WINTER DEW TOUR ARRIVES IN OGDEN, UTAH FOR THE WENDY'S INVITATIONAL, JANUARY 14-17 AT
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
W SKI Superpipe
Kjersti Ostgaard Buaas
Kjersti Ostgaard Buaas
Elvis Eidsvold Harsheim
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
**SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
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 visitogden.com/dewtour. 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.
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 www.allisports.com.
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