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A fan dream come true as the Dew Tour unlocks the skate course

By on July 31, 2022 0

DES MOINES, Iowa – If you can see it, you can be it.

“To see them skate and do their best to win,” said seven-year-old Amaya Mohammed from Calgary, Alberta Canada.

For Ankeny’s Ethan Peterson, skating the real DEW Tour competition course on Sunday was a dream come true.

“It’s scary but it’s also a good experience,” he said.

After the Dew Tour was completed, officials gave the public a limited opportunity to participate by unlocking the course.

“That park is there, but there are some special Mountain Dew obstacles that will be passed today, so to be able to share that with the community and watch the kids skate it, it’s amazing,” said the pro skateboarder and member. from the MTN Dew skate team. Sean Malto.

Thousands of eyes were on the athletes during the competition, but last Sunday the Kansas City native was just another skater in the park.

Malto said: “It’s just an amazing experience. An amazing thing to share and that’s what it’s all about, inspiring the next generation.

The moment Ethan must have shared with Malto was not wasted on the autograph-scoring 13-year-old.

“Some of these people I actually look up to and it’s just an honor to be in the skate park and see all these people enjoying it,” Ethan said.

Although the hat may wear with age, these memories will never fade.

“It was worth it and we will always cherish those moments,” Ethan said.

Amaya can now add a professional competition course to her skateboard passport.

“The best I can do is a two-step ollie,” she said.

The skatepark cathedral has become a Sunday community for everyone, regardless of title. Olympian and world bronze medalist Mariah Duran handed out cash for completed tricks at a special “Tricks for Cash” event, on the DEW Tour course, which was a pinch moment for skaters, young and old.

“I cried several times crossing the bridge while riding to the DEW Tour seeing the crowds,” said Kevin Jones, owner of Subsect Skate Shop in Des Moines.

Jones said the DEW Tour’s commitment to the community with opportunities like unlocking the course is priceless.

“They feel like they’re involved in the show. They just didn’t go to the show, they were part of the show. So it lasts a lot longer with them than just watching the contest,” Jones said.