September 10, 2005 (San Jose, CA) – Ryan Guettler, 22, of Brisbane, AUS earned his third consecutive victory in the Dew Action Sports Tour’s BMX Dirt competition today at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Guettler, who was knocked unconscious during a practice run and later released by paramedics, bested the field with a final score of 93.63, an average of his best two of three runs. His final run was highlighted by a one-handed front flip.
“For the entire Tour, I have been up against awesome competition,” said Guettler, who remains at the top of the BMX Dirt standings in the chase for the Dew Cup, with 337 total points. “I am going to keep giving it my best every time.”
Fellow Australian Luke Parslow placed second with an average score of 92.75. Parslow, who has consistently improved at each stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, now sits in eighth place in the BMX Dirt standings.
Los Gatos, Calif. native Ryan Nyquist finished third with an average score of 91.50 in front of his hometown crowd. In his third run, Nyquist executed a double barspin backflip. Nyquist was in 14th place in the BMX Dirt standings coming into the Toyota Challenge and now stands in sixth place.
Robert De Wilde, 28, of the Netherlands took top honors in the Toyota Challenge’s specialty competition, the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Finals. BMX Supercross will make its debut as a Olympic medal sport in Beijing in 2008. De Wilde, also known as the “Flying Dutchman,” captured the title with a final time of 30.091 seconds. Luke Madill, 25, of Australia finished second with 31.928 while Montgomery, Texas native Kyle Bennett, 25, came in third with a time of 32.717. A total of 48 riders competed.
“The Dew Action Sports Tour is something different, bringing BMX to a whole new level,” said De Wilde. “It is great to get this kind of exposure.”
The previous round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup was held in Aigle, Switzerland in June, where De Wilde also secured first place. Argentina’s Cristian Becerine took second place and Sanger, California’s Randy Stumpfhauser took third. UCI BMX also crowned the overall World Cup winners at the Toyota Challenge, with De Wilde again in first, Stumpfhauser in second, and Becerine in third.
The last stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the PlayStation Pro, takes place October 13-16 in Orlando, FL at the TD Waterhouse Centre.
San Jose’s HP Pavilion hosts the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Toyota Challenge through Sunday. Chevelle headlines the music stage on Saturday, August 10. Check www.dewactionsportstour.com for ticket information, schedules, points leaders, video and all up-to-the-minute information.
The Dew Action Sports Tour broadcast schedule is as follows:
-Friday, September 9, Midnight-1:00 AM – USA Network
-Saturday, September 10, 4:00-6:00 PM – NBC Saturday, September 10, Midight-1:00 AM – USA Network
-Sunday, September 11, 4:00-6:00 PM – NBC
FUEL TV’s 54321 Special Edition Dew Action Sports Tour highlights show airs Saturday, September 17 at 4:30 PM.
All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that this schedule is subject to change, confirm times with your local listings.