CHRIS COLE WINS SKATE PARK FINALS AT THE DEW TOUR’S PLAYSTATION PRO IN ORLANDO
Chris Cole in Skate Park Crowned 2009 Dew Cup Champion
Orlando – October 17, 2009 – It was a day of firsts the Dew Tour’s PlayStation Pro. After landing on the podium at each stop this season, Philadelphia-native and Dew Tour rookie Chris Cole won the skate park final for the first time, making him the 2009 Dew Cup champion in skate park. Proving his consistency, Cole landed on the podium at each stop of the Dew Tour this season, but he made it to the top for the first time at the PlayStation Pro with his first-place finish in the skate park Chrifinal. His winning score of 88.48 was earned by landing tricks like a back 270 to backboard, a back 180 nose grind, and always showing his creative side, a finger flip to tip-toe on the rail as a dropout.
The final jam was narrowed down from 12 skaters to six; Cole, Paul Rodriguez, Greg Lutzka, Milton Martinez, Danilo do Rosario and Chaz Ortiz. The jam was filled with technical tricks and big manuals, and Tarzana, Calif.-native Rodriguez landed a switch kickflip down the stair step and a switch flip boardslide to give him a second-place score of 87.90 and third place overall in season rankings. Greg Lutzka, of Milwaukee, Wis., rounded out the podium in third with a score of 86.75, giving him sixth overall in the season rankings.
“Winning the Dew Cup is awesome, and the experience of going to each stop and skating with all of these guys was really cool,” said Cole.