Tight jumps on the course meant that there was little to no room for error. Jeremy Lusk set the standard early in the run order with a sky high stack of backflip superman tricks and huge extensions on double grab and double grab indys. Making every jump was a big deal but with the technical course and light winds, it wasnâ€™t as easy as it looked. In the end Jeremy finished in third just behing fellow Mulisha rider Todd Potter. This was Jeremy's best finish at a Dew Tour stop this season placing him in 4th place overall.
In a stunning â€œcome from behindâ€ scenario, PLG went from last place to first place in his final run of the day at the AST Dew Tour in Salt Lake City this past weekend. Lasek placed 2nd and White finished in 3rd. This victory launched PLG into 2nd place overall in points just ahead of Burnquist and Lasek, and although White still has the lead, PLG is right behind. This was PLGâ€™s forth contest win in a row. Besides the usual Dew Tour loot, PLG also won Utahâ€™s â€œState Of Sportâ€ award for come-back win, which was only awarded to one athlete of the entire tour stop. Later that night, PLG promptly got kicked off the plane, for wanting to carry his skateboard on the flight. Congratulations PLG.
With the fourth stop of the Dew Tour underway in Salt Lake City it was PLG who qualified first in prelims. The vert final will be held on Sunday, so stay tuned to see if PLG can follow up his Mexico X-Games win earlier this month with another 1st place finish. Currently PLG is in 5th place overall, but a win on Sunday could change all of that.
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Nick Diaz fought a very hard fight but pulled a split decision win over the very tough Mike Aina. Diaz, finished strong enough in the third round to pull of the victory. The fans have been hammering for another fight against the legendary Takori Gomi. After the two beat each other to a bloody pulp, Diaz submitted him with a very technical gogopalata! Expect to see a rematch with Takori Gomi very soon!
Mayhem Miller is final negotiations for his next fight!!!!! Stay tuned.
Osiris amateurs are going through my competitive training boot camp and gearing up for the NSSA season. I am utterly impressed with the determination and drive that is being displayed by these cadets. Each session is getting more intense with running, paddling focusing, visualizing and surfing heats. These kids want to become the best that they can be. The training consists of them learning how to build relations with photographers, filmmakers, sponsors, other competitors, and clarifying what they are going to accomplish in and out of the water.
I have hand selected an elite group of kids that I believe will be a threat in the years to come in the surf industry. The cadets are pushing themselves and are all motivated to winning the drills. Incentives like guest appearances, product, photos, surfing with the pros, traveling to secret spots and going to selected events keep the cadets on there toes.
I was asked by the cadets not to disclose the information of what is going on in the training but only show the surf images. The cadets have expressed that they want the competitive edge. So here are a couple of our sessions and I just want to let you know that these cadets are all on their way to fulfilling their wildest dreams and shocking the surfing industry. Stay updated to see who is going to win the prize of the overall performance and qualify for the surf trip and the ad in Surfer magazine.
Words and photos by Eric Sorensen.