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The Midwest Militia's Seventh Annual Wakeboarding Tournament and Festival
Press Release
Date: 07-28-2008

August 1st-3rd
The Busted Prop--Illinois River
948 East Main Street
Ottawa, IL

Get Ready for Midwest's Biggest Grassroots Event of the Season!
7th Annual! Wakeboard Tournament, Rail Jam and Festival, Camp and Partying all Weekend Long!

Friday - Set up camp and go out for a few sets on the Illinois river then gear up for a party at the Busted Prop (Some people even show up Thursday to get their prime camping spot and enjoy some butter)

Saturday - Wakeboard Tournament for all ages and levels! Cash and Prizes, Vendor Booths, Live Remote, Raffles, Cookout,...Party Tournament Signup: 9:30-11:00 AM (be on time, 35 rider limit) Tournament: 11:30AM-6:00PM: Grom-12 and under, Women-12 and older, Beginner-Wake Jumps/180s, Vet- 40+ men/women, Advanced- 2 spins OR 2 inverts, OR 1 spin and 1 invert, Outlaw-anything goes! Awards to top 3 Finishers "roughly" 8:00 PM (time dependant upon length of tournament) CASH + PRIZES!

Raffle in the evening after Awards ceremony
Entertainment, DJ and party at the Busted Prop from 9:00-???

Sunday - Whether you decide to pack up early and hit the road or you're one of the diehards that stick around and ride all day; you will never go home from a Midwest Militia event without some great memories.

NEW!! Check out this year's "LUCKY 7" Rail Jam brought to you by Aflac! Details to be announced

Event Info: On site boat/RV parking and camping (fees apply)--$20.00 per person includes camping for the whole weekend. There are also hotels within a few miles of the site for families or those that might be looking for a more mellow evening. Camping charges also cover your use of the onsite boat launch, or most like to use the free, nearby public boat launches (Please see our event staff for directions or assistance, or stop by the Midwest Militia Booth).

The Busted Prop fees, rules info and regulations--Please show the bar and restaurant your support!

-Camping will be $20.00 per person for the whole weekend, free event T-shirt + can coolie, includes boat launch. Wristbands will be given out and required to be on premises. Check in at gate or with event staff.

-No Cooler charges this year for food or alcohol, but please keep private coolers at campsite or in boat and be sure to make it up to the prop for their parties and enjoy some food and drinks!

-A day pass will be $5.00 for non campers

-Food and drinks will be served at the Busted Prop All Day--Cookout Saturday

-No Campfires at this event unless you have your own portable fire pit

Stay tuned to and for continued updates as the event draws closer. If you need further information or would like to contact us, please do so at

A HUGE thanks goes out to all of our 2008 Sponsors:

No Fear Energy Drink and Clothing, Liquid Sports Online, Chicago Mastercraft/Riverview Marine, Skier's Choice/Supra/Moomba, Ultimate Wake Watersports, Central Clothing, CIRE Boardwear, Raging Buffalo, Hyptonic Films,,, Ottawa Savings Bank, Wolf's Fineline Tattoo, Bart's Watersports, Dockside Marine, Lightning Man Promotions, Skydive Chicago, Ronix Wakeboards,, Endless Break Surfboards, Only, Aflac, The Shred Shop, The Busted Prop


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