, Fla. (July 7, 2016) – Today, the World Wakeboard Association (WWA
) announced that the 2016 Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championship presented by Rockstar will be held in Acworth, Georgia at Lake Allatoona on July 27-30. In order to earn their spot in the widely popular National Championship, riders throughout the continental United States have qualified through their WWA Regional Championships. The Dallas Landing Park, which overlooks the gorgeous 82-acre lake, will serve as the battlefield for the sport’s brightest stars and the fourth stop of the Nautique Wake Series behind the legendary Super Air Nautique G23. Additionally, the fourth round of the Wakeboard World Series (WBWS) is set to run over the course of the weekend.
“This is an awesome location to host the highly prestigious 2016 Nautique WWA U.S. National Championship,” said Shannon Starling, WWA President. “Lake Allatoona brings out the best for everyone who is on hand throughout the weekend, whether it be the riders competing on the water or fans hanging out along the shorelines enjoying the action.”
Multiple time wakeboard boat of the year, the Super Air Nautique G23 continues to play a prominent role as athletes push wakeboarding’s progression to the next level, and it will be the exclusive towboat pulling both professional and amateur riders throughout the action-packed weekend. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series in 2016 that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level. Each event will feature all amateur divisions, Jr. Pro Men, Pro Women, Pro Wakeskate, and Pro Men. Amateur qualifying will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, running into their Finals on Thursday and Friday. All Pro divisions will qualify on Saturday, serving as a preview for the final rounds of competition on Saturday.
“The Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championship is without a doubt going to be an epic event,” said Team Nautique Rider Mike Dowdy. “It’s awesome that amateurs are given the opportunity to perform on the same first-class platform as the pro’s. I’m excited to be competing against such a stacked lineup of riders behind the Super Air Nautique G23 for a chance to be crowned 2016 National Champion.”
Registration is now open for West and South regional participants, while Central opens on July 10th and East July 17th. The West and South are also open for any final remaining spots, with Central to open on July 15th and East July 20th should any spots be available for their specific regions.
Registration for all divisions riding on Wednesday, July 27th will close at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 26th.
Registration for all divisions riding on Thursday July 28th will close at 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 27th.
Click Here To View The Daily Schedule
Athletes will not be able to register on the day of the event, so please take notice of the deadlines listed and Click Here to fill out the required athlete bio sheet before arriving on site.
$60,000 in prize money is up for grabs when the professional riders hit the water on June 29. To view the complete prize money breakdown Click Here
View the Qualification Rules to check eligibility for the WWA Wakeboard National Championship.
2016 Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships, presented by Rockstar
WHEN: July 27-30, 2016
WHERE: Dallas Landing Park – Lake Allatoona
5120 Allatoona Dr.
Acworth, Ga. 30101
ENTRY FEES: Amateur Divisions – $125
Pro Divisions – $150
A late fee will be added to registrations submitted after Friday July 22nd at 5 p.m. EST
For more information on the Nautique Wake Series please Click Here
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About The WWA: The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com