October 14, 2005 – Australian rider Ryan Guettler concluded a historic season in BMX Dirt competition winning the first Dew Cup of the inaugural Dew Action Sports Tour at the PlayStationÂ® Pro in Orlando’s TD Waterhouse Centre on Thursday night. With a second place finish, Guettler secured the overall points lead and earned a $75,000 year-end bonus and a 2006 Toyota Tacoma.
Guettler, 22, also winner of the Right Guard Open in Denver and VansÂ® Invitational in Portland, Ore., had a score of 90.25, an average of his best two of three runs, to place second in tonight’s competition, and clinch the overall points lead and year-end title.
“I can’t believe I won the Dew Cup,” said Guettler. “This win was so sweet. I am still in awe of this dream season.” Ryan Nyquist, 26, of Los Gatos, Calif., finished with an average score of 90.88, which earned him first place in the PlayStationÂ® Pro’s BMX Dirt competition. His defining run of the evening included a one-handed X-up backflip.
Nyquist finished the season in fifth place in the overall points standings. Australian Cameron White, 21, finished third in tonight’s competition with an average score of 90.25 and also secured third place in the season standings.
The final stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the PlayStationÂ® Pro, is held October 13-16 at Orlando’s TD Waterhouse Centre. Champions in the six combined disciplines of skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross will be awarded with the Dew Cup at a special ceremony on Sunday, October 13.
Orlando’s TD Waterhouse Centre hosts the Dew Action Sports Tour’s PlayStationÂ® Pro, October 13-16. Hoobastank with special guest The All-American Rejects will headline the music stage on Friday, October 14. Check www.dewactionsportstour.com for ticket information, schedules, points leaders, video and up-to-the-minute information.
The Dew Action Sports Tour broadcast schedule is as follows:
-October 14, USA: 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM
-October 15, NBC: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
-October 15, USA: 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM
-October 16, NBC: 4:00 P – 6:00 PM
FUEL TV’s 54321 Special Edition Dew Action Sports Tour highlights show airs on October 22 at 4:30 PM; October 23, at 8:00 PM; and October 24-28 at 3:30 PM.
All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that this schedule is subject to change, confirm times with your local listings.
Owned by NBC Universal and Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports, the Dew Action Sports Tour debuted in June 2005, and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, the biggest competitive purse in action sports and a $1 Million Bonus Pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network will combine for 32 original hours of exclusive Dew Action Sports Tour coverage – the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. Each tour stop will feature competitions in skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross. At season’s end, the Tour will award champions in the six combined disciplines of skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event’s festival village include live cutting-edge music, video gaming, and interactive courses