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12-Year-Old Tom Schaar Lands 1080 to Close Out Pantech Beach Championships


Ocean City, MD – Cloudy skies couldn't dampen the action at Skate Bowl Finals today at the Pantech Beach Championships.  Pedro Barros took the win for the second consecutive year in Ocean City.  Barros tore apart the concrete bowl, airing a huge alley-oop indy over the hip, followed by a massive 540.  He also attacked the coping with an alley-oop fakie frontside 50-50 grind and a Smith grind around the deep end corner.  Pantech athlete Bucky Lasek and Ben Hatchell completed the podium.

"It feels amazing to win again in Ocean City," said Barros.  "There's something about the energy here, it's been really good to me.  I am stoked to win a second time."

Spectators packed the stands for the BMX Park Finals to watch the top six riders compete for the overall title.  Brett Banasiewicz put down the winning run in his first run, maintaining the top spot throughout the contest.  His run included a front flip no hander, 360 triple whip and cash roll on the step down and held off close competition from Kyle Baldock and Scotty Cranmer, who finished insecond and third, respectively. 

"I'm really excited that I finally won a big park contest and what better place than the Pantech Beach Championships," said Banasiewicz.  "I was so glad to ride clean and solid for all three runs."

For the first time at the Dew Tour, athletes in skate and BMX competed in Mega 2.0TM.  12-year-old skateboard prodigy Tom Schaar landed a 1080 under the lights to shut down the Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City.  He preceded the 1080 with a frontside lien 180.  Schaar's run gave him a solid lead over second place finisher Elliot Sloan.  Bob Burnquist rounded out the podium in third place.

"I'm so stoked," said Schaar, after gaining the win in his third event of theweekend.  "I'm a little tired after skating in all these events, and I didn't expect to do this well since I didn't get a lot of practice on the ramp.  I guess I got a little lucky."  Schaar first landed the 1080 five months ago, and is still the only skateboarder to successfully complete the trick. 

Earlier in the day, the Mega 2.0TM ramp hosted BMX athletes who proved they weren't afraid of heights.  In a tight battle to the finish, Zackery Warden threw down a solid final run to tie Chad Kagy, landing a backflip bike flip into a triple tailwhip.  With a collection of higher scores and more consistent runs throughout the contest, Warden was awarded the top spot.  Vince Byron went home with third place.

"It means a lot to win, especially at Mega 2.0TM at the Beach stop of the Dew Tour," said Warden.  "I've been riding this ramp a lot and I've been on the Dew Tour for seven years now, so to finally pull out a win here in Ocean City means a lot to me."

The Dew Tour continues on for its City stop in San Francisco October 18-21 and willculminate in December in Breckenridge, Colo. for the Mountain stop of the 2012 season. 

Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championship

Ocean City, Md.

August 16-19, 2012

BMX Mega 2.0 Final Results

1. Zackery Warden, Mo., 91.63.  2. Chad Kagy Calif., 91.63.  3. Vince Byron, Australia, 90.38.  4. Colton Satterfield, Utah, 90.00.  5. Austin Coleman, Calif., 88.25.  6. James Foster, Calif.,88.13.  7. Steve McCann, Australia, 87.50.  8. Kevin Robinson, RI, 87.38.  9. Morgan Wade, Texas, 86.50.  10. Anthony Napolitan, Ohio, 86.00.

BMX Park Final Results

1. Brett Banasiewicz, Ind., 92.75.  2. Kyle Baldock, Australia, 92.25.  3. Scotty Cranmer, NJ, 91.75.  4. Ryan Nyquist, Calif., 91.63.  5. Daniel Sandoval, Calif., 88.75.  6. Harry Main, Great Britain, 88.38. 

Skate Bowl Final Results

1.Pedro Barros, Brazil, 85.76.  2. Bucky Lasek, Md., 84.13.  3. Ben Hatchell, Va., 83.38.  4. Sandro Dias, Brazil, 82.88.  5. Tom Schaar, Calif., 82.01.  6. Alex Sorgente, Fla., 81.25.  7. Andy Macdonald, Mass., 79.63. 8. Joshua Rodriguez, Calif., 78.88.  9. Kalani David, Hawaii, 78.13.  10. Zach Miller, Calif., 75.01.

Skate Mega 2.0 Final Results

1. Tom Schaar, Calif., 89.00.  2. Elliot Sloan, NY, 87.00.  3. Bob Burnquist, Brazil, 86.75.  4. Mitchie Brusco, Calif., 86.50.  5. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canada, 85.75.  6. Adam Taylor, Fla., 79.50.  7. Ronaldo Gomes, Brazil, 78.50.  8. Andy Macdonald, Mass., 78.25.  9. Jagger Eaton, Ariz., 77.25. 10. Edgar Pereira, Brazil, 42.00. 

The complete 2012 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                                                  Date                             Location

Pantech Beach Championships            August 16-19               Ocean City, Md.

Toyota City Championships                 October 18-21             San Francisco, Cali.

Mountain Championships                    December 13-16          Breckenridge, Colo.

Additional broadcasts of the Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championships will be on NBC Sports Network on August 18 at 11:00pm ET, August 19 at 11:00pm ET and August 25 at 12:00am ET.

For additional Dew Tour event information, visit www.DewTour.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page.

Dew Tour

The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events in distinct beach, city and mountain locales, featuring summer sports of skateboarding and BMX, with additional competitions of surf and freestyle motocross; snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle) will be featured at the winter event. The Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in action sports competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience and live music performances. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC and NBC Sports Network and streamed live on dewtour.com. The Dew Tour is also distributed on Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport,Extreme Channel, Rogers Sports Network, TVA, and Globosat. The Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Pantech, GoDaddy, Mongoose, National Guard, Paul Mitchell and Stride. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.

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