Mulisha’s Taka Wins Again, Takes FMX at Dew Tour
Mulisha flag flies high by dominating FMX comp, while Brandon Dosch finishes second in BMX
Metal Mulisha’s Taka Higashino celebrates his Dew Tour win in Salt Lake City
Irvine, Calif. (September 20, 2010) – Just one week after winning the Red Bull XRAY in Australia, Metal Mulisha’s Taka Higashino impressed the Salt Lake City crowd by winning the first Dew Tour competition of his career.
Taka consistently landed the best scores of the night against some of the sport’s biggest names – including Mulisha teammates Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and Ronnie Faisst – who all represented the Metal Mulisha in the semifinals.
Featuring a head-to-head, four-round format where the rider with a better score advanced to the next round, the semifinals came down to a battle between Taka and Twitch on one side and Faisst against Mike Mason on another. Taka achieved full extension on all of his maneuvers to eliminate Twitch, then treated fans to a few extra tricks after time had expired. Meanwhile, Faisst fell to Mason, who landed a lazy boy backflip and backflip heel clicker put him into the finals.
In the final, Mason held strong with a Superman flip and backflip heel clicker for a clean, consistent run that earned him an 86.50. However, Taka couldn’t be denied, posting an 89.00, thanks to a double grab indy, stripper flip and double grab backflip combination.
“This has been an awesome two weeks, I’m so happy to win for Mulisha at home in the USA,” said Taka. “It was great to compete against Twitch in the semis, although I wish we could have faced each other in the finals. We’ll be celebrating this one for a long time.”
In the BMX Dirt competition, Mulisha standout Brandon Dosch also turned heads with an impressive performance in an exciting final that came down to the last runs of the final heat to decide a winner. Dosch briefly took the lead before narrowly falling to winner Dennis Enarson’s flip whip and barspin-to-tuck no hander.
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Dew Tour – Salt Lake City Results
1st Taka Higashino
2nd Mike Mason
3rd Ronnie Faisst
1st Dennis Enarson
2nd Brandon Dosch
3rd Brett Banasiewicz
About Metal Mulisha
Known for winning gold medals, breaking world records, and turning industry tradition upside down through the sport of freestyle motocross, pro riders Brian Deegan and Larry Linkogle launched Metal Mulisha Clothing in 1999. What began as a group of friends riding dirt bikes in Metal Mulisha gear and competing to see who could do the best tricks has grown into one of the most recognized and respected brands in action sports. Metal Mulisha speaks the language of nonconformity with distinctive apparel that includes graphic tees, jerseys, boardshorts, fleece, tanks, denim and accessories; and encourages guys and girls to “join the domination.”
Today, the Metal Mulisha lifestyle continues to expand, launching product collaborations with major brands like Rock Star Energy and Etnies, and introducing new product categories each year. With strong distribution in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, Metal Mulisha can be found at over 2000 retailers worldwide. For more information, check out www.metalmulisha.com.