The high-flying, rail-sliding, water-sports action of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is set to make a splash in Colorado Springs, Colo., when the top riders in the world hit the waters of Prospect Lake at Memorial Park on July 23 & 24, 2010. Colorado Springs is the fourth event in the five-stop series points race for the coveted Pro Tour title.
“Colorado Springs is our next-to-last stop on the Pro Tour, so everyone is going to step up their riding to score some crucial points at this event,” said defending Pro Tour titlist, Harley Clifford. “I would not be surprised to see someone land a 1080 in Colorado Springs, because none of us can afford to hold anything back at this event.”
The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Sports and Special events department has been working with the event since October of 2008. The competition is set to air on FUEL TV. Through the summer months, the King of Wake shows will air during Wake Steady, FUEL TV’s wake programming block every Tuesday night at 8:00pm ET/PT, beginning June 29, 2010. Each show will re-air several times on the network.
Throughout the two-day event, riders will compete in a series of rounds, 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 25 mph. 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.
Some of the top riders competing in Colorado Springs include: defending Pro Tour titlist, 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 great food; athlete autograph signings; chances to win freebies and shopping at the most cutting-edge stores for wakeboard equipment and apparel. At the Pro Tour’s new entertainment stage, guests can catch athlete interviews, color commentators and interactive live music. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate on event dates for $10 (general admission), $5 (ages 6-12) or free (ages 5 and under).
For more information, including daily schedules, tickets, TV air dates, photos, videos, athlete bios, results, standings and more, visit www.allisports.com.