Rodriguez, Lasek and Nyquist Set to Compete At Dew Tour’s Portland Invitational

The Dew Tour takes over the Rose Quarter of Portland, Ore. this weekend for the seventh consecutive year, August 11-14. The biggest names in skate and BMX will be returning to compete in BMX Park and Dirt, Skate Street and Skate Bowl. The Portland Invitational will also feature Alli RideShop Legends Skate Bowl Jam, exclusive to this stop of the Tour.

Skate Street debuts for the season in Portland, with a newly designed concrete course. Paul Rodriguez will bring his smooth style to the contest, hoping to top Greg Lutzka, whose technical flips and grinds almost won him the 2010 Dew Cup. Ryan Decenzo, no stranger to success in Portland winning the 2009 Best Trick contest, along with Theotis Beasley, Ronnie Creager, Dennis Busenitz and Clint Peterson round out the competition on the street course.


Skateboard Bowl course being built

The inaugural season of the Dew Tour’s Skate Bowl competition hits Portland after its huge success in Ocean City. Not often seen on the skate contest circuit, the first-ever full-concrete portable bowl gives spectators a front row seat to the varials and coping grinds of both well-known names and up-and-coming skaters. The bowl, designed by skate legend Chris Miller, will be the place to witness the new-school style of Pedro Barros, who took home first place honors in July at the first Dew Tour stop, Ben Hatchell and Portland native Kevin Kowalski, as they measure their skills against the experience of Steve Caballero, Andy MacDonald, Bucky Lasek and Lance Mountain.

BMX Dirt will make its season debut in Portland, being held for the first time on the banks of the Willamette River. 2010 Dew Cup winner Brandon Dosch will attempt to get his season off to a strong start in an effort to repeat his top performance against the dirt competition, including the wild style of Cory Nastazio. Brett Banasiewicz, Dennis Enarson, Ryan Nyquist and many others will bring their top game to the course, designed and built with the help of BMX star TJ Lavin.


Kyle Baldock – BMX Park Finals

Kyle Baldock burst into the Dew Tour BMX Park rankings after winning the event in Ocean City. He’ll be looking for a repeat in Portland, fending off Garrett Reynolds, BMX legend Ryan Nyquist and 2010 Dew Cup winner Daniel Dhers. Enarson joins the competition, looking to take advantage of the course design he helped to design along with Dew Tour BMX Sport Organizer and Vert competitor Dennis McCoy.

In addition to action-packed competitions, Sunday night’s Skate Bowl Final will be preceded by the Alli RideShop Legends Bowl Jam, an event that promises to bring the big names of old-school skateboarding out to show off the skills that made the sport what it is today. The weekend will also feature a Friday night concert headlined by The Cool Kids, a Green Label Sound artist. The show will be opened by West Coast rap group Pac Div.

The complete pre-qualified athlete list for the Portland Invitational is as follows:

 

 

BMX Dirt

Men’s BMX Park

Brett Banasiewicz

Andrew Ahumada

Nate Berkheimer

AJ Anaya

Corey Bohan

Rob Armour

Andrew Buckworth

Kyle Baldock

Brandon Dosch

Brett Banasiewicz

Chris Doyle

Alessandro Barbero

TJ Ellis

Andrew Buckworth

Dennis Enarson

Vince Byron

Ryan Guettler

Diogo Canina

Anthony Napolitan

Patrick Casey

Cory Nastazio

Brandon Christie

Ryan Nyquist

Austin Coleman

Luke Parslow

Scotty Cramner

Colton Satterfield

Rob Darden

Jaie Toohey

Daniel Dhers

Cameron White

Dave Dillewaard

Gary Young

Brandon Dosch

Dennis Enarson

Shanon Farrugia

Dan Foley

Ryan Guettler

Chris Hughes

Brian Hunt

Chad Kerley

Alex Landeros

Patrick Laughlin

Harry Main

Craig Mast

Todd Meyn

Ronnie Napolitan

Ryan Nyquist

Joshua Perry

Garrett Reynolds

Glenn Salyers

Daniel Sandoval

Colton Satterfield

Jeremiah Smith

Ben Wallace

Zackery Warden

Mark Webb

Matt Whyatt

Gary Young

Skate Street

Skate Bowl

Dave Bachinksy

Pedro Barros

Chad Bartie

Steve Caballero

Theotis Beasley

Dalton Dern

Taylor Bingaman

Sandro Dias

Dennis Busenitz

Benjamin Galloway

Ronnie Creager

Rune Glifberg

Ryan Decenzo

Omar Hassan

Danilo de Rosario

Ben Hatchell

Corey Duffel

Kevin Kowalski

Adam Dyet

Bucky Lasek

Pete Eldridge

Andy Macdonald

Sierra Fellers

Josh Mattson

David Gravette

Brad Mcclain

Tyler Hendley

Zach Miller

Jordan Hoffart

Lance Mountain

Timmy Knuth

Nolan Munroe

Greg Lutzka

Michael O’friel

Milton Martinez

Ben Raybourn

Steve Nesser

Tom Schaar

Clint Peterson

Skyler Siljeg

Collin Provost

Alex Sorgente

Rodolfo Ramos

 

Eli Reed

 

Paul Rodriguez

 

Jereme Rogers

 

Mario Saenz

 

Manny Santiago

 

Fabrizio Santos

 

Anthony Schultz

 

Anthony Shetler

 

Darrell Stanton

 

Tosh Townend

 

Chris Troy

 

Tomas Vintr

 

Philippe Zwijsen

 

The full schedule of events for the Portland Invitational is as follows:

Thursday, Aug. 11th– Festival Village Opens at 12:00PM
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM – Skateboard Street Qualifier
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Skateboard Bowl Qualifier
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – BMX Park Last Chance Qualifier
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Skateboard Street Prelim

Friday, Aug. 12th – Festival Village Opens at 12:00PM
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM – BMX Dirt Qualifier
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Skateboard Street Semi-Final
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Skateboard Bowl Semi-Final
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – BMX Park Semi-Final
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Concert

Saturday, Aug. 13th – Festival Village Opens at 11:30AM
11:30 AM – 1:00PM – BMX Dirt Semi-Final
1:30 PM – 3:00PM – Skateboard Street Final
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX Dirt Final
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX Park Final
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – BMX Park Final

Sunday, Aug. 14th – Festival Village Opens at 12:00PM 
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – BMX Dirt Final
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Alli RideShop Legends Bowl Jam
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Skateboard Bowl Final

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