After this weekend's victory at the Bearclaw Invitational, Brandon Semenuk has locked up the 2nd ever FMB crown earlier than expected. Even though the Red Bull District Ride coming up next is a diamond event, nobody can catch Semenuk. There is still a lot that can unfold at the District Ride. How will the rest of the top 10 shape up? Can Semenuk put together a "perfect season", meaning can all 5 events which contribute to his FMB score be victories? Regardless, one thing is certain, Brandon Semenuk is your 2011 FMB Champion.
Here are shots of Semenuk from his road to winning the 2011 FMB crown (and a cool €10,000)
Jump Ship in Victoria, B.C. (1st Place)
Brandon Semenuk. This will be Brandon's first event of the 2011 FMB World Tour and he's here to get some points on the board before heading to 26 Trix in Austria next week.
Brandon Semenuk with his Trek Ticket.
Gulevich, Montgomery, Semenuk, Chubey and Groves - Jump Ship Poidium.
26 Trix in Leogang, Austria
Sam, Brandon and Andeau - 26 Trix Best Trick Podium.
Claymore Challenge at Highland Park, USA (1st Place)
Semenuk opposite 3 drop. Photo by ExiTwelve.Pinkbike.com
Chatel Mountain Style in France (4th Place)
360, X up off drop. Photo by thomasrigardcerison.pinkbike.com
Another angle, this time by alpinuss.pinkbike.com
1. Cam Zink 2. Antoine Bizet 3. Kurt Sorge 4. Brandon Semenuk 5. Kyle Strait - Chatel Mountain Style Podium
Red Bull Joyride at Kokanee Crankworx, Whistler, BC (1st Place)
Brandon Semenuk getting dressed for a day in the park.
Brandon Semenuk during the Red Bull Joyride event in Whistler BC on July 23, 2011
Fist pumping for 1ST place. Photo by stupendousman.pinkbike.com
Zink, Semenuk and Messere - Red Bull Joyride Podium at Kokanee Crankworx.
Crankworx Colorado (2nd Place)
Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul and Sam Pilgrim - Crankworx Colorado Podium.
Not on the top spot, but earning very valuable points at this event.
Bearclaw Invitational, Mount Washington, BC (1st Place)
Brandon and his Trek Slope Style Killing Machine.
Brandon Semenuk whipping huge on the last jump.
Brandon, clicking it inward off the boner log.
The Podium, left to right, Anthony Messere 2nd, Brandon Semenuk 1st, Darren Berrecloth 3rd.
Brandon's win at the Bearclaw Invitational gives him the points needed to be the FMB Overall Points leader and winner for the 2011 season.
The next stop for the FMB World Tour will be the Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, Germany from September 9-10th, 2011.