JIMMY WILKINS EARNS FIRST DEW TOUR WIN IN SKATE VERT
Elliot Sloan and Pierre-Luc Gagnon Round Out the Podium at Dew Tour Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Calif. – August 14, 2015 – Dew Tour Los Angeles kicked off today at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA with a dramatic down-to-the-wire competition. Using his first run of the competition, 21-year old Jimmy Wilkins held onto first place through the duration of the Skate Vert Final.
Wilkins’ dynamic winning run included a back lip to newt five in the air, ollie to tailgrab five, kickflip mellon, lien air, ollie 540, and a 270 switch five-oh, earning a high score of 88.75. Looking to repeat his 2014 victory, Pierre-Luc Gagnon came in close second with a final score of 88.00, while Elliot Sloan rounded out the podium with an 86.75.
“I love LA, this city has a great skate scene so it’s perfect to have the Dew Tour here. I’m way stoked to have won, I like to just have a good time and let the skating progress itself,” said Wilkins of his first-ever Dew Tour win. “These are all my friends, so it’s awesome to travel and skate with them.”
The Dew Tour Los Angeles continues on Saturday August 15th, with gates opening at Noon PT, with Skateboard Street finals beginning at 4p.m. PT. The 2015 Dew Tour season will wrap up once again with a winter event in Breckenridge, Colo. at Breckenridge Ski Resort, December 10-13, featuring freeski and snowboard competitions.
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Dew Tour Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Calif.
August 14, 2015
Skateboard Vert Final Results:
1. Jimmy Wilkins Columbus, Ohio, 88.75.
2. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canada 88.00.
3. Elliot Sloan, New York City, N.Y., 86.75.
4. Mitchie Brusco, Encinitas, Calif., 85.75.
5. Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Great Britain, 83.50.
6. Sandro Dias, Brazil, 82.75.
7. Andy Macdonald, Boston, Mass., 82.25.
8. Alex Perelson, San Diego, Calif., 79.75.
9. Marcelo Bastos, Brazil, 79.75.
10. Bob Burnquist, Brazil, 75.50.
11. Ronaldo Gomes, Brazil, 69.25.
12. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, Md., 2.75.
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The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast on NBC, and streamed live on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on TVA, Fox Sports Australia, Extreme Sports Channel, ProSieben, DR and Sky TV. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Paul Mitchell, Bud Light, SQUATCH Snack Sticks, Sony Mobile Communications, Verizon Wireless, Airwalk, MIKE AND IKE® Candy, U.S. Army and iontuition. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.