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RYAN SHECKLER, PAUL RODRIGUEZ AND BUCKY LASEK SET TO COMPETE AT DEW TOUR’S SKATE OPEN, ISF SKATEBOARDING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNE 25 &26 AT BOSTON’S TD GARDEN
Skate Park Finals Streaming Live on www.Allisports.com June 26 at 7:45pm
Burr Ridge, Ill. – June 23, 2010 –The Dew Tour returns to Boston for the second consecutive year for the Skate Open, ISF Skateboarding World Championships, June 25 and 26 at TD Garden. Kicking off the 2010 season, Neon Trees and Paper Tongues will perform a FREE concert at City Hall Plaza on Thursday, June 24 at 8pm.
The five-city tour will continue on to Chicago, Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City, and conclude with the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas this October.
Over 120 of the best skateboard athletes from 22 different countries will compete in Boston at the Skate Open in both vert and park.
Highlighting the vert roster includes defending Dew Cup Champion and Skate Vert World Champion, Bucky Lasek, Boston-native Andy Macdonald, up-and-comer Alex Perelson, 2008 Dew Cup Champion Pierre-Luc Gagnon and vert legend Bob Burnquist.
The defending Skate Park World Champion and three-time Dew Cup Champion, Ryan Sheckler will look to repeat his World Champion status again in 2010. However, he will have to contend with the likes of Paul Rodriguez, Chaz Ortiz, Ryan Decenzo, Nick Dompierre, Jake Duncombe, Greg Lutzka and Boston-native Jereme Rogers. Fans can catch the skate park final streaming live on www.Allisports.com, Saturday, June 26 beginning at 7:45pm EST.
The defending women’s Skate Vert World Champion, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, will compete against young up-and-comers Allysha Bergado, age 13, and Lea Taylor, age 14, to regain her title again in 2010. Vanessa Torres will look to defend her title of women’s Skate Park World Champion.
Athletes are pre-qualified based on their rankings at the end of the 2009 Dew Tour season. Athletes who are not pre-qualified may compete as International Qualifiers at the Skate Open, ISF Skateboarding World Championships to earn a spot in the preliminary rounds.
On page 2: The full list of pre-qualified athletes