Minneapolis, Minn. – The quest to become the best wakeboarder in the United States ended for some today, as the 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink wrapped up 11 of its 23 divisions. The top wakeboarding talent in the country gathered today on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis to vie for their respective division’s national title. Among the 11 champions crowned today was Tim Nilsen, who claimed his first national title in the Masters division. Despite choppy water conditions, the Northern California native posted a score of 66.67 to best Mike Vanpatten, Kevin Michael, and Steve Jones in the four-man final.Nilsen, along with the other 10 national titlists, will now represent the United States at the 2011 WWA World Championships next month.
The 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is free to the public during all five days of competition. For those who cannot attend the event in person, just "like" the King of Wake’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/kingofwake) to watch all the live streaming footage.
The 2011 Nautique WWA Nationals will also air on the VERSUS television network at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 6.