Well I did something really cool and I’ll tell you all about it. The summer Dew Tour was held in Ocean City, Maryland those four days in August and I knew several of my fellow athletes and friends would be there. My friend, Bill, drove us both there and we had a great time. We stayed at a hotel on the oceanfront so we could be at the various contests every day.
One of the contests was BMX Vert. It was really cool. Vert is really popular amongst the crow. They really seem to love it ! The crowd was great but the competition was intense. Some of the friends that were competing were Chad Kagy, Steve McCann, Jamie Bestwick and Simon Tabron and more. Simon was in first place until it came down to their last runs and he fell, so it hurt his score. Bestwick rode so unbelievably well that he took first place. They all did really well. Here are the results of BMX Vert:
1. Jamie Bestwick, Great Britain, 92.75
2. Vince Byron, Australia, 92.13
3. Simon Tabron, Great Britain, 91.88
4. Steve McCann, Australia, 90.75
5. Chad Kagy, Calif., 89.88
6. Francisco Zurita, Chile, 89.50
Next up was the Mega Ramp Competition. It’s called “Mega Ramp” because the ramps are huge! It’s a crazy event but the talent among the competitors is amazing. Everyone did so many crazy tricks that I feel like I’m being unfair giving the results. Here they are:
RANK/ LAST NAME/ FIRST NAME/HOMETOWN /RUN 1 /RUN 2 /RUN 3/ RUN 4 /RESULT
1 Warden Zackery St. Louis, MO 91.00 80.38 89.25 91.63 91.63
2 Kagy Chad Gilroy, CA 88.63 91.63 80.50 88.63 91.63
3 Byron Vince Brisbane, AUS 90.25 90.38 82.00 DNS 90.38
4 Satterfield Colton Salt Lake City, UT 80.38 88.50 90.00 80.50 90.00
5 Coleman Austin Los Angeles, CA 87.25 80.50 80.25 88.25 88.25
6 Foster James Beaumont, CA 88.13 80.63 80.50 80.50 88.13
7 McCann Steven Melbourne, AUS 85.75 86.00 80.25 87.50 87.50
8 Robinson Kevin East Providence, RI 87.38 83.25 82.25 82.13 87.38
9 Wade Morgan Tyler, TX 80.25 81.00 86.50 85.38 86.50
10 Napolitan Anthony Youngstown, OH 86.00 83.25 85.75 80.88 86.00
Now comes the BMX Park. Everyone did so awesome. Scotty Cranmer qualifed in first place but unfortunately he was hurt during one of the last runs. What a bummer. I’m happy to say that he’s okay though. Great contest guys! Here are the results:
1. Brett Banasiewicz, Ind., 92.75
2. Kyle Baldock, Australia, 92.25
3. Scotty Cranmer, NJ, 91.75
4. Ryan Nyquist, Calif., 91.63
5. Daniel Sandoval, Calif., 88.75
6. Harry Main, Great Britain, 88.38
It was also great to know that the Dew Tour brought Flatland back to the competition. Several friends, including Matt Wilhelm, competed. Matthias Dandois took first place. He gave me his large, cardboard check for $5,000.00 as a souvenir !
The entire contest was great, with unbelievable talent. Congratulations to all the guys and I wish you the best of luck at the next Dew Tour.
That’s all for now. Get ready for some more stories about this awesome event. So keep on reading !
Out – Mike Vincent
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