WORLD’S BEST WAKEBOARDERS TO COMPETE IN RED BULL WAKE OPEN IN THE HEART OF TAMPA

WORLD’S BEST WAKEBOARDERS TO COMPETE IN RED BULL WAKE OPEN IN THE HEART OF TAMPA

TAMPA, Fla. - LOCAL FLORIDIANS ARE JOINED BY TOP INTERNATIONAL TALENT

WHO: Wakeboarders from eight countries will head to Tampa on the most innovative playing field to date for the sport of wakeboarding. Of local interest, Florida born athletes are bolded below. As well, based on the facilities and opportunities the local area provides for wakeboarding, athletes have migrated to live in Florida for their sport, underlined in addition as residents.

ATHLETE ROSTER:

Shane Bonifay

Harley Clifford

Nick Davies

Raphael Derome

Olivier Derome

Adam Errington

Clay Fletcher

Tom Fooshee

Dominik Guehrs

Danny Harf

Randall Harris

Kevin Henshaw

Dominik Hernler

Cody Johnson

Steel Lafferty

Jimmy LaRiche

Keith Lidberg

Rusty Malinoski

Shaun Murray

Chris O’shea

Nate Perry

Brenton Priestly

Aaron Rathy

Brian Reeder

Marc Rossiter

Erik Ruck

Chad Sharpe

Dean Smith

Phil Soven

Bob Soven

Kaesen Suyderhoud

Shota Tezuka

Nico Von Lerchenfeld

Shawn Watson

JD Webb

 

WHAT: Riders will use the new Sesitec System 2.0 to be pulled through a water terrain park in front of the convention center for the Park and Big Air portion of the competition. Launching off a single 50-Foot ramp, riders will pull the best tricks they can in the air. This environmentally friendly system allows the competitors to hit speeds up to 38mph in short distances to make for a competitive showdown between the best riders.

WHEN: Red Bull Wake Open

Fri., July 13 (4:00pm-8:00pm)

Sat., July 14 (12:00pm-3:00pm)

Free Admission; All Ages

WHERE: Tampa Convention Center

333 South Franklin Street

Tampa, FL 33602

Viewing locations are available around the Channel including the Tampa Convention Center, Harbour Island and from Bayshore Boulevard.

DIGITAL: @redbullTPA | #wakeopen | Facebook | redbullusa.com/wakeopen

In addition to presenting sponsor Casio G’zOne Commando, the event will include Malibu Boats as the official powerboat of the Red Bull Wake Open. B-roll and still photography is available to all media at www.RedBullContentPool.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Jeffrey Kamis

Trifecta Team

E: Jeff@TrifectaTeam.com

C:813.784.3642

 

Whitney Gonzales

Red Bull

E: whitney.gonzales@us.redbull.com

C: 512.705.6762

 

CREDENTIALS

To request credentials please forward the following information via email to Jack Heilig, Trifecta Team, Email: Jack@TrifectaTeam.com by Friday, July 7, 2012.

- Company/Outlet Name

- Type of Media Outlet (ie: Print, Online, TV, Radio)

- City / State

- Website

- Requested by (Name / Title / Email / Phone)

- Attendees (Name / Title or Role / Email / Phone)

A confirmation email will be provided upon review. The confirmation will include details on where and when credentials will be available for pickup. Additional event coverage information will also be provided prior to the event.

 

ABOUT THE RED BULL SIGNATURE SERIES

Watch Red Bull Wake Open Live on Saturday, July 14 at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT on NBC. The event airs as part of the “Red Bull Signature Series,” the most progressive and innovative wakeboarding, surfing, mountain biking, freestyle motocross and snowboarding events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. For more information, visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com.