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August 18, 2005 - Portland, OR - Jamie Bestwick, 34, from Nottingham, GBR, wowed the crowd at the Rose Quarter’s Memorial Coliseum Thursday evening with a run featuring an arsenal of tricks during BMX Vert Finals.
Bestwick executed some of the most technical tricks BMX has ever seen to take first place at his second appearance on the Dew Action Sports Tour. He also finished in first place at the Tour’s Right Guard Open last month. Bestwick currently sits in second place in the Dew Action Sports Tour points standings with 200 total points.
It was Bestwick’s first of two runs that stole the show and scored a 92.50. That run was highlighted by impressive downside tailwhip flair into a 540.
â€œThis Dew Tour is amazing,â€? said Bestwick. â€œI’m chasing the title and am now only 20 points behind [first place].â€?
Finishing in second was Kevin Robinson, 33, of East Providence, RI, with a score of 91.75. Robinson finished in first place at the Panasonic Open and in sixth place at the Right Guard Open. He is currently the Tour’s overall BMX Vert points leader.
Dave Mirra, 31, of Greenville, NC, rounds out the top three with a score of 91.50. Mirra finished fourth at the Panasonic Open and third at the Right Guard Open. He is currently tied with Chad Kagy for third place in the overall Dew Action Sports Tour standings.
The night ended with Kevin Robinson captivating the crowd by trying to land the world’s first double flair. The Tour’s skateboard and BMX athletes congregated on the deck of the vert ramp in support of Robinson. Despite coming up short in his attempt at history, Robinson earned an extended standing ovation from the Memorial Coliseum crowd.
Photo: Dew AST
BMX Vert results Portland:
1 Bestwick 92.50
2 K-Rob 91.75
3 Mirra 91.50
4 Kagy 89.00
5 McCoy 89.00
6 Eggleston 87. 25
7 Miron 87.25
8 Parker 86.00
9 Walker 85.75
10 Stober 84.50
Dew Action Sports Tour Standings after three events
PANASONIC RIGHT GUARD VANS
RANK LAST FIRST HOMETOWN OPEN OPEN INVITATIONAL TOTAL
1 Robinson Kevin East Providence, RI 220
2 Bestwick Jamie Nottingham, GBR 200
3 Mirra Dave Greenville, NC 193
4 Kagy Chad Gilroy, CA 75 193
5 McCoy Dennis Kansas City, MO 139
6 Parker John Pasa Robles, CA 129
7 Walker Jimmy Gilberts, IL 49 127
8 Miron Jay Vancouver, CAN 123
9 Tabron Simon Liverpool, GBR 118
10 Eggleston Jay Denver, CO 116
11 Stober Tom Woodward, PA 102
12 Kraft Koji Addison, IL 95
13 Mancuso Mike Greenville, NC 76
14 Haugen Tom Orlando, FL 76
15 Branham Jason Chicago, IL 64
16 Burgess Jim Tempe, AZ 22 62
17 Snowden Ben Temple City, CA 54
18 Harrington Josh Greenville, NC 52
19 Fanberg Jeremy Minneapolis, MN 36
20 Brumlow Dave Melbourne, FL 30
21 Williams Danny Phoenix, AZ 16
22 Geys Peter Overpelt, BEL 14
23 Thorne Rick Bel-Air, CA 12
24 McElhinney Keith State College, PA 12
25 Terreros Eduardo Algorta, SPN 12