Overton’s Launches New Junior Pro Wakeboarding Series

Overton’s Launches New Junior Pro Wakeboarding Series

Inaugural Series Event to Occur During Wake Games in Orlando

Orlando, Fla. — World Sports & Marketing is pleased to announce that Overton’s will partner with wakeboarding’s Junior Pro Series to create a new series debuting during the Wake Games at the Orlando Watersports Complex on April 11-14. The Overton’s Junior Pro Series will feature an eight-city schedule that coincides with all stops on the 2012 King of Wake tour and awards cash prizes to the top three event and series team riders.

“We are thrilled to partner with Overton’s to create the new Junior Pro Series,” said Chris Bischoff, competition director at World Sports & Marketing. “The competition field among the junior pros is more stacked than ever, and it’s going to be exciting to see the future of wakeboarding going at it in the Overton’s Junior Pro Series.”

All athletes competing in the Junior Pro Division at King of Wake stops will earn points based on their individual event results that will accumulate throughout the season to determine the Overton’s Junior Pro Series champion. All division riders are eligible and are encouraged to join the Overton’s junior team, which includes a cash incentive program at each event as well as cash prizes for riders’ overall performance throughout the entire season. Cash incentives are awarded exclusively to athletes that register for the Overton’s incentive program, and break down as follows:

Individual Contest Incentive Program                         Overall Series Incentive Program

1st Place:             $500                                                                         1st Place:             $1,000

2nd Place:            $300                                                                         2nd Place:            $500

3rd Place:            $200                                                                         3rd Place:            $250

In addition to cash prizes awarded through the Overton’s incentive program, all riders competing in the Overton series are eligible for performance-based general prizes, at each event and for overall performance throughout the season. The prizes break down as follows:

Individual Contest General Program                            Overall General Program

1st Place:             $300 Overton’s Gift Card                                 1st Place:             $500 Overton’s Gift Card

2nd Place:            $200 Overton’s Gift Card                                 2nd Place:            $300 Overton’s Gift Card

3rd Place:            $100 Overton’s Gift Card                                 3rd Place:            $200 Overton’s Gift Card

“As a brand, Overton’s places a strong emphasis on supporting up-and-coming water-sports athletes, so it was a natural fit to partner with World Sports & Marketing to create the Overton’s Junior Pro Series,” said Steve Uline, executive vice president marketing, Gander Mountain.

As an added bonus, Overton’s team riders will enjoy each contest in style, with exclusive access to Overton’s VIP tent during each event. The area will include snacks, hydration products and lounge space.

Athletes competing in Overton’s Junior Pro Series events during the 2012 King of Wake can register to be an Overton’s junior team rider at registration or on site.