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Vans WWA Wakeboard National Championship
Indianapolis, IN (August 19, 2004) -- The Vans WWA Wakeboard National Championships began the first day of competition with seven amateur divisions competing for National Championships on Thursday at the Precedent Office Park in Indianapolis.
This event is the second of three stops in the Vans Triple Crown of Wakeboarding, one of the biggest wakeboarding series in the sport with all the world's top wakeboarders expected to compete this weekend in Indianapolis.
Notable names competing today include Jeff Barton, former editor of WakeBoarding magazine. Barton competed in the Masters division on Thursday, earning a spot in Friday's final. Barton has won both the Masters division National and World Championship in past years.
Other top riders competing on Thursday include Denise Parris who took the top spot in the Amateur Women's Semifinal. Matt Vermillion won the semifinal heat in the Veterans division. In the Men's I division, Ben Carley, Colin Ryan, Chad Reese, Jimmy Trask and Mike Schwenne won Semifinal heats. Miles Armstrong and Billy Garcia won the Masters division Semifinal heats.
Semifinal and final action will continue on Friday at the Precedent Office Park beginning at 9 a.m.
The Vans Triple Crown of Wakeboarding, the largest wakeboarding series in the sport, consists of three championship-caliber events: Vans Wakeboard Pro June 19-20 Fox Sports Net - July 15, 4 pm (Portland, OR) Vans WWA Wakeboard Nationals August 19-22 Fox Sports Net - Sept. 23, 4 pm (Indianapolis, IN) Vans WWA Wakeboard Worlds Sept. 30-Oct. 3 Fox Sports Net - Oct. 28, 4 pm (Orlando, FL)
The Vans Triple Crown(tm) Series is made possible through the support of Ford Trucks, Right Guard, Mountain Dew, NBC Sports and Fox Sports Net. The Vans Triple Crown Series features the world's top athletes participating in premier venues throughout North America for the top prize purse in each of six action sports: Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, BMX, Freestyle Motocross, Surfing and Snowboarding. Additional promotional support provided by: SeaDoo watercraft, Perfect Pass, Hyperlite, Toyo Tires, KMC Wheels, Verizon Wireless, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, CWB, Jobe, Double-up, Blindside, JoyRide, O'Brien, Cassette Wakeskates, 484 Wakeskates, Billabong, Reef, Body Glove, UGP, Epiphone Guitars, OJ Props, Chipper Beef Jerky, Bare Wetsuits, buywake.com, Love Sac, Capix Helmets, Indo Boards, Straight Line, Nevin, ten-80, Toyo Tires, KMC Wheels, Verizon Wireless, Execute, Wakeworld.com, Wakeboarder.com, Monster Towers, Say I Won't and One Percent Design. Wake Boarding, published by World Publications, is the official magazine of the Pro Wakeboard Tour. Wake Boarding is the definitive source on all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and the latest news.