Shaun White returns to Dew Tour for Portland skate contest

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 2, 2010 4:16 pm

Two-time Olympic champion snowboarder Shaun White isn’t putting away his skateboard just because X Games 16 is over.

The X Games 16 Skateboard Vert Silver Medalist is jumping back on his skateboard for the third stop of the Dew Tour in Portland, OR.

White was previously scheduled to make his official competitve skateboard comeback at the Boston Dew Tour stop in June, but was sidelined due to an ankle injury. Instead, White made his skateboard return on the grandest stage of them all, X Games, where he narrowly lost out on gold to Canadian skater Pierre-Luc Gagnon.

Organizers say White will compete in the Skateboard Vert next week in Portland, the third stop of the Dew Tour.

While a Dew Tour Cup now seems highly unlikely, White’s X Games performance surely has to peg him as one of the contest’s biggest threats going into the event.