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Epic Waters to Host 2nd Annual FlowaPalooza Festival and 2021 FlowTour Championship

Come for the festival and stay for the surf this Summer!

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, UNITED STATES, July 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas is proud to announce they will be the host for the Flowboarder, FlowTour Championship this year! Not only will this annual competition be held at Epic Waters, but the waterpark is taking the event to a whole new level by turning it into a three-day festival larger than the state of Texas! Mark your calendars to hang ten this August 13-15 at FlowaPalooza.The FlowRider is the world’s first and most famous surf simulating machine; there are over 220 FlowRiders installed all over the world. Epic Waters is home to a FlowRider Double (a two-lane attraction), making it the largest FlowRider in North Texas!

The Crew at Epic Waters is excited to host this thrilling surf competition! The FlowTour Championship will give professional FlowRider competitors the chance to show their skills in front of an energized crowd! First place in each division with get a piece of the $ 10,000 grand prize!
“We are absolutely stoked to have Epic Waters host our annual event,” FlowRider President and COO, Marshall Myrman said, “The support and passion they show for the sport is unparalleled, and they really put on a fantastic event any time they have the opportunity. The effort they put into the event makes the participants feel like the pros they are! I can’t wait to visit their phenomenal park and enjoy the party!”

The Festival
The Epic Waters Crew is kicking off FlowTour Championship with a jam-packed weekend of festival fun and EPIC entertainment! Who needs a beach? Bring your whole squad and find the perfect waves right in the heart of Grand Prairie at North Texas’ largest indoor waterpark. FlowaPalooza will feature live music, carnival games, activities, tasty cuisine, delicious beverages, door prizes and much more! Guests can experience immersive activities such as hand marbling, face painting and more. Did we mention these activities are FREE? That’s right! Guests can try all of our activities at no cost. Want to relax, strike a pose and spend time with some furry friends? Try out our complimentary Goat Yoga class! Turn yourself into a real-life cartoon when you visit our Caricature Artist booth. FlowaPalooza has activities for all ages!

The Entertainment
Rock out and enjoy live music all weekend with a set list full of local fan favorites such DFW’s own Limelight and Downtown Fever! Enjoy the feel of Southern California right on our very own Grand Lawn! We will have DFW’s own Joshua Tree. This U2 tribute band will be playing some of your favorite hits. Don’t miss out! The perimeter surrounding Epic Waters and Epic Central will come alive with upbeat sounds that will surely make you want to move and groove!

The entertainment doesn’t stop there. We have EPIC acts performing all weekend long! Check out the Creature Teacher presentation outside by our Epic Waves outdoor wave pool! Cool off in the waves and then join us pool side for the chance to pet some of our scaled and furry guests. We will have the Grace Hula dancers as well who will be showing off their Hawaiian dance moves right here on the mainland!

Showcase your best dance moves by our DJ tent! We will have a DJ spinning some amazing tunes that everyone will want to spend all day dancing to. Grab your sunglasses, soak up some rays and move and shake to the beat with our Epic Crew.

The Eats & Drinks
Our very own Hungry Wave Café and Longboards Bar will be serving up some delicious festival staples for guests to dig into! Guests can enjoy scrumptious fares as well as quenching brews and cocktails all weekend long, handpicked by our Food and Beverage Crew!

“We are going ALL OUT for our second annual FlowaPalooza festival,” said Richard Coleman, CEO of American Resort Management, the waterpark’s operator. “It’s an honor and an absolute thrill to be chosen to host the championship competition in 2021 in our fourth year of operations. We’re ready to take things to the next level, and excited about the prospect of welcoming new guests from across the U.S. for what we guarantee will be a memorable, world-class event.”

Surfers will be visiting from all over the nation to compete in the surf contest of a lifetime, right here in Grand Prairie, Texas! Come for the surf and stay for the festival sure to blow 2021 out of the water. FlowaPalooza will be coming to Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark August 13-15. For more information, visit our official FlowaPalooza website today. To purchase tickets, please visit www.epicwatersgp.com.

About Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark:

Can you say OPEN and TOASTY ALL YEAR!? Situated west of Highway 161 near the Dallas County – Tarrant County border, Epic Waters is a mega indoor attraction, with over 80,000 square feet of 85 DEGREE water park. As the largest indoor waterpark in Northern Texas, we’ve been described as a cruise ship on land!

