RYAN GUETTLER WINS BMX PARK COMPETITION AT THE DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR'S RIGHT GUARD OPEN; SOLIDIFIES HIS NUMBER ONE SPOT IN THE DEW CUP POINTS STANDINGS
July 8, 2005 - Denver, CO - Ryan Guettler, 21, from Brisbane, AUS, wowed the crowd at the Pepsi Center Friday evening with a flawless run during BMX park finals. Guettler executed some of the most technical tricks BMX has ever seen and nailed them to perfection.
Guettler completed two astounding runs and was in first place after his first run. He sealed his lead as he improved upon his own leading score. The trick that cemented his win was a perfect front flip 720 across the box jump backwards.
"This (victory) proves to everyone who thought my win in Louisville was a fluke," said Guettler. "Everyone's been much more hungry for this Tour than other events. Since I was hurt just last week, I came into this contest just wanting to chill out, but I was so motivated to continue what I had achieved at the first event."
Guettler won with a score of 93.75, proving his domination of the park course. Not only did he finish first at the Right Guard Open, he also was the first place winner at the Panasonic Open in Louisville. He now leads the Dew Action Sports Tour's Dew Cup standings with 200 total points through two events.
Finishing in second was Allan Cooke, 23, of Greenville NC, with a score of 89.75. Cooke finished in seventh place at the Panasonic Open. He now has a total of 118 points, putting him in second place in the Dew Action Sports Tour's Dew Cup standings.
Rob Darden, 24, also of Greenville, NC rounds out the top three with a score of 88.75. Darden finished ninth at the Panasonic Open. His finish in Denver has moved his current Dew Action Sports Tour standing to fifth place with 102 overall Dew Cup points.
Right Guard Open Results:
Dew Cup Points Standings after two events
1 Guettler, Ryan, Brisbane, AUS - 200
2 Cooke, Allan, Greenville, NC - 118
3 McCann, Steven, Melbourne, AUS -114
4 Cranmer, Scotty, Jackson, NJ - 104
5 Darden, Rob, Greenville, NC - 102
6 Laird, Mike, Greenville, NC - 86
7 Kagy, Chad, Gilroy, CA - 85
8 Mackay, Colin, Brisbane, AUS - 83
9 Whitton, Alistair, Chester, GBR - 67
10 Haugen, Tom, Minneapolis, MN - 65
11 Nyquist, Ryan, Greenville, NC - 63
12 Aitken, Mike, Murray, UT - 51
13 Parenti, Mike, San Diego, CA - 46
14 Harrington, Josh, Greenville, NC - 46
15 Young, Gary, San Diego, CA - 44
16 Dillewaard, Dave, Redcliffe, AUS - 40
17 Mirra, Dave, Greenville, NC - 39
18 Wirch, Scott, McHenry, IL - 34
19 McCoy, Dennis, Kansas City, MO -26
20 Canina, Diogo, Ampuro, BRA - 25
21 Doyle, Chris, Pittsburgh, PA -23
22 Reynolds, Garrett Tomsriver, NJ - 20
23 Walker, Brett, Corona, CA -19
24 Fanberg, Jeremy, Greenville, NC -18
25 Kraft, Koji, Addison, IL - 18
26 White, Cameron, Canberra, AUS - 14
27 Cleveland, Michael, Temecula, CA - 14
28 Osato, Dave, Vancouver, CAN - 14
29 Hickerson, Danny, Houston, TX - 10
30 Wade, Morgan, Tyler, TX - 9
31 Foster, Brian, South Plainfield, NJ - 9
32 Gerber, Chris, Ft. Wayne, IN - 8
33 Nolli, Rob, Orlando, FL - 7
34 Escamilla, Mike, Long Beach, CA - 2
35 Kachinsky, Brian, Neenah, WI - 1