CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Spectators Saturday on Charleston's Magic Island watched professional and amateur Jet Ski racing, pro beach volleyball, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission wrestling and a Zumbathon on the banks of the Kanawha River.
The West Virginia Games and SportsFEST are taking place this weekend, the first time that the events have been combined. They have drawn more than more than 400 athletes from around the world.
Trey Frame returned home to compete. Frame races Jet Skis professionally, traveling across the country to compete on the UWP-IJSBA circuit.
"To have something here in our hometown is really special," Frame said.
In October, Frame will travel to Arizona for the world championships but, this weekend, he is enjoying being home. Frame was born and raised in Charleston and learned how to ride Jet Skis on the Kanawha when he was just 11.
"It's been quite a long time and long journey," he said. "It's exciting to get the turnout -- fans and local people -- and being in our home town representing and showing off our beautiful city is great."
Samantha Carney, a manager at the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau, said this year's event has the largest number of athletes and activities.
"We decided to go ahead and take those two [WVGames and Sportsfest] and fill up the island a little more," Carney said. "We want more people to continue to come in and enjoy themselves on weekends like this."
The Booze Mountaineers provided live music Saturday.
Carney and other events organizers say combining the two events is the way to go.