via press release:
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST SHAUN WHITE HEADLINES COMPETITION AT DEW TOUR’S WENDY’S INVITATIONAL ON NBC SPORTS & USA
Competition Features World Champion Ryan Sheckler And Dew Winner Dave Mirra
NEW YORK – August 12, 2010 – Following a gold-medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Olympics in snowboard halfpipe, Shaun White is now vying for a Dew Tour Skateboard title. White highlights NBC Sports’ and USA Network’s coverage of the Wendy’s Invitational this weekend from the Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore. NBC Sports’ live coverage of skateboard park airs Saturday and skateboard vert airs Sunday at 4 p.m. ET both days. USA Network will air late-night coverage of the BMX vert competition Saturday at midnight ET and coverage of BMX park Sunday at 2 a.m. ET.
Athlete analysts Jamie Bestwick, Chris Miller and Paul Zitzer will join host Todd Harris and correspondent Tiffany Simons from Portland.
The Wendy’s Invitational marks White’s first skateboarding contest since his recent Olympic snowboarding victory. White previously captured the 2007 Dew Cup in skate vert with three straight event titles.
In addition to White, the star-studded field of athletes competing in this weekend’s Dew Tour includes reigning Dew Cup champions, Olympic gold medalists and X Games 16 gold medalists including Pierre Luc-Gagnon – skate vert (’08 Dew Cup Champion, X Games 16 gold medalist), Ryan Sheckler – skate park (three-time Dew Cup Champion and X Games 16 gold medalist), Garrett Reynolds – BMX park (defending Dew Cup champion and recent X Games gold medalist), and Dave Mirra – BMX park (BMX legend and second in last season’s Dew Cup standings).
Complete 2010 Dew Tour Schedule, airs on NBC Sports & USA:
Sept. 16 – 19: Toyota Challenge – Salt Lake City, Utah – Energy Solutions Arena
Oct. 14 – 17: Dew Tour Championships – Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
AMA MOTOCROSS, SATURDAY, 3 PM ET (LIVE)
NBC Sports presents live coverage this Saturday of AMA Motocross from New Berlin, NY.
2008 AMA Motocross Champion James Stewart makes his long awaited return to the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship this Saturday at the Rockstar Energy Drink Unadilla National. After a 23-month hiatus from the outdoor nationals, Stewart will attempt to dethrone rookie phenom Ryan Dungey, who has won the last seven races. NBC Sports will bring the action live from Unadilla Valley Sports Center as the world’s fastest riders battle it out at the legendary facility.
The broadcast team of Jason Weigandt, Jeff Emig, and Erin Bates will call the on-track excitement from Unadilla in New Berlin, New York.