(Press Release from Monster)
September 25, 2010 – Las Vegas, NV – Monster Energy’s Cole takes second place and $80k home today at Dyrdek’s final Street League Skateboarding™ DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy event in Las Vegas, NV at the Thomas & Mack Center in an exciting close battle between O’Neill, who literally stole first in the last trick of the final section and took home $150k. Cole and O’Neill were neck to neck in the last section leaving fans on the edge of their seats for every trick.
Cole slaughtered the end of the contest and had pure confidence going into the final Big section boosting his score to the number one position, but in the last trick attempt O’Neill capitalized on Cole’s fall after a risky huge kickflip to flat leaving the door open for a safe back lipslide win for O’Neill. Consistent Huston takes third place and wins the overall three-stop series.
Cole impressed with every section starting in the Creative where notable moves were an airwalk over the big bump and a backside 360 one-footer. In the Line section Cole dropped a nollie crooks to backside smith, and an amazing manual down the line and held it to noseslide to close it out. In the Tech section it was a fakie front blunt and a full-speed tailslide over the high option that blew minds. Highlights of the Big section were an enormous backside 360 over the middle rail gap and a seamless backside 270 lipslide.
Monster Energy’s Greg Lutzka continued to impress with his textbook frontside flips, an array of technical tricks and incredible style in the Creative section with a huge frontside 180 melon and kickflip backside tweak.
Today was the third and final stop of Street League Skateboarding™ DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy, a true street skateboarding contest envisioned by Monster’s Dyrdek that has forever changed skate contests as we know them. With the best street skateboarders in the world, the most legit in-door street set-up, and introduction of the Instant Scoring experience (ISE), which allows spectators to see exactly what the judges are reacting to in real time, makes this contest unique to any other skate contest out there.