PIERRE-LUC GAGNON WINS HIS SECOND DEW CUP IN SKATEBOARD VERT AT THE DEW TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LAS VEGAS
Shaun White Wins the Skateboard Vert Final During the Biggest Pool Party of the Summer at the HRH Beach Club Pool
Las Vegas, Nev. – Sunday, October 17, 2010 – Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Shaun White of Carlsbad, Calif. won his third Dew Tour event in a row today at the Dew Tour Championships. However, after an injury sidelined White during the first Dew Tour stop of the season, his point total was not enough to beat out Canada’s Pierre-Luc Gagnon as the overall Dew Cup Champion. The victory marks Gagnon’s second Dew Cup in his skateboarding career.
During the skateboard vert final, White finished the season three-for-three and landed on top of the podium in each stop he competed in during the 2010 Dew Tour season. White threw out a backside 540, fakie to fakie heelflip, cab fakie 540, 720 and a frontside stalefish five for a winning score of 90.75, finishing third overall in 2010 Dew Tour rankings.
“This contest was amazing, it was the finale and had the most pressure, but I was just happy to come to Vegas and have fun,” said White “After missing Boston, I figured I was out of the running for the Dew Cup, but to come back and give these guys a hard time was awesome. This was some of my best work, and I’m proud.”
Gagnon placed second with an 89.00, earning enough points throughout the season to win the coveted Dew Cup for the second time. Boston-born Andy Macdonald placed third win an 88.25, finishing the season behind Gagnon in second place.
“I was pleased with my skating today. This is a perfect way to end the year by winning my second Dew Cup,” said Gagnon. “Vegas is a great city, and I’m looking forward to enjoying myself tonight.”
The four-day skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross event wraps up today with the Dew Cup awards ceremony and Wavves concert at The Joint by Rogue to conclude the 2010 season.
Dew Tour Championships
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Skate Vert Finals
*Top five scores from Final Jam, six through ten from first runs.
1. Shaun White, Carlsbad, Calif., 90.75. 2. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canada, 89.00. 3. Andy Macdonald, Boston, Mass., 88.25. 4. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, Md., 88.25. 5. Pedro Barros, Brazil, 60.50. 6. Sandro Dias, Brazil, 85.00. 7. Elliot Sloan, New York City, N.Y., 84.75. 8. Rob Loriface, Carlsbad, Calif., 82.75. 9. Rune Glifbert, Denmark, 80.25, 10. Marcelo Bastos, Brazil, 63.00
Skate Vert – Final Standings
1. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, 407. 2. Andy Macdonald, 357. 3. Shaun White, 350. 4. Bucky Lasek, 350. 5. Sandro Dias, 316. 6. Pedro Barros, 280. 7. Marcelo Bastos, 270. 8. Bob Burnquist, 237. 9. Rob Lorifice, 233. 10. Adam Taylor, 225.
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