WWA Wakeboard National Championships Qualification Rule

WWA Wakeboard National Championships Qualification rules:

All riders must compete in their respective WWA Regional Championships to be invited to the 2023 WWA Wakeboard National Championships (Boat Only).

Boys ages 10-13 – Anything goes
Boys Beginner ages 10-13 – No inverts or spins over 180
Junior Boys ages 9 and under – Anything goes
Junior Boys Beginner ages 9 and under – No inverts or spins over 180
Junior Pro Men ages 14-18
Junior Men Ages 14-18
Men’s I ages 19-24
Men’s II ages 25-29
Masters ages 30-39
Veterans ages 40 and over
Junior Girls ages 9 & under
Girls ages 10-13
Junior Women ages 14-18
Amateur Women ages 19-29
Masters Women ages 30- 39
Veterans Women ages 40 and over
Amateur Wakeskate any age
Women Wakeskate
Adaptive Sitboarding
Adaptive Standing

The 2023 WWA Wakeboard National Championships will be capped and open by invitation only. The WWA reserves the right to open invitations to fill the field of any and all divisions not considered full.

Registration for WWA Regional participants will be open on the following dates:

Central – April 17, 2023
South – April 24, 2023
West – June 4, 2023
North – July 10, 2023
East – July 22, 2023

Any remaining spots will open for registration for each region as follows if space is available:

Central – May 12, 2023
South – May 19, 2023
West – June 16, 2023
North – July 17, 2023
East – July 25, 2023

We acknowledge that the North and East Regional Championships are very close to Nationals this year.  If a rider knows that they will attend their respective WWA Regional Championship, they may go ahead and make plans to attend the WWA National Championships, they do not need to wait for Regionals to be complete to start planning.

The WWA Wakeboard U.S. Regional Championships along with the WWA Wakeboard National Championships are domestic U.S. events, with the exception of divisions containing the word ‘Pro’. Per the existing Nationals rule:

Rule 2.02 In all of the amateur divisions NO non-US citizen athletes will be allowed to compete in the USA Nationals. Except for Junior Pro Men this Rule does not apply. Regardless of citizenship, you can compete in Junior Pro Men.

U.S. Citizen Jr. Pro Men riders may qualify for the WWA Wakeboard National Championships through any of the WWA U.S. Regional Wakeboard Championships events-even outside of their region.

Pro Men invitations will be awarded off of the:
Top 40 20233 WWA Wakeboard World Series Ranking as of date to be determined
Top 15 2023 WWA World Ranking list
Defending 2022 WWA Wakeboard National Champion

Pro Women invitations will be awarded off of the:
Top 10 on 2023 Women’s World Ranking as of date to be determined
Top 15 2023 WWA Women’s Wakeboard World Series Ranking as of date to be determined
Defending 2022 WWA Wakeboard National Champion

Seeding- For all amateur divisions, the 2022 WWA Wakeboard National Champion will be the top seed in their respective division. Seating will then be based off the Regional Championships results.

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