With clear blue skies and a cool ocean breeze, the 2017 Dew Tour presented by Mountain DewÂ® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network kicked off today for the second year in a row in downtown Long Beach. Fifty-four amateur skateboarders from across the world gave it their all on the three-part street course, complete with gaps, rails and tech sections, for a chance to make it to this weekendâ€™s Am Street finals.
After a day of skating and attempting to impress the judges in each section for the highest combined score, it was Los Angelesâ€™ own Alex Midler with a 261.40 out of 300 who will head into Sundayâ€™s finals as the one to beat. Maurio McCoy of Reading, Penn. came in just shy of Midlerâ€™s score with a 261.00 and Jack Olson of St. Louis Park, Minn. behind him with a 240.00.
For the first time ever, Dew Tour gave amateur skaters the opportunity to compete by submitting video clips via the Podium Skate App. The online competition went through a round of fan and pro skater judging, until submissions were selected and 54 Street skaters and 46 Bowl skaters were invited to compete in Long Beach. As in previous years, amateurs were also selected through TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDINGâ€™S Shop Showdown. Combined, the overall amateur field nearly tripled in size from last year.
Tomorrow, the Am Bowl Semifinals will get underway and the Pro athletes will hit the street course for the qualifiers.
The Dew Tour skateboard competition and festival continues Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and is FREE and open to the public. Additionally, Saturday, June 17 includes a free outdoor concert featuring Metro Boomin, Camâ€™ron and Amine at 7 p.m. For fans that can’t make it in person, catch the live webcast of the competition on DewTour.com. For the complete schedule and more information, check out DewTour.com or download the free app.
AM STREET SEMIFINALS
1. Alex Midler, USA, Tech 85.00, Gaps 89.00, Rails 87.40, Total 261.40
2. Maurio McCoy, USA, Tech 81.00, Gaps 95.00, Rails 85.00, Total 261.00
3. Jack Olson, USA, Tech 76.20, Gaps 83.20, Rails 80.60, Total 240.00
4. Ivan Monteiro, USA, Tech 78.20, Gaps 86.00, Rails 74.80, Total 239.00
5. Jamie Foy, USA, Tech 77.00, Gaps 87.00, Rails 72.00, Total 236.00
6. Gabriel Fortunato, USA, Tech 82.20, Gaps 72.60, Rails 78.00, Total 232.80
7. Tyson Bowerbank, USA, Tech 65.00, Gaps 78.00, Rails 84.80, Total 227.80
8. Nate Greenwood, USA, Tech 79.20, Gaps 79.00, Rails 69.40, Total 227.60
9. Axel Cruysberghsbel, Tech 71.20, Gaps 81.00, Rails 72.00, Total 224.20
10. Trevor McClung, USA, Tech 80.60, Gaps 80.80, Rails 60.40, Total 221.80
11. Zion Wright, USA, Tech 71.60, Gaps 76.00, Rails 72.80, Total 220.40
12. Henry Gartland, USA, Tech 70.00, Gaps 74.00, Rails 71.80, To