Shaun takes first, PLG second and Bucky Lasek finished third.
The last stop of the Dew Tour is next month in Vegas where they will crown the overall champion. Currently, PLG is first overall and Shaun is fifth overall in total point standings of this year's tour.
- Current Mood: ecstatic
By Bill Oram
The Salt Lake TribuneUpdated Sep 17, 2010 06:35PM
If the people who sprinkled themselves around EnergySolutions Arena Friday have followed action sports much at all, what they witnessed was rather familiar.
Shaun White was flying higher than anybody else on the vert ramp at the Dew Tour, his long red hair not far behind, doing big spins and grabs while drawing the most enthusiastic applause.
He also did something, though, that folks aren’t as familiar with.
He didn’t win.
“I did what I had to,” said White, who scored 86.5 points after falling on his final two runs. He finished second behind 33-year-old Bob Burnquist.
It doesn’t much matter in the long run, of course. White simply needed to place in the top seven to qualify for Sunday’s 2 p.m. finals
“Qualifying is a weird thing, where you only do what you need to,” he said. “This weird holding back phase.”
Holding back is something that White, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in snowboarding, isn’t used to. After his runs he said he was “frustrated.” The important thing for White, however, is that he got out of the qualifying stage, where bad runs are forgivable.
“It’s good that I had an off-day today,” he said. “I don’t have too many of those. Chances are I’ll do pretty good the next couple days.”
1 Bob Burnquist 87.50
2 Shaun White 86.50
3 Juergen Horrwarth 80.25
4 Adam Taylor 79.75
5 Marcelo Bastos 76.00
6 Ronaldo Gomes 74.25
7 Josh Stafford 71.00
8 Neal Hendrix 48.75
PLG, Lasek, and Andy Mac were prequalified.
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