Semenuk wins Red Bull Joyride 2011

Jul 23, 2011 at 20:00
by Radek Burkat  

Semenuk finally locks down the win in front of the hometown crowd! Last year's champ Cam Zink was second and the Surrey BC sensation Anthony Messere took third.



Complete Results PostedSemenuk finally locks down the win in front of the hometown crowd! Last year's champ Cam Zink was second and the Surrey BC sensation Anthony Messere took third.

Complete Results Posted

Top 3

1. Brandon Semenuk – Whistler, BC - $25,000
2. Cam Zink – Reno, NV - $10,000
3. Anthony Messere - Surrey, BC - $5,000

1ST PLACE CHAMPIONSHIP RUN
first place at 2011 redbull joyride in whistler bc

Kokanee Crankworx may not be the final slopestyle event of the year but it is like the Superbowl, World Series or the Stanley Cup. Held on the last Saturday of the festival, it attracts the largest crowds of any slopestyle event in the world, and the most media. It is a marquee competition rated at the Diamond Level, the highest ranking for the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour.

People started rolling into Whistler during the morning hours and Highway 99 was a bumper to bumper nightmare for most of the day. The parking lots were full and the Village Stroll was packed as everyone came in anticipation of one of the greatest shows on earth.

In past years this event has attracted particular weather, the opening weekend is generally damp and overcast, the Garbanzo Endurance Downhill is wet and the Slopestyle is gorgeous. In a pattern that has become formulaic for Crankworx as the week progressed the weather improved daily and of course the nicest day fell on Saturday. Over the many years of the event there has only been one or two that saw skies filled with bloated clouds and threatening rain. This year wasn't one of them.

With clear blue skies all day it was a spectators and riders dream, warm temperatures and a course that was in fantastic shape. The masses were amped up for an exciting show and the riders did not disappoint.

Red Bull, Joyride Bike Parks and Kokanee Crankworx all joined forces this year. They have committed to a long term goal of designing and assembling a course through the help of riders and experienced course builders that will evolve slopestyle, with the goal of helping it progress to the next level. Each coming year is to be a stepping stone and judging by what went down at the 2011 Red Bull Joyride the combination of big stunts, flow, speed and the best riders in the world it is exciting to think of what is to come.

Coming into the Red Bull Joyride eight riders were pre-qualified. Based on results from last year's slopestyle event these guys had already shown that they were the big dogs and did not have to strut their stuff in Friday's qualifying rounds. Darren Berrecloth, Brandon Semenuk, Yannick Granieri, Sam Dueck, Kelly McGarry, Mike Montgomery and Cameron Zink had received automatic berths into the main event, while everyone else had to fight it out in the trenches. (Casey Groves had also been granted a spot but unfortunately was not able to compete).

The qualifiers which were supposed to take place on Thursday afternoon had to be postponed due to rain and a very wet course. Friday afternoon a list of sixteen riders, all who would make a great main event, teed off against one another to see who the eight would be to make it through to Saturday. Many of these guys were names that you would have expected to see on the invite list but crashes and poor results last year had relegated them to Friday's round. It is strange to see someone like Cam McCaul having to qualify for an event like this but he managed to squeak through along with his brother Tyler. The real stand-outs were Geoff Gulevich who has been on fire this year, and a young upstart by the name of Anthony Messere.

Most people had not heard of this high school ripper from Surrey before this event. For those that had been paying attention Anthony had served notice that he was someone to watch placing 2nd at the Ranch Style Slopestyle, and 6th at the Jump Ship event earlier in the summer. Most of the riders knew his name and it was enough to get him into the qualification rounds. His performance in qualifying was nothing short of breathtaking, specators got to see a little bit of the future.

At 5:30pm the riders were gathered at the top of the Boneyard and everything was ready. There was a sea of people at the base of Whistler Mountain, both sides of the course were packed from the top to the bottom, and Big Bad Brad was on the mic getting everyone geared up. It was time for the showdown at the OK Corral.

The first rider out of the gate was Kurt Sorge and in a run full of monster airs the Redbull Joyride was underway. The Nelson, B.C. rider was on a mission to show that he is not just a big mountain hucker rider but can hang with tricksters too. Next up was Andreu Lacondeguy who nailed an absolutely gigantic superman backflip at the top of the course.

