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  • We Ski to Honor Herb


    QUINCY, WASHINGTON (June 15, 2016) %E2%80%93 The towering cliffs of Crescent Bar provide an amazing back drop to showcase eight world class water skiers in memory of Herb O'Brien. This is such a cool and unique opportunity for our local waterski community. The Herb O'Brien Memorial cup will include a cash prize pro event on Saturday evening June 25, and a very cool pro/am event on Sunday afternoon June 26.

    Local waterskiers are invited to swerve alongside the pros on Sunday to honor Herb in this first annual pro/am Herb's Cup event. Radar, Mastercraft and INT have some fun surprises for all the skiers and pros.

    The Herb O'Brien Memorial Cup will feature and international field:

    K.C. Wilson %E2%80%93 3X Jr. Masters Champion

    Brooks Wilson %E2%80%93 3X Jr. US Open Champion

    Freddie Winter %E2%80%93 Pro Champion and British Record Holder

    Jason McClintock %E2%80%93 Canadian Record Holder

    Steven Neveu %E2%80%93 World Champion Medalist

    Chris Rossi %E2%80%93 Professional Champion

    Trent Finlayson %E2%80%93 Canadian Record Holder

    Terry Winter %E2%80%93 Professional Champion

    Crescent Bar River Fest Schedule of Waterski Events:

    Amateur skiers will have two opportunities to get on the water at Crescent Bar River Fest!

    Friday Evening 5pm: The pro's will be doing a preliminary heat on the Crescent Bar Slalom Course in the channel.

    Saturday 8am: INT League Amateur Waterski Event

    Saturday 5pm: Herb O'Brien Memorial Cup Pro Waterski Tournament

    Sunday 12:30pm: Herb O'Brien Memorial Cup Pro/Am

    What's the Cost?

    %2445 %E2%80%93 Saturday's INT League Amateur Competition
    %2420 %E2%80%93 Sunday's Pro/Am Competition
    *Registration is limited to only 32 spots, please pre-register online at CrescentBarRiverFest.com

    How does it the Pro/Am work?

    Both Pro and Amateur skiers will ski on Saturday and set a bench mark score. From there, the 32 amateur skiers will be divided into 8 teams with one pro and four amateur skiers for Sunday's competition. Together the teams will ski against each other to improve on their scores from Saturday. The winning team will each receive a brand new Radar Waterski on Sunday afternoon at the awards ceremony.

    Who is Herb O'Brien?

    Herb O'Brien founded O'Brien Sports, HO Sports/Hyperlite and most recently Ronix Wakeboards and Radar Waterskis. In 1972, he built the second ever manmade waterski lake in Woodinville, WA which today remains one of the most famous lakes in the world. Anyone with the privilege of knowing Herb remembers him for his generosity and giving nature. There are endless stories of his compassion told by the hundreds of people who worked for him over the years. We lost Herb in 2012 at the age of only 68. His vacation home at Crescent Bar was one of his favorite places to come ski.

    About the INT League

    The INT League is a marketing and promotional company that hosts amateur waterski, wakeboard, kneeboard, wake skate and wake surf competitions nationwide. INT aspires to grow participation and consistency in towed water sports by actively promoting, organizing, and supporting, fun competitive events by welcoming all ages and ability levels. For more information please see the INT website at www.intleague.com.


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