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Theophilus London

Lasek comes in second in Skate Vert finals at Dew Tour in O.C.

Lasek comes in second in Skate Vert finals at Dew Tour in O.C.

Half-way through the Dew Tour's Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City, all eyes were on the skateboarding events Saturday afternoon.

Thousands of fans were on the beach at Dorchester Street as defending champion Pierre Luc-Gagnon won the skate vert finals, with Baltimore native Bucky Lasek taking second place, followed by Sandro Dias in third.

Lasek was leading going into the finals, but he fell on his last run.

"I never got around to doing the round I wanted to because I kept falling toward the end of my run," Lasek said, adding that he loves bringing something new to the competition, like the boneless to invert maneuver that he pulled off after...

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