All of the riders in the first heat were going off. Normally it is a time to lay in a safe run and get a score on the books but there did not appear to be any holding back. Cam McCaul nailed a gnarly front flip at the top of the course and followed it up with a huge backflip, Greg Watts as always was linking up insane combos like his backflip bar-spin, Gully was showing that he has corked backflips on lockdown, the Claw was solid as ever with his threes and Indian Airs, and Sam Dueck nailed a massive backflip off the Kokanee Shack .

It was Anthony Messere who schooled everyone though. The fifteen year old ripper tore up the Joyride course with tailwhips, 360 tailwhips and a huge flip off the final jump. All huge and all stuck clean. His fellow competitors and the crowd were in absolute awe as the judges announced a score of 92.8 that launched him into first place.

All eyes were on two riders after Anthony's first place scoring run. Brandon was the first to drop in and in a run that had included not just a variety of tech tricks but some absolutely monster airs it had all the potential to be a winner until the final jump. Going for the flipwhip he came close but just could not hold the landing together. After Brandon Yannick crashed out, Sam Dueck hit up a safe and clean run but nothing that would move him very high up in the standings, then the big lad Kelly McGarry took a hard bail that broke his collarbone.

Mike Montgomery, the second place finisher in last year's slopestyle only earned a 63.2 on another solid but safe lap and then it was Cam Zink. Cam had been battling injuries for several years and had not been able to live up to the potential that he had shown when he came into the limelight. Last year, back healthy and riding strong he took down two of the major events of the season with wins in the Monster Energy Slopestyle and the Red Bull Rampage.

The last to go he put it all on the line with a three off the first drop then a corked three to a backflip knack knack and finishing with a slightly corked frontflip off the Kokanee Shack kicker. When scores were tallied he came out with a 94.0 and sure spot in the Super Final.

The second heat was make or break time for several of the riders. Eight move on and the only ones who had a score that looked safe were Zink and Messere. Sorge put in a solid run that edged him into the finals, Lacondeguy nailed his double back and rode away clean but took a hard digger at the bottom of the course with a flipwhip gone wrong.

Cam and Tyler McCaul again had solid runs that put them into the finals along with another corked out run from Gully. In almost a replay of his first run Cam Zink was lighting it up when a corked backflip over the spine laid him out on the ground.

One of the hardest crashes of the night went to Yannick Granieri. Hitting one of the middle jumps with a bit too much speed he pulled a huge backflip with a hard landing and was bucked over the bars, then over the course fence and into the rocks. Luck was with him as he got up quickly and walked away.

All eyes were on Brandon Semenuk, the local slopestyle phenom. Over the past few years he has racked up an amazing list of wins. Not only can he do the hardest tricks in the books he pulls them off with an astonishing regularity that usually puts him on top of the podium. The one event that has eluded the Red Bull athlete has been the Crankworx Slopestyle.

It is a given that Brandon loves riding his bike. You don't make it to his level without a passion for what your doing. A naturally gifted athlete he does not just rely on his ingrained skill. The guy is out training all the time, he is a fixture in the Bike Park, the Air Dome (foam pit) and he has built his own jumps near his home so that he can stay brushed up and ready for the big hits that he faces in each competition.

Brandon was at the top and surely he was putting a bit of pressure on himself, a massive hometown crowd, friends and family at the bottom and a desire to win the biggest mountain bike slopestyle event in the known universe. Dropping in he started with a truck off the start ramp hitting a backflip barspin over the Jeep then it was an amazing corked backflip over the spine. Semenuk boosted a huge table over the hip and then a barspin onto the satellite dish and a truck out. Speeding into the final jump, the phenom hit his flipwhip again and this time it was a textbook landing. To a roaring crowd the judges announced that Brandon had just taken over the lead with a 95.4.

