McElhinney faced stiff competition for the PlayStation® Trick of the Week Award. Nyjah Huston, a Skateboard Park competitor, completed a Heelflip Frontside Boardslide during Finals. Top Freestyle Motocross rider Travis Pastrana was also up for the Trick of the Week after executing the first ever Super Flip which helped seal his FMX win. Skateboard Vert’s Sandro Dias completed a 540 Gnar Jar and finished his personal best ever in Dew Tour history – second place. Alistair Whitton performed a Handplant Hand-Slide during BMX Park Finals. PlayStation® Trick of the Week winner following the Panasonic Open, Ryan Nyquist was nominated for his Barspin 720.
[url=http://us.video.aol.com/video.full.adp?pmmsid=1677763]McElhinney[/url] wins $5,000 and his trick will compete for the PlayStation® Trick of the Year versus all the other Trick of the Week winners from other Dew Action Sports Tour events, including the upcoming Vans Invitational in Portland (August 17-20).
Online polls open on the Monday following each event. Fans will vote for the PlayStation® Trick of the Year winner from the four Trick of the Week winners. Polls will be open throughout the week of October’s PlayStation® Pro. The winner will be announced during the Dew Action Sports Tour NBC broadcast on Sunday, October 15. This athlete will take home $10,000 in cash as well as other PlayStation® prizes.
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