Highlight Show Offers Never-Before-Seen Footage from 2007 Season
What: The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, recaps its exciting third season with a highlight show on NBC, Sunday, November 25 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The program will offer exclusive interviews and footage from the five-city tour that included stops in Baltimore, Cleveland, Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City and Orlando. Viewers can see all their favorite thrills and spills from the breathtaking season, including the first 1080 in BMX park competition by Mike Spinner, Ryan Sheckler’s dominance of the Skateboard Park discipline, and Shaun White winning his first Skateboard Vert Dew Cup.
In its third year, the AST Dew Tour is the most watched and attended action sports property in the world. Attendance for the 2006 AST Dew Tour totaled nearly 250,000 and an average of 38 million viewers tuned in via NBC and USA each year. The top athletes in the world will take part in next year’s Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup which will be awarded in Orlando at season’s end to champions in each of the six disciplines. The 2007 Dew Cup winners include Nate Adams (Freestyle Motocross), Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert), Ryan Nyquist (BMX Dirt), Daniel Dhers (BMX Park), Shaun White (Skateboard Vert) and Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park).
Quotes: "My crank snapped on my first run so I needed a huge second run to win the Cup. Don't think it was planned that way for the dramatic. There was a lot of pressure going into the final run.”
- Jamie Bestwick, BMX Vert Dew Cup champion
“I wanted to get a first good run and I crashed. And at that point there were no throw-away runs…(Winning the Dew Cup is) one of the biggest accomplishments I’ve had so far, as far as winning a whole complete series, and winning the title.”
- Ryan Nyquist, BMX Dirt Dew Cup champion
“Last year after the (Dew Cup) win, I was like, ‘am I really gonna be able to keep up?’ I just went home, practiced hard, and dialed all my tricks. I came here and I really wanted to take it again.”
- Daniel Dhers, BMX Park Dew Cup champion
Photos from the season are available upon request.
When: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday, November 25 on NBC
About: The AST (Action Sports Tour) was created in 2007 to function as the umbrella brand of the organization; the Dew Tour is the AST’s premier professional property. Owned by NBC Universal, the AST Dew Tour, the world's premier season-long action sports tour, debuted in June 2005 and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, a $2.5 million competitive purse - the largest in action sports - and an additional $1 million bonus pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network combine for exclusive AST Dew Tour coverage with the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. The AST Dew Tour is distributed in over 230 million homes worldwide and in over 100 countries. The Tour features skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross, and at season’s end, the Tour awards champions in the six disciplines with the Dew Cup. More information can be found at www.astdewtour.com.