Eight riders made it into the Super Finals, Kurt Sorge, Tyler and Cam McCaul, Geoff Gulevich, Greg Watts, Anthony Messere, Cam Zink and Brandon Semenuk. All the chips were on the table, it was a final chance for everyone to try and one up the impossibly high score of 95.4. Like a replay of last year's final heat crashes were commonplace. Sorge went down along with Tyler McCaul, the young Messere and Cam Zink who landed sideways and washed out on a corked back over the spine. Cam McCaul stuck his Superman Backflip, Gully corked out another solid run and finished with a flat-tire and a sketchy run out that had him threading the needle between the Red Bull arch and the fence. Greg Watts had another one of his stellar runs full of combo tricks but none could match the score that Brandon had laid down in Heat 2.

With Zink's crash it was all over. Brandon was already on the starting ramp when it was announced that he was the 2011 Red Bull Joyride Champion. Dropping in for a victory lap he sped down to the bottom and off the final kicker he had his arm out with a massive fist pump. The guy who has won almost everything had finally done it. On his home soil and in front of the largest crowd that any slopestyle event sees he had taken a win a the big show. 20,000 people were cheering on as he accepted his cheque for $25,000 and cracked the champagne.

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190 Comments

  • + 95
 Congrats Semenuk for the win ! And poor Anthony.. and hits nuts !
  • + 5
 I feel his pain D;
  • + 45
 That flip off the first drop was nutty.
  • + 103
 Im a huge Semenuk fan but If Messere didn't crash on his final run, he would have had that gold medal
  • + 37
 For me Anthony won this! This flip was awesome... and his age only 15 years old.
  • - 45
 Semenuk more like i got a bona from riding a shonky!
  • + 23
 at 15years old if he can achieve a third place at crankworks, i'm pretty sure he will dominate when he got muscle and strength. front flip of the first drop was stupid/awesome :p
  • + 4
 I was watching but missed Semenuk's winning run. Can anyone please tell me what his main tricks were that got him the win?
  • + 9
 Semenuk was just consistent, if Messere, Zink or Andreu had held it together with their bigger tricks they would have taken the gold.
  • + 4
 Semenuk tricked almost everything, IMO the standouts were the truckdriver off the drop and out of the satelight dish and the flipwhip at the end.
  • + 2
 To Matt, I only saw the first and third runs. What big trick did Andreu go for? Did he try the double?
  • + 1
 He did some threes \ truck drivers flip whipped cabin
  • + 2
 Its bad for Messere's final run crash but a third place for a 15 year old guy is insane!!!
  • + 7
 Andreu landed the double but crashed on a flip whip off the bottom drop... would have been top 4 for sure.
  • + 1
 fr112358: he had a solid run then landed the double then when for a flip whip out the cabin and fell
  • + 5
 Mad props to all the riders! Congrats to Brandon, he deserved the gold. And Anthony... well he's a young hero Big Grin
  • + 3
 As much as im a fan anthony messere, just because hes 15 doesn't mean the judges can give him better scores, so i hope they're not taking age into factor as much as great run.
  • + 4
 I forget you can't post jokes from the live chat on here...
  • + 12
 Messere - Front flip off drop, Flipwhip Kabin
Andreu - Doubleflip,
Zink - Superman Seatgrab Backflip + Frontflip Kabin,
McCaul - Superman Frontflip,
Montgomery - massive Superflip,
Watts - flip suicide to barspin.
  • + 3
 Umm, whistlermaniac, the judges were actually giving him appropriate scores. His runs were beast. if semenuk did those runs, you wouldnt have cared I bet.
  • + 4
 is there full results up anywhere yet?
  • + 2
 congrats semenuk
  • + 4
 thats were the expeirnce show's. semenuk is good under pressure and held his run together messere got a bit to hyped up and fell a couple times. still a all around great comp for every one
  • - 8
 I dont think messere is old enough to be holding that champagne whether your in canada or not!
  • + 4
 Good to see Semenuk with a win on home turf!
  • - 8
 HOLY SHITAKI MUSHROOM
  • + 2
 ^oh your cool (sarcastic voice)
  • + 3
 25 K for one comp !!! No wonder hes minted.
  • + 2
 Messere has the sickest style, good on him. So sick.
  • + 6
 Cam Mccaul got robbed of a higher score!
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 Vitalmtb got a slowmo vid of Anthony Messere's massive air on the hip transfer www.vitalmtb.com/videos/features/Anthony-Messere-MEGA-BLASTING-at-Crankworx,8388/sspomer,2
  • + 2
 @shredstatus he may not be old enough but he sure deserves it.!
  • + 1
 messere's last run wouldve taken the gold if he finished the way he started and who knows what zink woulda pulled out if he hadnt crashed. still, congrats to semenuk he had a freakin awesome run
  • + 1
 Anyone no why pilgrim got a low score. I missed the live stream and want to now if he crashed or someothing or just rode badly.
