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TNT WakeFest At Center Hill Lake This Weekend!

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TNT WakeFest Speeds To Center Hill Lake This Weekend!

The multi-year ever boasts over 30 professional wakeboard riders!$80,000 in total cash prizes to be awarded with $50,000 to Sunday’s shoot-out grand prize winner

SMITHVILLE, Tenn. Wakefest 2018 opens today in Smithville, Tenn. at Pates Ford Marina and Fishlipz Resort and Grill on Center Hill Lake. This year’s wakeboarding competition Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 features over 30 professional riders from around the country, offering a $50,000 shootout grand prize cash purse and an additional $30,000 to professional riders competing this weekend. TNT Watersports’ WakeFest is in its sixth year at Center Hill Lake and is a community outreach event designed to promote the sport of wakeboarding.

Started in 2005 on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tenn., Wakefest has ever-growing popularity not only locally but throughout the southeast. With divisions starting with children and up to professional, all ages and skill levels are celebrated in this grassroots tournament.

For 2018, competition categories range from grom to pro, with divisions including grom, beginner, intermediate, junior, advanced, women, pro men’s, pro women’s an outlaw! Cash prizes will be given for all professional competition categories.

In 2012, Wakefest re-located to Pates Ford Marina at Center Hill Lake in order to expand and attract an even larger group of riders and spectators. The relocation was a success with over 75 riders and 2,000 spectators making it one of the largest grassroots tournaments in the Southeast.

Continuing with this success, this year’s event will include a Pro Division Tournament on Saturday featuring some of today’s top wakeboarding pro riders! This year’s sponsors include Bud Light, Austermiller Roofing, Malibu Boats, Fireball Whiskey, Pates Ford Marina, Fish Lipz Grill, Tootsies, Hyperlite, Signature Limo

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