The Dew Tour is back for it’s 2012 east coast stop this August 16-19 on the beach in beautiful Ocean City, Maryland. Last years record attendance and all around good time were so successful that Alli Sport’s was compelled to keep our stop in their recently slimmed down circuit. Compared to last years tour a few stops got the axe and the finals have moved from Sin City to a ski town. The tour has tightened up to this, just three stops. First is the Pantech Beach Championships August 16-19 in Ocean City, Maryland. Next is the Toyota City Championships October 18-21 in sunny San Francisco, California. The San Francisco stop will also host the 2012 Free Flow Tour finals. The winner from the Free Flow Tour finals will move onto the Dew Tour finals in Breckenridge, Colorado. For those who don’t know the Free Flow Tour is the official amateur leg of the Dew Tour. Past lucky Free Flow Tour finals winner Chaz Ortiz is a perfect example of Free Flow’s montra “Go from flow to Pro“! The Dew finals are actually called the Mountain Championships and are going down on December 13-16 in Breckenridge.
Another cool change for the Dew Tour line up is the addition of the SKATE MEGA 2.0TM discipline. So at the Ocean City event the skate discipline line up looks like this: SKATE VERT, SKATE BOWL, SKATE LEGENDS BOWL and the SKATE MEGA 2.0TM. Also confirmed athletes for this year are as follows for SKATE VERT you have: Pedro Barros, Marcelos Bastos, Sam Beckett, Under Armor’s Mitchie Brusco, Bob Burnquist, Sandro Dias, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Ronaldo Gomes, Juergen Horrwarth, Positiv Skateboard’s Andy Macdonald, Danny Mayer, Alex Perelson, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Tom Schaar, Jono Schwan, Elliott Sloan, Adam Taylor, Lincoln Ueda and everyone’s favorite big air Baltimorian Green Issue’s Bucky Lasek.
Athletes competing in the SKATE BOWL will be Alex Perelson, Steven Pineiro, Austin Poynter, Ben Raybourn, Tom Remillard, Josh Rodriguez, Tom Schaar, Sky Siljeg, Alex Sorgente, Josh Stafford, Michael Owen, Michael O’Friel, Nolan Munroe, Zach Miller, Andy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek, Andrew Langi, Willis Kimbel, Ben “The Hatchet” Hatchell, Omar Hassan, Benji Galloway, Sandro Dias, Dalton Dern, Kalani David, Bob Burnquist, Charlie Blair, Sam Beckett and Pedro Barros.
Seventies and Eighties skate heros competing in the SKATE LEGENDS BOWL division will feature Duane Peters, Pat Ngho, Lance Mountain, Chris Miller, Tony Magnusson, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso, Eddie Elguerra, Steve Caballero and Steve Alba.
In the new SKATE MEGA 2.0TM division will be Jake Brown, Bob Burnquist, Mitchie Brusco, Jagger Eaton, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Ronaldo Gomes, Andy Macdonald, Edgar Pereira, Tom Schaar, Elliott Sloan and Adam Taylor.
Official Press Release from Alli Sports:
BUCKY LASEK, PIERRE-LUC GAGNON AND JAMIE BESTWICK SET TO COMPETE AT DEW TOUR PANTECH BEACH CHAMPIONSHIPS AUG. 16-19
Confirmed Athletes Include the Top Names in Skate and BMX
Burr Ridge, Ill. – August 10, 2012 – The Dew Tour today announced the first round of confirmed athletes for the Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City, Md., August 16-19. The new Dew Tour – featuring three large-scale events – will debut with skateboard and BMX competitions, a surf event and multiple music performances. Top confirmed athletes include Baltimore native Bucky Lasek, skate vert dominator Pierre-Luc Gagnon and BMX legend Jamie Bestwick.
“I’m really looking forward to coming back to my hometown to compete in the Pantech Beach Championships,” said Lasek. “The Dew Tour’s concrete bowl is second to none, and with all the great events for fans and beach atmosphere, it’s sure to be a fun time for everyone.”
There will be no shortage of skateboarding’s big names in Ocean City for the Pantech Beach Championships. In addition to Lasek and Gagnon, the vert ramp will host Pedro Barros, Mitchie Brusco, Bob Burnquist, Sandro Dias, Tom Schaar and Elliott Sloan. At the Mega 2.0™ ramp, spectators will have a chance to see skate prodigy Schaar, the first person to land a 1080, as well as fellow young gun Brusco. Confirmed Mega 2.0™ skaters also include Burnquist, Gagnon and Jagger Eaton. The Dew Tour’s signature concrete skate bowl will be brought to the beach, with two competitions. Barros, Dias, Lasek, Andy Macdonald, Ben Hatchell and Nolan Munroe are among those confirmed to compete in the pro contest, while Steve Caballero and Chris Miller head up the list of skate pioneers showing off their timeless skills in the Legends contest. Additional Legends will include Steve Alba, Christian Hosoi and Lance Mountain.
The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events in distinct beach, city and mountain locales, featuring summer sports of skateboarding and BMX, with additional competitions of surf and freestyle motocross; snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle) will be featured at the winter event. The Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in action sports competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience and live music performances. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC and NBC Sports Network and streamed live on dewtour.com. The Dew Tour is also distributed on Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia, Extreme Channel and Allarco Superchannel. The Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Pantech, GoDaddy, Mongoose, National Guard, Paul Mitchell and Stride. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.
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