The AWA (American Wakeboard Association), Mikes Place and OWC have put together a weekend event (March 15-17, 2002) that is a first of its kind. They have taken the party atmosphere of spring break and threw a wakeboard competition right in the middle of it. Below is a personal letter to compeditors from AWA coordinator Phil Langohr and a Wake Break 2002 schedule of events.
Letter To Competitors
Dear WakeBreak Competitors,
On behalf of the AWA and collegiate wakeboarding across the country, I would like to personally invite you and your team to Wake Break 2002. Due to the continued growth of wakeboarding and success of Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals back in September 2001, we wanted create something bigger and better. This is where Wake Break came about. Wake Break 2002 will be the first of its kind to combine collegiate wakeboarding with a spring break atmosphere. Wake Break will be at the Orlando Watersports Complex March 15 -17, 2002.
When youíre not riding behind the boat, you will be able to enjoy all the other things Wake Break and the OWC has to offer; ride the cable or hit the sliders. Competitors are offered a discounted rate to ride the cable all day long! When the lights go down you can experience the post-tournament events of live bands, partying, cable exhibitions and DJís. These events will be going on both nights, so stick around, you wonít want to miss out!
The goal of the AWA is to build team competition for collegiate wakeboarding. Team placements will be used to establish a national collegiate-ranking list. The more events you and your team attend, the higher ranked you could be. With the 2002 season upon us, bids are being taken for additional events, already secured is an event at Tommy Bartlettís Stadium in Wisconsin Dells, WI Sept. 7-8, 2002. The 2ndCollegiate Wakeboard Nationals is planned, but the time and place are TBA. Remember the more involved on your team, the better your teamís potential ranking.
Wake Break is open to all eligible college students. You can come with a team or compete by yourself. Team and individual awards will be given out. Make sure you bring your college ID and a copy of your transcripts to the event. AWA collegiate eligibility is a must if you want to have points count for your team or school. Active membership with any of the USA Water Ski sport divisions is needed.
The entry fee for Wake Break 2002 is $30 per individual and $25 for each team. Early registration is preferred. Contact me at USA Headquarters at 800-533-2972 ext.139.
I will keep you posted on specific times, events, etc. as they become available.
Come ride all weekend and party all night at the OWC! Make sure you tell other riders at school, in your club, at home, or anyone that would be interested about Wake Break. The bigger the turn out, the better!
Download from www.usawaterski.com. Also available by contacting 1-800-533-2972 or Marcus Friedrich (407) 438-5889.
Send entry forms to:
USA Water Ski
attn: Phil Langohr
1251 Holy Cow Road
Polk City, FL 33868
LATE ENTRY FEE $5 /team & $5/person.
Deadline for early entry Mar. 1, 2002
Participants do not have to be part of a formal wakeboard/water ski club or team to participate. Up to ten students from a college/university can form their own team, or compete as an individual. Students must have a 2.0 G.P.A. and be enrolled as a full-time student.
USA Water Ski Headquarters