POLK CITY, Fla. – Two wakeboard national championships will be held May 31-June 3 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The weekend kicks off with the seventh year return of the Jack in the Box® Collegiate Wakeboard National Championships on the Oklahoma River at Airport Park, and encores with the USA Wakeboard Cable Wakeboard National Championships at WakeZone Cable Park. The championships are presented by Jack in the Box®, Epic Boats, WakeZone and WakeWorld.com. Coverage will premiere on Wednesday, July 11 (9 p.m. EDT) as part of The Alt Games Presented by Jack in the Box® on CBS Sports Network. Wakeboarding also will be featured as part of the Alt Games
Highlight Show Presented by Jack in the Box® airing on the CBS Television Network on Saturday, July 15 (2 p.m. EDT).
The Jack in the Box® Collegiate Wakeboard National Championships will begin with quarterfinals on Thursday with finals ending on Saturday, combining both individual and team formats. Collegiateteams consist of four Men, two Women and one Wakeskate. The reigning national champions, the University of Tennessee Volunteers, will be defending their title against Arizona State University, Ball State University, California State University-Chico, Central Washington University, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Florida, University of Louisiana-Monroe, University of Miami, University of Wisconsin, Virginia Tech University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Texas. Independent collegiate riders may still register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The USA Wakeboard Cable Wakeboard National Championships is set for Sunday, June 3 at the new 100-acre WakeZone Cable Park and is presenting a $12,300 pro cash purse. Champions of the pro men and women divisions will be selected as members of 2012 U.S. Cable Wakeboard Team that will compete in the 2012 IWWF Cable Wakeboard World Championships, Nov. 9-11, in Manila, Philippines. Amateur results will also be used as part of the criteria for team selection. Epic is the official sponsor of the U.S. Wakeboard Team. Visit www.cablewakezone.com to register.
About EPIC Wakeboats: Based in San Diego, Calif., EPIC Wakeboats is the creator of “The World’s First Electric Hybrid Sport Boat” as well as its flagship boat, the EPIC 23V, which comes standard with 4,000 pounds of stock ballast. EPIC currently has dealers located nationwide as well as Dubai, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Mexico. For more information, please visit www.epicboats.com.
About WakeZone: Relocated to a new 100-acre facility at 3501 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK., WakeZone is a full size Rixen 5-tower cable park and has previously hosted the USA Wakeboard Boat, Surf and Cable Nationals. WakeZone provides wakeboard instruction, coaching, internships, proshop and venue facilities for your event. For more information, please visit www.cablewakezone.com.
About WakeWorld.com: Based in Ramona, Calif., WakeWorld.com started in 1996 and is the world’s most-read wakeboarding publication with more than 150,000 unique visitors reading more than 3 million pages in July 2011. WakeWorld.com is owned by eWake, Inc. For additional information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.wakeworld.com.
About USA Wakeboard: USA Wakeboard is a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski, the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States. USA Wakeboard has 28 collegiate teams participating in the Collegiate Wakeboard Association. USA Wakeboard national teams won gold medals for the United States in three of the past four international events, including the 2012 IWWF Pan American Wakeboard Championships, 2011 Pan American Games and 2011 IWWF Wakeboard World Championships. For more information, visit www.USAWATERSKI.org.
About CBS Sports Network: CBS Sports Network, the cable channel of CBS Sports, features comprehensive sports programming. The Network covers more than 300 live games annually, showcasing 30 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBSSN’s live programming is highlighted by college sports including teams from the Mountain West, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League, the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy, as well as Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League. The Network also airs the weekday “Tim Brando Show” and is the new home of Professional Bull Riders (PBR). On April 3, 2012, the Network premiered ROME, a new weekday program hosted by Jim Rome that features news and opinion on the day’s hottest sports stories with rants, debates and guest appearances by some of the biggest names in sports.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers on Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 (1643 in HD) and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States.