BESTWICK crowned FIRST-ever dew action sports tour champions in BMX VERT Discipline. October 16, 2005 â€“ Orlando, Fla. â€“Jamie Bestwick, 34, of Nottingham, GBR took top honors today in BMX Vert at the PlayStationÂ® Pro at Orlando’s TD Waterhouse Centre. With his win, Bestwick clinched the Dew Cup in the inaugural Dew Action Sports Tour and receives a $75,000 year-end bonus and 2006 Toyota Tacoma.
Bestwick led Kevin Robinson of East Providence, R.I. by just five points entering Sunday’s event, but Bestwick clinched the title with a brilliant tour-best first run of 97.75. Fellow Briton Simon Tabron finished second at 93.25. Robinson was third at 92.25. Bestwick’s fourth consecutive Dew Tour event title gave him 400 points to win the BMX Vert season crown. Robinson finished second with 358 and Chad Kagy of Gilroy, Calif., was third with 303. Bestwick was the only four-time winner on the Tour.
â€œI didn’t compete in the first event, so I knew I needed to win the other four,â€? Bestwick said. â€œI rolled the dice (in his first run Sunday) and went for it. I wanted to do something that would blow the socks off everyone and I was able to do it.â€? Bestwick’s first run was highlighted by a double downside tailwhip flair.
Also held Sunday was the BMX Vert Best Trick competition, with Kagy capturing top honors with a barspin superman seatgrab over the channel. Robinson took second place and Tabron, 31, of Liverpool, GBR took third.
BMX VERT Final Results Dew Tour Orlando, final stop.
ORDER LAST FIRST HOMETOWN
1 Bestwick Jamie Nottingham, GBR
2 Tabron Simon Liverpool, GBR
3 Robinson Kevin East Providence, RI
4 Kagy Chad Gilroy, CA
5 Miron Jay Vancouver, CAN
6 Walker Jimmy Gilberts, IL
7 Parker John Pasa Robles, CA
8 Stober Tom Woodward, PA
9 Kraft Koji Addison, IL
10 McCoy Dennis Kansas City, MO
2005 BMX VERT Standings DEW AST
RANK LAST FIRST HOMETOWN TOT.
1 Bestwick Jamie Nottingham, GBR 400
2 Robinson Kevin East Providence, RI 358
3 Kagy Chad Gilroy, CA 75 303
4 Tabron Simon Liverpool, GBR 256
5 Mirra Dave Greenville, NC 223
6 McCoy Dennis Kansas City, MO 221
7 Parker John Pasa Robles, CA 221
8 Miron Jay Vancouver, CAN 215
9 Walker Jimmy Gilberts, IL 213
10 Stober Tom Woodward, PA 180
11 Kraft Koji Addison, IL 156
12 Eggleston Jay Denver, CO 148
13 Mancuso Mike Greenville, NC 131
14 Haugen Tom Orlando, FL 130
15 Branham Jason Chicago, IL 118
16 Burgess Jim Tempe, AZ 116
17 Snowden Ben Temple City, CA 90
18 Harrington Josh Greenville, NC 88
19 Brumlow Dave Melbourne, FL 70
20 Fanberg Jeremy Minneapolis, MN 70
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
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