Dew Tour Returns to Salt Lake City for the Toyota Challenge

SHAUN WHITE, RYAN SHECKLER, DAVE MIRRA AND BRETT BANASIEWICZ AMONG ATHLETES COMPETING AT DEW TOUR’S TOYOTA CHALLENGE SEPTEMBER 16 – 19 AT ENERGYSOLUTIONS ARENA IN SALT LAKE CITY

Competitions with FMX Legends Mike Mason, Adam Jones, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and Nate Adams 

Burr Ridge, Ill. – September 13, 2010 – The Dew Tour returns to Salt Lake City for the fourth consecutive year for the Toyota Challenge, September 16-19, at EnergySolutions Arena. The four-day event will feature competitions with the best skateboard and BMX athletes, along with the largest FMX competition on the 2010 Dew Tour. Reserved tickets, which guarantee a seat at Final competitions on the day of purchase, are available for $35.

Freestyle motocross returns to Salt Lake City bigger and better than ever, with two exciting competitions on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s Open Qualifiers will showcase new talent in FMX, where those that advance will face off against the legends in the sport on Saturday in a winner-take-all final. The best talent in FMX has been invited to the Toyota Challenge, including Adam Jones, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Mike Mason and Nate Adams.

The star-studded field of skateboard and BMX athletes competing in this weekend’s Toyota Challenge includes reigning Dew Cup champions, Olympic gold medalists and X Games 16 gold medalists. Among them are:

•    Shaun White (skate vert): two-time Olympic gold medalist, summer and winter Dew Cup champion, X Games gold medalist, and 1st place Skate Vert finisher at the Wendy’s Invitational
•    Pierre-Luc Gagnon (skate vert): ’08 Dew Cup champion, X Games 16 gold medalist
•    Ryan Sheckler (skate park): Three-time Dew Cup champion and X Games 16 gold medalist
•    Paul Rodriguez (skate park): X Games gold medalist, skate park winner at the 2010 Dew Tour Wendy’s Invitational
•    Garrett Reynolds (bmx park): Defending Dew Cup champion and recent X Games gold medalist
•    Dave Mirra (bmx park): BMX legend and second overall in last season’s Dew Cup standings
•    Brett Banasiewicz (bmx park and dirt): 15-year-old rising star in BMX and 1st place BMX Dirt finisher at both the Nike 6.0 BMX Open and Wendy’s Invitational

Taking place in conjunction with the Toyota Challenge are the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, the official amateur series of the Dew Tour. Over 70 of the best amateur skateboarders and BMX riders will be in Salt Lake City vying for a chance to compete against the pros at the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas this October.

In addition, the Toyota Challenge schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, September 16th – Gates Open at 3:00pm
3:30PM – 4:30PM    BMX Vert Prelims
4:30PM – 6:30PM    Skateboard Park Prelims
7:00PM – 8:30PM    BMX Dirt Prelims

Friday, September 17th – Gates Open at 1:00pm
1:00PM – 2:30PM    Skateboard Vert Prelims
3:00PM – 4:30PM    Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skateboard Park Final – Round 1
4:00PM – 6:30PM    BMX Park Prelims
5:00PM – 7:30PM    Freestyle Motocross Open Qualifier
7:30PM – 8:30PM    BMX Vert Final
9:00PM – 11:00PM    Neon Trees and Paper Tongues Concert

Saturday, September 18th  – Gates Open at 11:30AM
12:15PM – 1:30PM    Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skateboard Park Final – Round 2
2:00PM – 4:00PM    BMX Dirt Final
5:00PM – 6:15PM    Skateboard Park Final
6:15PM – 7:00PM    Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX Dirt Final
8:00PM – 9:30PM    Freestyle Motocross

Sunday, September 19th – Gates Open at 11:00AM
11:30AM – 1:30PM    Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX Park Final
2:00PM – 4:00PM    Skateboard Vert Final
5:00PM – 6:00PM    BMX Park Final
6:00PM – 6:45PM    Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skateboard Vert Final

***SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

In addition to world-class competitions, the four -day event will include a live concert by Neon Trees and Paper Tongues as part of the MTV2 Rock N Jock Concert Series on Friday starting at 9pm. Onsite at EnergySolutions Arena, there will be the interactive Festival Village featuring Mountain Dew and FUEL TV’s Green Label Experience, the Nike iD program where fans can customize their own pair of shoes, the NERF Dart Tag World Championships, free product giveaways, demos of the latest Sony and PlayStation games and electronics and athlete autograph signings.

