Inicia el Dew Tour Long Beach primer evento de calificación olímpico global de Estados Unidos para el skateboarding
TOP ATHLETES SCHEDULED TO COMPETE AT DEW TOUR LONG BEACH AT THE FIRST US-BASED GLOBAL OLYMPIC QUALIFYING EVENT FOR SKATEBOARDING
Dew Tour Stage Stacked with World’s Best Male & Female Park and Street Skaters, to be Held June
Carlsbad, Calif. (May 28, 2019) — The annual Dew Tour, presented by MTN DEW and produced by the Adventure Sports Network Group (ASNG), announces event details and top athletes scheduled to compete at the summer event, which will serve as the first-ever U.S.-based Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s skateboard Park and Street competitions.
More than 300 of the world’s best male and female skateboarders will compete in individual Park and Street events for a chance to win the Dew Tour title, while earning valuable points toward their country’s Olympic skateboarding team. The Olympic qualification system will be based on World Skateboarding Rankings maintained by World Skate, the sport’s International Governing Body.
Skateboarders are now earning points by competing in World Skate sanctioned events during the Olympic qualifying period which started January 1 of this year and will end May 31, 2020.
Dew Tour, part of the World Skate sanctioned Five-Star Street and Park skateboarding series, will also serve as the last global qualifying event in the U.S. in 2020. Dew Tour is no stranger to Olympic qualifying events, having served as an Olympic qualifier for U.S. freeskiing and snowboarding in 2014 and 2017.
This year’s Dew Tour will host open qualifiers, quarter final, semi final and final rounds of competition,
offering fans the chance to see both favorite and new skaters from across the globe. Competitions will start on Thursday, June 13 and will conclude on Sunday, June 16. Visit DewTour.com for the complete competition schedule. The Park competition course is comprised of a concrete “pool” with a combination of ramps and course bends. For the Street competition, a street-like course will be
designed featuring stairs, curbs, slopes and rails.
In addition to Olympic qualifying events, the Dew Tour-specific Boost Mobile Switch Jam will be held over the weekend. Skaters have 30 minutes to hit as many switch tricks as possible on the Boost light switch ledge and the nine-stair Boost rails, all while earning cash for the best tricks. At the end of it all, judges will award one skater for the best single switch trick landed. Transworld Skateboarding’s “Battle of the Shops” Presented by Bones Love Milk will feature five of Southern California’s most revered skate shops battling it out in a jam format.
The weekend event also includes the Dew Tour Experience, a vibrant interactive sponsor village and Dew Tour on the Green, a festival of outdoor music, local food and drink vendors and lifestyle activations, including a public skatepark and a learn to skate area. Various events incorporating the Long Beach community will also be featured throughout the weekend through local nonprofit partners.
Dew Tour is free and open to the public.
Here’s who to watch at Dew Tour:
Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS), 18 — In her short career, Olsen has a stacked resume including world champion in 2014 and 2015 and is the first Australian female to compete in the X Games. So far this year, she took first in the Vans Park Oceania Regionals and King of Concrete Prahan competitions. Olsen is looking to better her 2018 fourth place finish at Dew Tour.
Lizzie Armanto (FIN), 26 — Armanto is a dual citizen having been raised in Santa Monica, Calif. and will be skating for Finland in her run for the 2020 Games. She is a seasoned, strong park skater who already has two first place wins for 2019: the Vans Combi Pro Bowl and the Malmo Vert Attack.
Nicole Hause (USA), 21 — The 2018 Dew Tour women’s Park champion returns this year to defend her title and earn points as a Team USA member. Hause is known for her big air speed, and her powerful style in the park.
Pedro Barros (BRA), 24 — Pedro Barros is the winningest skater in competitive park/bowl history, dominating most every contest he enters. He is on the Brazil national skateboard team and is the 2018 Vans Park Series world champion.
Tristan Rennie (USA), 20 — The Team USA member took third in last year’s Dew Tour park competition.
His 2019 season has started strong, with a second place finish at the 15th annual Vans Combi Pool Party.
Mariah Duran (USA), 22 — The newest member of the Mountain Dew Team is known for pushing boundaries; in 2018 she won the Dew Tour Long Beach Zumiez Destroyer Award for best trick and later that year, she nabbed two X Games Gold medals in Minneapolis and Sydney.
Aori Nishimura (JPN), 17 — Nishimura was recovering from knee surgery in 2018, and launched into 2019 with full power. She is a multi-X Games medalist and took the podium at the Street League World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil earlier this year.
Pamela Rosa (BRA), 19 — Rosa will come into this year’s Olympic qualifier as last year’s Dew Tour champion and a strong member of the Brazil national skateboard team. She took first place at the Street League stop in London this past weekend.
Jagger Eaton (USA), 18 — Hailing from Mesa, Ariz., Eaton is on an upward momentum in his career, having placed in the top five of nearly every competition he’s competed in over the past year, including second at the 2018 Dew Tour. Competing in both park and street has allowed Eaton to become one of the most progressive and versatile skateboarders in the sport that also earned him a spot on Team USA.
Ryan Sheckler (USA), 29 — One of the sport’s biggest names, Sheckler hasn’t rested on those laurels one bit. He has his sights set on Tokyo. His Sheckler Foundation was created to support great causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes, inspiring them to “Be the Change!”
Yuto Horigome (JPN), 20 — The 2018 Dew Tour street champion has been earning top spots in the past year, including two Street League Series events, most recently in Huntington Beach. His style and strength on the street course is one to watch this summer and as the road to Tokyo (his hometown)
Kelvin Hoefler (BRA), 25 — Hoefler won his first skateboard contest in Brazil when he was nine. Now 16 years later, he is on the Brazil national skateboard team, and is one of the fiercest street skaters in the world. He joins Dew Tour as a 2018 Dew Tour and X Games third place finisher.
A total of six hours of Dew Tour coverage will air on NBC and NBCSN. The event will also be livestreamed in its entirety on DewTour.com, Facebook Live, YouTube and other major platforms for a total of 31 hours LIVE.
Stay tuned at DewTour.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube @DewTour.
About Dew Tour
Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.
In 2016, the Adventure Sports Network Group (ASNG) became the official strategic partner to lead content production, execution and event staging for the Dew Tour. Working in close collaboration with ASNG’s core action sports media brands and in partnership with DEW®, Dew Tour continues to progress events and content, bringing millions of action sports fans engaging stories and experiences across
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