Wakeboarders, wakeskaters and wakesurfers compete against the rest of the world based on video footage of their riding. Riders submit videos of themselves competing on wakeboard during June/July/August on their home turf. Each month, judges from the Pro Wakeboard Tour will select the best riders in 20+ divisions. Those winners are then invited to compete in the live event at the Sparks Marina. 2012 was the first year of this format and the finale was held in Orlando; about 50 finalists competed for the overall title. The 2013 event has been expanded to include finalists in all age divisions as well as the men’s and women’s pros from around the world – 125 athletics are anticipated. This is a made-for-media event and will be heavily promoted online. It will also feature a live webcast and will be covered by Wakeboard Magazine – there is not a television broadcast component. They will tentatively use JA Nugget as the event host hotel, due to World Sports & Marketing’s previous relationship with them for the Pro Wakeboard Tour.
Friday – amateurs compete
Saturday/Sunday – pros compete
On June 27, the stars of women’s bowling will compete under the stars in downtown Reno!
5:00-7:00pm Street Festival (adjacent to the bowling lanes) on N. Virginia Street
7:00pm Opening Ceremonies (under the Reno Arch)
7:30pm Competition begins (approx. 2 hours)
Bowling’s US Women’s Open is bowling’s most prestigious event. This is the first US Open brand event to be held in Reno!
Over 300 of bowling’s greatest women players will go head to head in qualifying rounds to earn one of five coveted spots in the finals, which will be held on the evening of June 27, literally under the stars in downtown Reno. Four bowling lanes are being constructed on N. Virginia Street, with the Reno arch as the backdrop. One of these five finalists could potentially win a $1,000,000 if they bowl a perfect match!
The competition will be televised on ESPN2 next week (July 3) – see if you make it in the crowd shots!
There will be several large screens positioned along the street festival area so everyone is sure to catch the action. (There is limited reserved bleacher seating, for event sponsors and their guests.)
There is plenty more than just bowling balls rolling around the streets of downtown Reno. Located adjacent to the competition lanes, enjoy a FREE admission to the street festival! Food and beverage will available for sale, courtesy of the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus. Stop by the Reno Tahoe USA special events displays, as well as displays from the major bowling sponsors.