The 2012 WWA Wakeboard National Championships will begin Thursday and last through Sunday at Voice of America Park in West Chester.
The event will mark the first time in the 23-year history of the WWA Wakeboard National Championships that it will be held in the state of Ohio.During the four-day event, West Chester expects to welcome more than 200 competitive riders, professional and amateur, from across the United States to compete in 22 skill-level divisions for national titles.
Results will establish the athletes to represent the United States at the WWA Wakeboard World Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Aug. 16-19.
The national championships is expected to have an economic impact of $500,000 and is set to attract roughly 5,000 visitors to the West Chester area, according to the Butler County Visitors Bureau (BCVB).
“We are excited to host this prestigious professional event,” said Mark Hecquet, executive director of the BCVB. “To have West Chester serve as a host for a such exceptional event will have a tremendous economic impact for the venue, local businesses, hotels, restaurants, attractions and shops.”
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
For more information on the 2012 WWA National Championships, visit KingofWake.com. Tickets can be purchased online for $7 per day or for $13 on the day of the event, according to the website. Tickets at the gate for children ages 6-12 are $5, while children ages under 5 are free. All military personal with I.D. receive free admission for themselves and three friends.