via press release:
SHAUN WHITE HEADLINES DEW TOUR’S TOYOTA CHALLENGE THIS WEEKEND ON NBC
NEW YORK – September 8, 2011 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2011 Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, continues this weekend with live coverage of the Toyota Challenge in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. Coverage begins with the recently added half-hour show Dew Tour Countdown that previews the day’s events and competitors.
Todd Harris, Jamie Bestwick, Paul Zitzer, Tiffany Simons and Chris Miller will call the action from the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The biggest names in skate will battle to win the finals of Skate Vert (Saturday) and Skate Street (Sunday).
Skate Vert (Saturday, 4 p.m. ET on NBC) returns for the first time since Ocean City. Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White takes to the ramp coming off a victory at the X Games and looks to return to the top of the Dew Tour podium. Veteran Bucky Lasek is on top of his game after placing first on the vert ramp in Ocean City and first in the Bowl in Portland. Also taking to the ramp are 2010 Dew Cup champ Pierre-Luc Gagnon, young Brazilian Pedro Barros, and the 14-year old rookie sensation and rising star Mitchie Brusco.
Skate Street (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET on NBC) will feature a new, original design, plaza-style, concrete course. Paul Rodriguez will showcase his effortless style, hoping to gain another first place victory over the fearless Ryan Decenzo, who proved in Portland that he can dominate any rail on the course. Greg Lutzka, Manny Santiago, Theotis Beasley, and Salt Lake native Adam Dyet, add to the competition.
In addition to on-air coverage, NBCSports.com’s action sports section will feature daily event results, recaps and highlights. The Dew Tour can be followed on social media as well, including live athlete interviews, behind-the-scenes updates and on-air talent commentary, on Facebook and Twitter at Facebook.com/TheDewTour and Twitter.com/TheDewTour.
REMAINING NBC SPORTS 2011 DEW TOUR SCHEDULE:
Toyota Challenge, Salt Lake City, Utah
This Saturday, September 10, 4-6 p.m. ET, NBC
This Sunday, September 11, 4-6 p.m. ET, NBC
Dew Tour Championships, Las, Nev.
Saturday, October 15, 3-5 p.m. ET, NBC
Sunday, October 16, 4-6 p.m. ET, NBC