Red Bull introduces Anthony Messere

Apr 4, 2012
by Scott Secco  
 
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Red Bull Canada is excited to announce the addition of freestyle mountain bike phenom, Anthony Messere to the athlete program. Anthony has been tearing up jumps and tracks around his home in Surrey, BC since he kicked the training wheels off his first bike. By the time he reached 10-years-old, Anthony was already being featured on industry websites and recognized as the next prodigy in mountain biking. Fast-forward 5 years, Anthony has progressed exponentially and worked hard to be the best he could be, simultaneously becoming one of the best in the world. In 2011, he squeaked into Red Bull Joyride in Whistler, BC and landed in 3rd place, sharing the podium with Red Bull Canada team mate Brandon Semenuk.



Anthony Messere at his training compound in Surrey BC Canada during the filming of Anthill s new film Strength In Numbers March 17 2012. Photo by Sterling Lorence

Anthony’s 16th Birthday will mark a milestone in his journey as he joins the Red Bull ranks.

bigquotesThis is the beginning of my career and there's a lot ahead of me - lots to look forward to. Red Bull opens the door to so many opportunities to do so many different things, and ride with so many different people at the same level. This year I am looking forward to riding at all these different contests, and just having fun. - Anthony Messere

Anthony Messere at his training compound in Surrey BC Canada during the filming of Anthill s new film Strength In Numbers March 17 2012. Photo by Sterling Lorence

Anthony Messere at his training compound in Surrey BC Canada during the filming of Anthill s new film Strength In Numbers March 17 2012. Photo by Sterling Lorence

Anthony Messere at his training compound in Surrey BC Canada during the filming of Anthill s new film Strength In Numbers March 17 2012. Photo by Sterling Lorence

Anthony will be finishing up his school year in BC, and then heading off to compete on the FMB World Tour.

bigquotesHappy Birthday Anthony, and welcome to the team! - Red Bull

Anthony Messere at his training compound in Surrey BC Canada during the filming of Anthill s new film Strength In Numbers March 17 2012. Photo by Sterling Lorence

Anthony Messere at his training compound in Surrey BC Canada during the filming of Anthill s new film Strength In Numbers March 17 2012. Photo by Sterling Lorence

