50 Cent and Dew Cup Contenders Land At Hard Rock Hotel In Las Vegas

The Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com will take over Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas October 13-16.  The four day action sports event culminates a season-long tour in which the top athletes in skate street and vert, and BMX park, dirt and vert will be awarded the Dew Cup.  The weekend will also feature a freestyle motocross Hart & Huntington Best Whip contest and a 50 Cent concert in The Joint.

Ryan Decenzo and Paul Rodriguez have each earned a first place podium finish this year, positioning them to make a run for the overall win of the skate street Dew Cup.  Manny Santiago and Greg Lutzka, strong contenders throughout the season, will not make it easy for those in the top spot.  Each skater will bring their own style to the course, designed specifically for the last stop of the season.  Combined for the night in famed concert venue The Joint, the Street Skate Final will be followed by a 50 Cent concert, making for a unique Las Vegas skate street contest experience.

 Sunday, October 16 will see the action focused at the vert ramp set up over Hard Rock Hotel’s Beach Club pool.  The skate vert standings find Pierre-Luc Gagnon in first place following his win in Salt Lake City, with vert legend Bucky Lasek closely trailing behind in second.  Shaun White will aim to bring his gold standard to the Championship competition, with the anticipation of a possible new trick.  BMX vert features a close race between six-time Dew Cup champion Jamie Bestwick and Steve McCann, who upset Bestwick’s winning streak when he pulled out a win in Salt Lake City with a no-handed 900. 

BMX park and dirt competitions are stacked with rising young stars and breakout rookies.  Kyle Baldock, in his first year on the Dew Tour, came through Qualifiers in Ocean City to take the first place win in park, blowing open his lead for the Dew Cup after placing second in Portland, where he fell short to contender Scotty Cranmer.  The BMX dirt course, designed by Las Vegas local TJ Lavin, will be home to another heated competition in Vegas.  Dennis Enarson has been a strong Dew Tour competitor since turning pro in 2007, but has yet to earn his Dew Cup.  He will look to hold his current standing in first place over 17-year-old phenom Brett Banasiewicz, who wowed the crowd on the technical and challenging course in Salt Lake City. 

 Hart & Huntington will be partnering with the Dew Tour once again to bring freestyle motocross to the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas.  Led by FMX legend and Vegas local Carey Hart, the Best Whip contest will feature some of the biggest names in motocross, including Ronnie Renner, Beau Bamburg and Todd Potter.  Crowds will watch as the riders showcase their best moves set against the Vegas skyline.

The complete pre-qualified athlete list for the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com is as follows

Skate Vert

Skate Street

BMX Vert

BMX Dirt

BMX Park

Pedro Barros

Theotis Beasley

Jamie Bestwick

Kyle Baldock

Kyle Baldock

Sam Beckett

Taylor Bingaman

Vince Byron

Brett Banasiewicz

Brett Banasiewicz

Jake Brown

Kurtis Colamonico

Austin Coleman

Nate Berkheimer

Alessandro Barbero

Mitchie Brusco

Ronnie Creager

Brian Hunt

Corey Bohan

Andrew Buckworth

Bob Burnquist

Ryan Decenzo

Jorge Jovel

Andrew Buckworth

Vince Byron

Sandro Dias

Scott Decenzo

Mykel Larrin

Mike Clark

Diogo Canina

Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Danilo do Rosario

Mike Mancuso

Matt Cordova

Patrick Casey

Rune Glifberg

Adam Dyet

Craig Mast

Dave Dillewaard

Austin Coleman

Ronaldo Gomes

Peter Eldridge

Steven McCann

Brandon Dosch

Scotty Cranmer

Bucky Lasek

Sierra Fellers

Dennis McCoy

Chris Doyle

Daniel Dhers

Rob Lorifice

Ben Hatchell

Zachary Newman

TJ Ellis

Dennis Enarson

Andy Macdonald

Tyler Hendley

John Parker

Dennis Enarson

Ryan Guettler

Danny Mayer

Kelvin Hoefler

Colton Satterfield

Ryan Guettler

Josh Harrington

Renton Millar

Jordan Hoffart

Ben Snowden

Josh Hult

Chris Hughes

Alex Perelson

Ke’chaud Johnson

Simon Tabron

Alex Landeros

Chad Kerley

Paul-Luc Ronchetti

Lizard King

Jan Valenta

Anthony Napolitan

Brandon Loupos

Jonathan Schwan

Timmy Knuth

Jimmy Walker

Cory Nastazio

Harry Main

Elliot Sloan

Greg Lutzka

Zackery Warden

Luke Parker

Craig Mast

Adam Taylor

Alec Majerus

Francisco Zurita

Luke Parslow

Ryan Nyquist

Shaun White

Milton Martinez


Colton Satterfield

Joshua Perry


Rodolfo Ramos


Ben Wallace

Garrett Reynolds


Eli Reed


Cameron White

Morgan Wade


Paul Rodriguez


Scott Wirch

Ben Wallace


Jereme Rogers


Gary Young

Mark Webb


Mario Saenz



Gary Young


Manny Santiago





Anthony Shetler





Darrell Stanton





Brendon Villanueva




The full schedule of events for the Dew Tour Championships is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 13th – Festival Village Opens at 3:00PM


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

BMX Dirt Semi-Final


7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Skateboard Street Semi-Final

Friday, Oct. 14th – Festival Village Opens at 3:00PM


3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

BMX Park Semi-Final


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

FMX Hart & Huntington Best Whip


7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Skateboard Street Final


9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

50 Cent Concert

Saturday, Oct. 15th – Festival Village Opens at 11:00AM


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Skateboard Vert Semi-Final


12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

BMX Park Final


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

BMX Vert Semi-Final


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

BMX Dirt Final


5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Unlock Your Spot Best Trick



Sunday, Oct. 16th


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

BMX Vert Final


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Skateboard Vert Final


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Dew Cup Awards

**Schedule is subject to change. To stay up to date on the action, follow live updates via the Dew Tour on Twitter**

Running Thursday through Saturday, the free Festival Village offers something for everyone attending the Dew Tour.  As the official bike partner of the Dew Tour, Mongoose will have a tent set up with demo bikes available to test your skills on their dirt course.  Visit the Pantech booth to see the latest cell phone features and tag the digital graffiti wall, or get a haircut at Paul Mitchell. The Dew Tour athletes of tomorrow can also start practicing at the Camp Woodward mini skatepark. Games, giveaways and athlete autograph signings lend to the excitement of the interactive festival.

The Dew Tour Championships offers a mix of free and ticketed elements throughout the weekend.  Festival Village, featuring sponsor activations and competition venues for BMX dirt and park, and Hart & Huntington Best Whip, is free Thursday through Saturday.  Tickets to Friday night’s highly anticipated Skate Street Final and 50 Cent concert in The Joint are combined for $65; tables will cost $125 per person.  Sunday’s Skate and BMX Vert Finals over the HRH Beach Club Pool can be accessed with a $20 general admission ticket.  Tickets for the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com are available through Ticketmaster.com, Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

For additional Dew Tour event information and tickets, visit www.Allisports.com.   Visit the Dew Tour Facebook page and follow @thedewtour on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information on the latest Dew Tour action.

Tune in to NBC on October 15 and 16 for live coverage of the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com.