Neubauer New Champion

CN Staff

Point Loma Nazarene’s Chris Neubauer had one last chance to win the Collegiate Nationals Flowboarding Championships. The senior failed to make even the semifinals of the 2007 contest, but what a difference a year makes. Buoyed by an entire cheering section, Neubauer out-flowed the other five finalists and left the Wave House $1500 richer.

Results from the 2008 Collegiate Nationals Flowboarding Championships:

Team Champions:

1 Mesa (100 pts)

2 SDSU (95 pts)

3 PLNU (83 pts)

4 USD (44 pts)

5 USC (26 pts)

6 UCSB (18 pts)


Individual Champions:

1 Chris Neubauer, Point Loma Nazarene

2 Brian Crecely, San Diego State

3 Jeff Ranta, San Diego State

4 Andy Gold, Mesa

5 Trevor Kelly, Mesa

6 Tyler McIntyre, Mesa


Semifinal Results

Semi 1

1 Tyler McIntyre, Mesa

2 Brian Crecely, SDSU

3 Jeff Ranta, SDSU

4 JoJo Roper, SDSU

5 Nate Cadieux, PLNU


Semi …


Best Bet: Collegiate Nationals crown champs in volleyball, flowboarding & eating

Stephen Rubin

SAN DIEGO —- OK, beach volleyball and flowboarding (think surfing but on an artificial wave) make a reasonable pair for an Southern California competition. But competitive eating, too? (No word whether fish tacos are involved, but still.) At least we’re not talking about a triathlon here. But if that were the case, would the eating come first or last?

Anyhoo, that trio of events —- separate competitions with separate athletes —- is part of something called the Collegiate Nationals, which makes one of its four stops in San Diego at Mission Beach’s Wave House on Friday, Saturday and April 20. The three days of competition will be part of a one-hour program running May 25 on CBS. Those wishing to maybe grab a second of airtime or simply watch competitve eaters stuff their faces are welcome to attend free.

The real competition and real crowds are expected …


Derek Zemen Ready to Defend Title

Raymond Ayala

The 2007 Collegiate Nationals, saw the crowning of numerous champions and showcased lifestyle sports at the collegiate level. After the success of last year, the 2008 Collegiate Nationals event in San Diego will feature four events, as compared to last year when there were three competitions. This year, along with beach volleyball, flowboarding, and a music festival, a new addition will be the eating contest.

The flowboarding championship was an extremely successful event in 2007. The riders compete at San Diego’s famous Wave House, where they throw down on a 10-foot wave simulator known as Bruticus Maximus.

USC senior Derek Zemen went toe-to-toe with over 80 competitors last year at the Wave House, and emerged as the 2007 individual champion of the event.

“Winning this event gave me confidence, and it felt good to win a collegiate national championship,” said Zemen.

Zemen explained that though last year’s championship …


Collegiate Nationals Official Press Release


One-Hour Special on CBS Sports Launches 15 Days of Programming on
CBS College Sports Network

Jack in the Box® Restaurants and Edge® Shave Gel Sign on as Sponsors

The Collegiate Nationals, a first-of-its kind event showcasing more collegiate championships than any where else, returns for a third consecutive year. Coverage 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.

The Collegiate Nationals line-up for 2008 is highlighted by last year’s roster of Championships, which includes snowboarding, wakeboarding, beach volleyball, boxing,


Avis Car Rental Discount Available for Collegiate Nationals

CN Staff

Avis Rent A Car has partnered with the Collegiate Nationals to offer transportation discounts.

The group discount is in the 5-25% range, includes unlimited mileage and is available from seven days before to seven days after the event.

Reservations should be made by calling Avis directly at (888) 754-8878.

Please use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number that is assigned to Collegiate Nationals to receive the best available rates from Avis.
AWD: J868804…


Collegiate Nationals Return This Spring


The 3rd annual Collegiate Nationals are here! With new locations and additional sports, the 2008 Collegiate Nationals will feature more high-intensity competition than ever.

The first champions will be crowned on the slopes of Keystone Resort in Colorado before the action moves to the mats and rings Reno. The competition then heats up on the beaches of San Diego when Collegiate Nationals takes over the Wave House for a weekend-long party of beach volleyball, flowboarding, eating, and music. The festival of collegiate championships wraps up in Boulder when hundreds of athletes battle for titles in wakeboarding. Collegiate Nationals. The festival of epic championships.…


B-Max Sees Collegiate Action Year-Round

CN Staff

Since we last checked in with the flowboarders at the 2007 Collegiate Nationals, tales of their exploits have trickled back to Collegiate Nationals headquarters in New York. Derek Zemen, rumor has it, is paying tribute to his last semester at USC by building a skate ramp in his living room. T-Mac (that’s Tyler McIntyre folks) of Mesa College and Jeff Ranta, formerly of SDSU, showed their stuff at the 2007 Flow Tour National Championships at the Wave House this past fall.

This wasn’t your grandmother’s flowboard competition. The Flow Tour National Championships turned the Wave House into the United Nations of the wave rider world. Riders from as far away as the Netherlands and South Africa made a pilgrimage to the famed Bruticus Maximus. Both McIntyre and Ranta threw some sick moves in the expert stand-up division and snagged third and fourth, respectively.

And then there’s Kristen Barney …