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US Open of Watercross

Sparks Marina will be the host site of the 2013 US Open of Watercross, June 29-30, 2013.

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This will be 8th annual US Open of Watercross which has traveled from coast to coast bringing the best watercross riders throughout the USA and drawing competitors from all over the world, including Australia, Columbia, Kuwait, and Indonesia. These competitors will be vying for the prestigious title of the Sparks US Open of Watercross Champion and winning means earning a place in watercross history, this internationally recognized event will be one of the highest paid events in the country.

The Sparks US Open of Watercross is expected to draw one of the largest gatherings of competitors in the country; participants in pursuit of the US Open title and a cash purse of over $12,000.

On Saturday and Sunday, the premier watercross classes will begin at 11 am to 2pm, these classes will showcase the pro riders in each class. Each of premier classes on Sunday will be followed by awards, interviews and autograph sessions.

UWP would like to welcome the folks from  Jetavation Inc. to the Sparks US Open of Watercross on June 29-30 at the Sparks Marina Park.

The Jetovator has the capability of flying up to 30 feet in the air and diving down 10 feet below the water. You can fly at speeds of up to 25 mph and can perform aerial stunts such as back flips! The Suspension Landing Gear option allows experienced Jetovator operators to take off from, and land on, docks or boats decks. See the live demo right after freestyle on Saturday and Sunday!

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 29
9:00am Practice begins
10:15am National anthem is played and racing begins with novice and amateur
11:00am Pro Runabout Open – MOTO 1
11:30am Pro Ski GP – MOTO 1
12:00pm Pro Freestyle – MOTO 1
1:00pm Intermission – autograph session with pros
Pro Runabout Stock – MOTO 1
1:30pm Pro Ski Stock – MOTO 1
2:00pm Racing continues, all classes
4:30pm Racing ends

Sunday, June 30
10:15am National anthem, racing begins
11:00am Pro Runabout Open – MOTO 2
11:20am Pro Ski GP – MOTO 2
11:40am Pro Runabout Stock – MOTO 2
12:00pm Pro Freestyle (finals)
1:00pm Pro Runabout Open – FINALS
1:20pm Pro Ski GP – FINALS
1:40pm Pro Runabout Stock – FINALS
2:00pm Finals begin
4:30pm Racing ends; award presentation

Sparks Xtreme Beach Sports Festival

June 30-July 1

060212-215The Sparks Marina Park, is the location of the EVP Volleyball Tour and the UWP Watercross Tour, the first time these combined events will be visiting the west coast!

Both tours are the largest of their kind in the country with hundreds of All-American male and female athletes expected to compete.

Watch great beach pro volleyball action on the shore, and handle bar-to-handle bar race action on the lake.

Spectator admission is FREE to all events.

EVP Pro Beach Volleyball

Two-person teams compete for a $5,000 purse starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30.

  • A clinic with EVP pros starts at 11 a.m.
  • Semi-final games start at 3:30 p.m.
  • The finals start at 5 p.m.

Grand Prix of Watercross

beach sports festivalMore than 200 watercraft teams from across the country vie for $10,000 in prizes from

10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 30

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday July 1

  • Pro Roundabout races are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Autograph sessions with the pros on Saturday and Sunday at 11:20 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:50 p.m. and 1:20 p.m.
  • Pro freestyle finals are at 12 p.m. Sunday

Food, beverages, entertainment

  • Food and beverages from several local vendors will be available