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    September 8th, 2011adminBMX, Competitions, Skateboarding

    The first night and Dew Tour SLC qualifiers are officially a wrap, and what a night it was. It is always pretty chill to sit back and watch the qualifiers and it was a great showing for the Last Chance Events which is the athletes final opportunity to progress to the events of the next 3 days. We watched BMX dirt jumping at an awesome outdoor track, BMX Vert, and 4 amazing Street Skate Jam sessions. The Street Skate especially was a great event with incredible talent. The Finals for this event will surely be a show to see as these qualifiers proved there is a lot to look forward to. Stay tuned for more. . . .hope to see you there!

    Schedule:

    Friday, September 9th
    2:00 PM – 7:30 PM FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPEN
    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM BMX Dirt Semi-Final
    4:00 PM – 5:30 PM BMX Vert Semi-Final
    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Skateboard Street Semi-Final
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM FMX Speed and Style
    9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Concert

    Saturday, September 10th
    12:00 PM – 7:00 PM FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPEN
    2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Skateboard Vert Final
    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skateboard Street Final
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM BMX Dirt Final
    9:00 PM – 9:30 PM BMX Dirt Big Air

    Sunday, September 11th
    12:00 PM – 5:30 PM FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPEN
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skateboard Vert Final
    2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Skateboard Street Final
    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM BMX Vert Final

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    February 15th, 2011DanielleBoardalicious, Competitions, Events

    We were able to show face at both the Breckenridge and Ogden Winter Dew Tours this year and had a blast. Check out a few of my favorite pics from the extravaganza:

    The pro ladies dog piling kelly clark after she landed the second ever comp. 1080 in pipe (after landing the first one at the x-games a couple weeks ago)!

    The pro ladies dog piling Kelly Clark after she landed the second ever comp 1080 (after she landed the first comp 1080 in the pipe at the X-games).

    Meeting my man KP....again

    Dew Tour champ, the Louie Vito (oh yeah and my husband on the left)

    Dew Tour winner, Louie Vito!!! (Oh, and my husband on the left)

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    December 19th, 2010AndreaCompetitions, Events, News, Snowboarding

    Today was the last day of the first Winter Dew Tour stop here in Breckenridge, Colorado, and with nearly 2 feet of fresh pow blanketing the slopes, it was a nice way to end the four-day-long tour.  Norway’s Torstein Horgmo took first on the men’s side with a score of 96.50.  His winning run included a frontside noseblunt slide to fakie, a switch frontside double cork 10 and a switch backside 9.

    Taking first place in the women’s heat and defending her Dew Tour Championship title was Tahoe’s own Jamie Anderson.  This was her fifth first place Dew Tour finish, which she snabbed with a score of 93.00 and a run that included a back 180, switch back 180, fifty-fifty, back 3 and a corked front 3.

    The full snowboard slopestyle results are below.  Overall, it’s been a great four days, but man am I ready to shred the slopes!  So tomorrow, it’s Keystone for me!

    Women’s Slopestyle Final Results

    RANK LAST FIRST HOMETOWN RUN 1 RUN 2 RESULT
    1 Anderson Jamie South Lake Tahoe, CA 93.00 23.75 93.00
    2 Van Gils Charlotte Amsterdam, NED 84.50 9.75 84.50
    3 Maas Cheryl Uden, NED 70.00 18.25 70.00
    4 Rukajärvi Enni Kuusamo, FIN 52.25 14.25 52.25
    5 Torr Rebecca Te Puke, NZL 41.75 33.50 41.75
    6 Medlova Klaudia Lipt.Mikulas, SVK 26.25 11.50 26.25
    Men’s Slopestyle Final Results
    RANK LAST FIRST HOMETOWN RUN 1 RUN 2 RESULT
    1 Horgmo Torstein Trondheim, NOR 96.50 30.50 96.50
    2 Mcmorris Mark Regina, CAN 93.75 56.00 93.75
    3 Guldemond Chas Reno Tahoe, NV 88.50 41.75 88.50
    4 Flanagan Tyler Mammoth Lakes, CA 44.00 84.75 84.75
    5 Thompson Jeremy Elka Park, NY 81.00 34.00 81.00
    6 Østreng Aleksander Oslo, NOR 72.75 48.50 72.75
    7 Willett Eric Breckenridge 26.25 61.50 61.50
    8 Lago Scott Seabrook, NH 55.25 13.75 55.25
    9 Toutant Sebastien L’assomption, CAN 42.00 42.25 42.25
    10 Sandbech Staale Rykkinn, NOR 32.00 12.50 32.00
    11 Kotsenburg Sage Park City, UT 29.25 31.50 31.50
    12 Walker Robbie Melbourne, AUS 22.00 28.00 28.00

    Also, this just in – video highlights from yesterday’s halfpipe event below!

