Only 10 pro riders will be left in the race for the King of Wake title after this weekend’s MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Portland, Oregon. Under the new format this year, riders who fall outside of the top 10 places after Portland, the fifth stop of nine on the World Cup, will be eliminated from the “Chase for the Crown.”
The remaining top 10 riders will be involved in wakeboarding’s version of the playoffs. The ultimate prize – a $10,000 bonus and the right to claim title as the number-one wakeboarder in the world. The points will be adjusted and those 10 riders will be in involved in the season-ending chase for the King of Wake title.
The “Chase for the Crown” will involve four events: The final stop of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour in Reno, Nevada, the Air Nautique WWA Nationals in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the No Fear WWA Wakeboard World Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Tig