Tickets for the Toyota Challenge are available through Smith’s Tix, Smithstix.com and the EnergySolutions Arena Box Office or by phone at 801-476-8499.Visit www.Allisports.com for more information.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Action Zone tickets cost $100 for adults and children and provide access to priority reserved seating for all finals. Additionally, Action Zone ticket-holders receive Dew Tour merchandise, a behind-the-scenes tour, athlete autograph session, merchandise discount coupon, Fast Pass access into all venues and interactive areas and cold Mountain Dew. Reserved seating tickets are $35 for children and adults and guarantees seating for all finals competitions. Grounds Pass tickets cost $15 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 2-10. Receive a FREE Thursday grounds pass ticket with every Friday-Sunday ticket purchased. Family 4 packs and 3-day ticket packages are also available.

The complete 2010 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                                              Date                 Location
Skate Open,                                    June 25-26        Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
ISF Skateboarding World Championships       
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

In its sixth year, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010 Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at season’s end to champions in each of the five disciplines, culminating at the Dew Tour Championships at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 2009 Dew Cup champions include Chris Cole (skateboard park), Bucky Lasek (skate vert), Garrett Reynolds (BMX park), Jamie Bestwick (BMX vert) and Ryan Nyquist (BMX dirt).

Burr Ridge, Ill. – September 13, 2010 – The Dew Tour returns to Salt Lake City for the fourth consecutive year for the Toyota Challenge, September 16-19 at EnergySolutions Arena. The four-day event will feature competitions with the best skateboard and BMX athletes, along with the largest FMX competition on the 2010 Dew Tour. Reserved tickets, which guarantee a seat at Final competitions on the day of purchase, are available for $35.

 

Freestyle motocross returns to Salt Lake City bigger and better than ever, with two exciting competitions on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s Open Qualifiers will showcase new talent in FMX, where those that advance will face off against the legends in the sport on Saturday in a winner-take-all final. The best talent in FMX has been invited to the Toyota Challenge, including Adam Jones, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Mike Mason and Nate Adams.

 

The star-studded field of skateboard and BMX athletes competing in this weekend’s Toyota Challenge includes reigning Dew Cup champions, Olympic gold medalists and X Games 16 gold medalists. Among them are:

 

·         Shaun White (skate vert): two-time Olympic gold medalist, summer and winter Dew Cup champion, X Games gold medalist, and 1st place Skate Vert finisher at the Wendy’s Invitational

·         Pierre-Luc Gagnon (skate vert): ’08 Dew Cup champion, X Games 16 gold medalist

·         Ryan Sheckler (skate park): Three-time Dew Cup champion and X Games 16 gold medalist

·         Paul Rodriguez (skate park): X Games gold medalist, skate park winner at the 2010 Dew Tour Wendy’s Invitational

·         Garrett Reynolds (bmx park): Defending Dew Cup champion and recent X Games gold medalist

·         Dave Mirra (bmx park): BMX legend and second overall in last season’s Dew Cup standings

·         Brett Banasiewicz (bmx park and dirt): 15-year-old rising star in BMX and 1st place BMX Dirt finisher at both the Nike 6.0 BMX Open and Wendy’s Invitational

 

Athletes are pre-qualified based on their 2010 Dew Tour rankings. The full list of pre-qualified athletes is as follows:        

 

Skateboard Park

Skateboard Vert

Dave Bachinsky*

Pedro Barros

Chad Bartie*

Marcelo Bastos

Aquil Brathwaite

Sam Beckett

Kurtis Colamonico

Bob Burnquist

Carlos De Andrade

Sandro Dias

Ryan Decenzo

Anthony Furlong

Danilo Do Rosario

Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Adam Dyet*

Rune Glifberg*

Sierra Fellers

Ronaldo Gomes

Tyler Hendley

Juergen Horrwarth

Jordan Hoffart

Bucky Lasek

Timmy Knuth

Rob Lorifice

Jani Laitiala

Andy Macdonald

Greg Lutzka

Renton Millar

Robert Lopez Mont

Alex Perelson

Chaz Ortiz

Paul-luc Ronchetti*

Andrew Pott

Elliot Sloan*

Rodolfo Ramos

Josh Stafford

Eli Reed

Adam Taylor

Paul Rodriguez

Shaun White

Jereme Rogers

 

Mario Saenz

 

Bastien Salabanzi

 

Fabrizio Santos

 

Austen Seaholm

 

Ryan Sheckler

 

Anthony Shetler*

 

Chris Troy*

 

Kody Wright

 

Philippe Zwijsen

 

 

 

BMX Park

BMX Dirt

BMX Vert

Rob Armour

Brett Banasiewicz

Jamie Bestwick

Brett Banasiewicz

Nate Berkheimer

Jason Branham

Alessandro Barbero

Corey Bohan

Vince Byron

Drew Bezanson

Andrew Buckworth

Austin Coleman

Andrew Buckworth

Diogo Canina

Jay Eggleston

Vince Byron

Scotty Cranmer*

Brian Hunt

Diogo Canina

Rob Darden

Jorge Jovel*

Patrick Casey

Dave Dillewaard

Chad Kagy

Austin Coleman

Brandon Dosch

Bob Kohl

Scotty Cranmer

Chris Doyle

Mike Mancuso

Dean Cueson

TJ Ellis

Steven McCann

Rob Darden

Dennis Enarson

Dennis McCoy

Daniel Dhers

James Foster

Zachary Newman

Dave Dillewaard

Chris Gerber

John Parker*

Brandon Dosch

Tim Hall*

Ben Snowden

Dennis Enarson

Josh Hult

Tom Stober*

James Foster

Seth Klinger

Simon Tabron

Josh Harrington*

TJ Lavin

Jimmy Walker

Brian Hunt

Colin Mackay*

Zachery Warden

Craig Mast

Steven McCann*

Francisco Zurita

Steven McCann

Anthony Napolitan

 

