Scotty Cranmer may have won Las Vegas and taken the park cup this year, but Dennis Enarson will be the most talked about (again) this year as he takes the dirt cup home and 2nd place on the park standings. Impressively, Enarson still took home the dirt cup after a fourth place finish in Las Vegas. His previous outstanding performances in dirt would prove helpful as he beats out 2nd place dirt finisher Brett Banasiewicz by a mere 10 points.
So, to recap the event specifically, Scotty Cranmer won park and truly came back onto the scene after his injury-prone season a few years ago. Nobody is wondering where he went anymore, as he takes home the overall Dew Tour cup for park this year. Dennis Enarson will take second in park which is quite fitting as he finished second to Scotty on the overall park standings as well. Daniel Dhers takes third in park for the championship event but after a lackluster year it only lands him in fifth place on the overall standings.
Continuing with park, Brett Banasiewicz finished fourth in Las Vegas and fourth on the year, a funny coincidence as results for this specific event often match results on the overall standings for park. So, unfortunately, the golden child will not finish a podium spot in park but he makes up for it on the dirt side of things. Kyle Baldock is an exception to the rule as he places fifth in Vegas which will boost his season standing to 3rd place, clutching a podium spot with his previous good performances this year.
Moving on to dirt, we already talked about this year's overall winner (Enarson) whom only took fourth place yesterday so we'll move on to the rest of the pack. Brett Banasiewicz takes third in Las Vegas and second overall this year. Luckily for him, he takes home some hardware after JUST missing out in park. Kyle Baldock will take home two pieces of hardware, his 3rd in park and another 3rd in dirt. He actually WON the dirt event in Vegas which boosted his lower season scores in to a podium spot.
Ben Wallance and Brandon Dosch also boost their scores this season to land in the top 5 in Vegas and on the overall tour. Wallace takes second in Vegas and Dosch takes 5th in Vegas. With this, Wallace boosted his placing to fourth on the year and Dosch held a steady fifth place on the tour to round out the top 5. I must mention how close the dirt standings were this year, as places 1-5 were all about 10 points difference each.
Over on the vert ramp, I have been WAITING for this to happen. Last year I thought it was Coco Zurita that would come up and challenge the household vert names, but this year it's up and comer Vince Byron. The podium spots were easily lost and gained and, even though Bestwick won yet ANOTHER vert cup, it was a close battle where Steve McCann gave Bestwick a serious run for his money. In Las Vegas, Vince Byron won the event, Steve McCann took second, and Jamie Bestwick took third. The overall tour results, however, will be flipped. Jamie Bestwick wins this year's vert cup, McCann takes second (he has to be tired of the number 2 by now), and Vince Byron takes home 3rd and sets a tone for the future of vert.
Jimmy Walker, whom topped off the vert semi finals, took fourth in Vegas and fifth place overall this year. In front of him on the standings was Simon Tabron who placed a disappointing seventh in Vegas but will remain in the top 5 standings after impressive finishes earlier this year. Again, the scores were incredibly close as the difference between first and third for the year was 10 points, meaning McCann was less than 10 points away from a win. Also, 4th and 5th place were 6 points apart! Amazing.
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SA HIGH SCHOOL TOUR KICKS OFF FALL SESSION IN THE ROCKIES ON SEPTEMBER 7
Denver, Colorado is the first stop on the 11-week action sports tour traveling the country in support of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
LOS ANGELES (September 2, 2010) -- Next Tuesday, September 7, in Denver, Colorado, the fall edition of the 2010 ASA High School Tour (Tour) gets underway, embarking on an 11-week tour across the United States. During on-campus assemblies at 55 schools in 11 cities, the Tour will support the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids with action sports exhibitions by top-ranked skateboarding, BMX and inline skating pros performing daring stunts on a mobile 13' high half-pipe. Attention grabbing performances, entertaining commentary, real-life testimony, trivia contests, brochures, announcements and autograph sessions are all designed to educate students about the dangers of tobacco use, the risks from second-hand smoke and ways to combat the peer pressure to start smoking.
The 2010 Fall Tour will stop in the following key markets across the country from September 7 through November 19, visiting 5 schools in each market, one school per day, to encourage students to live tobacco-free:
2010 ASA High School Tour Fall Schedule:
September 7-10 Denver, Colorado
September 13-17 Minneapolis, Minnesota
September 20-24 Chicago, Illinois
September 27 - October 1 Cleveland, Ohio
October 4-8 Columbus, Ohio
October 11-15 St. Louis, Missouri
October 18-22 San Antonio, Texas
October 25-29 Houston, Texas
November 1-5 Fort Worth, Texas
November 8-12 Dallas, Texas
November 15-19 Austin, Texas
The Tour visited nine cities earlier this year during its spring tour when it crossed the country from Feb. 22 through May 21.
