ORLANDO, FL (July 15, 2020)– In response to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its widespread impacts across the nation, the World Wake Association (WWA) and Nautique Boat Company have made several modifications to the event format and will be capping entries for the 2020 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships. This decision was made to create greater accessibility for interested riders for this year’s event due to the park and water access restrictions in some areas. In addition to the adjustments as an effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and in standing behind the rider’s requests, the WWA has also decided to bring back the LCQ rounds for this year’s event.  

In an effort to adhere to local, state and CDC guidelines this event will be capped and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Riders looking to compete at the 2020 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships  will be able to register and compete individually. Riders that have elected to qualify for Nationals through a Points Chase park qualifier and are competing with a team will get a buy, providing them the opportunity to bypass the first qualifying rounds of competition. Riders who have competed in a Points Chase event this year will also have registration priority ahead of those who haven’t until Wednesday, July 22nd at 5pm EST. After 5pm EST on July 22nd the event will be filled on a first come, first serve basis regardless of whether or not the rider competed in a 2020 Points Chase event. This event will hit capacity and riders are encouraged to register by following this link thewwa.com/wakeparknationals.  The entry caps and the cut off dates for this event will be strictly implemented.

In order to support parks that have gotten a late start due to opening restrictions, a new scoring parameter has also been put into place for this year as only the top three scores from each park will be counted for team scoring in each division. Parks are still highly encouraged to bring a larger team, however, please keep in mind only the top three scores will count for this year’s team scoring. 

“Adjusting the qualification measures and scoring rules for this year’s National Championships opens up the opportunity for more riders to now compete amidst any issues they’ve had getting on the water due to restrictions or limited access to local events. This year has been unlike anything we’ve seen before and it’s important to the WWA and our partners that everyone is given fair opportunity to participate in these unprecedented times,” commented WWA Executive Director Corrie Wilson. “We so appreciate everyone’s flexibility and patience these last few months and we can’t wait to see everyone at BSR in August! Socially distanced of course!”

All events currently laid out on the event schedule are set to happen as planned and competitors and families will be notified immediately of any event changes. In an effort to continue minimizing the spread of COVID-19 while in consideration for the health and safety of the riders, families, and staff, social distancing guidelines will be implemented at all WWA events. The WWA will ensure these procedures adhere to and operate in compliance with the most recent state and CDC guidelines. Those traveling to the event are also encouraged to take the appropriate steps to preventing COVID-19 while traveling. The WWA’s specific social distancing guidelines have gone into effect for all upcoming events and can be found by visiting thewwa.com/wwa-social-distancing-guidelines.    
For more information on the WWA Wake Park World Series Click Here.
2020 National Championships Events: 
31st Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships  presented by GM Marine Engine Technology
August 5th – 9th
BSR Cable Park, Waco, Texas (WWA-WBWS)
Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships
August 5th – 9th
BSR Cable Park, Waco, Texas (WWA-WPWS)
Nautique USA National Wakesurf Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology
August 7th – 9th
BSR Cable Park, Waco, Texas
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About Nautique Boat Company: Nautique is celebrating its 95th anniversary of delivering excellence in the marine industry. A subsidiary of Correct Craft, Nautique has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Delivering the very best waterski, wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market, Nautique continues to drive progression with their award-winning technology and dedication to building the highest-quality boats imaginable. New technology, performance innovations and attention to detail are the cornerstones of what makes the Nautique brand the industry leader. Through the Nautique Cares initiative, employees and athletes dedicate themselves to not only making a difference on the water, but to extend their support to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com
About The WWA: Developed for riders by riders, the World Wake Association stands as a global network of passionate representatives dedicated to the growth of wakesports. Since 1989 our mission and values remain true to the core of our community. Our position as the authority on competitive standards has been earned through consistent development; sanctioning and producing more than 12,500 worldwide events and counting. We are the only organization solely focused on the best interests of the sport, spearheading a collective movement on the journey to discover where wake takes you. 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. For more information on the World Wake Association, check out www.thewwa.com.

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