Dave Mirra

Cory Nastazio*

 

Ronnie Napolitan

Ryan Nyquist

 

Ryan Nyquist

Luke Parslow

 

Joshua Perry*

Kevin Porter

 

Garrett Reynolds

Colton Satterfield

 

Jeremiah Smith

Jaie Toohey

 

Mike Spinner

Morgan Wade

 

Marcus Tooker*

Ben Wallace

 

Morgan Wade

Gary Young

 

Ben Wallace

 

 

Mark Webb

 

 

Alistair Whitton*

 

 

Scott Wirch*

 

 

Gary Young

 

 

 

*Indicates wild cards

 

Taking place in conjunction with the Toyota Challenge are the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, the official amateur series of the Dew Tour. Over 70 of the best amateur skateboarders and BMX riders will be in Salt Lake City vying for a chance to compete against the pros at the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas this October.

 

In addition,

 

The Toyota Challenge schedule of events is as follows:

 

Thursday, September 16th – Gates Open at 3:00pm

3:30PM – 4:30PM          BMX Vert Prelims

4:30PM – 6:30PM          Skateboard Park Prelims

7:00PM – 8:30PM          BMX Dirt Prelims

 

Friday, September 17th – Gates Open at 1:00pm

1:00PM – 2:30PM          Skateboard Vert Prelims

3:00PM – 4:30PM          Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skateboard Park Final – Round 1

4:00PM – 6:30PM          BMX Park Prelims

5:00PM – 7:30PM          Freestyle Motocross Open Qualifier

7:30PM – 8:30PM          BMX Vert Final

9:00PM – 11:00PM        Neon Trees and Paper Tongues Concert

 

Saturday, September 18th  – Gates Open at 11:30AM

12:15PM – 1:30PM        Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skateboard Park Final – Round 2

2:00PM – 4:00PM          BMX Dirt Final

5:00PM – 6:15PM          Skateboard Park Final

6:15PM – 7:00PM          Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX Dirt Final

8:00PM – 9:30PM          Freestyle Motocross

 

Sunday, September 19th – Gates Open at 11:00AM

11:30AM – 1:30PM        Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX Park Final

2:00PM – 4:00PM          Skateboard Vert Final

5:00PM – 6:00PM          BMX Park Final

6:00PM – 6:45PM          Gatorade Free Flow Tour Skateboard Vert Final

 

***SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

 

In addition to world-class competitions, the four -day event will include a live concert by Neon Trees and Paper Tongues as part of the MTV2 Rock N Jock Concert Series on Friday starting at 9pm. Onsite at EnergySolutions Arena, there will be the interactive Festival Village featuring Mountain Dew and FUEL TV’s Green Label Experience, the Nike iD program where fans can customize their own pair of shoes, the NERF Dart Tag World Championships, free product giveaways, demos of the latest Sony and PlayStation games and electronics and athlete autograph signings.

 

Tickets for the Toyota Challenge are available through Smith’s Tix, Smithstix.com and the EnergySolutions Arena Box Office or by phone at 801-476-8499.Visit www.Allisports.com for more information.

 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Action Zone tickets cost $100 for adults and children and provide access to priority reserved seating for all finals. Additionally, Action Zone ticket-holders receive Dew Tour merchandise, a behind-the-scenes tour, athlete autograph session, merchandise discount coupon, Fast Pass access into all venues and interactive areas and cold Mountain Dew. Reserved seating tickets are $35 for children and adults and guarantees seating for all finals competitions. Grounds Pass tickets cost $15 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 2-10. Receive a FREE Thursday grounds pass ticket with every Friday-Sunday ticket purchased. Family 4 packs and 3-day ticket packages are also available.

 

The complete 2010 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

 

Event                                       Date                 Location

Skate Open,                              June 25-26        Boston, Mass. – TD Garden

ISF Skateboarding World Championships                                                                                    

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

 

In its sixth year, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010 Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at season’s end to champions in each of the five disciplines, culminating at the Dew Tour Championships at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 2009 Dew Cup champions include Chris Cole (skateboard park), Bucky Lasek (skate vert), Garrett Reynolds (BMX park), Jamie Bestwick (BMX vert) and Ryan Nyquist (BMX dirt).