WWA Names Extremity Games as Adaptive Qualifier
The World Wakeboard Association (WWA) named Extremity Games (eXG) as a qualifier for the new Adaptive Standing and Adaptive Sit-Boarding Divisions for the 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships. Extremity Games, which is set to take place June 24-25 at Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas, is an extreme sports competition for individuals living with limb loss or limb difference. The WWA and Extremity Games are fired up about this new partnership. Like the Athletes with Disabilities Network says There is No Replacement for the Competitive Spirit™.
The two new WWA adaptive divisions are gearing up to hit the water this upcoming season. Click here to read the previously released article about the debut of the WWA's two new adaptive divisions.
"The WWA is looking forward to our new partnership with Extremity Games and expanding our divisions at the 2011 Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships," comments WWA President Shannon Starling, "The level of wakeboarding that the riders in both of our two new adaptive divisions are able to accomplish is fascinating."
"We look forward to providing the opportunity for adaptive athletes to compete at the next level," says Beth Taylor, Executive Director of Athletes with Disabilities Network, organizers of Extremity Games, "While you can brace a limb or replace a limb, there is no replacement for the competitive spirit. It's great to see the athletes pushing themselves further every year."