  • + 1
 Both runs he get a flat 360ing the starting drop making him have to ghost ride his bike off the first jump twice. He looked so bummed out.
  • + 1
 ^that sucks I would have like to where he would have placed if he finished s run. He seems to be starting to ride slopestyle more though which is good. Really lokking for to see how he rides a district ride.
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  • + 50
 The announcer was a tool. He kept commenting on pretty personal topics. Like how he "won't be making babies anytime soon" and how it's lucky he hurt his balls now cos "they haven't dropped yet". I think it's funny, Anthony's gonna be gettin' more lady action tonight than that old bastard ever has/will. Rant/
  • + 28
 shut. the. front. door.
  • + 16
 Agreed where do they find these idiot announcers. Just because you can drink a case of kokanee and go skiing in july doesnt make you a slopestyle authority. At least they had Chase in there keeping it legit. I'd rather listen to mad dog tippie or kokanee schley over those d-bags any day. What about chase and porter announcing next year?
  • + 7
 Brad and that other guy are sooo "TRUCKING" annoying. But yeah, Chase Life's a boss, making it worthwhile to have the sound on on my computer haha
  • + 9
 where is rob warner when you need him...
  • + 1
 Shishka*** They didnt just 'find' him, he's been in biking for years and years.
  • + 4
 I saw a poster in the crowd that said "Anthony LG Slayer" i thought it was pretty funny
  • + 8
 The only good thing about Cam McCaul getting injured is that he does the announcing at some comps when he is. Funniest announcer for a slopestyle event out there.
  • + 1
 Josh Bender and a case of PBR like at Ranchstyle. Funny as hell.
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  • + 39
 CAM MCCAUL got a HORRIBLE score for that run! but congratz for Anthony he killed it! sucks sooo much that he crashed in his last run...
  • + 7
 Yeah I can't believe a front flip superman doesn't even get you on the podium. That's an absurd trick, then again, the top three rode very well also.
  • + 8
 agree, cam should have at least been in the top 4 with that front flip super man thats a mass trick
  • + 7
 was very dissapointed with that score, that trick alone is worth more then he got
  • + 5
 Cam's super front flip was amazing but if I recall correctly he just did a straight up back flip out of the cabin that left me wanting a little more. Had he he done a flip whip out of the cabin.... podium for sure. I hope Tyler is alight too. Props to the McCauls!
  • + 3
 yeah i think cam should have placed WAY higher than 6th place his run kicked ass. he should have gotten at least 4th
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  • + 24
 Great contest, big props to the riders for putting on hell of a show. Thankyou to the hardtail riders for giving me something to laugh hard at. What were they thinking this is whistler slope style. Every hardtail got played then layed out. After seeing soo much carnage and mechanical issues i started wondering where the rider support was. These guys risking life and having trouble getting a flat fixed during event. Maybe the sponsors should treat these riders like pro athletes and have support staff on hand during events. Some road dork stubbs his toe and a car full of staff jump on his ass and fix everything. These slopestyle guys break they neck and bike while sponsor is sitting in hot tub getting rub down. Time to step up and have real support for these valuable assets to your team.
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  • + 23
 Ya the announcer should be replaced by someone like Ryan Berrecloth someone who appreciates the sport and is respectful !!!
Those announcers are pretty rude and lame !! Not to mention annoying !!! (The chick was nice though !! ) And Tippie is awesome.
If Redbull is changing things up, then they should change the announcers too !!!!

Next season it should be Brett Tippie and Ryan Berrecloth announcing. !!! Smile
  • + 3
 that would be sick.
  • + 5
 And Aaron Chase. He did well, and could have done better if it weren't for those other two idiots. At least they didn't have Goldilocks, like they did for the rest of the week, tell in everybody that "centrifuge" means center of attention, and confusing "Optometrist" with "Optimist." Facepalm
  • + 2
 As annoying as they were you have to take into account that from an outsiders point of view (someone not involved in the biking community) they seemed to know what they were doing. Tippie is great but i still think that they would need a professional commentator in the mix to keep the talk flowing..... And also to explain the biking lingo to non riders.... after all aswell as being a great spectacle festivals like crankworx are great for getting people involved in our sport. And if they dont feel they undestand whats going on then it sends a less inviting message to give it a try...

