Bucky Lasek, Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Jamie Bestwick Set to Compete at Pantech Beach Championships

 

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. – July 30, 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.

 

BMX will bring the heat in Ocean City, as Steve McCann and Chad Kagy hit the vert and Mega 2.0™ramps, while Jamie Bestwick will attempt to hold his standing as the indomitable vert competitor.  The best in BMX park will tear apart a course just feet from the ocean, with Kyle Baldock, Brett Banasiewicz, Drew Bezanson, Garrett Reynolds, Ben Wallace, 2011 Dew Cup winner Scotty Cranmer and more battling it out on the beach.

 

Confirmed skateboard and BMX athletes include:

 

SKATE VERT

SKATE BOWL

SKATE LEGENDS BOWL

SKATE MEGA 2.0TM

 

Pedro Barros

Pedro Barros

Steve Alba

Jake Brown

Marcelos Bastos

Sam Beckett

Steve Caballero

Bob Burnquist

Sam Beckett

Charlie Blair

Eddie Elguerra

Mitchie Brusco

Mitchie Brusco

Bob Burnquist

Jeff Grosso

Jagger Eaton

Bob Burnquist

Kalani David

Christian Hosoi

Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Sandro Dias

Dalton Dern

Tony Magnusson

Ronaldo Gomes

Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Sandro Dias

Chris Miller

Andy Macdonald

Ronaldo Gomes

Benji Galloway

Lance Mountain

Edgar Pereira

Juergen Horrwarth

Omar Hassan

Pat Ngho

Tom Schaar

Bucky Lasek

Ben Hatchell

Duane Peters

Elliott Sloan

Andy Macdonald

Willis Kimbel

 

Adam Taylor

Danny Mayer

Andrew Langi

 

 

Alex Perelson

Bucky Lasek

 

 

Paul-Luc Ronchetti

Andy Macdonald

 

 

Tom Schaar

Zach Miller

 

 

Jono Schwan

Nolan Munroe

 

 

Elliott Sloan

Michael O’Friel

 

 

Adam Taylor

Michael Owen

 

 

Lincoln Ueda

Alex Perelson

 

 

 

Steven Pineiro

 

 

 

Austin Poynter

 

 

 

Ben Raybourn

 

 

 

Tom Remillard

 

 

 

Josh Rodriguez

 

 

 

Tom Schaar

 

 

 

Sky Siljeg

 

 

 

Alex Sorgente

 

 

 

Josh Stafford

 

 

 

BMX PARK

BMX VERT

BMX MEGA 2.0TM

 

Kyle Baldock

Jamie Bestwick

Vince Byron

Brett Banasiewicz

Vince Byron

Austin Coleman

Drew Bezanson

Austin Coleman

James Foster

Andy Buckworth

Chad Kagy

Chad Kagy

Vince Byron

Mykel Larrin

Steve McCann

Diogo Canina

Steve McCann

Anthony Napolitan

Pat Casey

Dennis McCoy

Kevin Robinson

Austin Coleman

Kevin Robinson

Colton Satterfield

Scotty Cranmer

Simon Tabron

Morgan Wade

Rob Darden

Jimmy Walker

Zack Warden

Daniel Dhers

Zack Warden

 

Brandon Dosch

Coco Zurita

 

Dennis Enarson

 

 

Ryan Guettler

 

 

Ben Hennon

 

 

Josh Harrington

 

 

Chase Hawk

 

 

Chad Kerley

 

 

Harry Main

 

 

Ryan Nyquist

 

 

Kevin Peraza

 

 

Garrett Reynolds

 

 

Daniel Sandoval

 

 

Jeremiah Smith

 

 

Mike Spinner

 

 

Morgan Wade

 

 

Ben Wallace

 

 

Zack Warden

 

 

Mark Webb

 

 

Gary Young

 

 

 

*Athlete appearances are subject to change.

 

The Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championships will be showcased across 11 broadcast hours on NBC and NBC Sports Network and an all-new digital platform with live streaming, plus exclusive behind the scenes and in-depth content on dewtour.com.  The new broadcast platform will offer coverage from every day of the four day events more live Dew Tour coverage over NBC and NBC Sports Network than any previous year. 

 

The complete 2012 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

 

Event                                                   Date                             Location

Pantech Beach Championships              August 16-19                 Ocean City, Md.

Toyota City Championships                   October 18-21               San Francisco, Cali.

Mountain Championships                       December 13-16            Breckenridge, Colo.

 

The Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championships will air live on NBC Sports Network on Friday, August 17 at 7:30pm ET, on Saturday, August 18 on NBC at 1:00pm ET, and on Sunday, August 19 on NBC at 2:00pm ET.  Additional broadcasts on NBC Sports Network will be August 16 at 11:00pm ET, August 18 at 11:00pm ET, August 19 at 11:00pm ET and August 25 at 12:00am ET.

 

For additional Dew Tour event information, visit www.DewTour.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page.

           

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