MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Kicks Off 2010 Season in Acworth
Acworth, Ga. – The top professional wakeboarders in the world are set to kick off a brand new season of high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action, as the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour opens its 2010 season, on May 20-22, on the waters of Lake Allatoona at Dallas Landing Park in Acworth, Ga.
Acworth is the first of five stops in a series points race for the coveted Pro Tour title. Riders accumulate points based on final placement at each tour stop, with the highest total points-earner taking home the Pro Tour title at the end of the season.
“We’re stoked to get the season started,” said the defending Pro Tour titlist, Harley Clifford. “Acworth is a great site, the crowd is wild and there’s no better place to kick off the Pro Tour.”
Throughout the event, riders compete in a series of elimination rounds by performing rail tricks and aerial stunts, while being pulled on the water by the official PWT towboat, the MasterCraft X-Star, at a speed of approximately 25mph. Tricks are scored by a panel of judges, with only the top-scoring athletes advancing in each round until a winner is determined in the finals.
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will wrap-up the event on Saturday evening from 5-8 p.m., with the Main Event. The Main Event will feature Pro Men’s finals, a double up contest and a big-air challenge off the kicker.
Some of the top riders competing in Acworth include the defending Pro Tour titlist and 2009 Rookie of the Year, Harley Clifford; four-time X Games gold medalist, Danny Harf; and the only rider ever to land a 1080 in a contest, Rusty Malinoski.
In addition to all the action on the water; on land, fans will enjoy plenty of great food; 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. At the Pro Tour’s new entertainment stage, guests can catch athlete interviews, color commentators and interactive live music.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under).
For more information on the Pro Tour, including daily schedules, tickets, photos, videos, athlete bios, results, standings and more, visit www.allisports.com.
To catch all the high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the Acworth Pro Tour stop on television, tune in to FUEL TV on July 20 at 8 p.m. EST.
Following Acworth, the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will make it next stop of the season in Fort Worth, Tex., on June 10-12. Additional venues for the 2010 season include Elizabethtown, Ky.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Knoxville, Tenn.
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Indmar, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Overton’s, Peavey, Oakley, WakeBoarding magazine, FUEL TV and Allisports.com.
MasterCraft is the exclusive tow boat for the Pro Wakeboard Tour, as it has been since the tour’s wakeboarding events began in 1992. Indmar Marine engines will provide the power for MasterCraft’s X Series line of competition tow boats.
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