On Tuesday, September 7, Chatfield Senior High School in Littleton, CO will receive the Tour; on Wednesday it will visit Columbine High School also in Littleton, CO; on Thursday Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, CO will enjoy a performance; and on Friday the Tour will stop at Arvada Senior High School in Arvada, CO.
Through the support of backers which include the U.S. Marine Corps and action sports event producer ASA Entertainment (ASA), the Tour is offered free of charge to the schools. ASA has produced the Tour for the past 12 years, while the Marine Corps will be enjoying their fifth term with the Tour.
Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment and creator of the ASA High School Tour feels strongly about the Tour and its purpose. "The ASA High School Tour is probably the most rewarding program we produce at ASA Entertainment. The ASA staff, the action sports pros and the sponsors whole-heartedly support the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids' cause and message. And, when kids come up to us and say they were motivated to stop smoking or decided not to start because of our program, the hard work and hours are well worth it."
After a visit from this year's Spring Tour, Ontario [California] High School teacher Don Schulteis commented, "During the performance I was struck by how attentive our students were. They were really captivated. A math teacher reported to me that she had the best attendance of the year in all five of her classes on the day of the performance because students wanted to be in school that day to see the show. In this era of budget cuts, I want to thank your sponsors for making this program available at no cost to our school. We definitely want to host this program again."
X Games and ASA Action Sports World Tour pros perform at each stop, presenting a unique and rare opportunity for students to interact with the stars in a one-on-one setting. Currently scheduled to perform at the fall stops are top BMX vert pros Jay Eggleston (Denver, CO), Jimmy Walker (Gilberts, IL), John Parker (State College, PA), Austin Coleman (Lake Forest, CA) and Tom Haugen (Minneapolis, MN); BMX flat land stars Trevor Meyer (Little Rock, AR) and Gabe Weed (Walnut Creek, CA); skateboarding pros Jay Stevason (Toronto, CAN) and Anthony Furlong (Tampa, FL); and inline skating World Champion Eito Yasutoko (Kobe, JAPAN). After each show, students are able to get autographs, take pictures and talk to the athletes about staying tobacco-free.
He does it again. I told you that Ryan Nyquist had a way of knowing exactly what the judges are looking for. He just impresses to the max. Nyquist pretty much let out a banger run that took the lead and could not be topped by any other rider. Though seemingly redundant, his run was a double truck, opposite double truck, truck, and then a 720 truck on the last set.He is the truck driving master. Ryan Nyquist wins Dew Tour Portland.
Dennis Enarson steps up to the task and takes second. Once thought a park and street type rider, Enarson proved that his skills were easily taken to the dirt. He is the whip master. Flip whips, triple whips, nothing TO whip... please, stop the tailwhips!!! Scotty Cranmer takes third and proves himself in a way similar to Dennis as a well-rounded rider. I would almost give Scotty the win with his diversity. Flip whips, no-handed fronties, truck drivers, everything! Brandon Dosch, last event's second placer, takes fourth and Corey Bohan (the qualifying winner) takes fifth...
I told you. But was it ever in question? Sir Jamie Bestwick takes the vert event again. Simon Tabron injured himself in competition, which essentially left the podium up for grabs. Chad Kagy, who wasn't visible much in the last Dew Tour, did what I thought he would and took second place. Steve McCann takes third. Zack Warden takes fourth. And Jimmy Walker takes fifth.
If you haven't seen Bestwick's runs, go see them. Nobody goes higher, harder, faster...
When I gave you a pre-contest blog on this event, I told you to look out for Garrett Reynolds. However, I was just sort of putting him in the race against who I really thought would take it (Dhers or Cranmer). Well, Mr. Reynolds continues his dominance by beating out the Miracle Boy (Dave Mirra) who took second and Daniel Dhers getting third. Mark Webb took fourth and Dennis Enarson took fifth (a good weekend for Enarson no doubt).
This is Reynolds first Dew Tour win, and I think that is because he is competing in park here. There is no street event. But lately we have seen him riding differently and applying more air and even gnarlier combinations that go well with park judges. I don't know what to say about this kid. He's got it. Whatever "IT" is...