Covered by an enormous retractable roof, we experience summer year-round, the water is ALWAYS heated and the environment is perfect for all ages. Amenities are resort-style and whether you want a cabana for a family day or a private room for a group event, Epic Waters is your year-round destination! With exclusive amenities including: a FlowRider surfing simulator, 4,000 square foot arcade, a cafe, full-service bar, children’s water playground, cabanas, 12 waterslides, and the longest indoor action river in Texas, Epic Waters truly has it all. Located near family-friendly restaurants, and comfortable lodging you can make Epic Waters a destination experience!

Epic Waters is operated by American Resort Management, Inc., an award-winning hospitality management company. You can expect nationally recognized customer service, state of the art attractions, and a focus on your comfort. Since opening in January 2018 Epic Waters has been shattering glass ceilings (rhetorically, of course, their ceiling is in mint condition) within the industry. Epic Waters has provided service to people from all 50 states and 11 different countries! Receiving the “Leading Edge” and “Wave Review” Awards in 2018 from none other than the World Waterpark Association! We continued in 2019 cinching “Best of Big D” from D Magazine, and “Best of Aquatics” from Aquatics International Magazine. We weren’t done yet, and have been named by Travel Channel as one of the “8 of the most incredible indoor water parks” and USA Today’s “10 Best Dallas Waterparks” In 2021, we are keeping the streak alive by hosting the National and World Flowboarding Championships.

Epic Waters is a headline destination in an area known as EpicCentral Grand Prairie, a 172-acre recreation and entertainment development owned by the City of Grand Prairie. Other destinations at EpicCentral includes: The Summit, an award-winning, country club-style recreation facility for active adults age 50+; GrandLawn Amphitheater, an open-air concert space that opened in August of 2018; The Epic, a 120,000 square-foot recreation facility that opened in November of 2018; and PlayGrand Adventures, a phased-development, ADA-accessible playground that opened in January of 2020. Wrapped around all of these walkable destinations are expansive green spaces, lakes, and a paved walking trail.

Keep up to date on all things Epic Waters! Follow our social media pages for Epic news, deals and updates. Visit our Facebook, Instagram here! For more information and to purchase tickets now, visit our website www.epicwatersgp.com.

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WRPF Americas Announces the Launch of the Professional Powerlifting Championship Series

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — World Raw Powerlifting Federation for North and South America ( www.thewrpf.com) (“WRPF Americas” or the “Federation”), the California-based, fastest growing international powerlifting federation, announced the launch of the Professional Powerlifting Championship Series (PPCS).

Dr. Russell Kern, WRPF America’s President commented: “We have been working in collaboration with our long-term partner Apeman Strong to take one more step towards making powerlifting a professional sport. I am excited to announce the launch of Pro Championship Series. For this year the pro athletes’ rating will be based off their average Wilks score obtained at three major WRPF Americas competitions: The Kern US Open, the Showdown Meet and one more competition in December 2021. The winners: two men and two women, will be awarded with high value trophies and prize money. Two of the competitions in the series will be knee wraps optional and one competition will be sleeves only.”

“As a brand, Apeman Strong celebrates and promotes strength in people. Powerlifting is the ultimate personification of physical strength, so naturally we are passionate about it. The Professional Powerlifting Championship Series is a competition between the best of the best. It is unlike anything that has happened in this sport before. We are thrilled to be part of this inaugural season and grateful to the WRPF Americas for turning this idea into a reality” – continued Adam Field, President of Apeman Strong.

Russell Kern
WRPF Americas
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San Diego State Senator calls on sports federation to revoke Coronado championship

Additional responses are expected at a special Thursday evening meeting with Escondido Union High School District’s board.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A San Diego lawmaker has called on the California Interscholastic Federation to revoke Coronado High’s regional basketball championship in response to community members throwing tortillas at the largely Latino opposing team as outrage continued Thursday over the incident.

“This intentional act was designed to be racist and should not now, nor ever, be tolerated,” State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-Chula Vista, said Thursday in a letter to the sports federation’s executive director and the leaders of its San Diego chapter. 

“Failure to impose swift and appropriate justice will become a tacit endorsement of the act itself by the CIF and violate CIF’s own principles of ethical character-building for student athletes.”

