Baltimore, MD —
Shaun White of Carlsbad, Calif., flew to another Skateboard Vert victory, while Jamie Bestwick, England, continued his five event unbeaten streak in BMX Vert at the AST Dew Tour’s first event of the season, the Panasonic Open at Baltimore’s Camden Yards Sports Complex.
White, an Olympic gold-medal winning snowboarder, scored a 94.25 on his first run in the best of three format to capture the win.
He demonstrated why he is the world’s most recognized action sports athlete, completing technical combinations and high-flying 720s in his winning run. White has now won three of six tour events he has entered during the last three years.
Today was crazy, said White. I’ve always had dreams of making it this far. I just show up to do my best and this is definitely the best crowd I’ve seen in a long time.
Placing second was Brazil’s Bob Burnquist with a score of 91.00, followed by Andy Macdonald of Boston, Mass. with an 87.50.
Baltimore native and hometown favorite Bucky Lasek finished fourth with an 87.50, losing the tiebreaker to Macdonald.
Skateboard Vert Final
1. Shaun White, Carlsbad, Calif., 94.25. 2. Bob Burnquist, BRA, 91.00. 3. Andy Macdonald, Boston, Mass., 87.50. 4. Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, Md., 87.50*. 5. Pierre-Luc Gagnon, CAN., 82.00. 6. Alex Perelson, San Diego, Calif., 81.75. 7. Jake Brown, AUS, 78.50. 8. Jean Postec, FRA, 77.00. 9. Buster Halterman, Wellsville, PA, 74.00. 10. Mathias Ringstrom, SWE, 52.75
*Denotes Bucky Lasek lost in a tiebreaker
BMX Vert Final
1.Jamie Bestwick, Great Britain, 89.17. 2. Chad Kagy, Gilroy, Calif., 88.67. 3. Jimmy Walker, Chicago, Ill., 87.67. 4. Steven McCann, Australia, 87.00. 5. Dennis McCoy, Kansas City, Mo., 86.67. 6. Zackery Warden, St. Louis, Mo., 86.67. 7. Jay Eggleston, Denver, Colo., 86.17. 8. Francisco Zurita, Chile, 86.00. 9. Simon Tabron, Great Britain, 85.67. 10. John Parker, State College, Pa., 85.17.