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When the 2011 Dew Tour makes it's first appearance in Ocean City Maryland on July 21st-24th expect some of the sports biggest names to be in action.
Skate Vert will be as difficult as ever to grab a victory with all the top skaters in Maryland. Shaun White is back on the skateboard after an off-season full of distractions. Vert dominator Pierre-Luc-Gagnon will be on hand making sure White doesn't have his way. Bucky Lasek who injured himself days before the Vans Pool-Tec Party is set to make his return.
The Dew Tour finally realized the need to add Skate Bowl competition to the lineup. The event will bring together well-known vert legends with a new wave of young skaters like Pedro Barros, Zach Miller, Alex Perelson and Sky Seljig. Their new-school style will contrast with the experience of Bob Burnquist, Andy 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.
BMX Vert belongs to the legends when Jamie Bestwick looks to continue his dominance. Simon Tabron will be in action with 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.
This will be the start of back-to-back competitions for most of these athletes as X Games 17 is the following weekend in Los Angeles. The spotlight will shine heavy on action sports at the end of July and August this Summer.
Here's the complete list of Athletes confirmed-