Â FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECOUNTRYâS BEST COLLEGIATE SKI AND SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE ATHLETES GATHER AT KEYSTONE RESORT FOR â2008 COLLEGIATE NATIONALSâ ON MARCH 28-29 CBS SPORTS TO AIR âCOLLEGIATE NATIONALSâ ON MAY 25CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK TO FEATURE 15 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF âCOLLEGIATE NATIONALSâ 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 Â 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. Â You can still register for the slopestyle competitions at the EdgeÂ® Shave Gel Collegiate Snowboarding Open Championships and the EdgeÂ® 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 EdgeÂ® Shave Gel Collegiate Snowboarding Open Championship and the EdgeÂ® 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 http://www.thecollegiatenationals.com. Registration is $25 per competitor and includes a two-day lift ticket, Saturday lunch and an event T-shirt.Â 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 Networkâs coverage begins on Monday, May 26.Â 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 yearâs 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. Â For more information and for college students interested in participating in The Collegiate Nationals, log on to the eventâs website http://www.thecollegiatenationals.com.Â Â Collegiate Nationals Ski & Snowboard Slopestyle EventsMarch 28th & 29thÂ 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. Â What: Skiing & Snowboarding Open Slopestyle EventCash Prizes for Top 3 Male & Female, Ski & Board$2500 total per discipline$1000 1st place per discipline for Menâs Ski & Board$500 1st place per discipline for Womenâs Ski & BoardEach athlete will receive 2 qualifier runs and 2 final runs for those who qualify, best run counts Relative number from each qualifier will advance to finalsÂ When: Friday, March 28th8am to 6pm-Registration Open10am to 4pm-Open Practice5:00pm-Athlete MeetingÂ Saturday, March 29th8am to 9am-Registration Open, Last Chance9:30am to 2pm-Menâs and Womenâs Ski & Snowboard Qualifiers2:30pm to 5:00pm-Menâs and Womenâs Ski & Snowboard Finals5:30pm-Awards6pm to 8pm-Event Apres Party-Last Lift BarÂ Where: Keystone Resort, COA-51 Terrain ParkAccess to course by the Peru Express Lift and the A-51 Terrain Park Lift Competition course located directly under the liftRegistration: Mountain House Base Lodge, UpstairsÂ Other: Lodging, Car Rental, and Airfare Discounts AvailableLog onto http://thecollegiatenationals.com for all info and discountsLog onto http://registration.mtsports.com to registerRegistration is $25/athleteRegistration includes 2 Day Lift Ticket, Saturday Lunch, Event T-shirt120 athletes total: 60 ski (40/20 Male/Female) & 60 board (40/20 Male/Female)Â Â **Event Schedule & Info Subject to Change***
Here's a look at how some of the last events of the season, the Nor Freeski Cup, Nor Freeski Championships and USASA Nationals, have affected the AFP World Tour Rankings in the lead up to next week's crowning of the 2016 AFP World Tour Champions.