On Saturday, after Orange Glen High’s predominantly Latino team lost to largely white Coronado High in overtime, some members of the crowd threw tortillas at Orange Glen athletes.

Leticia Cazares, president of the Governing Board at Southwestern College, issued a statement Thursday, saying, 

“As Governing Board Trustees, our top priority is to protect the physical, emotional and mental safety of our community members. This is a priority that all in the education sector must share and work together to ensure our students have the best opportunities to learn and become future leaders. What transpired around the Coronado vs. Orange Glen varsity boys basketball game on June 17 is an incident that we unequivocally condemn. Hateful actions that demean and dehumanize, intentional or not, should not be tolerated in any educational institution.

“This hurtful act affected the entire community and has illuminated the deep work that still needs to be done in diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to this work as a Board and we applaud the swift action of the Coronado Unified School District in recognizing that change begins with accountability.

“This is a reminder that educational leaders must work together to best support our students and ensure that we lead our institutions with inclusive and empathetic values. It is a lesson our institution holds dearly as we work to improve upon our own lessons learned. We must work in unity, with resolve and take unified action towards eliminating racist behaviors in our campuses and do better for our current and future students.”

The incident has drawn censure from across California and additional responses are expected at a special Thursday evening meeting of the Escondido Union High School District’s board. 

The board called the meeting in order to take up a resolution denouncing racism and racial discrimination, and affirming its support for equity, safety and the well-being of all students.

The special meeting is set for 5:45 p.m. at the school district offices, 302 North Midway Drive, Escondido.

WATCH RELATED: Escondido Union HS District to pass racism resolution after tortilla-throwing incident (June 2021)

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SD State Senator calls on sports federation to revoke Coronado championship

Additional responses are expected at a special Thursday evening meeting with Escondido Union High School District’s board.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A San Diego lawmaker has called on the California Interscholastic Federation to revoke Coronado High’s regional basketball championship in response to community members throwing tortillas at the largely Latino opposing team as outrage continued Thursday over the incident.

“This intentional act was designed to be racist and should not now, nor ever, be tolerated,” State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-Chula Vista, said Thursday in a letter to the sports federation’s executive director and the leaders of its San Diego chapter. 

“Failure to impose swift and appropriate justice will become a tacit endorsement of the act itself by the CIF and violate CIF’s own principles of ethical character-building for student athletes.”

On Saturday, after Orange Glen High’s predominantly Latino team lost to largely white Coronado High in overtime, some members of the crowd threw tortillas at Orange Glen athletes.

Leticia Cazares, president of the Governing Board at Southwestern College, issued a statement Thursday, saying, 

“As Governing Board Trustees, our top priority is to protect the physical, emotional and mental safety of our community members. This is a priority that all in the education sector must share and work together to ensure our students have the best opportunities to learn and become future leaders. What transpired around the Coronado vs. Orange Glen varsity boys basketball game on June 17 is an incident that we unequivocally condemn. Hateful actions that demean and dehumanize, intentional or not, should not be tolerated in any educational institution.

“This hurtful act affected the entire community and has illuminated the deep work that still needs to be done in diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to this work as a Board and we applaud the swift action of the Coronado Unified School District in recognizing that change begins with accountability.

“This is a reminder that educational leaders must work together to best support our students and ensure that we lead our institutions with inclusive and empathetic values. It is a lesson our institution holds dearly as we work to improve upon our own lessons learned. We must work in unity, with resolve and take unified action towards eliminating racist behaviors in our campuses and do better for our current and future students.”

The incident has drawn censure from across California and additional responses are expected at a special Thursday evening meeting of the Escondido Union High School District’s board. 

The board called the meeting in order to take up a resolution denouncing racism and racial discrimination, and affirming its support for equity, safety and the well-being of all students.

The special meeting is set for 5:45 p.m. at the school district offices, 302 North Midway Drive, Escondido.

WATCH RELATED: Escondido Union HS District to pass racism resolution after tortilla-throwing incident (June 2021)

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Golf world descends on Torrey Pines for the 121st U.S. Open Championship

This is the first time the major championship has been held at Torrey Pines since Tiger Woods thrilling victory back in 2008.

SAN DIEGO — The 121st U.S. Open is on the line this week at Torrey Pines. This is the first time the major championship has been held at Torrey Pines since the thriller back in 2008.

