WWA World Titles Up for Grabs in Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Ind. – The largest wakeboarding event on the planet is set to debut in Indianapolis, when the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra hits the waters of The Precedent on Aug. 18-21. Nearly 200 of the best professional and amateur riders from throughout the globe will compete in the 18th annual invitation-only event for a shot at the world title.
Since its inception in 1994, the WWA Worlds has attracted thousands of competitors from more than 20 countries – all who’ve earned their invitation to the annual competition by qualifying at their respective countries’ national championships.
With competitors ranging from seven years old to 55 years young, the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra features 23 division categories, separated by age and skill-level, including its two new adaptive categories for wake athletes with limb loss and limb difference.
The contest is highlighted by its top two professional categories – the Pro Men and Pro Women’s divisions.
Last year, Dean Smith became the first Australian native to win the world title in the Pro Men’s division, while British standout Nicola Butler recorded her second championship victory in the Pro Women’s division. Both world champions are expected to compete in Indianapolis to defend their titles.
In addition to all the action on the water — on land, the WWA Worlds features great food and music; pro athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies; and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
The 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra is free to the public during its first two days of competition, but switches to a ticketed event beginning Saturday, Aug. 20. Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under); or $7 (adult) if purchased online.
The Precedent is located at 9229 Delegates Row Indianapolis, IN 46240.
The 2011 WWA Worlds will air on the VERSUS television network at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 27.