Nyjah Huston competed in the 2006 AST Dew Tour but then took a brief hiatus from contests all together, then made his way back to the Maloof Money Cup and the X Games. Most recently he has dominated the Street League series by mixing technical and burly skating together and applying that directly to the larger rails on the course. His 2011 backside 270 to nosebluntslide in his run with a few seconds on the clock was amazing and typical for Nyjah Huston. The Toyota City Championships Dew Tour should be exciting, not only see Element’s Nyjah return but to watch him battle Sheckler and Paul Rodriguez for the win.- Jason Chapman The National Skateboarding Examiner
Official Press Release:
Burr Ridge, III – The Dew Tour today announced the first round of confirmed athletes for the Toyota City Championships in San Francisco, Calif., October 18-21. The new Dew Tour will showcase the best in Skateboarding, BMX, and FMX during the 4-day action sports and lifestyle event. Top confirmed athletes include Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Nyjah Huston, Garrett Reynolds, Dennis Enarson and Ryan Nyquist.
The world’s top street skateboarders will convene in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza to compete in the Toyota City Championships, the only skate street event to be broadcast live on network television this year. In addition to Rodriguez, Sheckler and Huston, the street course will host Chaz Ortiz, Greg Lutzka and Torey Pudwill. The course, designed with input from participating skaters and industry veterans, will include replicas of iconic San Francisco skate spots, including Hubba Hideout and the China Banks.
“The level of competition at the San Francisco Dew Tour stop will be amazing,” said Rodriguez. “The city has such a special place in skate history, so to be competing there on a course with the iconic San Francisco elements will be a lot of fun.”
Skate and BMX athletes will bring their creativity to Harrison Street for the first-ever Skate and BMX Streetstyle contests, two disciplines exclusive to the Dew Tour. Created to honor the action sports heritage of San Francisco, in collaboration with Dew Tour athletes, the courses will embrace the natural setting of the city’s hills. Skaters and riders will cruise toward the legendary Embarcadero, creating their own lines using the big-gap features and streetstyle elements of the course. Sheckler, David Gonzales and San Jose native Omar Salazar are among the skaters set to compete in the event. Fans can also keep an eye out for the Canadian superstar, Drew Bezanson, as he sets his sights on the first-ever BMX Streetstyle Dew Cup.
Confirmed athletes include:
Danilo do Rosario
*Athlete appearances are subject to change
The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships will be showcased across 11 broadcast hours on NBC and NBC Sports Network and across an all-new digital platform with live streaming, plus exclusive behind the scenes and in-depth content on dewtour.com. The new broadcast platform will offer coverage from every day of the four-day events and more live Dew Tour coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network than any previous year.
The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships will be free to attend giving fans access to be a part of the best skateboarding, BMX and FMX competitions and check out the Dew Tour Experience with skate and BMX courses built just for the fans, autograph signings, giveaways and more. Premium Passes are currently available for purchase at www.dewtour.com. Thursday’s FMX Triple Threat Pit Pass ($50) includes an FMX athlete meet and greet and autographed poster. Friday’s Premium Pass ($35) will guarantee seating at all competitions, as well as exclusive Dew Tour swag, while Saturday’s Premium Pass ($65) will guarantee seating at all final events and include a meet and greet with a skate street athlete.
The complete 2012 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Pantech Beach Championships August 16-19 Ocean City, Md.
Toyota City Championships October 18-21 San Francisco, Calif.
iON Mountain Championships December 13-16 Breckenridge, Colo.