Local Athletes Tom Wallisch and Sage Kotsenburg, Olympic Hopefuls Danny Davis, Steve Fisher and Mason Aguirre Among Athletes Competing

Burr Ridge, Ill. – January 12, 2010 – The Winter Dew Tour, the world's premier season-long winter action sports tour, continues its 2009-10 sophomore season with the second of three stops, the Wendy's Invitational, beginning Thursday, Jan. 14 at Snowbasin, a Sun Valley Resort. The Winter Dew Tour makes its first ever stop in Ogden, Utah, hosting four days of slopestyle and superpipe competitions for the world's best snowboard and freeski athletes.

Over 125 of the best winter action sports athletes in the world will be in Ogden, Utah to compete, including snowboarders Danny Davis, Tyler Flanagan, Queralt Castellet and Jamie Anderson as well as freeskiers Mike Riddle and Andreas Hatveit, all winners from the 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour's first stop in December. Freeski icon Simon Dumont will be vying for the Wendy's Invitational title in both slopestyle and superpipe, while local talent Tom Wallisch (SKI) and Sage Kotsenburg (SNB) will represent their sports. And unique to the Wendy's Invitational, the world's top women freeskier's will be competing in superpipe including the sports best, Sarah Burke.

Wallisch, who resides in Salt Lake City and attends the University of Utah, won the freeski slopestyle contest at the final stop of the inaugural 2008-09 Winter Dew Tour, while Park City-native Kotsenburg advanced through three rounds of qualifying last month to take second-place honors in the men's snowboard slopestyle competition in Breckenridge, Colo.

Beyond the competitions, the Wendy's Invitational will also feature four days of entertainment, including an interactive Festival Village with athlete autograph signings and free product giveaways, as well as a FREE live musical performance by alternative rock band Dashboard Confessional, taking place in Ogden on Jan. 15. The Friday night concert will begin at 7pm and will take place on the 200 block of the Historic 25th Street. The entire event, including the concert, is free to the public.

The list of pre-qualified athletes that will be competing at Snowbasin are as follows:
M SNB Superpipe
W SNB Superpipe
M SNB Slopestyle
W SNB Slopestyle
SKI Superpipe
SKI Slopestyle
W SKI Superpipe
Mason Aguirre
Jamie Anderson
Mason Aguirre
Jamie Anderson
Duncan Adams
Elias Ambuhl
Claudia Bouvier
Fredrik Austbo
Lizzy Beerman
Ulrik Badertscher
Hana Beaman
Xavier Bertoni
Anders Backe
Sarah Burke
Ross Baker
Queralt Castellet
Mikkel Bang
Kimberly Fasani
Noah Bowman
Bobby Brown
Anais Caradeux
Dylan Bidez
Kaitlyn Farrington
Wyatt Caldwell
Megan Ginter
Joss Christensen
Sammy Carlson
Jessica Cumming
Zachary Black
Leslie Glenn
Yale Cousino
Jenny Jones
Justin Dorey
Philip Casabon
Grete Eliassen
Danny Davis
Elena Hight
Madison Ellsworth
Isabelle Lalive
Matt Duhamel
Ian Cosco
Virginie Faivre
Steve Fisher
Kelly Marren
Tyler Flanagan
Janna Meyen-Weatherby
Simon Dumont
Simon Dumont
Rosalind Groenewoud
Trevor Jacob
Kjersti Ostgaard Buaas
Chas Guldemond
Lynn Neil
Banks Gilberti
Charles Gagnier
Megan Gunning
Danny Kass
Meg Pugh
Halldor Helgason
Spencer O’Brien
AJ Kemppainen
Banks Gilberti
Keltie Hansen
Roger Kleivdal
Michelle Zeller
Torstein Horgmo
Kjersti Ostgaard Buaas
Thomas Krief
Alexis Godbout
Miyuki Hatanaka
Matt Ladley

Sam Hulbert
Chanelle Sladics
Matt Margetts
Oscar Harlaut
Keri Herman
Scotty Lago

Tim Humphreys
Maribeth Swetkoff
Dan Marion
Elvis Eidsvold Harsheim
Jen Hudak
Jack Mitrani

Nick Julius
Gabrielle Viteri
Peter Olenick
Andreas Hatveit
Mirjam Jaeger
Luke Mitrani

Nate Kern
Bev Vuilleumier
Tucker Perkins
Russ Henshaw
Kristi Leskinen
Scotty Pike

