Daniel Dhers of Caracas, Venezuela narrowly edged out Ryan Nyquist to win the BMX Park competition. Dhers, last year's Dew Cup champion, finished with a 93.92 score, besting Nyquist’s effort of 93.25. Dhers, 22, donated his $15,000 prize money to the Stephen Murray Recovery Fund to help Murray who suffered a career-ending injury at the Panasonic Open in June. “All weekend I was thinking I have to make money to donate to Stephen, and now I’m glad to be able to say I stepped it up to do that,” said Dhers.
With Dhers winning the first two events of the 2007 season, he leads the AST Dew Tour standings with 200 points followed by Nyquist with 124 points.
The four-day competition is the second of five events of the AST Dew Tour that features skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. Sunday’s schedule includes Freestyle Motocross and BMX Vert finals.
LA City is opening its new concrete skatepark, Garvanza Skatepark in Highland Park. The park is big and spread out with a 9 ft. deepvert swimming pool inspired pool and a large street course. They told Todd Seligman that they would allow bikes. Now they are saying that the contractor will void the warrenty if bikes are allowed. The guy that runs the park for the city wants to allow bikes and he is encouraging as many BMXers to show up on Friday as possible.
Ryan Nyquist continued his domination on the AST Dew Tour collecting his second consecutive event title in the BMX Dirt competition on Friday, July 20 at the Right Guard Open, the second event on the 2007 AST Dew Tour at Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor. Nyquist of Los Gatos, Calif., completed a flawless final run to overtake Corey Bohan and Luke Parslow of Australia to capture his second event title in as many events. Nyquist finished with a final score of 91.08. Bohan followed close behind at 90.42 and Parslow at 89.67. After two events, Nyquist leads the BMX Dirt tour standings with 200 points, followed by Cameron White at 130 and Bohan in third at 124.
“I’m definitely off to a great start,” said Nyquist. “I’m definitely happy. I had kind of a scare in the second run and knew the 720 was a risky move, but I’m glad I was able to pull it off. It was a great competition and we’ve had some amazing runs this season.”
Last month the ABA was proud to announce two new ABA Canadian Tracks, and this month we are very excited to proclaim the addition of Ottawa BMX in the province of Ontario. Ottawa BMX will now become the backbone of ABA's presence in eastern Canada, and will proudly host the 2007 ABA Ontario Provincial Championship Series. The ABA Ontario Provincial Championship Series will be a great addition to the province for both the riders and the track.
Stephen arrived in Denver on Tuesday morning after a comfortable flight with no hiccups - he had sweethearted his favourite nurse from Shock Trauma to travel with him to relieve his anxiety for the 5 hour journey. Although we were all pleased to leave the shock trauma unit in Baltimore it was very emotional for the family as we had become attached to each and everyone member of the staff who worked there. They are a fantastic team, dedicatied, committed and saved our souls and our sanity. Anyway a new page is starting for Stephen and we are all looking forward to his road to recovery.
These are the qualification results of the dirt contest at the second stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour that takes place in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend. 1. Joey Marks 2. Ryan Guettler 3. Ryan Nyquist 4. Anthony Napolitan 5. Diogo Canina 6. Cameron White 7. Luke Parslow 8. Corey Bohan 9. Allan Cooke 10. TJ Ellis 11. James Foster
Both Corey Bohan and Edwin Delarosa have websites up on the Red Bull USA website:
-Corey: Learn how to tailwhip to manual, find out just how much Corey's life is consumed by myspace, and watch him praise the virtues of Chick-Fil-A, all from the comforts of his living room massage chair.