$134,000 Purse at Stake
Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 26 , 2015) — The largest pro men’s purse in the 23 year history of the Pro Wakeboard Tour, $134,000, will be divided and at the conclusion of each of the four events around the U.S., $31,000 will be awarded to the riders. The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour will be making stops around the United States, including Texas, California, Wisconsin, and Georgia. The events will take place on Saturdays only, with the exception of the first stop beginning on a Friday with a chance to qualify for the first competition.
"The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour is focused on making pro men’s riding as progressive and innovative as possible,” said Rick Tinker, president of Skier’s Choice, manufacturer of Supra Boats. “The purse is almost one-third higher than last year, pays only the elite riders, and offers a huge incentive for the athletes to push the boundaries of the sport."
This historic, $134,000 pro men’s purse reflects Supra Boats and Bonnier Corp's commitment to and investment in the Pro Wakeboard Tour athletes. All 18 positions will be paid out and riders will have a chance to go big or go home and vie for a lucrative spot on the tour.
"We have created a new benchmark for pro events,” said Matt Hickman, vice president of brand strategies at Bonnier Corp. “With the largest pro men’s purse in PWT history and unmatched media exposure planned for 2015, athletes will realize more participant value than with any other event past or present."
Each of the four stops will pay out $30,000, and a progression award of $1,000 will be given to the rider at the selected stop that has a winning trick, accelerating the sport continually. A $10,000 series bonus will be given to the winner at the end of the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour.
"I'm pumped for the progression award because it gives the riders a chance to throw down one huge, risky trick without it affecting the rest of our run. Fans should see some new moves this year," said young gun and Supra Boats team rider, Daniel Powers.
Stay tuned for information in the near future on the athletes and more! For details, visit www.supraboatspwt.com