DANNY DAVIS WINS FIRST EVER DEW TOUR SNOWBOARD SUPERPIPE
20-year-old Davis' style and amplitude top the competition in Breckenridge, CO
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California (December 22, 2008) – Danny Davis takes first in Superpipe at the debut of the Winter Dew Tour over the weekend. Following a forced season off due to injury, Davis built his strength back over the summer and with this win proves that he's back in winning form for this contest packed season.
"I've been riding for the summer and I was hurt last year so it's just nice to come back and ride well and land a run," says Davis. "The pipe was perfect, and the riding was unreal today, I am stoked."
Davis cleanly linked together a series of tricks he'd never done together before in a contest. The fresh, winning run included a switch backside 720, a backside 900, a frontside 1080 into a cab 1080, to finish with a frontside 900. His score of 94.75, the best of the day, landed in front of Shaun White and Scotty Lago.
As the Michigan native moves on to the next Dew tour stop in Mount Snow, VT, he'll be packing 100 points toward an overall win. Similar to the Dew Tour's summer competition structure, the Winter Dew Tour is based on a cumulative points system as the top snow athletes battle it out for a piece of the $1.5 million prize purse and the chance to take home the Dew Cup at the conclusion of the season in February.
Along with competing in the next two Dew Tour stops, Davis is competing in the Winter X Games, Burton Open Series and Grand Prix events in preparation for the 2010 Olympic qualifiers. Between his ambitious contest schedule, Davis is looking forward to filming with the Burton team and riding some powder with his Frends.
Danny Davis is supported by Nixon, Burton Snowboards, Analog Clothing, Mountain Dew, Dragon Eyewear, Frends and High Cascade Snowboard Camp.