Nyquist Locks Up BMX Dirt Title
Ryan Nyquist won his first overall Dew Cup title with a fifth-place finish in BMX dirt, Greg Lutzka edged favorite Ryan Sheckler in the skateboard park finals and Nate Adams won in FMX yesterday in the PlayStation Pro at Amway Arena in Orlando.
The 28-year-old Nyquist, from Greenville, N.C., entered the contest with a 50-point lead over Australia's Cameron White in the Dew Cup standings.
Nyquist fell during his first run and then executed two solid, cautious runs to finish with an 87.09 score.
White fell midway through his first and third runs, scoring 86.59 overall. He placed sixth in the event and second in the overall Dew Cup standings.
"I was definitely conservative," Nyquist said. "I wanted to get a first good run and I crashed. And at that point there were no throwaway runs. . . . [Winning the Dew Cup is] one of the biggest accomplishments I've had so far, as far as winning a whole complete series and winning the title."
Australia's Luke Parslow won the event with three solid runs for an 88.17 score. It was his first victory of the season.
Sheckler and Adams had each clinched the overall Dew Cup titles last month at the Toyota Challenge in Salt Lake City in their respective disciplines.
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