If you missed any of the first four stops of the 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour presented by BFD.com (ASA ASWT), you’re in luck. Starting June 13th, VERSUS and WGN will bring fans all of the ramp-shredding action for five consecutive weeks, through July 11th. ASA Entertainment (ASA), the leader in action sports event and television production will provide complete coverage of the Spring ASA Action Sports World Tour competitions. The events feature the world’s top skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross pros competing for qualifying spots into the season-ending Action Sports World Championships, as well as in-depth athlete interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, musical performances, and action-packed coverage of all of the contests.
The broadcast schedule is as follows:
• Saturday, June 13th – Minneapolis ASWT 3:00pm* – VERSUS
• Wednesday, June 17th – Minneapolis ASWT 5:00pm* – VERSUS
• Saturday, June 20th – Chicago ASWT 3:00pm* – VERSUS
• Wednesday, June 24th – Chicago ASWT 5:00pm* – VERSUS
• Saturday, June 27th – Cincinnati ASWT 3:00pm* – VERSUS
• Wednesday, July 1st – Cincinnati ASWT 5:00pm* – VERSUS
• Thursday, July 2nd – Cincinnati ASWT 4:00pm* – VERSUS
• Thursday, July 9th – Rincon FMX 9:00pm* – WGN
• Saturday, July 11th – Rincon FMX 2:00pm* – WGN
• Saturday, July 11th – Chicago ASWT 3:00pm* – WGN
*All times are EST and are subject to change. Please check your local listings and visit the website for more information and details.
The 2009 ASA ASWT launched from Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort with some of the best freestyle motocross pros competing in the first-ever FMX team competition, the FMX Team Energy Cup. Team SoCal butted heads against Team Nevada as riders, including Jeff “Ox” Kargola (San Clemente, California), Mike Mason (Fresno, California) and Matt Buyten (Carson City, Nevada) flipped and whipped their way toward the title of Best FMX Team.
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Target Center) and Chicago, Illinois (Sears Centre Arena) were the host cities for the second and third stops of the tour, and saw skateboarding stars Pierre-Luc Gagnon (Montreal, Canada) and Danny Mayer (Omaha, Nebraska), battle among an elite field of skateboarding’s best. In addition, action sports’ newest sensation, Big-Air BMX Triples lit up the crowd with superstars, Ryan Guettler (Queensland, Australia), Rob Darden (Greenville, North Carolina), Daniel Dhers (Caracas, VZ), Cory Nastazio (Tehachapi, CA), T.J. Ellis (Moreno Valley, California) and more. Action sports fans witnessed intense competition as the athletes dug deep into their bag of tricks and put on jaw-dropping shows.
The tour’s fourth stop was at Kings Island theme park in Cincinnati, Ohio where the skateboard vert athletes were joined by a host of BMX vert legends including, Chad Kagy (Gilroy, California), Simon Tabron (Newquay, England) and Steve McCann (Melbourne, AUS). A mock Eiffel Tower was the backdrop for this competition, as the athletes put on a show as thrilling as the world-renowned roller coasters found at Kings Island.
For more details on the ASA Action Sports World Tour (ActionSportsTour.com) presented by BFD.com, the television schedule or event information, please contact Denise M. Abbott or visit the website.
About ASA Entertainment
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment, LLC (an Omnicom Company) is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, free-skiing, freestyle motocross, snowboarding and music, are broadcast domestically on CBS, Spike, VERSUS, FUEL TV, WGN and Fox Sports Net, and distributed during 937 hours of programming to more than 1 billion HH globally via 32 international broadcast partners. ASA's productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the LG Action Sports World Championships to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions and mobile tours. As one of the most established organizations in action sports, ASA Entertainment (ASAentertainment.com) develops premium content around the fastest growing sector of American sports.