But i do agree they need a few guys in the commentary mix who the rider audience can really relate with! just my 2 cents!
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  • + 26
 anthony messere was soooo beast. but however, semenuk stood back up and took victory. great contest
  • + 12
 The rest of his run wasn't as good as the others. and his foot slipped on the super frontie.
  • + 1
 really??? his FOOT slipped off? are you kidding? its a front flip superman!!!
  • + 0
 It's not like it's a first, he's been doing it for a while and this is the big time here, slipping a foot and putting it down shouldn't even count as landed. one footer or a superman front flip not stomped is not stomped
  • + 15
 One trick isn't going to win the comp, you need to trick everything, do it with style and do it clean.
  • + 3
 I saw an interview and the pros themselves admitted that when you slip a pedal you should loose points.
  • + 2
 agree with 26street-swag, its not a best trick comp... should have big tricks linked together to make the win. not a single banger
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  • + 21
 Anthony is the biggest little 15 year old out there!
  • + 8
 Who the hell gave him this champagne? Big Grin
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  • + 20
 "What are you doing with your hand there?"

"uh, just my nuts hurt..."
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  • + 13
 Messere is killing it!! this 15 year old seems to help the progression of the sport! hes always going huge! Major props to Anthony!
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  • + 12
 Worse than the commentators for the X-Games
  • + 3
 Thats saying alot, never thought someone could do worse than sal masakela(turtle head). They def need to fire these laim announcers, out of a canon!!!!!!
  • + 1
 dude, you should listen to the french canadian xgames anouncer. i try to get it in english if possible (thats saying alot :p)
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 messere is an inspiration for every aspiring young rider me included out there . Whether your a slopestyle rider, downhill rider, xc rider or all of the above he shows what determination can get you to where he is right now. Props to Semenuk (Rootin for him) and zink but messere was the real champion to me today!!!! Amazing job dude keep it up!
  • + 7
 true but i thought he made some bad decisions, the older guys know when to slow down a run after landing amazingly huge tricks, he could have boosted slightly less high on that hip and finished the run for a gold medal. experience is the only thing he lacks: like knowing not to flip and case the last step down after crashing second run.... he could have seriously hurt himself and ruined his chance at a third run! great rider and know he has a great future!
  • + 1
 Go big or go home. Messere went bigger than them all. He kind of reminds me of Shawn White at x games with the sweet graphics that measures amplitude and he is 5-10 feet higher than his closest competitor. No doubt Messere will have plenty of golds in his future.
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  • + 2
 Anyone else notice that the croud was hella lame? Most of them weren't cheering AT ALL... I was sitting in front of my laptop constantly uttering noises of astonishmen, that show was INSANE.
Congrats to the winners, especially Anthony Messere. And to the injured riders: get well soon!
  • + 2
 i kinda felt louder then the crowd there aswell and i was alone... lol
  • + 4
 I was there. The crowd was not lame. You ever think that maybe the microphones werent picking up the crowd sound? The crowd went crazy for Messere and Semenuks runs.
  • + 1
 That's what I wanted to hear, thanks for proving me wrong Smile
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  • + 3
 Cam McCaul should have gotten a better score from his run, the front flip superman was sick! and its not like he slacked anywhere else on the course, he killed it the whole way down... He earned way better than what he got
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  • + 5
 So many wrecks, would have been a closer contest with out them. Props to those who put it down though
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  • + 2
 Anthony risking, and make the show........ semenuk and Zink... Later career!! Its my simple opinion.......also montgomery yannick and Pilgrim also risking this the really show!!
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  • + 1
 Not that I'm qualified to know, but it seems from what I saw that running more travel would've been seriously beneficial. Every single time someone cased a landing and got kicked forwards or blew a tire I couldn't help wondering if they would've ridden out of it with 6+ inches of rear squish. I understand that hardtails and short travel slope bikes have their advantages, ie. being lighter and easier to rotate, but if Sorge could handle a faith then maybe its feasible.
  • + 1
 and if you watch Kurt's 2nd run...seems he got scored kinda low! Hitting the big side with a 3 and combo tricks of the tricks of the next 2 hits, and then tricking everything else with amplitude! He ended 10 pts down from Gully(who kills it!), and he 3'd to backflip/ backflip...and finished with another flip!(corked as f*ck!) but not a lot of variety!.....10 pt differnce! Really!
  • + 1
 all on a bike which the comp was supposedly being built for!
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 I feel bad for pilgrim not even getting pasted the first jump, he looked gutted when he lost it on his second run and just sat down. Then again thats how it goes and Semenuk fully deserved the win IMO, but Messere and Zink were sick nontheless!
