Haro's Ryan Nyquist edged out X16 BMX Park Gold Medalist Daniel Dhers for the win in BMX Park at the 2010 Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday. 31-year-old Nyquist scored a 92.75 in the park finals, finishing almost two points ahead of Dhers, who finished with a 91.38. Rounding out the top three in BMX Park was Premium's Garrett Reynolds, who finished with a 91.13.
Although Dhers failed to win the contest, he placed first overall in the year-end standings for BMX Park, claiming the 2010 Dew Cup and $75,000. This is Dhers' fourth Dew Cup to date.
Placing fourth in the BMX Park finals was DK's Brett Banasiewicz, followed by the UK's Mark Webb in fifth.
Redline's Brandon Dosch finished first place in dirt at the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., stealing the year-end Dew Cup for dirt from DK's Brett Banasiewicz, the Dew Cup favorite going into the contest.
"I was coming in here in second place, and I wanted to take what was mine, and that was the Dew Cup. This means everything to me," said Dosch after winning both the dirt finals and the year-end Dew Cup. Dosch's three runs scored in the 90's, with burly but consistent lines that included a triple tailwhip to opposite 360 loopback to corked 720 in the last heat.
Banasiewicz, who held the lead ranking going to the Vegas stop, attempted a cash roll for his last trick in the final heat, but looped out and did not pull the trick. His earlier runs scored lower than Dosch. "Banasiewicz lost the cup because he was too conservative," said Alli Sports commentator Jamie Bestwick. "This was going to be the biggest win of Brett's career so far, but he will have another night," Bestwick added.
Finishing in second place was TJ Ellis, followed by 2006 Dew Cup dirt champion Anthony Napolitan in third.
BMX Vert Prelims
Australia's Vince Byron placed first in BMX Vert qualifying at the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday. Byron's first place score of 90.38 topped a three-way tie for second place between Steve McCann, Dennis McCoy and Mike Mancuso, who collectively finished the qualifying round with the same score, an 89.75. Rounding out the top five was Austin Coleman, who finished with an 88.63. The top seven riders in qualifying advance to the BMX vert finals, which runs poolside on Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.
Based on current Dew Tour rankings, vert vets Jamie Bestwick, Chad Kagy and Simon Tabron are pre-qualified for the finals on Sunday.
Skate Vert Prelims
Shaun White qualified first in skate vert at the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. The two-time Olympic gold medalist finished three full points ahead of Pedro Barros, who qualified in second on Saturday. Rounding out the top three qualifiers was Rune Glifberg in third place.
Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Bucky Lasek and Andy Macdonald are pre-qualified for skate vert finals based on overall Dew Tour rankings for the 2010 season.
Skate vert finals commence on Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Full results are as follows.