Pro Watercross Releases 2016 Rule Book and Race Classes
By: Pro Watercross Tour
We are pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Pro Watercross International Rulebook and the 2016 competition classes for the National Tour.
“We want to provide a clear, consistent rulebook for the riders and the teams,” explained Pro Watercross CEO AJ Handler. “We took a lot of ideas and suggestions into consideration during our planning. We feel that Pro Watercross is on track for a great 2016 season”
In an effort to grow the sport, Pro Watercross is introducing the Ski Superstock class that allows “approved” aftermarket hulls. The “approved hull” list will be announced and posted on the Pro Watercross website’s rulebook page in the near future. [Read More]
PRO WATERCROSS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK
Story and Photos: Pro Watercross Tour
Rochester, NY – (January 27, 2016) Pro Watercross in cooperation with Charleston, WestVirginia is excited to announce that the Pro Watercross National Championship’s Pro finals will air on CBS Sports Network this fall. The three-year agreement with Charleston, West Virginia follows a highly successful last race season for Pro Watercross and its first CBS Sports Spectacular TV show for the 2015 Pro Watercross World Championships.
Charleston, West Virginia is home to many world-class sporting events and festivals including the Pro Watercross National Championship which will take place on Charleston’s Magic Island August 20-21, 2016. The National Championship will see the world’s top athletes competing in this fast and exciting sport of closed course personal watercraft racing otherwise known as Watercross vying to become the 2016 Pro Watercross National Champions. The National Championship is the anchor to the city’s annual SportsFest with a great mix of sports including Beach Volleyball, Charleston 3 on 3 Basketball, Jiu-Jitsu Wrestling as well as tasty local food.
Tim Brady, VP of Sales and Marketing of the Charleston, West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau commented; “We’re excited to continue this relationship for at least the next three years. Charleston and Pro Watercross have developed a strong partnership that I believe has benefited both the city and the tour. The event has grown every year and it’s become something that locals look forward to each August. As the tour stop has grown, so too has the entire SportsFest weekend here in Charleston. New events are added each year, but it’s the foundation laid by Pro Watercross that has really made it possible. With the added exposure of CBS Sports this event truly becomes a national showcase for Charleston, as well as the state of West Virginia.”
“This announcement starts off an outstanding year for watercross and another vote of confidence in Pro Watercross to deliver a world-class event” stated Jennifer Handler of Pro Watercross today. “I have every confidence that the National Championship in Charleston, West Virginia will grow as we bring in CBS Sports to film the event and take it to the next level to an even wider global audience.” Handler continued.
As part of the three-year agreement Charleston has agreed to site improvement to better accommodate competitors and their equipment. “Charleston in a great little city with a friendly atmosphere and lots to do in the downtown area” Brian O’Rourke of Team Faith from Nashville, TN stated today after hearing the news about the National Championship. “The site improvements are going to make this event first class” continued O’Rourke.
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and DISH Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
For additional information about the Pro Watercross National Championship please visit go to www.ProWatercross.com.
2016 PRO WATERCROSS TOUR & CHAMPIONSHIP DATES
May 7-8 | Panama City Beach, FL
May 14-15 | Pensacola Beach, FL
June 18-19 | Sparks/Reno, NV
June 24-25 | St George, UT
August 13-14 | Hartwell, GA
August 20-21 | Charleston, WV | National Championships
September 20-25 | Naples, FL | World Championships
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New Surf Hull and Sponsorship Deals
Wareham, Dorset, UK. Carve Composites Ltd has launches the all new RAZR surf hull.
In two firsts for the British hull maker, Carve composites has released the first British built surf hull and secured two up and coming British surf riders in a double sponsorship deal. [Read More]
The best season?
Story & Photos: KevRacing Media
This year Kevin was on point with his performance. Victories around the globe, fresh of the King’s Cup title and the lead in the overall world cup. It’s no lie to say Reiterer is either winning or breaking down, because that is what happened this season. Kevin either won the race or broke down. [Read More]
Reiterer to the Top of the World
Story: Kev Racing Media
Photos: Bomb Photography
On the 4-6 December the top 20 racers of the world competed at the King’s Cup in Thailand. The most prestigious race of the season characterized by its difficult race conditions.
4 Motos on open sea with heavy seas pushed the best of the best to their limits. The Austrian winner of 2008, Kevin Reiterer, convinced with amazing performance on the first day.
“Waves and riding against the best in the world takes me out of my comfort zone. Pushing myself to the limit on a 220hp monster, over 16 minutes and an average heart rate of 186 beats per minute is what I love to do and showed me once again why I love what I am doing.”, says the 23 year old sports graduate after amazing battles in the first Motos. The Austrian knew what he wanted to achieve and had a solid second day that led him to overall victory. Thanks to the high recognition of the sport by Thailand’s royal family, the winners received their trophy by the princess of Thailand.
Reiterer, an icon in his sport, impressed spectators and competitors with his performance, but more important with his amount of joy and passion that he brings into the sport. A young model athlete out of Austria, living his dreams. [Read More]
Hunter Verlander wins the XDubai Flyboard® World cup 2015
16 year old american, nicknamed « The Frog » surprised the Flyboard® world by winning the title of Pro World Champion against double World Champion Suksan Tongthai and North American Champion Damone Rippy. [Read More]