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  • + 2
 I felt so bad for Pilgrim, all he wanted was just to ride the course and blew a wheel twice in a row off the drop in. Semenuk deserves it 100%, but that super front from Cam was unreal.
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  • + 1
 awesome contest, end of an era when bearclaw cant make top ten! you are one of the godfathers of slopestyle ryan, thanks for helping to make our sport what it is today! time for the new generation, meserre enjoy your new career!
  • + 5
 darren not ryan
  • + 2
 brainfart, obviously i mean darren, my mistake
  • + 3
 Remember Bearclaw just recovered from a broken back. It is amazing he was even in the competition. We will see more of him on the poduim in these events.
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  • + 4
 So stoked for Brandon, well earned and deserved. Pays to be the most dialed rider in the world.
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  • + 5
 Cam macaul deserved way higher than an 84 for that sick superman frontflip
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  • + 5
 this kids not even legal to do anything and he wins 5 grand? Jeez.
  • + 10
 he can replace his iphone, that thing looked pretty beat up
  • + 4
 hey tyler! is it illegal to out ride you? Kid killed it!
  • + 1
 what was that photo? its gone now.
  • + 1
 its still there......Just a whole bunch of beer and booze that Anthony posted on New years
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  • + 5
 anthoney wow . . .
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  • + 4
 messere is the troy brosnan of slopestyle
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  • + 2
 Cam McCaul was robbed, that run was worth way more than 84 He deserved at least 4th or 5th IMO He always gets screwed by the judges... Props to zink and messere though...
  • + 2
 who got 4th 5th and 6th?
  • + 0
 yeah Cam was need a better qualification.... and Im on disagreement with the First qualification of ZINK ..messere.. and watts ride better!
  • + 0
 i totally thought he deserved first
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  • + 3
 It was soooo worth it having to listen to those commentators talk...amazing riding, phenomenal riders.
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  • + 4
 Pilgrim needs to get some different tubes Frown
  • + 3
 he was ride with NS soda.. this KHE tires so bad for this big 360!
  • + 3
 He would have been fine if he didn't overspin and land on his front wheel every time, and a little more tire pressure could have helped
  • + 2
 That was funny but its bad to fail the 2 runs
  • + 1
 @darc-ride, he was not riding a soda
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 yeah sorry.. I talk about of he did need a soda for ride.. I now he was ride on majestyc bike.. but the khe tires so bad for this big jump!! Wink
  • + 1
 Its really dissapointing though, I really wanted to see what he would pull of for the comp. I was exited to see him go and then he got 2 flats! That realllllly sucks!
  • + 1
 the flats do really suck. but, that is just a part of not being prepared. sam kills it i know this. hey sam you have to put it together to make it happen.
  • + 1
 Well i'm super exited to see what he will do at the Colorado crankworx!
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 CAM MCCAUL got SCREWED out of his last run god.....
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 i dont understand how semenuk can be such a beast, after that crash, i thought messere was gonna win, but all tme god, typical of him to get back and win
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  • + 3
 i need to clean up pieces of my brain from the walls, crankworx this year made my mind explode
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  • + 2
 Well deserved win for Semenuk!!! Messere, your NUTS!!!! Would of loved to see him the win!
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  • + 1
 Awesome contest, couldn't imagine a better show. Only problem is messere should have got second, I don't think cam sinks run was better than anthonys
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  • + 1
 $25,000?!? That's a lot of money but the lady that cuts my hair won that much by coming in as the lucky winner at last years big local salmon derby. Give 'em more!
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 Agreed. Dew Tour BMX series prize money last year was something like $100,000! Mountain biking has a long way to go, Messere is the man to help get it done !
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 A slopestyle comp with no 360 whips, long time no seen! I feel bad for Pilgrim, he had sooo much to show. Now the whole Crankworx got wasted for him Frown
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 Messere case had not erred in the last round, the winner would actually be, one boy of a 15 years old.................the realy champion!!!!!!!!!
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 So insane seeing Messere getting 92.8 first run, and still taking third, makes me want to quit biking.
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 Anthony would have had an incredible run if he didn't mess up on the hip. Bummer. But I'm sure hes gonna the Darren Bearclaw of his time in that event.
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 hey isnt messere underage Razz he looks wasted in the second picture ahahahahaha
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 Please post the full webcast Iike the teva mountain games one!
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 Yeah what a beast my absolute fave rider
