COUNTRY’S BEST COLLEGIATE SKI AND SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE ATHLETES GATHER AT KEYSTONE RESORT FOR “2008 COLLEGIATE NATIONALS” ON MARCH 28-29
CBS SPORTS TO AIR “COLLEGIATE NATIONALS” ON MAY 25
CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK TO FEATURE 15 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF “COLLEGIATE NATIONALS” PROGRAMMING BEGINNING ON MAY 26
Registration open to all male and female skiers and snowboarders enrolled in a minimum of three college credits within the past nine months
Salt Lake City, UT, March 12, 2008– Some of the hottest collegiate ski and snowboard slopestyle athletes will gather at Keystone Resort in Colorado on March 28-29 for the 2008 Collegiate Nationals, a first-of-its kind event showcasing collegiate championships.
You can still register for the slopestyle competitions at the Edge® Shave Gel Collegiate Snowboarding Open Championships and the Edge® Shave Gel Collegiate Freeskiing Open Championships. Male and female snowboarders and skiers of all levels are encouraged to come out for a chance at the Edge® Shave Gel Collegiate Snowboarding Open Championship and the Edge® Shave Gel Collegiate Freeskiing Open Championship titles. In addition, winners will take away a share of the $2500 per sport cash purse. Register today at www.thecollegiatenationals.com. Registration is $25 per competitor and includes a two-day lift ticket, Saturday lunch and an event T-shirt.
Extensive television coverage of The Collegiate Nationals kicks-off with a special one-hour program airing on CBS Sports on Sunday, May 25 (2:00 PM, ET). The show will launch seven consecutive days of Olympic style programming on CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK (CSTV), followed by eight days of sport specific programming on the network. CBS College Sports Network’s coverage begins on Monday, May 26.
In its third consecutive year, The Collegiate Nationals, which emphasizes collegiate lifestyle sports, brings together athletes from over 100 different colleges and universities across the country in a range of competitive events. Competitions will be held in Keystone, CO; Reno, NV; San Diego, CA; and Boulder, CO. The 2008 Collegiate Nationals line-up brings back last year’s roster of Championships including snowboarding, wakeboarding, beach volleyball, boxing, freeskiing, weightlifting and flowboarding. For the second consecutive year, students can compete in both filmmaking and music, featuring bands and film students from colleges around the country. New for 2008, competitive eating debuts this year at Collegiate Nationals.
For more information and for college students interested in participating in The Collegiate Nationals, log on to the event’s website www.thecollegiatenationals.com.
Collegiate Nationals Ski & Snowboard Slopestyle Events
March 28th & 29th
Who: Open to all college students enrolled in at least 3 credits within the last 9
Months. Open format for both ski and snowboard, male and female. Open to all abilities.
What: Skiing & Snowboarding Open Slopestyle Event
Cash Prizes for Top 3 Male & Female, Ski & Board
$2500 total per discipline
$1000 1st place per discipline for Men’s Ski & Board
$500 1st place per discipline for Women’s Ski & Board
Each athlete will receive 2 qualifier runs and 2 final runs, best run counts
Relative number from each qualifier will advance to finals
When: Friday, March 28th
8am to 6pm-Registration Open
10am to 4pm-Open Practice
Saturday, March 29th
8am to 9am-Registration Open, Last Chance
9:30am to 2pm-Men’s and Women’s Ski & Snowboard Qualifiers
2:30pm to 5:00pm-Men’s and Women’s Ski & Snowboard Finals
6pm to 8pm-Event Apres Party-Last Lift Bar
Where: Keystone Resort, CO
A-51 Terrain Park
Access to course by the Peru Express Lift and the A-51 Terrain Park Lift
Competition course located directly under the lift
Registration: Mountain House Base Lodge, Upstairs
Other: Lodging, Car Rental, and Airfare Discounts Available
Log onto http://thecollegiatenationals.com for all info and discounts
Log onto http://registration.mtsports.com to register
Registration is $25/athlete
Registration includes 2 Day Lift Ticket, Saturday Lunch, Event T-shirt
120 athletes total: 60 ski (40/20 Male/Female) & 60 board (40/20 Male/Female)
**Event Schedule & Info Subject to Change***
Mountain Sports International