Redbull: http://redbull.com

Photos by Sterling Lorence


155 Comments

  • + 69
 good thing for his career that's for sure!
  • + 11
 PAID! Contract! MONEY MONEY MONEY- Congrats. He's knar boot, all the top dogs know it.
  • + 1
 lucky S.O.B.... well i'm jealous really. congrats man, we'll be seeing you for a while to come.
  • + 29
 I still remember watching his first VOD by Larock when he was 13... kid is badass!
  • + 19
 Pretty good birthday present.
  • - 4
 Tader16: luck has nothing to do with it. Congrats Anthony!
  • + 6
 seriously stoked on those jeremy mcgrath earrings. seriously.
  • - 52
 Fuck yeah- Neg Prop me. I love it!!!
  • + 13
 if you insist
  • + 1
 does anybody else think he looks a bit like Jay Baruchel (the actor)
  • - 4
 New Red Bull athlete: Boosty McBoosterton!
  • + 5
 That greenblue bike got killed.
  • - 1
 He looks a lot older now. That makes sense I guess though...
  • + 7
 He must feel like such a don
  • + 4
 What up with the insults at the youtube comments?
  • + 1
 bet he is a proper G with the ladies! Good luck man, your career is getting better and better and you still have so much left to go!
  • + 5
 @knightridersix04 - idk but he does look a little douchey with the earings, however, to each his own, and, ultimately - the kid friggen rocks socks off. take it to the killing fields bradda, i have a feeling you'll (messere) be the last one standing.
  • + 2
 i met this kid once, hes a total fag
  • - 4
 Ive met him too, and he's sick, he's waay better than you'll ever be
  • + 0
 man you dont even know me. but ill say that im not and wont be as good as him. neither will you.
  • + 5
 Im not the one that called one of the sickest riders in the world a f*g am I?
  • + 0
 no, its your opinion that he is the sickest, hes not in my opinion, but he was fag when i met him.
  • - 1
 What did he do exactly?
  • + 6
 brett bananasanwich is the justin bieber of bmx, and anthony messere is of mtb. lol haters gonna hate.
  • + 2
 He's a marketing goldmine
  • + 4
 i have to agree with DHnewboy hes better than any of us will probably ever be, but ive met him and he is an asshole. That being said i know a few people that know him well and they all say hes a decent guy once you get to know him...
  • + 0
 Why does everyone hate him he's so chill
  • + 1
 why do you care so much about him? its just OUR opinion.
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  • + 29
 Messere is a plug
  • - 7
 wannabe modle on the scene
  • + 4
 I have the shovel as him. Why cant i be that good Frown
  • + 27
 he might be an extremely talented rider, but the way he's ben depicted by most of the coverage I've seen makes him look like such a douche. I feel bad for the kid, its hard to get good PR at that age when everyone who represents you also feel threatened by you... or he could just be a douche, but I like to try and think positively about people.
  • - 5
 little Anthony is deffiantly not a douche.
  • - 3
 have a nice cold beer anthony, cheers to 2012!
  • + 6
 Carbonlite... The little man is actually a pretty good kid for being 16 and in his position. Don't feel bad for the kid. Something tell me he will do just fine. Keep thinking positive and set the jealousy aside! Congrats lil beiber! See you at the seabeaver! Oh, and buy some real diamonds with that red bull check! Smile haha
  • + 1
 he actually spoked pretty good stuff in most interview i've seen from him
  • + 3
 I haven't seen much other media coverage of him, but I don't think he's depicted as a douche at all in this video. For a 16 year old, I think he's quite well spoken and represented himself quite well. A lot better than many athletes much older than him as well.
  • + 4
 @ MrCrispy dont do that! he's under age... and nobody under age ever drinks... because that would be illegal... Razz
  • + 1
 I saw him at AT Showdown and he's not a douche. He took a lot of hard falls trying to land that fronflip-tuck no-hander and when he did it he wasn't bragging or celebrating or anything. He has the talent and the determination to get stuff done. And so what if you've seen a little ego from him? What would you expect when everyone calls him a phenom. (I also meant to pos prop smike.)
  • + 1
 Cybyrd3. I'm sure hope youve met him, had several conversations, and maybe taken him on a couple dates before you make statements like that. Haha. Your probably the kid who sat on his bike in the corner at the jumps while he was there or something...
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  • + 15
 Is smiling banned once you join Red Bull? Dont know of any one of them who actually look happy (Atherton's photoshoots and this are a prime example).

You'd not be able to wipe the grin off my mug if I got sponsored by Red Bull!
  • + 3
 And that's prob why you never will! Smile .......know what you mean though
  • + 2
 Not true! Kriss Kyle is a fresh RB athlete and he smiles even in the middle of a trick Big Grin
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  • + 7
 Maybe Anthony wants to look badass. lol
  • + 4
 Danny Macaskill is always smiling.
  • + 2
 word. Danny Mac seems like a happy enough bloke. like no matter what, if he went riding with you, you'd have a fun.
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  • + 16
 His girlfriend has a nice nurse outfit.
  • + 0
 Go on his Facebook page, then look at his girlfriend's page.
  • + 12
 stalker alert...
  • + 16
 As if you've never Facebook stalked someone.
  • + 1
 Where? Link the photo please. Wink
  • + 1
 Ha, sure I'll admit I have, but there's a line between 'stalking' to find out who someone is and stalking to look at 'nice nurse outfit' photos... imagine if it was your girlfriend people were posting links to on here.
  • + 3
 I just went on his page and it's like, "Anthony's in a relationship with such and such" so I clicked that and she was in a nurse outfit. That was all the stalking I did.

