By: Matt Coplon – Dirt prelims on Friday were plagued with heat and humidity. Tonight, however, mother nature threw us a bone, kicked in a cold front and dropped the temperature down to 62 degrees. Fall has finally hit Florida—a perfect atmosphere for Dew Tour Dirt Finals and the fight for the overall Dew Cup. What a Finals it was – every past winner of the Dew Cup was in tonight’s event (Guettler, Napolitan, Nyquist, and White), and the field of twelve put on a great show for the Orlando crowd.
And the overall winner is…Ryan Nyquist. The pressure was eased up a little bit for this Dew Tour veteran (and living BMX legend) considering that as long as he didn’t dip below sixth place in tonight’s event, he would be leaving Orlando with a Dew Cup. Ending up in fifth tonight did the trick, and Nyquist won another Dew Cup to go with the one he took home in 2007.
Tonight’s Finals hosted a pretty interesting chain of events. Firstly, Brandon Dosch kept bouncing back and forth in the top two slots. With ridiculously consistent runs, he held things together with incredible tail whip and 360 variations. Interestingly enough, his third and final run availed the highest score of the night at 92.87—straight triple whip over the hip, 360 over the second, downside whip 360 over the third, and 360 double whip over the last jump–flawless. It’s not surprising that this run put him on top of the podium this evening and placed him second in overall standings.
Dosch 360 whip
For more on what went down this weekend check out the ALLI for year end finals and the all year end standings