July 15, 2019

UPDATED- 2019 U.S. Championship Series Points Race

Michael Booth and April Zilg maintain the points lead in the 2019 WPA U.S. Championship Series presented by Salt Life.  The WPA U.S. Cup Series, sanctioned by the APP World Tour features the premier events across the U.S., boasting premium qualifying points and prize-money to provide an inclusive and ideal qualifying platform for aspiring athletes across the globe.  With two more events remaining on the U.S. Championship Series schedule, a lot can happen given many competitors are in striking distance in both the Men and Women’s division.

In the Women’s division, Zilg holds a 1,245 points lead over Jade Howson in second and 1,590 over Yuka Soto in third.  In the Men’s division, Booth maintains a 860 points lead over Mo Freitas and a 1,000 points lead over Bruno Hasulyo in third.  The next WPA U.S. Cup Series race will be the SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, OR on August 17-18, 2019 and then the finale at the New York SUP Open on September 5-7, 2019 where the 2019 WPA U.S. CUP champions will be crowned.

The top three races for each competitor will be counted toward crowning the Men’s and Women’s champions.  The Top 5 Men and top 3 Women at seasons end of the 2019 U.S. Cup Series who are not qualified for the 2020 APP World Tour will receive full exemption on the 2020 APP World Tour. Here is the list U.S. Cup Series races for qualifying points:

1.      Carolina Cup: 27th – 28th April

2.      Salt Life Columbus Cup: 4th May

3.      Olukai Ho’olaulea: 9th June

4.      SIC Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge: 17th – 18th August

5.      New York SUP Open (Pro-Am): 31st Aug – 2nd Sept. (Race: 5th – 7th Sept.)

Click on the below link with the updated points standings for the U.S. Cup Series and to crown the U.S. Series champions to be crowned at the season’s end New York SUP Open.  Look for more information and updates at and


US Cup Series Standings_2019


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