Dave Mirra, Bucky Lasek, Kenny Bartram Among Qualified Dew Cup Athletes

NEW YORK (7/19/05) ¿ The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, announced qualified athletes for the remaining three Tour stops.  

The 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour features competitions in the six disciplines of Skateboard Park and Vert; BMX Dirt, Park and Vert; and Freestyle Motocross.  Depending on the discipline, 18 to 27 athletes have qualified to compete at the Vans® Invitational, Toyota Challenge and PlayStation® Pro.  These athletes qualified because their cumulative points from the Tour¿s first two stops were high enough to make the cut.  Two or three wild card spots, per discipline, will be announced at a later date.  The first two Tour stops, the Panasonic Open and Right Guard Open, included open qualifying competitions which allowed new talent to enter the contest with the possibility of competing for the rest of the season.  The fields are now firmly established, with several open qualifiers making the cut.

¿The Panasonic Open and Right Guard Open provided great opportunities for up-and-coming pros to qualify for our three remaining events,¿ said Wade Martin, General Manager, Dew Action Sports Tour.   ¿With our fields set for the rest of the season and tight points races in all of our disciplines, fans will have the opportunity to follow their favorite athletes through October as they battle for the Dew Cup.¿

A cumulative points system is used to rank athletes throughout the season.  At the conclusion of each Tour stop, athletes are awarded points that correspond to their final placing in each discipline and are ranked accordingly.  During the inaugural season of the Dew Action Sports Tour, a total of $2.5 million will be awarded through the five events, making it the largest prize purse in action sports history.  Every athlete, regardless of final standing, earns prize money at each Tour stop.  In addition, a $1 million bonus pool will be distributed, based on season-ending point standings, to the top 10 finishers in each discipline.  Final points standings will also determine the recipients of the Dew Cup, which will be awarded to champions in the six combined disciplines within skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. 

2005 Dew Action Sports Tour Qualified athletes and current rankings after two Tour stops:

SKATEBOARD PARK

        POINTS    
RANK LAST FIRST HOMETOWN PANASONIC OPEN RIGHT GUARD OPEN TOTAL
1 Sheckler Ryanfont> San Clemente, CA 100 100 200
2 Fernandez Chad Los Angeles, CA 75 63 138
3 Rodriguez Paul Chatsworth, CA 63 43 106
4 Brummet Dayne Lake Zurich, IL 55 28 83
5 Ramos Wagner Florianopolis, BRA 37 45 82
6 Rogers Jereme Woodland Hills, CA 0 75 75
7 Machnau Paul Vancouver, CAN 20 55 75
8 Chalmers Alex Vancouver, CAN 43 30 73
9 Simonetto Michel Curitiba, BRA 39 26 65
10 Gavin Alex Montreal, CAN 22 37 59
11 Berard Kyle Virginia Beach, VA 0 49 49
12 Senn Chris Kona, HI 49 0 49
13 Santos Fabrizio Aracaju, BRA 41 7 48
14 Lutzka Greg Milwaukee, WI 28 20 48
15 Seaholm Austen Anaheim, CA 45 43 30 73
9 Simonetto Michel Curitiba, BRA 39 26 65
10 Gavin Alex Montreal, CAN 22 37 59
11 Berard Kyle Virginia Beach, VA 0 49 49
12 Senn Chris Kona, HI 49 0 49
13 Santos Fabrizio Aracaju, BRA 41 7 48
14 Lutzka Greg Milwaukee, WI 28 20 48
15 Seaholm Austen Anaheim, CA 45 0 45
16 Mercier Eric Montreal, CAN 18 24 42
17 Evin Josh Vancouver, CAN 0 41 41
18 Peterson Mike Jacksonville, FL 0 39 39
19 Gayle Caine Jacksonville, FL 26 12 38
20 Channita Pat Garden Grove, CA 16 22 38
21 Dos Santos Wolnei Bauru, BRA 14 18 32
22 Koston Eric Los Angeles, CA 30 0 30
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