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    December 18th, 2010AndreaCompetitions, Events, News, Snowboarding

    I’m out here in Breckenridge, Colorado again for the third day of the first Winter Dew Tour Stop, the Nike 6.0 Open.  With prelim rounds behind us, today riders prepped for the men’s and women’s ski and snowboard halfpipe finals.  Unlike yesterday’s sunshine, though, today’s weather blanketed the pipe with snow, which threw competitors for a loop and slowed them down considerably.

    Louie Vito ended up winning the men’s pipe finals with a score of 90.25, and considering the second place male, Matt Ladley, finished with a 75, I’d say Louie stomped it.  His winning set included a front double ten, cab double ten and a crippler (no double corks, Louie?)  You can tell just by looking at the scores that the conditions threw several riders off.  Olympic bronze medalist Scotty Lago, for example, finished with a best score of only 14.

    On the women’s side, Spain’s Queralt Castellet took first place, with Elena Hight following right behind.  I’m surprised Kelly Clark, who took sixth in the finals, didn’t end up finishing with a higher score, especially since she took first in the prelims, followed by Elena Hight.

    Despite the heavy snow that slowed down the pipe, today’s event was a success, and riders continued to push the boundaries with stylish tricks and good momentum.

    Check out the full halfpipe finals results below, and tune in tomorrow for slopestyle.

    Women’s Superpipe Final Results

    1 Queralt Castellet 85.25 2 Elena Hight 80.50 3 Kaitlyn Farrington 74.25 4 Sophie Rodriguez 59.75 5 Soko Yamaoka 47.25 6 Kelly Clark 36.00

    Men’s Superpipe Final Results

    1 Louie Vito 90.25
    2 Matt Ladley 75.00
    3 Greg Bretz 73.75
    4 JJ Thomas 69.50
    5 Christian Haller 69.00
    6 Trevor Jacob 58.50
    7 Steve Fisher 54.50
    8 Mason Aguirre 53.50
    9 Luke Mitrani 29.25
    10 Ilkka-Eemeli Laari 19.25
    11 Scott Lago 14.00
    12 Kazuhiro Kokubo DNS

    Men’s Ski Superpipe Final Results

    1 Simon Dumont 94.50
    2 Justin Dorey 91.25
    3 Kevin Rolland 89.25
    4 Thomas Krief 85.00
    5 Torin Yater-Wallace 83.25
    6 Walter Wood 78.75
    7 Duncan Adams 78.25
    8 Xavier Bertoni 77.75
    9 Noah Bowman 72.75
    10 Byron Wells 66.25
    11 Josiah Wells 56.00
    12 Mike Riddle 16.75

    *Results courtesy of Alli

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    December 17th, 2010AndreaCompetitions, Events, News, Snowboarding

    I’m out here in Breckenridge helping out with the first winter Dew Tour stop of the season – its been one heck of a tour so far!  More than 380 riders from 18 different countries are competing in this year’s tour, including Kelly Clark, Elena Hight, JJ Thomas, Scotty Lago, Sage Kostenburg, Mason Aguirre, Jamie Anderson, Chanelle Sladics, and Louie Vito.  This year, the tour opted to follow the new industry standard and debut a 22 foot halfpipe instead of the 18 foot pipe it has used in the past, so we should see some pretty sick tricks over the next couple of days.

    Today, Kevin Pearce made a quick appearance in the village (apparently it is one of his first public appearances since his big injury), and he should be all set for an interview with Fuel TV tomorrow afternoon.

    Yesterday and today, the tour held qualifying rounds, and the men’s superpipe finals are on deck for tomorrow.  Keep checking back for the latest updates!

    To give you a little sneak peak of the slopestyle course, check out the video from Alli below.

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    October 13th, 2010AndreaCompetitions, News

    One more round to go.  In perhaps one of the biggest (and this year for sure the most hyped) summer action sports contest series around.  Get ready!

    Tomorrow, the Dew Tour heads to Las Vegas for the final stop of the summer competition, where athletes such as Shaun White, Paul Rodriguez, Jamie Bestwickand Ryan Sheckler will battle it out for the championship title.  Additionally, Las Vegas local Carey Hart and Hart & Huntington will host a freestyle motocross Best Whip competition in conjunction with the Championships.

    The Dew Tour Finals begin tomorrow and run through Sunday, so make sure you stay tuned in because it should be a wild ride (and a great show!)

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    September 16th, 2010AndreaCompetitions, Events, Skateboarding

    This weekend (starting today), Salt Lake City, UT will play home to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skate finals.  Sister comp. to the Dew Tour, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour began in 2009 and since then has emerged as one of the premier amateur board sports competitions.

    More than 70 of the best amateur skaters and BMX riders in the United States will be in Salt Lake City Sept. 16 – 19 to compete in the Skate and BMX Finals, including the 47 event winners from the Tour season and wildcard entries selected from the overall pool of competitors.

    Highlighting the roster are four-time Gatorade Free Flow Tour finalists Chase Webb, Ryan Thompson, and Tyson Bowerbank (skate park), as well as third-time contestants Fletcher Renegar (skate park) and Spencer Bass (BMX park). This year also presents four dual-discipline athletes; competing in both BMX park and dirt are Daniel Sandoval, Jason Lopez, Kevin Peraza, and Vinny Mannino.

