May 16-18, 2008
The Busted Prop Bar and Grill
948 East Main St
Ottawa, IL

The official kick off of the wakeboarding season in the Midwest is just around the corner! The Illinois River is begging to be shredded and it’s time for you to try out some new gear for 2008!

Midwest Militia, along with a slammed list of sponsors, is once again teaming up to give you the opportunity to ride before you buy your latest set up or wake boat. As in years past, the Busted Prop in Ottawa, Illinois will play host to Midwest Militia’s May Demo Days. The site sits on a back channel of the Illinois River and there are miles and miles of flat water riding in either direction.

Local pro shops, including Liquid Sports Online, will be offering the latest gear from Ronix, Gator, Liquid Force, Slingshot and more to demo. They will also have a full line of gear and accessories from all the top brands like O’neill, Helium, Rip Curl, Oakley, CIRE Boardshorts, Central Clothing Company and others for you to check out.

No Boat? No problem! Local dealers and top manufacturers will have the latest models on hand for you to demo. Check out the new Supra 21V courtesy of Ultimate Wake Watersports at Chicago Sea Ray, the latest X-Star from Chicago Mastercraft, the newest Nautique’s from Dockside Marine and recently added, the new MB Sports Tomcat, courtesy of MB Boats and Once you are tired of demo-ing boats and gear stop by the Militia Booth For some SOBE No Fear Energy Drink, because we will have plenty on hand for the participants!

Tentative Schedule:

Friday the 16th: Show up anytime to setup camp, bring your boat or find a pull and free-ride all day. You may even get a pull behind one of the brand new boats before anyone else. Party and DJ at the Busted Prop.

Saturday the 17th: Demo Day—Check out 2008 Boats, Board  and Gear: Mastercraft, Supra, Nautiques, MB, Ronix, Gator, Slingshot, and more. Look for raffles and the Midwest Militia Season Kickoff party to follow.

Sunday the 18th: Whether you decide to pack up early and hit the road or you’re one of the diehards that stick around and ride all day, you will never go home from a Midwest Militia event without some great memories.

Event Info: On site boat/RV parking and camping (fees apply) available—$20.00 per campsite, RV (or vehicle if you are sleeping in your truck) for the weekend. There are also hotels within a few miles of the site for families or those that might be looking for a more mellow evening. Camping charges also cover your use of the onsite boat launch or some like to use the free, nearby public boat launches (See one of our event staff for directions or assistance).

Stay tuned to for continued updates as the event draws closer. If you need further information or would like to contact us, please do so at

Wakeboarding Event Details

   ::   Mastercraft: Ride of a Lifetime
   ::   May Demo Days
   ::   Wake the Flakes
   ::   Wakeboarding Boot Camp
   ::   Wakeboarding Midweek Wake-UP
      ::   Wake-UP Results
   ::   Wakeboarding Wednesdays
   ::   Midwest Wake Fest
   ::   Pro Wakeboarders Clinic
   ::   Wakeboarding DOUBLE UP DEL NOCHE
   ::   MWM Fall Fallout
   ::   QuikSilver Team Trip
   ::   WWA Nationals
   ::   Wakeboarding Boot Camp

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