Whoops, just noticed I wrote Anythony. I think I did something wrong there.

Besides, if I can see it anyone can. What if she's out and about looking for a job? An employer is surely going to look at her Facebook and stalk as much as possible. Luckily for her, she had privacy settings on. However, she's still in a nurse outfit which doesn't exactly scream, "Hire me!" to an employer.
  • + 0
 Why would you want to stalk the girl he is in a relationship with? I mean seriously..... The f*ck?
  • + 3
 Why is viewing someones (locked to public) page on facebook stalking?
  • + 3
 It's not, really. All I did was type in Anthony's name to Facebook to see if he had a personal account with mutual friends because he lives in my area and I noticed his girlfriend was in a nurse outfit. It was simple to do. It's not like I spent all day garnering codes to break his password to see everyone's information.

I just like how everyone's all, "Oh, why would you stalk this guy's girlfriend?" If you've ever been on someone's profile before, chances are you might click someone elses page that pops up because it caught your eye.

Everyone does this. I don't see how my case is all that unique.

It's like masturbating. You can tell me you don't do it all you want but we all know you do.
  • + 4
 I bet Messere is reading this...
  • + 2
 Then he'd tell his girlfriend to change her picture. It'd be advantageous to him or his girlfriend to be reading this.
  • + 4
 I get what you're saying but I still find it pretty weird that you'd mention and link to it here. Also, interesting how you liken looking at his girlfriends pics to masturbating... Confused
  • + 1
 Then get a mod to delete the links. I really don't mind.
  • + 1
 JHewitt just leave it, you're not winning anything here.

And stalking someone is one thing, but to discuss a person and their outfit whom we don't know is quite strange, let's just stop. Wink
  • - 2
 Alright.
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  • + 14
 Such a good move for red bull, and messere deserves it in every way! Good job dude!
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  • + 14
 not surprised, he kills it. big things to come for this little rascal.
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  • + 11
 Has anyone actually talked to him in real life and realized what a cocky brat he is? The insults on the YouTube video are there for a reason.
  • + 3
 yeah hes a sick rider and i wish him all the best, but hes a total assh*le
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  • + 10
 Why's he squinting? Does he need glasses?
  • + 3
 no hes a model obvi
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  • + 10
 Anthony the LG slayer!
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  • + 3
 A bunch of you are saying he's a dick ? You heard a story from a friends friends dog that told a cat that told his neighbour I met him at COC he's a genuine kid ! Maybe a bit cocky but he's on REDBULL at 16? He's got every right to think highly of himself ? He's a great athlete and
A great person he kills it harder then the whole PB community give the kid a break Jesus christ!
  • + 1
 I've known him well for probably 6 years, he can be a cool kid, or a total ass, depends on who he's around and how he's feeling.
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  • + 6
 Who all saw this coming since Joyride ?
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  • + 3
 yea buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 3
 informs you about the symbol on his frame. he's a good rider, but that shit is Illuminati
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  • + 5
 he looks high
  • + 8
 na he is just attempting to look like a model
  • + 4
 Af 16 it's really hard to look like a badass. He shouldn't be trying to be so serious on photos.
  • + 5
 Lets be real,he's from the lower mainland,he's probably just stonned.
  • + 1
 llllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwllllllllllll c-bernier you king
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  • + 4
 I think we all saw that coming
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  • + 3
 I meet this guy hes a huge huge fag
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  • + 2
 LOL who did not see it coming? i was sure after seeing how he rides that one day may see him whit RedBull's crown on head!
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  • + 2
 what's with the blue steel look avec shovel. anyways, keep riding your way. others will follow.
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  • + 1
 John declien he goes to skate parks and makes fun of the peole that arnt as good as him and shows off to every one . He is just a cocky ass bitch
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  • + 1
 he has done phenomenally well. looking forward to seeing his segment in Strength in Numbers.
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  • + 1
 What a propper interview. Didn't say "you know?" 48 times like in that previous interbike video.
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  • + 2
 the Zoolander poses are hillarious
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  • + 1
 What does a Red Bull sponsored rider earn, I wonder?