However, the course is familiar to those on the PGA Tour because it hosts the Farmers Insurance Open every year. One main difference between the U.S. Open and the Farmers is that the U.S. Open exclusively uses the South Course at Torrey Pines rather than both the North and South Courses.

The U.S. Open marks the third of golf’s four majors and is on the schedule of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

Both the North and South courses received big facelifts in 2019 which moved bunkers and tee boxes, but there were not wholesale changed made to the course itself.

The tournament will feature some of the best golfers in the world including, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka. Both San Diegans Phil Mickelson and Xander Schauffele will be in the same group to play the course on Thursday and Friday.

For a full list of groupings and tee times, click here

WATCH RELATED: U.S. Open preview from Torrey Pines

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Phil Mickelson wins PGA Championship to become oldest major champion in history

But there was certainly a nervous ending for the 50-year-old as he carded three bogeys on holes 13, 14 and 17.

It gave Koepka some hope heading into the final hole with two shots between the pair of them.

And Mickelson sent his drive out left into the baying crowd while Koepka perfectly placed his in the fairway.

There were wild scenes as course officials attempted to hold back the overzealous crowd before Mickelson sent a marvellous shot into the middle of the green to all-but seal his sixth major.

Koepka putted out for par, leaving Mickelson to himself on the green with hundreds of spectators watching on, holding in their incoming cheers.

And they let roar when Mickelson holed out for par with the American holding his arms alot in celebration before embracing his brother and caddie, Tim Mickelson, in a touching moment.

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PGA Championship leaderboard LIVE: Second round updates as Phil Mickelson leads

Collin Morikawa will defend The Wanamaker Trophy this weekend at the PGA Championship. Rory McIlroy heads into the second major of the year as strong favourite though following his win at Quail Hollow earlier this month.
Kiawah Island was also the scene of McIlroy’s famous PGA Championship victory back in 2012.

He demolished the field by eight shots on that occasion but has not won a major since 2014.

But McIlroy doesn’t think his previous performance on the Ocean Course will give him an advantage over the field.

“It’s a really tough test, especially when the wind is blowing like this,” said the 32-year-old.

“Those last few holes out there are brutal.

“I played great here last time and won my first PGA and my second major, but just because I did that doesn’t mean that I’m going to find it any easier this week than anyone else.

“I’ve maybe got some better memories and better vibes here than most of the other guys do, and that’s obviously nice, but not sure it’s going to enable me to play any better.”

PGA Championship leaderboard LIVE

How to watch PGA Championship

The PGA Championship will be exclusively broadcast by Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK.

Coverage on Thursday and Friday will start from 2pm, lasting until 12.30am.

The action starts at 8pm on Saturday for four-and-a-half hours, and 7pm on Sunday.

Sky Sports subscribers can press the red button to watch featured holes every day from 4.45pm.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan hits out at Mark Selby benefit in Shaun Murphy World Championship final

Ronnie O’Sullivan did not sit on the fence when quizzed on Mark Selby’s tactics during the 19th frame of the World Snooker Championship final against Shaun Murphy.
Murphy produced a brilliant shot where he left the cue ball sat behind the brown and Selby was snookered.

After three misses on the extended ‘spider’ and ‘swan’ rests, Selby was able to use a normal rest to get out of trouble.

O’Sullivan analysed the move for Eurosport and he could not believe that Murphy did not challenge the re-spot.

“If the white was put back where it was originally, this shot is just not possible,” O’Sullivan told Eurosport. “Because you can’t hit enough of the white, and if you did, you would probably miscue and the white would go towards the yellow.

“So if this shot was playable in the first place, he would have done. But even still, even when the white has moved [from the re-spot] quite considerably, really, he still couldn’t hit enough of the white to come that side of the red.

“So that shot was just never possible. You try not to blame the players, but in that situation, if the player has got the spider out originally and then he is using the rest, surely they should be able to use the technology to see the balls are not right.

“Because if they were right, you [Selby] would still have the spider in your hands. So maybe they should have used the technology to get it right.

“Personally, if I was playing and I was Shaun, I would have been out of my chair and I would have asked to see a freeze frame to say that shot was not on in the first place.

“That’s what I would have done, but Shaun obviously did not choose to excercise that option.

