming the premiere series for competitors and fans throughout the state. Strong media partnerships with major alternative radio stations and print including national industry magazine, Alliance Wakeboard, is helping take this grass-roots series to the next level.
"Having the support of the wakeboard community along with great sponsors and media partners has helped make these events what they are," said organizer, Bill Geiger. "Its one thing to throw a party, but it’s another to be able to invite everybody and show them a good time. That’s what we’re doing here. In addition to giving all the riders a vehicle to compete and showcase their talent, we want to bring out new fans and see how impressed they are by the talent these riders exhibit. It’s definitely an extreme sport and it’s awesome to watch in person."
Major sponsors include Mastercraft Boats, who pull the competition, and Nissan North America returning as the official automotive sponsor. They are joined by the U.S. Air Force and Chipotle Restaurants. The series is also supported by a long list of industry sponsors including Kicker Audio, Liquid Force, Da Hui Clothing, LoveSac, Krown Wakeboards, Reef, Spy Optic, KMC Wheels, Ten 80 Clothing, Blue Moon Cinema, Wake Specialty.com, Straightline, Indo Board, Fox Racing, O’Brien, Wake Culture, One West and Red Bull.
"There’s a lot of talent coming out of Texas right now, both wakeboarders and wakeskaters," Geiger said. "Several riders who competed in the Texas Tour last year are now competing nationally on the Pro Tour and there is a host of other riders in who probably could be."
In addition to the wakeboard competition, action on the water will include Sky Ski "Big Air" demonstrations; sponsored by the U.S. Air Force. Off the water there will be interactive sponsor displays, a vendor area, rider autograph signings, product giveaways, raffles and games for the whole family. Food and drink will also be available on-site.
Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. with action getting underway at 9 a.m. 3 Palms Extreme Sports park is located on the west side of I-45 at the 1488 exit between The Woodlands and Conroe. Local media partners include KTBZ “The Buzz” radio station and The Houston Press. More information is available at www.texaswakeboardtour.com.