I don't hate my job, but his job is better. O well.
  • + 1
 depends on the person, up to 60 gs a year for bmx racing if thats any reference point
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  • + 1
 I just had my 16th birthday too. I didn't pick up any sponsorships, but riding Carlmont was sick. Congrats Anthony!
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  • + 1
 He killed it at the claymore challenge last year, awesome job man! Keep progressing and congratulations!!!
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  • + 2
 Great rider and what makes it more amazing Is his age
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  • + 2
 congrats! he's gonna kill it this season!
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  • + 1
 I'm pretty keen to see how high he'll be able to go with Red Bull wings on!
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  • + 3
 its about freaking time
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  • + 1
 really wish he woulda stuck hes second run at joyride. that front flip off the flat drop was insane! Salute
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  • + 2
 i knew it was only a matter of time.
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  • + 1
 I've been watching him ever since red bull joyride....way to go man!
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  • + 1
 Congratulations! The kid is pure & raw talent
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  • + 1
 Is time or does he look like a young berrecloth
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  • + 1
 hahaha! I knew he would be sponsored by red bull sooner or later
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  • + 1
 Props. His. Throwing dowing at suck a young age.
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  • + 1
 im 16 in june. wish i was half as good as him
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  • + 1
 Why does this not surprise me...
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  • + 1
 Way to go Anthony Messere
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  • + 1
 WOW!! hes such a shredder
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  • + 1
 ahha he's got fanny eyes. must have been blazin before they shot the video
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  • + 1
 so that was a backflip at the end? way steep.
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  • + 1
 what the f*ck?!!! i am so jealous
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  • + 1
 i think he has something in his eyes.......
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  • + 1
 Congrats Anthony!! you are awesome
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  • + 1
 why do dirt jumpers ride with one elbow pad?
  • + 3
 I think it is because they have recently injured that elbow. I could be wrong though...
  • + 1
 they only wear one cuz most of the time they only do spins one way so they always end up landing on one elbow. any dirtjumpers correct me if im wrong
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  • + 1
 So stoked for him that hes on redbull team
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  • + 1
 Now that hes on redbull he will slay x50 more LGs! Big Grin
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  • + 1
 He so deserved this. Congrats!.
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  • + 1
 He's the master slayer of Lg's everywere!
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  • + 1
 so so sick and lol t his face Razz
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  • + 0
 I have the same shoes as him Big Grin
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  • + 1
 what frame is that?
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  • + 0
 I fuckin knew redbull would sponsor him sooner or later
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  • + 0
 He's like totally dreamy. 3 Big Grin
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  • - 1
 if you think it, he is like the "JUSTIN BIEBER" of mountainbiking hahahha lol BUT way way more talented
  • + 2
 No. I don't think it.
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  • + 1
 surprise surprise
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  • + 0
 Smile, Anthony! If you can't be happy now, when can you be?
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  • - 1
 FML Frown but good job bro Big Grin
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  • - 3
 No doubt! he is a solid rider!!
  • + 2
 LULZ

Basically, if you win at ANYTHING on this planet that can be classified as "unique" and "extreme", you're on their payroll!

I love it!
  • + 0
 He's clearly making the most of it while people like you are complaining lol
  • + 2
 That wasn't a COMPLAINT, that was ENCOURAGEMENT for the company and ALL the atheletes they support!
There's really not one RB sport I don't enjoy watching....
I am an AVID air race fan, I love the wingsuit teams, I (obv) support the MTB sponsorships...

This is a GOOD move for both parties!
  • + 0
 I was joking dude! I'm on your side haha. I love everything RB sponsors. i love air racing, my dad is a pilot and i'm on my way to becoming one.
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  • - 1
 also, haters gonna hate
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