Three-time Dew Cup champion Ryan Sheckler won the skate park finals and vert legend Bucky Lasek won the skate vert finals on Saturday at the Dew Tour’s Skate Open.
Both were also crowned the first ever ISF Skateboarding World Champions of their respective disciplines
With a score of 91.03, Sheckler beat out an all-star list of skaters in the park finals including first-time Dew Tour competitors Ryan Decenzo (second place) and Dennis Busenitz as well as Dew Tour podium regulars Chaz Ortiz, Paul Rodriguez and Greg Lutzka. Sheckler’s first-place finish included back-to-back frontside lips, boardslides and 5-0’s.
“It’s crazy that I’m the World Champion,’ said Sheckler. ‘These guys out here are absolutely amazing and it could have been anyone’s day. Today was my day, and I’m excited to see what happens on the rest of the Dew Tour stops.”
Lasek took home the world title at the skateboard vert finals, with a run that included a heelflip stalefish and a nollie heel stale, earning him a score of 92.50. Lasek’s last first-place podium finish on the Dew Tour was at the first stop of the 2008 season.
“The first Dew Tour stop this season kind of crept up on me but I had a lot of fun out there,’ said Lasek. ‘I usually ride on a bowl so I wasn’t used to wall-to-wall, but it was great and feels good to be the world champion.”
Skateboard Park Finals
- Ryan Sheckler, San Clemente, Calif., 91.03.
- Ryan Decenzo, Canada., 89.50.
- Chris Cole, Philadelphia, Pa., 87.93.
- Chaz Ortiz, Chicago, Ill., 86.70.
- Paul Rodriguez, Tarzana, Calif., 85.98.
- Greg Lutzka, Milwaukee, Wis., 80.75.
- Rodolfo Ramos, Brazil, 81.30.
- Carlos De Andrade, Brazil, 79.50.
- Dave Bachinsky, St. Louis, Mo., 78.95.
- Dennis Busenitz, Germany, 77.05.
- Peter Ramondetta, Tulsa, Okla., 72.05.
- Chris Mendes, Moreno Valley, Calif., 70.15.
Skateboard Vert Finals
- Bucky Lasek, Baltimore, Md., 92.50.
- Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canada, 90.75.
- Andy Macdonald, Boston, Mass., 87.75.
- Sandro Dias, Brazil, 86.75.
- Bob Burnquist, Brazil, 82.50.
- Renton Millar, Australia, 81.75.
- Adam Taylor, Cocoa Beach, Fla., 81.50.
- Rob Lorifice, Carlsbad, Calif., 81.50.
- Anthony Furlong, Tampa, Fla., 76.75.
- Alex Perelson, San Diego, Calif., 60.00.