DEW TOUR CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND WITH THE WENDY’S INVITATIONAL ON NBC & USA
Competition Features World Champions Ryan Sheckler, Bucky Lasek and Dew Winners Jamie Bestwick & Dave Mirra
NEW YORK – August 13, 2009 – Skateboard Park and BMX Park highlight NBC Sports’ coverage of the Wendy’s Invitational this weekend from the Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore., the first three-sport stop of the 2009 Dew Tour. NBC Sports’ live coverage of Skateboard Park airs Saturday and BMX Park airs Sunday at 4 p.m. ET both days. USA Network will air late-night coverage of the BMX Vert final Saturday at midnight ET/PT.
Athlete analysts Jamie Bestwick, Chris Miller and Paul Zitzer will join host Kenan Harkin and correspondent Tiffany Simons from Portland.
More than 140 of the world’s best skateboarders and riders will compete in Portland, including the winners of the first two Dew stops who are back to defend their titles. Competitors include: Bestwick (BMX Vert), Dave Mirra (BMX Park) and Josh Hult (BMX Dirt) from the Nike 6.0 BMX Open; and Skateboarding world champs Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park) and Bucky Lasek (Skate Vert) from the ISF Skateboarding World Championships.
These Dew Tour winners will face steep competition from athletes fresh off X Games gold medals including Pierre-Luc Gagnon (Skateboard Vert), Garrett Reynolds (BMX Park) and Paul Rodriguez (Skateboard Park).
Freestyle Motocross (FMX) also makes its first appearance on the 2009 Dew Tour, with an FMX jam session featuring last year’s Dew Cup winner Adam Jones, Jeremy Stenberg and Mike Mason.
Complete 2009 Dew Tour Schedule, airs on NBC & USA:
Date/Event/Site – Venue
Aug. 13 – 16: Wendy’s Invitational – Portland, Ore. – Rose Quarter
Sept. 17 – 20: Toyota Challenge – Salt Lake City, Utah – Energy Solutions Arena
Oct. 15 – 18: PlayStation Pro – Orlando, Fla. – Amway Arena