Polk City, Fl (April 10, 2009) ~ USA Wakeboard announced the 2009 National Championships event dates and locations today. The Board, Surf and Cable Nationals will be hosted in the Dayton / Cincinnati, OH MetroAreas. This years events will be threefold, and will not only combine the 11th Annual USA Wakeboard Nationals with the 4th Annual Grassroots Wakeboard Nationals but will also add the new sports of Cable and WakeSurf. Partners include, Five Rivers MetroParks, Cable Wake Parks, WakeNation and Rexin.
Dayton Ohio and Fiver Rivers MetroParks will host WakeBoard and WakeSurf and return to Eastwood Lake MetroPark. Fairfield Ohio will host Cable at the all new WakeNation Cable Park and is located just 35 miles away from Eastwood Lake.
All three Championships will air on NBC Universal Sports, the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic-related sports programming. In a recent press release dated 2-17-09 NBCUS expanded to 45 million television households and is now available in eight of the top 10 DMAs including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco and Washington, D.C The latest expansion includes launches in the first quarter in Houston, Miami, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City and Jacksonville.
Up for grabs is the selection for Team USA at 2009 IWSF World Championship in Chuncheon, Korea from August 24 - 29, 2009. Performance in both the Pan American Championship at Board-Up and USA WakeBoard Nationals along with current ranking with IWSF will be criteria for selection of Team USA.
Date Time Venue Event
Thru 7/29 8 am Wake Nation Cable Cable Prelims
Fri 7/30 8 am Eastwood Lake MetroPark Board & Surf Prelims
Fri 7/30 6 pm Eastwood Lake MetroPark Membership Dinner
Sat 7/31 8 am - Noon Eastwood Lake MetroPark Board & Surf Prelims
Sat 7/31 2 pm Wake Nation Cable Finals
Sun 8/1 8 am Eastwood Lake MetroPark Board & Surf Finals
USA Wakeboard Membership required for all events. Membership and registration for 2009 Board Surf and Cable Nationals can be found online at www.usawakeboard.com.
About USA Wakeboard is one of nine sport divisions of USA Water Ski and is the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is a member of the International Water Ski Federation (world governing body), the Pan American Sports Organization and the United States Olympic Committee.