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 SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Messere is the one to watch. I bet hes gonna win the next one
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 the other guys are way more constant, i think he needs a while till he wins in the end, huge props tho.
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 ahahah usa still lost to canadaSmile
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 Anthony Messere is only 15 ????? Jesus, that is AMAZING ! way to go !
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 Anthony messere is f*cking epic and kicks @$$
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 What happened with Mike Montgomery?
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 CAUSE OF HIS MOTO SUIT
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 YUP rigodon! Your right! That power cycle suit sucked!
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 Someone made him where that clown suite. It's the moto style trying to slip in through the back door and lower mtb to their class, a la 'masters of dirt'
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 I don't know if you guys saw that on the webcast, but montgomery was walking around the SS course with his "manager" holding a umbrella and his water bottle, moto-style..
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 so sad for Pilgrim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!((((((((((((((
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 What happened. I missed his run?
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 sam didnt get passed the drop in for the first jump, both times his rear tube blew.
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 His frame is not made for slopestyle.
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 What? there is nothing wrong with using a majesty on this course. It was pretty much a BIG DJ slopestyle course. And Both of his run ended on the first drop where he 360d off it and both time, blow out in the back!
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 why is there no pic of anthony's frontflip, that should have won it...
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 Congrats to the top three! Matched my fantasy team exactly... Does anyone know the rest of the rider rankings?
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 same here haha. i want to know the other 3. it sounds like it was andreu, watts, and cmac.
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 I believe it was watts, gully, c mac
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 perhaps they should put in a few more pictures of those crazy stunts some riders pulled out instead of the winning runs..
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 fucck if only I submitted my fantasy team earlier.. I had everyone in the top 6
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 Does Semenuk ever smile?
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 awwwwww i missed it, if anyone knows where i can see a live replay i'd love a link
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 try freecaster.tv in the next little bit, they usually have the replay up sometime after the event.
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 A live replay.... well that's new.
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 messere looks hamered on the podium, and hes got a bottle of champagne in his hand
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 For me messere is the sensation of the moment, good job!
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 thats right, two Canadians in the top three!!
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 man that 15 year old was crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 this page has a lot of comments.
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 gutted for sam pilgrim bet he wont use that make rear wheel again
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 I love how EVERYONE is stoked on Anthony Messere (including me)!
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 How did sterling lorance get two angles of the same shot?
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 Congrats to semenuk. But messere. He is killing it so bad right now.
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 poor Cam Mccaul. always get's robbed by the Judges
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 That first photo should be POD!
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 Not much surprise, he is a god!!
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 Unlucky for sam pilgrim 2 runs 2 puntures
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 Wooot Wooot Yah Geoff Gully! Killer run out there!
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 $25K is too much!
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 Anyone know what bike Zink was riding? I didn't think EVIL made slope style bike?
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 Ive had that same question in my head all day. Love my revolt, selling my konig, want a spitfire but, what is evil up to?
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 It's a Corsair Dominion in the short travel setting/build.
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 What happened to Tyler?
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 tried a 360 off the satellite dish and landed completely nose first.
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 Yeah PinkBike, I don't mind seeing your sponsors ads on the front page, but don't post on my dash. That's borderline invasive. Please don't become corporate.
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