AST Dew Tour Announces Playstation Trick Of The Week WinnerJul 31 2007 / New York City, New York
Fans Choose Francisco Zurita As Winner For Triple Tailwhip in BMX Vert Competition at Tour’s Right Guard Open
The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced the winner of the PlayStation® Trick of the Week Award from the Right Guard Open. Voting began on Monday, July 23, the day after competitions ended. Fans were able to view video clips and vote online at www.astdewtour.com until Monday, July 30.
Fans selected Francisco Zurita as the PlayStation® Trick of the Week winner after he performed the first triple tailwhip on a vert ramp in competition during the BMX Vert Finals. Zurita finished in sixth place in the finals.
“This truly surprises me and it is a blessing,” said Zurita. “I don't really know what to say except thank you to all the fans who voted for me, thank god, and of course thank you to the crew at the AST Dew Tour for putting together great events like the Right Guard Open!"
Zurita faced stiff competition for the PlayStation® Trick of the Week Award. Other Trick of the Week nominees included:
- Bob Burnquist (Skateboard Vert), completed a frontside 540 during Finals.
- Ryan Sheckler ( Skateboard Park ), completed a Backside 360 Ollie, which helped him secure his second consecutive victory.
- Ryan Nyquist ( BMX Park ), performed a 720 Stepdown in his second place run in the Finals.
- Corey Bohan (BMXDirt), executed a flawless No Hand One Foot to Tailwhip.
Zurita wins $5,000 and his trick will compete for the PlayStation® Trick of the Year versus all the Trick of the Week winners from other AST Dew Tour events, including the upcoming Vans® Invitational in Portland (August 16-19). Online polls open on the Monday following each event.
Fans will vote for the PlayStation® Trick of the Year winner from the four Trick of the Week winners. Polls will be open throughout the week of October’s PlayStation® Pro. The winner will be announced during the AST Dew Tour NBC broadcast on Sunday, October 21. This athlete will take home $10,000 in cash as well as other PlayStation® prizes.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., (SCEA), maker of the PlayStation® line of products, is a Tour founding partner and has naming rights for the PlayStation® Pro, taking place at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla., October 18-21.
The complete 2007 AST Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Panasonic Open June 21-24 Baltimore, MD — Camden Yards Sports Complex
Right Guard Open July 19-22 Cleveland, OH — North Coast Harbor
Vans® Invitational Aug. 16-19 Portland, OR — Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 20-23 Salt Lake City, UT — Energy Solutions Arena
PlayStation® Pro Oct. 18-21 Orlando , FL — Amway Arena