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Wakeboarding tourney making waves



 Rain or shine, competitors of the Oklahoma River Wakeboard Series 2007 will be competing Friday to Sunday. Riders from all over the country are scheduled to vie for the tournament's first-place prize of $2,000.


Wakeboarding is a sport when a rider is pulled by a boat and performs a wide variety of tricks and stunts off of the wake created by the craft.



Admission is $5. Friday will feature:

" "Pay for Pulls," in which anybody can pay $5 to get towed down a 100-yard stretch of the river and back, and

" the Double-Up contest, in which two wakes meet and send the rider soaring through the air.


"Saturday morning at 10 a.m. is when the actual tournament starts," said Kevin Bullard, co-coordinator.


Throughout the weekend, clinics will be held to teach wakeboarding. The tournament will be held by the OklahomaRiver near Western Avenue and S.W. 15th St. Registration to compete is $35 and an additional $17 for the World Wakeboarding Association insurance fee.


The public is invited to the pro party Saturday night at Half Time Sports Bar and Grill, 115 E. Sheridan, to meet everybody involved with the tournament. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit . "CJ Macklin


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