|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 adjusted the entry deadlines for the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology. |
Due to the current restrictions in place as a result of COVID-19, the 2020 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology will have capped entries and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. There will be no priority of entry into the event based on previous placement or WWA competition history, the only registration priority will be given to athletes who have competed in their respective WWA Regional Championship for this year. Riders competing in their respective WWA Regional Championship qualifiers will need to claim their spot for the WWA Wakeboard National Championships by Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:00 p.m. EST. Registration will be opened to fill the field on a first come, first serve basis after this deadline.
All athletes competing in their respective WWA Regional Championship will be able to register for Nationals regardless of their regional placement and will receive higher seeding in the preliminary rounds of competition. Athletes who register for Nationals without placement from a regional qualifier will receive lower seeding in the first rounds of competition, if and when entry spots become available. This event is expected to fill up, due to the limitations on capacity and will be strictly enforced, and riders are encouraged to register as soon as they are eligible to do so. Registration information can be found by visiting thewwa.com/nationals.
“Adjusting the registration deadlines 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, limited access to local or regional events, and of course the short notice on our own set of schedule changes. 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.
Dedicated to progressing the sport from the ground up, the Nautique Wake Series puts riders first, developing the stars of tomorrow and showcasing the top athletes of today with every major event held behind the 6X Wakeboard Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level.
|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.