Competition Features World Champion Ryan Sheckler and Dew Winner Dave Mirra
NEW YORK – Sept. 16, 2010 – After capturing last month’s Skateboard Vert title at the Wendy’s Invitational, Shaun White seeks a second title at this weekend’s Toyota Challenge. White highlights NBC Sports’ and USA Network’s coverage of the Toyota Challenge this weekend from Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NBC Sports’ live coverage of BMX Dirt airs Saturday and live coverage of Skateboard Vert, featuring White, airs Sunday, at 4 p.m. ET both days. USA Network will air late-night coverage of the Skate Park competition Saturday at midnight ET and coverage of BMX Park Sunday at 2 a.m. ET.
Athlete analysts Jamie Bestwick, Chris Miller, Paul Zitzer and Todd Richards will join host Todd Harris and correspondent Tiffany Simons from Salt Lake City.
Last month, White narrowly captured the Skateboard Vert title at the Wendy’s Invitational by a slim 1.5 points over second-place finisher, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, breaking his yearlong winning streak.
In addition to White, the star-studded field of athletes competing in this weekend’s Dew Tour includes reigning Dew Cup Champions, Olympic gold medalists and X Games 16 gold medalists including Gagnon – skate vert (’08 Dew Cup Champion, X Games 16 gold medalist), Ryan Sheckler – skate park (three-time Dew Cup Champion and X Games 16 gold medalist), Garrett Reynolds – BMX park (defending Dew Cup champion and recent X Games gold medalist), and Dave Mirra – BMX park (BMX legend and second in last season’s Dew Cup standings).
The five-event Dew Tour nears the end of its sixth season with the Toyota Challenge this weekend, and concludes next month with the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., where the Dew Cup and a $1 Million prize, the largest in action sports history, are up for grabs.