    Check out the teaser video here or the full event lineup here, and tune in starting tonight!

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    September 13th, 2010AndreaCompetitions

    Today, Alli announced that Nike 6.0 just signed on as the title sponsor of the Winter Dew Tour season-opener in Breckenridge, Colorado.  In previous years, Nike 6.0 was an associate sponsor.

    “Entering its third season, the Winter Dew Tour has established itself as a strong platform for growing winter action sports at all levels,” said Chris Prybylo, General Manager of the Winter Dew Tour. “Having an esteemed brand like Nike 6.0 extend their relationship with us to event title sponsor demonstrates the strength of the property and their brand’s shared commitment to this industry.”   Breckenridge is the first of three stops in the Winter Dew Tour’s line up this year.  Dates and times of stops are as follows:

    • Nike 6.0 Open, Dec. 16-19, Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
    • Winter Dew Tour Killington, Jan. 20-23, Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
    • Toyota Championships, Feb. 10-13, Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah

    Also interesting, The Dew Tour is following suit of the Olympics and many other major competitions by increasing the size of their halfpipe from 18 feet to 22.  Though it may be hotly debated, history shows that 22 foot pipes are, in fact, safer than their 18 foot cousins because there is more wall to give when riders fall.  But they also allow for more amplitude, so not only do tricks look cooler, but riders actually have time to throw down what they want while still having time to come to a perfect landing, especially as more technical tricks are becoming the industry norm.

    This winter’s competitive circuit should be a good one, and I don’t know about you, but I’m stoked!

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    May 10th, 2010DanielleBMX, Competitions, FMX, Motocross, Skateboarding

    The Dew Tour consists of five major, multi sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system. The Tour features skateboarding (men and women, park and vert), BMX (park, vert and dirt) and freestyle motocross. At season’s end, the overall points leaders in the five disciplines will be crowned year-end champs and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup title. A Portland, Ore. stop is on the schedule, so listen up…

    Shaun White is at it again. This time he will by fighting for the Skate Vert World Championship title at the Dew Tour Skateboarding Open. It all goes down this June 25-26 at Boston’s legendary TD Garden. Those competing against White this year include Dew Tour defending champ, Bucky Lasek, Boston Local Andy Macdonald, Alex Perelson and vert legend Bob Burnquist.

    In addition to the Vert Competition we have also got the Skate Park World Championship competitors, including Paul Rodriguez, Chaz Ortiz , Greg Lutzka and defending champ Ryan Sheckler.

    Dew Tour Schedule:

    Event

    Date

    Location

    Skate Open: ISF Skateboarding World Championships June 25-26 Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
    Nike 6.0 BMX Open             July 23- 24              Chicago, Ill. – Soldier Field South Festival Lot
    Wendy’s Invitational             Aug. 12-15              Portland, Ore. – Rose Quarter          
    Toyota Challenge                Sept. 16-19             Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena
    Dew Tour Championships    Oct. 14-17              Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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    March 24th, 2010AndreaCompetitions, Just For Fun, Mt. High, Snowboarding

    Saturday was supposed to be the “Active Sponsor Me” competition at Mt. High, and I figured, “Hey, I haven’t done a comp. in a while, this one’s laid back and fun; why the hell not?”  So I arrive to the mountain and ask where I can find the registration table, only to find… the competition was moved?!  To Sunday?  A few days prior.  Seriously, who just moves a competition right before its about to happen (and not bother to change any of the posters – wait, correction, apparently the “Web site was updated.”)  I was a little irritated, especially since I now had to pay full price for a ticket on an 85 degree day (think: snow = lake by 11am).

    So I was waiting in line for a ticket and this lady comes up to me holding a stack of tickets and says, “Hey, I see you’re waiting in line for a ticket.  Do you want a free one?”  Say what?  Thinking this was some sort of trick to get me in trouble by the snowboard mafia, I proceeded to grill her on the origin of these so-called “free” tickets.  “I got them for free when I put my kids in ski school, so I don’t have any use for them since I’m not skiing.”  Hm, likely response.  That is what the snowboard mafia would want you to think, now isn’t it?  But wait a minute, a long line in front of me, and a free ticket behind me…  hm, I’ll take my chances!  I’ll just have to whip out my judo kick for when the snowboard mafia jumps out from behind the trees and takes me down to snowboard jail.  Take that snowboard mafia!  (And just in case you were wondering, the ticket actually worked fine.  No hoax!  And I even made a new snowboard bud; nothing like bonding over a couple free tickets, right?)

    So we all know how they saying goes… but on Saturday Karma totally worked in my favor for once!

    And the second moral to my tale is that, although I did not get to watch the “Sponsor Me” comp. (boo hoo), Mt. High put together a dandy little video for everyone else like me out there.  SoCal has some awesome local talent, so catch it here!

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