Dew Tour Announces Confirmed Athletes For Pantech Open

The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, has released the official list of confirmed skateboard and BMX athletes competing at its first stop of the season, the Pantech Open in Ocean City, Maryland, July 21 – 24. The biggest names in skate and BMX will be coming to Ocean City for the first time in the Tour’s six year history, participating in Skate and BMX Vert, BMX Park and the Dew Tour’s first-ever Skate Bowl contest. A full list of competitors will be announced at a date closer to the event.


Shaun White – Skate Vert Finals

Skate Vert will be sure to impress with Shaun White leading the pack, looking to bring his gold standard and 1080 to the vert podium for the 2011 Dew Tour. Pierre-Luc Gagnon (PLG) is returning to defend his title as the 2010 Dew Cup champion. Andy Macdonald, Bob Burnquist and Baltimore native Bucky Lasek will bring years of competition experience to the ramp, while young gun Pedro Barros looks to prove himself in the pro ranks.

The Pantech Open marks the debut of Dew Tour’s skate bowl competition. The event will bring together well-known vert legends with a new wave of young skaters tearing it up, represented by Barros, Zach Miller, Alex Perelson and Sky Seljig. Their new-school style will contrast with the experience of Burnquist, MacDonald, Chad Bartie and Rune Glifberg.

BMX Park competitors include the 16-year-old phenom Brett Banasiewicz, East Coaster and 2009 Dew Cup Champion Garrett Reynolds and reigning BMX Park champion Daniel Dhers. Dennis Enarson will bring his aggressive style to the park course designed by BMX legend Ryan Nyquist, who is also looking to add another podium finish to his long history of Dew Tour accomplishments.


Brett Banasiewicz – BMX Park Finals

Continuing to dominate in the Dew Tour rankings, Jamie Bestwick has no plans to stop in 2011. He will be joined by fellow Brit Simon Tabron, who also has 20 years of professional competition under his belt. After winning last year’s Dew Tour Championship event in Las Vegas, Chad Kagy is attempting a repeat for this season, beginning with a strong start in Ocean City. There’s no shortage of big names competing in BMX Vert, with Steve McCann, Francisco Zurita, Austin Coleman and more rounding out the field.

The Pantech Open will feature professional talent in BMX and skateboarding, as well as open qualifier competitions, and tickets for these contests are available at Ticketmaster.com. In addition to the competitions that will be taking place over the course of the weekend, the Dew Tour will also feature free components for the weekend, including a live concert taking place on the beach, as well as a Festival Village and Friday evening surf contest. NBC will air live coverage of events, and for more Dew Tour Pantech Open information visit Allisports.com.
The full confirmed athlete list is as follows:

Confirmed Athletes

BMX Park

Men’s BMX Vert

Brett Banasiewicz

Jamie Bestwick

Patrick Casey

Vince Byron

Scotty Cranmer

Austin Coleman

Daniel Dhers

Chad Kagy

Dennis Enarson

Steve McCann

Ryan Nyquist

Dennie McCoy

Garrett Reynolds

Simon Tabron

Jeremiah Smith

Jimmy Walker

Mike Spinner

Zackery Warden

Gary Young

Francisco Zurita

Ryan Guettler

 

Skate Vert

Skate Bowl

Pedro Barros

Pedro Barros

Marcelo Bastos

Chad Bartie

Bob Burnquist

Bob Burnquist

Sandro Dias

Rune Glifberg

Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Zach Miller

Bucky Lasek

Mike Owen

Rob Lorifice

Alex Perelson

Andy Macdonald

Josh Rodriguez

Adam Taylor

Andy Macdonald

Shaun White

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