Marathon, Florida Keys – The 2005 competitive wakeboarding season comes to a close in the United States on Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Florida Keys at the Tige U.S. Pro-Am Wakeboard Championships October 21-23.
Wakeboarders from around the globe in all age groups and abilities will be on hand to say goodbye to 2005. The highlights of the weekend will be the Pro Men’s and Women’s Tige U.S. Pro-Am Championships which will also determine the KING OF WAKE or World’s NO. 1 rider in 2005.
The U.S. Pro-Am provides a fitting end to more than six months of heated competition in wakeboarding dating back to the first event of the U.S. season in April.
“Tige has gone out of its way to give the riders a great event to end 2005 on a high note,” said Pro-Am Tournament Director, Chris Bischoff. “Marathon is the perfect place for an event like this. The beauty of the island is unique and memorable, yet easily accessible to the families who travel to compete in the event.”
The world’s best wakeboarders will be competing with an eye to the NO. 1 ranking at the end of the season and the $10,000 bonus that goes along with the KING OF WAKE title. Look for X Games and National Champion Danny Harf to continue his successful 2005 season. Harf will be challenged by the World’s NO. 1 rider in 2004, Parks Bonifay along with other top five riders Josh Sanders, Phillip Soven and Brett Eisenhauer.
In the women’s pro ranks, look for Dallas Friday to continue her strong 2005 season. Friday has won every pro women’s event in 2005, and will look to add the Tige Pro-Am Championship to her resume.
This will be a three-day event with competition beginning on Friday October, 21. Sunday October 23 will be the final day of competition with champions crowned in each division.
Wake Boarding, published by World Publications, is the official magazine of the Tige U.S. Pro-Am Wakeboard Championships. Wake Boarding is the definitive source on all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and the latest news.