Fort Worth, Tex. - The top pro wakeboarders on the planet are set to battle it out on the waters of Lake Moser at Texas MasterCraft this weekend, May 29-31, for the second event in the 2009 King of Wake series, the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Fort Worth, Tex.
Defending Pro Tour champ, Phillip Soven, enters Fort Worth as the man to beat, after going undefeated last year to win his second consecutive Pro Tour title. As the top-seeded athlete in the Pro Men's division, Soven will begin to defend his Tour title in Fort Worth against top athletes, including current King of Wake series points-leader Rusty Malinoski.
Fort Worth will also serve as the second stop in the Queen of Wake series, where current points-leader Dallas Friday will take on the top female rippers in the world to increase her lead in the series. But reigning Queen of Wake, Nicola Butler, will look to leave Friday in her wake, as the UK standout enters Fort Worth as the top-seeded rider in the Pro Women's division.
With nearly 120 athletes set to compete in Fort Worth this weekend, the action on the water is sure to heat up for the second stop of the series, the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Fort Worth, Tex.
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is a three-day-long carnival of water-sports action. But not all of the action takes place on the water. On land, fans will experience tons of great food and music; athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
The event will runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 31.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under). To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.AlliSports.com.
For daily event schedules, photos, videos, athlete bios, scores, standings and more, visit www.AlliSports.com.
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla. The Pro Tour has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Mona Vie, the U.S. Air Force, Indmar, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, Oakley, Ride the Wake, FUEL TV and Allisports.com.
MasterCraft is the exclusive tow boat for the Pro Wakeboard Tour, as it has been since the tour's wakeboarding events began in 1992. Indmar Marine engines will provide the power for MasterCraft's X Series line of competition tow boats.
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To catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the King of Wake series, tune in to FUEL TV - the official television partner of the King of Wake. WakeBoarding, published by Bonnier Corp., is the official magazine of the King of Wake series. Read about all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and news.
King of Wake
Viewed as the world's elite pro wakeboarding circuit, the King of Wake series has attracted the sport's top athletes from throughout the globe. With more than $300,000 in prize money over the eight-event season, athletes compete during the course of the year to be named the "King of Wake" - an award based on points accumulated at each stop of the series. Events include the Wake Games, the WWA Wakeboard National Championships, the WWA Wakeboard 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.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, Maloof Money Cup, AMA Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Free Flow Tour; Alli Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners, and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a network of athletes, fans, brands and properties. Its mission is to facilitate the momentous growth of action sports, through competition and lifestyle, for a new generation of fans and athletes. The Alli properties are home to more than 550,000 spectators each year and broadcasts more than 150 hours of original content in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. More information can be found at www.AlliSports.com.