GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR FINALS THIS WEEK IN SALT LAKE CITY, SEPTEMBER 16-19
Country’s Top Skaters and BMX Riders Compete for Spot in Dew Tour Championships
Burr Ridge, Ill. – September 14, 2010 – The Gatorade Free Flow Tour today announced the roster of athletes that will be competing in the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, taking place in conjunction with the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, September 16-19, 2010, at Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena.
More than 70 of the best amateur skaters and BMX riders in the United States will be in Salt Lake City to compete in the Finals, including the 47 event winners from the Tour season and wildcard entries selected from the overall pool of competitors.
Also competing in the Finals are the winners of the Virtual Stop Video Contest, which ran during July and August, accepting two-minute videos from amateur skaters and BMX riders 21 and younger. Videos were judged based on technical ability, consistency and difficulty of tricks landed, and the winners were selected from over 70 submitted entries.
Highlighting the roster are four-time Gatorade Free Flow Tour finalists Chase Webb, Ryan Thompson, and Tyson Bowerbank (skate park), as well as third-time contestants Fletcher Renegar (skate park) and Spencer Bass (BMX park). This year also presents four dual-discipline athletes; competing in both BMX park and dirt are Daniel Sandoval, Jason Lopez, Kevin Peraza, and Vinny Mannino.
“It’s really cool now that we have Gatorade supporting skaters on an amateur level,” said Tyson Bowerbank, a four-time skate park finalist. “They make the event feel more like a professional event, and in the end the prize is something really worth winning.”