Rocking a retro Dead Milkmen t-shirt, Pierre-Luc Gagnon dominated the Skate Vert finals at the Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational in Portland on Friday night. Second-place finisher Andy Macdonald was more than five full points behind, allowing PLG to hold back his best stuff for a future comp.
“I was going to pull even bigger and better tricks in my third run, but I clipped the deck and fell. Thankfully it was still enough to win so I’m stoked,” Gagnon said. “I plan to carry that third run into the next Dew Tour stop in Salt Lake City.”
Bucky Lasek, who won the first Skate Vert contest in Boston last month, had trouble completing a clean run and landed in sixth place. Veteran Sandro Dias was third.
WENDY’S INVITATIONAL – PORTLAND, ORE.
August 13-16, 2009
RESULTS: Skateboard Vert
DATE: August 14, 2009
1. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canada, 90.00.
2. Andy Macdonald, Boston, Mass., 84.75.
3. Sandro Dias, Brazil, 83.75.
4. Bob Burnquist, Brazil, 83.75.
5. Adam Taylor, Cocoa Beach, Fla., 83.50.
6. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, Md., 81.50.
7. Rob Lorifice, Carlsbad, Calif., 79.00.
8. Alex Perelson, San Diego, Calif., 66.50.
9. Anthony Furlong, Tampa, Fla., 63.00.
10. Danny Mayer, Omaha, Neb., 25.50.