FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 20th, 2015
DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES CONFIRMED ATHLETES FOR BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO EVENT DECEMBER 10-13
Eight Snowboard and Freeski Olympic Gold Medalists to Compete
Athletes Include Danny Davis, Iouri Podladtchikov, Mark McMorris, Jamie Anderson, Gus Kenworthy, Joss Christensen and Maddie Bowman
Breckenridge Ski Resort to Host Competitions for Eighth Consecutive Year
Burr Ridge, Ill. – November 20, 2015 – The Dew Tour will return to Breckenridge Ski Resort, in Breckenridge, Colo., December 10-13, for a four-day event featuring many of the world’s best international snowboard and freeski athletes. NBC will present six hours of Dew Tour Breckenridge coverage, while NBC Sports Live Extra and DewTour.com will stream more than 25 hours of live competitions.
The confirmed roster for this year’s winter event features eight superpipe and slopestyle Olympic gold medalists, as well as many other top winter action sports athletes. Athletes competing at Dew Tour Breckenridge include Danny Davis (USA) and Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) in snowboard superpipe, Mark McMorris (CAN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) in snowboard slopestyle, Joss Christensen (USA) and Gus Kenworthy (USA) in freeski slopestyle, and David Wise (USA) and Torin Yater-Wallace (USA) in freeski superpipe.
In the men’s snowboard superpipe competition, 2014 Winter Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov will face a collection of talent vying to top the podium, including rising star Ayumu Hirano (JPN) and snowboarding icon Danny Davis. In the women’s snowboard superpipe contest, the field will feature two Olympic gold medalists, Kelly Clark (USA) and Hannah Teter (USA), as well as 15 year old sensation Chloe Kim (USA). The men’s snowboard slopestyle competition will feature Sochi Olympic bronze medalist Mark McMorris and defending Dew Tour Champion Chas Guldemond (USA), while the women’s competition will include Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson.
After making its Winter Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games, the sport of freeskiing will see top international contenders once again take the stage at Dew Tour Breckenridge. In the men’s freeski superpipe contest, Olympic gold medalist David Wise and fellow American Torin Yater-Wallace will face international competition from athletes such as Olympic bronze medalist Kevin Rolland (FRA). In addition, the men’s freeski slopestyle competition will feature several notable American athletes, including Olympic gold medalist Joss Christensen, silver medalist Gus Kenworthy, and Breckenridge local Bobby Brown. In the women’s freeski slopestyle contest, Olympic gold medalist Dara Howell (CAN) and silver medalist Devin Logan (USA) will be competing. Logan will be pulling double duty, as she also plans to compete in women’s freeski superpipe against Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman (USA).
For the full list of athletes, visit DewTour.com.
TELEVISION AND ONLINE
Dew Tour Breckenridge will be broadcast on NBC and streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra and DewTour.com. In addition to the television schedule below, live coverage of all four-days of the event will be available online via NBC Sports Live Extra and DewTour.com.
DEW TOUR BRECKENRIDGE TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|Sunday, Dec. 6||Dew Tour Breckenridge Preview||Noon||NBC|
|Saturday, Dec. 12||Men’s Snowboard Superpipe||2:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday, Dec. 13||Men’s Freeski Superpipe||1 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday, Dec. 20||Dew Tour Breckenridge Recap||2:30 p.m.||NBC|
*All times ET
About Dew Tour
The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC, and streamed live on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on Eurosport, TVA, Fox Sports Asia, Extreme Sports Channel, MCM, ProSieben, DR and Globosat. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Paul Mitchell, Bud Light, SQUATCH Snack Sticks, Toyota, 360 Fly, MIKE AND IKE® Candy and U.S. Army. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.
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