Sage Kotsenburg

Tyler Peterson
JF Houle
Devin Logan
Brennen Swandson

Scotty Lago

Mike Riddle
PK Hunder
Em Lonsdale
Elijah Teter

Marius Otterstad

Kevin Rolland
Pekka Hyysalo
Anna Segal
JJ Thomas

Nick Poohachoff

Lyndon Sheehan
Sean Jordan
Kaya Turski
Tyler Troy

Brandon Reis

JP Solberg
AJ Kemppainen
Angeli Vanlaanen
Broc Waring

Silas Stannard

Kiyoshi Terada
Charlie Lasser
Davina Williams
Gary Zebrowski

Ian Thorley

Byron Wells
Mike Riddle

Robbie Walker

Jossi Wells
TJ Schiller

Andreas Wiig

Colby West
Alex Schlopy

Eric Willett

Walter Wood
Dane Tudor

Matt Walker

Tom Wallisch

Jossi Wells

Colby West

Jacob Wester

McRae Williams

The complete schedule of events for the Wendy's Invitational is as follows:
Thursday, January 14th
SNB SP Women Prelim                         12:30pm – 1:15pm
SNB SP Men Prelim                              1:35pm – 3:00pm

Friday, January 15th
SNB SS Women Prelim                         11:00am – 12:00pm
SKI SP Prelim                                       11:30am – 1:00pm
SNB SS Men Prelim                              12:20pm – 2:30pm
SKI SP Women Prelim                           4:30pm – 5:30pm
Concert in Ogden                                   7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, January 16th
SKI SP Women Final                            10:20am – 10:50am
SKI SP Final                                        11:10am – 12:20pm
SKI SS Prelim                                       2:30pm – 4:30pm
SNB SP Women Final                          4:30pm – 5:10pm
SNB SP Men Final                               5:30pm – 6:30pm

Sunday, January 17th
SKI SS Final                                        9:30am – 10:30am
SNB SS Women Final                          12:30pm – 1:10pm
SNB SS Men Final                               1:30pm – 2:30pm


Action Zone tickets for the Winter Dew Tour's Wendy's Invitational are available for $100 for the weekend and are on sale exclusively through The three-day Action Zone tickets are for adults and children and provide access to priority reserved viewing areas for all finals contests throughout the event, in addition to official Winter Dew Tour swag, a behind-the-scenes tour, athlete autograph session, merchandise discount coupon and cold Mountain Dew or hot chocolate.

TV Schedule
NBC                 Saturday, Jan. 16           1-3pm EST                    SKI Pipe Women's/Men's Finals
NBC                 Sunday, Jan. 17 3-4:30pm EST               SNB Slope Women's/Men's Finals

USA Network     Saturday, Jan. 16           Midnight-1am EST         SNB Pipe Women's/Men's Finals
USA Network     Sunday, Jan. 17 2-3am EST                    SKI Slope Finals
USA Network     Monday, Jan. 18            7-8am EST                    SNB Pipe Women's/Men's Finals

MTV2                Saturday, Jan. 23           10-11pm EST                SNB Pipe Women's/Men's Finals
MTV2                Saturday, Jan. 30           10-11pm EST                SKI Slope Finals/Women's SKI Pipe Finals

The complete 2009-10 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                           Date                             Location
Totino's Open                Dec. 17-20                    Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Wendy's Invitational    Jan. 14-17                    Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah
Toyota Championship     Feb. 4-7                        Mount Snow Resort – West Dover, Vt.

In its second season, the top athletes in the world will take part in this year's Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded in Mount Snow, Vt. at season's end. The 2008-09 Dew Cup champions include Shaun White (Snowboard Superpipe and Slopestyle), Kelly Clark (Snowboard Superpipe), Spencer O'Brien (Snowboard Slopestyle), PK Hunder (Freeski Slopestyle) and Tanner Hall (Freeski Superpipe).

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Winter Dew Tour
The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, and a $1.5 million competitive purse. Each event features men's and women's snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle). At season's end, the overall points leaders are crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements complement the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live, cutting-edge music. The Winter Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA. The Winter Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia and Extreme Channel. Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); Totino's, Wendy's and Toyota (event title sponsors). Associate partners include Ball Park, MATADOR by Jack Link's, Nike 6.0, Paul Mitchell, PowerBar, Shaun White Snowboarding and Verizon Wireless. More information can be found at

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