Dundalk native Bucky Lasek wins record 10th Dew Tour skate vert final

Jamie Bestwick victorious in BMX vert in Ocean City, Md.

July 25, 2011|By From Sun staff reports

Dundalk native Bucky Lasek made history Sunday night, winning his Dew Tour-record 10th skateboard vert final.

The 38-year-old bested some of the biggest names in vert skating, Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Shaun White, in front of the largest skate vert crowd in Dew Tour history at the Pantech Open on the beach in Ocean City.

"Words can't explain how I feel right now. I went all last year without a win. To come back this year to win the first stop, the Pantech Open, in my home state of Maryland, is unbelievable," Lasek said. "I am very blessed to have the friends, family and sponsors that have backed me for so many years, keeping me skating and pushing the level of my skating."

In BMX vert, Jamie Bestwick scored a 93.75 in his best run of the night to earn the win over Chad Kagy and Simon Tabron, respectively.

"I want to thank the fans here in Ocean City who really made this event great. The energy was electric, and it was so much fun riding for this crowd, and so exciting to witness the level of riding that the field has brought to the table," Bestwick said. "After watching the riding tonight, the road to the Dew Tour Championships is bound to be one of the best yet."

Lasek and Bestwick will look to repeat their vert success in Salt Lake City at the Dew Tour Toyota Challenge on Sept. 8-11 before vying for the Dew Cup at the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas on Oct 13-16.

Lasek will seek his first skate bowl victory Aug. 11-14 at the Portland Invitational.

For more information on the Pantech Open, go to AlliSports.com.


Skate vert super final

1. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, 88.50. 2. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canada, 87.75. 3. Shaun White, Carlsbad, Calif., 86.25. 4. Pedro Barros, Brazil, 82.50. 5. Adam Taylor, Cocoa Beach, Fla. 77.25.

Skate vert tour rankings

1. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, 100. 2. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Montreal, 90. 3. Shaun White, Carlsbad, Calif, 82. 4. Pedro Barros, Brazil, 76. 5. Adam Taylor, Cocoa Beach, Fla., 72. 6. Mitchie Brusco, Kirkland, Wash., 68. 7. Ronaldo Gomes, Brazil, 64. 8. Alex Perelson, San Diego, 60. 9. Andy Macdonald, Boston, 56. 10. Sandro Dias, Brazil, 36.

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