The first time anyone really took notice of Brett Rheeder was at the 2010 Crankworx Colorado slopestyle contest. He'd been featured in a couple articles here on Pinkbike prior to that, but it was nothing compared to seeing a 17 year old confidently tailwhip
off the whale tale mid-run. Still, he finished the contest outside of the top ten, not exactly a Crankworx podium threat. It wasn't until Nic Genovese's Winter Depression
dropped that we really got a glimpse into Rheeder's potential. 2012 was a break out season for the now 19-year-old - he finished fourth overall on the FMB Tour, behind only Semenuk, Söderström, and Genon.
Brad Scholl (Mechanical Eye Media) spent the season criss-crossing North America, following Rheeder around the FMB circuit from Victoria, BC to Northfield, New Hampshire. Like HBO's Hard Knocks
we gain insight into the stress and success of Brett's break out year. From a second place finish at Jumpship to the red rock of Rampage - this is Brett's story.
Video: Mechanical Eye Media
Words: Scott Secco
Photo: Ian Hylands