Orlando, Fla. – The largest wakeboard teamed event in the world is returning to Orlando, Fla., on April 28-May 1, when the 2011 Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink hits the waters of the Orlando Watersports Complex. The four-day-long pro-am contest teams amateur wake athletes with the top professional riders in the sport.
Ten preselected team captains will host a live draft to field a team with a mix of male and female, pro and amateur riders. Each athlete will compete in their respective division, which is separated by age and skill level, while contributing points toward a team score based on their individual placement in that division. All 21 divisions will crown a winner, and the team with the highest total score will take home the team title.
The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink will host qualifying rounds during its first two days of action, before the 10 captains draft their teams on Friday evening, April 29. Teams will begin accumulating points on Saturday and continue through Sunday, when a winning team will be determined.
Last year, Jimmy LaRiche was declared the winning captain of the 2010 Wake Games, with a team score of 757 points.
In addition to all the action on the water, the Nautique Wake Games features great food and music, athlete autograph signings, chances to win freebies, and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores offering water-sports equipment including boats, wakeboards, wakeskates, sunglasses and the latest in wakeboarding and surfing fashions.
Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under), or $7 (adult) if purchased online.
The Nautique Wake Games, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Correct Craft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Fox, Oakley, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, PCM Marine Engines and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING.
The Nautique by Correct Craft is the exclusive tow boat of the Wake Games. Celebrating 86 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft Inc. is the producer of the Nautique line of boats. The manufacturer of Nautique is known for delivering superior quality product, cutting-edge technology and exceptional service experiences.
About Rockstar Energy Drink
Rockstar is the world’s most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, Rockstar is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles – from athletes to rock stars. Rockstar Energy Drink is available in thirteen amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced Mango Orange Passion Fruit, Juiced Guava, Juiced Pomegranate, Tropical Punched, Punched Citrus, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, Roasted Light Vanilla, Cola, and Recovery. Rockstar Energy Shots are available in Wild Berry and Tropical Punch flavors. Rockstar Energy Drink is available at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United Kingdom.
About TransWorld WAKEBOARDING
TransWorld WAKEBOARDING is the leader in wake-sports media by delivering the best instruction, latest product reviews, insider knowledge and the finest photography. TransWorld WAKEBOARDING accurately defines the wake-riding lifestyle by offering a broad range of content, which helps wake enthusiasts become better riders and enjoy their time on and off the water.
About King of Wake
The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The 2011 series consists of the Wake Games, the WWA National Championships, the WWA World Championships and all five stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.