Upcoming Dew Tour Is The First US-Based Olympic Qualifier For Skateboarding!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Dew Tour Stage Stacked with World’s Best Male & Female Park and Street Skaters, to be Held June 13-16 in Long Beach, Calif. | Event is Free and Open to the Publc.

Carlsbad, Calif. (May 28, 2019) -- The annual Dew Tour, presented by MTN DEW and produced by the Adventure Sports Network Group (ASNG), announces event details and top athletes scheduled to compete at the summer event, which will serve as the first-ever U.S.-based Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s skateboard Park and Street competitions.

More than 300 of the world’s best male and female skateboarders will compete in individual Park and Street events for a chance to win the Dew Tour title, while earning valuable points toward their country’s Olympic skateboarding team. The Olympic qualification system will be based on World Skateboarding Rankings maintained by World Skate, the sport’s International Governing Body. Skateboarders are now earning points by competing in World Skate sanctioned events during the Olympic qualifying period which started January 1 of this year and will end May 31, 2020.

Dew Tour, part of the World Skate sanctioned Five-Star Street and Park skateboarding series, will also serve as the last global qualifying event in the U.S. in 2020. Dew Tour is no stranger to Olympic qualifying events, having served as an Olympic qualifier for U.S. freeskiing and snowboarding in 2014 and 2017.

This year’s Dew Tour will host open qualifiers, quarter final, semi final and final rounds of competition, offering fans the chance to see both favorite and new skaters from across the globe. Competitions will start on Thursday, June 13 and will conclude on Sunday, June 16. Visit DewTour.com for the complete competition schedule.

The Park competition course is comprised of a concrete “pool” with a combination of ramps and course bends. For the Street competition, a street-like course will be designed featuring stairs, curbs, slopes and rails.

Here’s who to watch at Dew Tour:

Poppy Starr Olsen

Women’s Park

Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS), 18 -- In her short career, Olsen has a stacked resume including world champion in 2014 and 2015 and is the first Australian female to compete in the X Games. So far this year, she took first in the Vans Park Oceania Regionals and King of Concrete Prahan competitions. Olsen is looking to better her 2018 fourth place finish at Dew Tour.

Lizzie Armanto (FIN), 26 -- Armanto is a dual citizen having been raised in Santa Monica, Calif. and will be skating for Finland in her run for the 2020 Games. She is a seasoned, strong park skater who already has two first place wins for 2019: the Vans Combi Pro Bowl and the Malmo Vert Attack.

Nicole Hause (USA), 21 -- The 2018 Dew Tour women’s Park champion returns this year to defend her title and earn points as a Team USA member. Hause is known for her big air speed, and her powerful style in the park.

Aori Nishimura

Women’s Street

Mariah Duran (USA), 22 -- The newest member of the Mountain Dew Team is known for pushing boundaries; in 2018 she won the Dew Tour Long Beach Zumiez Destroyer Award for best trick and later that year, she nabbed two X Games Gold medals in Minneapolis and Sydney.

Aori Nishimura (JPN), 17 -- Nishimura was recovering from knee surgery in 2018, and launched into 2019 with full power. She is a multi-X Games medalist and took the podium at the Street League World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil earlier this year.

Pamela Rosa (BRA), 19 -- Rosa will come into this year’s Olympic qualifier as last year’s Dew Tour champion and a strong member of the Brazil national skateboard team. She took first at the Street League stop in London this past weekend.

A total of six hours of Dew Tour coverage will air on NBC and NBCSN. The event will also be livestreamed in its entirety on DewTour.com, Facebook Live, YouTube and other major platforms for a total of 31 hours LIVE.

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