AST Dew Tour Announces PlayStation Trick Of The Week WinnerJul 03 2007 / New York City, NY
Fans Choose Zack Warden As Winner For Whip-to-Whip Back in BMX Vert Competition at Tour’s Panasonic 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 Panasonic Open. Voting began on Monday, June 25, the day after competitions ended. Fans were able to view video clips and vote online at www.astdewtour.com until Monday, July 2.
Fans selected Zack Warden as the PlayStation® Trick of the Week winner after he performed a whip-to-whip back during BMX Vert Finals. Warden finished in sixth place in the finals.
“I’m really excited about winning Trick of the Week,” said Warden. “I want to thank PlayStation for giving me this award, Woodward Camp for making it all possible, and the Dew Tour for putting on a great event.”
Warden faced stiff competition for the PlayStation® Trick of the Week Award. Other Trick of the Week nominees included:
· Alex Perelson (Skateboard Vert), completed a Tailgrab 720 during Finals.
· Blake Williams (Freestyle Motocross), who executed the Kiss of Death Backflip and finished his personal best on the Dew Tour – second place.
· Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park), completed a huge Air to Manuel on the eight foot step-up, which helped him secure a victory.
· Ryan Nyquist (BMX Dirt), performed a 720 Truckdive enroute to his Panasonic Open win.
· Dennis Enarson (BMX Park), only 16 years old completed a flawless Triple Whip.
Warden wins $5,000 and his trick will compete for the PlayStation® Trick of the Year versus all the other Trick of the Week winners from other AST Dew Tour events, including the upcoming Right Guard Open in Cleveland (July 19-22). 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 , Ore. - Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge - Sept. 20-23 Salt Lake City , UT - Energy Solutions Arena
PlayStation® Pro - Oct. 18-21 Orlando , Fla. - Amway Arena
Entering its third year, the AST Dew Tour is the most watched and attended action sports property in the world. Attendance for the 2006 AST Dew Tour totaled nearly 250,000 and an average of 38 million viewers tuned in via NBC and USA each year. The top athletes in the world will take part in this year’s Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup which will be awarded in Orlando at season’s end to champions in each of the six disciplines. The 2006 Dew Cup winners include Nate Adams (Freestyle Motocross), Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert), Anthony Napolitan (BMX Dirt), Daniel Dhers (BMX Park), Bucky Lasek (Skateboard Vert) and Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park).