2015 Dew Tour Chicago confirmed athletes, event schedule

The start of the 2015 Dew Tour season is just around the corner.

The first of three stops this year, Chicago’s Grant Park Skate Plaza will host Dew Tour on June 20-21 for skateboard and BMX competitions. Among the events taking place in both sports will be streetstyle, the innovative point-to-point course, full of a wide range of obstacles, that has been a Dew Tour staple for the last three years.

 

After winning last year’s skateboard streetstyle contest in Brooklyn, Trevor Colden will return to defend his title. Among his chief competition though will be Chicago native Chaz Ortiz, who will be making his streetstyle debut in front of his hometown crowd. The stacked field also includes a lot of heavy-hitting streetstyle veterans – such as Curren Caples, Ryan Decenzo and Alec Majerus – and another first-time streetstyle participant, 2013 skateboard street champion Louie Lopez, making this sure to be a dramatic competition.

On the BMX side, there have been a total of four streetstyle competitions over the years, and they have produced three different winners. All three of those riders – Dennis Enarson, Chad Kerley and two-time champ Garrett Reynolds – will be on hand, battling for the Dew Cup against the likes of fan favorites Drew Bezanson and Scotty Cranmer, rising star Tyler Fernengel and Chicago local Brian Kachinsky. The full roster of athletes for all events is listed below.

In addition to streetstyle, there will also be street best session competitions in both sports, plus a BMX futures contest.


Will Trevor Colden claim back-to-back victories in skateboard streetstyle? (Photo: Bryce Kanights)

All competitions will be streamed live on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, and NBC will also have televeision coverage of the event. Check below for specific times to tune in.

If you’re in Chicago though, make sure you don’t miss out on this one. Dew Tour will be free and open to the public all weekend long. Sunday, June 21 also coincides with international Go Skateboarding Day and will feature special activities for local Chicago area skaters.

 

CONFIRMED ATHLETES

Skateboard Streetstyle
Taylor Bingaman
Justin Brock
Dane Burman
Curren Caples
Trevor Colden
Ryan Decenzo
David Gonzalez
David Gravette
Louie Lopez
Alec Majerus
Milton Martinez
Nick Merlino
Chaz Ortiz
Chris Pfanner
Ben Raybourn
Clint Walker

Skateboard Street Best Session
Theotis Beasley
Felipe Gustavo
Kelvin Hoefler
Louie Lopez
Alec Majerus
Cody McEntire
Chaz Ortiz
Bastien Salabanzi
Manny Santiago
Nick Tucker


Chaz Ortiz will be pulling double duty, competing in both streetstyle and street. (Photo: George Crosland)

BMX Streetstyle
Drew Bezanson
Chris Childs
Scotty Cranmer
Dennis Enarson
Tyler Fernengel
Zack Gerber
Van Homan
Brian Kachinsky
Chad Kerley
Ty Morrow
Kevin Peraza
Matt Ray
Garrett Reynolds
Dakota Roche
Colin Varanyak
Gary Young

BMX Street Best Session
Simone Barraco
Stevie Churchill
Alex Donnachie
Dennis Enarson
Bruno Hoffmann
Brian Kachinsky
Alex Kennedy
Chad Kerley
Dan Lacey
Ty Morrow
Broc Raiford
Garrett Reynolds
Sean Ricany
Dakota Roche
Jeremiah Smith
Timmy Theus


Garrett Reynolds is in search of his third BMX streetstyle title. (Photo: Mark Losey)

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

NOTE: All times listed are local time (CT) in Chicago.

Saturday, June 20
12:30 p.m CT – BMX Futures Contest
1:00 p.m. CT – Skateboard Streetstyle
4:00 p.m. CT – BMX Street Best Session

Sunday, June 21
9:30 a.m. CT – Zumiez Community Session #1
11:45 a.m. CT – Zumiez Community Session #2
12:00 p.m. CT – BMX Streetstyle
4:00 p.m. CT – Skateboard Street Best Session

 

HOW TO WATCH

NOTE: All times listed are Eastern Time (ET).

Live Stream Schedule

DATE TIME EVENT SITE
Sat 6/20 1:30 pm ET Skateboard Pre-Show DewTour.com
Sat 6/20 2:00 pm ET Skateboard Streetstyle DewTour.com
Sat 6/20 4:30 pm ET BMX Pre-Show DewTour.com
Sat 6/20 5:00 pm ET BMX Street Best Session DewTour.com
Sun 6/21 12:30 pm ET BMX Pre-Show DewTour.com
Sun 6/21 1:00 pm ET BMX Streetstyle DewTour.com
Sun 6/21 4:30 pm ET Skateboard Pre-Show DewTour.com
Sun 6/21 5:00 pm ET Skateboard Street Best Session DewTour.com

 

TV Schedule

DATE TIME EVENT NETWORK
Sat 6/20 2:30 pm ET Skateboard Streetstyle NBC
Sat 6/27 3:00 pm ET Skateboard Street Best Session NBC
Sat 8/1 3:00 pm ET Best of Dew Tour Chicago NBC