“You have to blame Shaun in that situation. Selby is maybe just trying to gain a little advantage, and unless he is pulled up on it, maybe he is going to try and take that advantage.

“I know straight away, when you are cueing over with that spider, that’s the worst shot in snooker. The first two shots, he would probably do that [scuff it for a miss] 100 times out of 100.

“So if he is getting the rest out, why didn’t he do that in the first place? Now I’m thinking that the balls must be in the wrong position.

“Let’s get it right, because that ain’t right. To me, the first decision would always be the rest over the spider [before the re-spot], no question about that.”

Fellow Eurosport expert Neal Foulds added: “Listen, you don’t want to get too involved in blaming players, but the balls were not put back correctly, we know that because we saw how they were put back and it was not correct, so the referee, the marker and the player at the table really have the responsibility.

“Murphy didn’t leave his chair; he will always take it on trust from the other player, but I’m a little surprised that happened the way it did because the shot was not on that he ended up playing.”

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World Snooker Championship final LIVE: Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy updates

Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy will go head-to-head in the World Snooker Championship final and Express Sport will bring you live score updates from every frame. Selby was forced to go the distance to edge Stuart Bingham out of the semi-finals with a 17-15 win.
Meanwhile, Murphy came out on top against his Northampton training partner Kyren Wilson.

And he was delighted and taking a step closer to clinching the £500,000 prize fund at the Crucible.

“I just had to keep telling myself it wasn’t first to six and it wasn’t first to ten,” Murphy told Eurosport.

“I have been in that situation many of times and sometimes that line can feel a long way away.

“It means the world. This is the biggest week of our lives as snooker players so if you can’t get excited out there doing that then you’re in the wrong game.

“It doesn’t get any easier but I am so excited to be here.”

World Snooker Championship final LIVE

(best of 35 frames)

Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy

World Snooker Championship 2021 prize money

Winner £500,000

Runner-up £200,000

Semi-finals £100,000

Quarter-finals £50,000

Last 16 £30,000

Last 32 £20,000

Highest break £15,000

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Jackie Buntan beats Ekaterina ‘Barbie’ Vandaryeva in fight

Muay Thai aces Jackie Buntan and Ekaterina Vandaryeva fought out a tight scrap as the kickboxer known as ‘barbie’ suffered a second loss with ONE Championship – although Buntan admitted her opponent had thrown more shots than her.

Some fans felt that glamorous Vandaryeva should have won on the scorecards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, where US brawler Buntan earned a majority decision after upping her workrate towards the end of the showdown.

Boasting a height and reach advantage, Vandaryeva went on the attack in the first round and took control of the second stanza before Buntan landed a clean combo late on, catching the eyes of the judges to improve her record to 22 wins from 27 outings.

Arguably best known for her striking looks, Belarusian Vandaryeva showed the experience she has gained from more than 60 kickboxing bouts, collecting Muay Thai IFMA world and European titles, a World Kickboxing Network belt and a notable victory in 2011 over future UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The 28-year-old shook her head as the decision was announced and later promoted a post from a management company account on Instagram that said: “We both know who was the winner of this fight.”

Vandaryeva did not immediately comment after the contest but shared messages she had been sent and told her followers: “Thank you very much for your support. I am getting stronger.”

Undefeated Buntan earned her second professional win. “I wasn’t able to talk to her,” she said of Vandaryeva, with whom she shared the briefest of embraces afterwards.

“I agree it was a close fight but I was able to pick it up, especially in the last round, and score more shots that landed.

“I feel like she may have been throwing more but I was missing a whole lot of her shots, whereas I was landing more.

“I think I scored the clear shots which were landing, which helped me out with the scorecards going in my favor.”

Not everyone agreed. “Nope,” said one viewer upon learning the result. “I had round one even, round two Vandaryeva, round three Vandaryeva.

“Buntan’s corner kept pressing her to get inside but she was either getting caught with a right or low kick when she came in.

“Vandaryeva touched her up and really only took one clean one-two in that last round.”

In an appraisal that most of the audience reacting on social media seemed to agree with, another declared: “Too bad there had to be a winner. It’s a draw from me.”

The official fight report from the promotion suggested that Buntan has put herself in line for a crack at the strawweight title with her win.

After pushing her all the way, Vandaryeva will undoubtedly feel that she should also be in the reckoning at the top of the division.

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