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Cable Wakeboard National Championships
TSR press release:

Contact: Blake Hess
(830) 627-2843

Event Dates: JULY 18-19-20, 2003
New Braunfels, TX – Texas Ski Ranch will host the third annual US Cable
Wakeboard National Championships on July 18, 19 & 20. The competition will feature wakeboarders and wakeskaters ranging from local amateurs to national professionals.

The success of last year’s Nationals in Fort Lauderdale and the momentum generated by the second year of the Cable Wakeboard Tour will make this an exciting event. Top cable wakeboarders from all over the US will compete for the title of National Champion. Riders such as Rob Mapp (1999 World Champion, 2002 US Champion), Brad Federspiel (2001 US Champion), and Donald Shelbrick (2002 US Tour Winner and TSR's Cablestock Sickest Trick Champion) will showcase why they are the top names in the sport. With spectacular crowd-pleasing aerial
maneuvers on tap such as Double S-Bend to blind, Blind 313s, Suicide Slides, and Double Half Cab Rolls, the Open Men’s final promises an amazing spectacle for everyone's enjoyment.

Already well-established and immensely popular in Europe, Asia, and Australia, competition wakeboarding on the cable is finally taking root in
the United States, and is rapidly gaining in popularity. “Cable wakeboard competition is definitely taking off here in the US and Canada,” said David Cornwall, founder and director of the Cable Wakeboard Tour. "The tremendous enthusiasm for the sport and rapid growth we've seen so far only promises great things to come in the years ahead. Everyone is encouraged to come out and see why this sport is becoming so popular."

FRIDAY July 18th

  • Registration and check in from 2:30 - 6:30pm at TSR

  • Judges Clinic at TSR from 6pm-8pm

  • Practice for all registered riders is free on Friday

  • That night there will be a premiere of Chase Heavener’s New film
    “Invisible Cinema” at Coconutz Bar & Grill inside Texas Ski Ranch

  • SATURDAY July 19th

  • Preliminary rounds begin at 9am

  • DJ's and Music all Day!

  • Following the Pro Men opening round there will be the ever popular
    "WAKESKATE SKEETBALL" competition which is always entertaining! Hit the kicker with as much speed as possible and launch yourself off the kicker & your wakeskate. Athletes will be judged on style, height and distance with a bonus for going through the rings in the water. To enter this comp sign up at registration. Entry fee is $10 for this event only! This tournament will begin at 4pm.

  • Saturday evening invitational that will pit the top twelve riders in the country head to head in a single eliination bracket format tournament. The first wakeboard tournament of its kind in the states! Riders will go head to head for 2.5 minutes on the cable simultaneously. The best rider for that 2.5 min advances to next round, No waiting for results! (See bracket below) This tournament will begin at 6pm.

  • That night there will be DJ's playing at Coconutz bar & Grill on site!

  • SUNDAY July 20th

  • Last chance qualifying starts at 9am

  • Finals begin at Noon

  • Awards Ceremony at 3:00pm inside TSR

  • Divisions
    Juniors 9 years old and under
    Boys 10-14 years old
    Jr. Men 15 to 18 years old
    Men 19 to 29 years old
    Masters 30 years old and over
    Open Men No age restriction (Cash Prizes)
    Open Women No age restrictions
    Wakeskate No age restrictions
    (Divisions will be added if needed (i.e. amateur women & amateur

    Entry and Registration Requirements
    The Cable Wakeboard National Championships is open to all wakeboarders. Participation will help in picking team for Cable Wakeboard Worlds in Australia.

    Entries must include the following:
    A. Full entry fee with check payable to the Cable Wkaeboard Tour.
    B. Photo copy of current USA Waterski membership card. Or a tournamentmembership may be purchased at registration for $10.
    C. Postmarked by JULY 14TH, 2003 To avoid late fee of $10.

    Send Entries To:
    Texas Ski Ranch
    Attn Blake Hess
    Cable National Entry
    6700 IH 35 North
    New Braunfels, TX 78130

    For more information contact:
    David at 407-256-3312 OR
    Blake at 830-627-2843 OR

    Entry Fees
    $45 for early registration Cable Nationals
    $55 after July 16th Cable Nationals
    $10 for WakeSkate Skeetball

    From Austin Take I-35 South, Exit 195 (Watson Lane) Take a left over the Interstate, continue south on the Access Road for 1/2 mile, TSR will be on your left.

    From San Antonio take I-35 North, exit 193 (Kolenberg/Conrad) continue
    north on the Access road for 1 & 1/2 miles TSR will be on your right.

    Holiday Inn, New Braunfels 1-800-625-8017

    For more information please call us at 830-627-2843 or log onto and click the events link!

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