Jamie Bestwick Makes History With 10th Consecutive BMX Vert Win; Bucky Lasek Takes Skate Bowl Dew Cup At 10th Anniverary Dew Tour
The 10th anniversary Dew Tour Beach Championships came to a dramatic close this weekend in Ocean City, MD., with two action sports legends taking home Dew Cups in front of a record crowd of 105,000. BMX superstar Jamie Bestwick continued his decade of domination by winning his 10th consecutive Dew Cup. The final run of the night resulted in a victory lap for Bestwick, with a dynamic winning run including a turnout flair and a frontside flair at the buzzer, earning a high score of 90.75. By a narrow margin, Vince Byron came in second with a final score of 90.00, while Simon Tabron rounded out the podium with 86.00.
"This is the most pressure I've been under for any contest, so it was nice to have my whole family here to help me pull through," said Bestwick. "The Dew Tour is a landmark event that you want to win every year. My 10th Dew Cup in the Dew Tour's 10th anniversary year caps off one of the best years of my life."
Baltimore native Bucky Lasek won the Skate Bowl Dew Cup, catering to his hometown crowd with enthusiasm. Lasek boosted his score with different trick combinations including a backside tailside over the hip into a McTwist. The skate veteran shared the podium with two rising stars – 14-year-old Tom Schaar and 15-year-old Cory Juneau. Schaar took home his best Dew Tour finish to date, with a second place score of 84.50. Juneau placed third with a final score of 81.87.
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"It was great to have the bowl here in Ocean City once again, the new design was really fun for us to skate and I was really able to explode out of it," said Lasek. "The superfinal had a pretty diverse range of skaters, and it was cool skating with these young kids who push me to be better."
The Beach Championships continued to draw crowds and break records, with an estimated 105,000 people experiencing the Dew Tour. The 10th anniversary season will continue with skateboard and BMX street and streetstyle events in Portland, Ore. August 16-17 and Brooklyn, N.Y. September 20-21, wrapping up once again with a winter event in Breckenridge, Colo. at the Breckenridge Ski Resort December 11-14.
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Dew Tour Beach Championships – Ocean City, Md. – June 29, 2014
BMX Vert Championships Final Results
1. Jamie Bestwick, Great Britain, 90.75. 2. Vince Byron, Australia, 90.00. 3. Simon Tabron, Great Britain, 86.00. 4. Mykel Larrin, Racine, Wis., 82.75. 5. Francisco Zurita, Chile, 82.00. 6. Colton Satterfield, Salt Lake City, Utah, 81.50. 7. Jimmy Walker, Chicago, Ill., 81.50. 8: Zachary Newman, Frankfort, Ky., 80.00. 9. Douglas Leite de Oliveiera, Brazil, 73.50. 10. Steven McCann, Australia, 61.00.
Skateboard Bowl Super Final Results:
1. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, Md., 88.50. 2. Tom Schaar, Malibu, Calif., 84.50. 3. Cory Juneau, San Diego, Calif., 81.87. 4. Kevin Kowalski, Portland, Ore., 80.75. 5. Alex Sorgente, Lake Worth, Fla., 78.25.
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