Steven McCann Gunning for First BMX Vert Dew Cup

For the first time in the seven-year-history of the Dew Tour, the BMX vert Dew Cup is hanging precariously within the grasps of both Jamie Bestwick and Steven McCann.

With a win at the last event in Salt Lake City, McCann closed the gap on Bestwick’s overall season lead. Going into Vegas, McCann is a mere 14 points behind Bestwick, and if either guy wins at the Dew Tour Championships, he’ll take home the Dew Cup.

Steven McCann Gunning for First BMX Vert Dew Cup
Steve McCann – Winning the BMX Vert Finals In SLC

If McCann lays out a run like last he did last month in Salt Lake to take the Toyota Challenge win, he may put an end to a Dew Tour legacy. Bestwick is the one and only Dew Cup champion in BMX vert, and as much as he’d like to get his hands on a seventh Cup, McCann is gunning for his first.

Just beating Bestwick, 40, in the contest was a major accomplishment for the 28-year-old Australian, and it took a run with a triple tailwhip into a flair and a no-handed 900 to unseat him.

Steven McCann Gunning for First BMX Vert Dew Cup
Jamie Bestwick – BMX Vert Finals – SLC

“There’s only a couple guys that have ever stood on the top step of the podium with Jamie in the mix, and I’m on that short list now,” McCann said.

No one has ever beat Bestwick in the race for the Dew Cup, but this could be the year that changes.

“It’s really close and going into Vegas all I can hope for is a great run and just see where I end up,” McCann said. “What I’m more pumped about is I told my dad if I win in Salt Lake City he has to come to Vegas. So I’ll be seeing you there, dad!”

Steven McCann Gunning for First BMX Vert Dew Cup
 Steve McCann – BMX Vert Finals – SLC

McCann has been called the triple threat of the Dew Tour in past seasons when he competed in all three bmx disciplines – park, dirt and vert. But this season he decided to focus his efforts on vert, and it’s paying off in a big way. Now it all comes down to the finals in Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 16 to see if McCann can make BMX history.

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