2017 Red Bull Rampage Date Announced

Jul 26, 2017
by Brian Park  
Brandon Semenuk on a flat spin mid way down and on his way to his second win at Rampage to join in with Strait and Sorge s two timer club.

On October 27th, 2017, Red Bull Rampage will once again descend on the rugged landscapes of Virgin, Utah. 21 of the world's best freeriders will vie for the top of the podium, including previous two-time winners who could make it a hat-trick this year: Brandon Semenuk, Kurt Sorge, and Kyle Strait.


The venue is the same as in 2016, and last year's much-lauded improvements to the format will be in place this year as well. Each rider can bring a 2 person build crew: hand-tools only, 4 days of building, then 4 days of practice. On top of that, an additional ridge will be opened up for the riders. There are some tough line-choices ahead!

Pre Qualified Riders
1. Brandon Semenuk (CAN)
2. Antoine Bizet (FRA)
3. Carson Storch (USA)
4. Kurt Sorge (CAN)
5. Kyle Strait (USA)
6. Thomas Genon (BEL)
7. Tyler McCaul (USA)
8. Andreu Lacondeguy (SPA)
9. Pierre Edouard Ferry (FRA)
10. Tom Van Steenbergen (CAN)
Suns out guns out for Aggy.

10 riders are pre-qualified, while 11 more wildcard athletes and a number of alternates will be announced. Who would you like to see added to the list?

Visit redbull.com/rampage for the official release.


220 Comments

  • 187 2
 Who would I really like to see there...Kelly
  • 14 0
 Dang I miss that guy!
  • 7 0
 man all the feels this morning :/
  • 4 0
 Watched the build up to a Rampage following Kelly around for 72 hours on Red bull tv the other day. So good. Really showed what it takes.
  • 115 4
 1. Cam Zink 2. Nico Vink 3. Vinny T 4. Nick Pescetto 5. Nicholi Rogatkin 6. Remy Metallier 7. Graham Agassiz 8. Brendon Fairclaugh 9. Conor Macfarlane 10. Kyle Jameson
  • 73 3
 good choices, you only forgot Brett Rheeder
  • 42 72
flag T-Bot (Jul 26, 2017 at 23:16) (Below Threshold)
 forget rogatkin. Yes he has the courage to ride but not the big mountain skills or the depth of experience required.
  • 70 7
 yeah but rogatkin fell off that cliff, got up and carried on with his run, no one else would have done that
  • 48 2
 I wanna see Kade Edwards at Rampage
  • 36 0
 Definitely Agassiz and don't forget Doerfling!!!!
  • 11 34
flag finnmcmtb (Jul 27, 2017 at 0:27) (Below Threshold)
 Connor fearon over brendon fairclough
  • 16 5
 @finnmcmtb: oh hell no. Connor Fearon is sick but not over Brendog
  • 28 1
 Adolf Silva !!
  • 29 3
 I think it's high time we gave Kirill Benderoni another go!
  • 16 2
 Zink, Vink, Vinny T, Pescetto, Aggy, Doerfling, Reynolds, Norbs, Fairclough, Rheeder. Don't care much for Metaillier, was interesting watching him race the course last year but I'd prefer more style! Also tough choice between Rheeder and Rogatkin, but IMO Rheeder is better on a DH bike than Rogatkin.
  • 9 4
 @samjobson: since Reynolds didn't drop in last year, I would put Rogatkin instead
  • 6 0
 I actually don't think rogatkin would be there. I talked to him last year at highland (after rampage) and he said he didn't do it because it was a more technical venue. He said he preferred big jumps and drops, rather than tech.
  • 15 1
 I would be satisfied with only Claudio participating in rampage taking all the French lines
  • 24 0
 How is every list going to leave off Jordie Lunn? He by far had the gnarliest freeride edit this year (IMO). You know he's got the skills and the cojones. I mean, I'd put him above several of this list for the fact that they have had too many meh runs in previous years, but hey, opinions are like a*sholes, f' em.
  • 10 2
 JAWS
  • 1 2
 @zeerob: he's been invited I think 4 times, never made it to finals. At a certain point, people get left out for past performances. or they turn down an invite. it happens.
  • 2 0
 @zeerob: Yeah, his edit was bonkers. I would like to see him get wild out there.
  • 4 0
 want to see Aggy do his exact run as last year but nail it.
  • 2 0
 @e-loop: He said something similar to me at highland as well. a lot can change in a year though.
  • 2 0
 Why Remi? i really dont get it, as i enjoy his riding, he has skill, but not for rampage, it should not be about racing but about tricks! Get Rheeder there, also i dont get PEF, he smashes and i respect him, but c'mon him over rheeded, zink or aggy? wtf world
  • 6 0
 @mtbHarry: that is why I like Rogatkin. Dude is just a fuking soldier on a bike.
  • 1 0
 @Legis: You forget that Gee Atherton, Cedric Gracia, and even Bearclaw has taken that speed into their runs. basically "racing" into their lines show confidence and above all else, skill. All of these guys have shown this tactic can carry you far. Rampage has 4 categories, style/tricks is only 25 points of the 100 point score.

(Bearclaw in 08, qualifying, charged into lines, where 10 other guys were rolling a feature into a drop, he sent it and made the line a double drop. )
  • 2 0
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: Sure stuff, 2015 Andreu run was something else with his speed! And bearclaw is a bad example of pure speed guy Big Grin , i mean that guys like Aggy and Zink should always come before Remi their runs will be bangers for sure, and Remis? Not much.
Of course we do have to remember that even making way down there is sick achievement but i prefer it with combination of speed, style and trickery not only the speed
  • 1 0
 @Legis: just the claws run tho and the idealogy, that's where I was getting at with it. hes not a world cupper lol
  • 1 0
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: Aye, my point is i want more freeriders in, it is their event, made for them and the only place where they can show off their skills, there were cool freeride events before but they are dead now, red bull is last event in a form of competition left for them Smile
  • 69 2
 ARE WE FORGETTING THE BIG QUESTION?
Will a "live event" format be used? One that years prior has left athletes choosing between dropping in and crashing, or forfeiting during dangerous weather.
  • 6 1
 with you on this one!
  • 1 0
 Don't know why they did that last year. They had date changes regardless the live feed in the past
  • 21 1
 Should stop live and do it on 2 days. With a 4hours recap the day after
  • 3 1
 @fracasnoxteam:
I agree, thats pretty much what's aired on national tv post event anyways.
  • 2 1
 Why can't they have a lower production level live event and then a full blown edited version. I know there has been talk of it's too expensive to do it over multiple days but they pull off live broadcasts for surfing events who are called on of off the day of the event. And they are sometimes in fairly remote spots.
  • 1 0
 @mfoga: u referring to the WSL?
Steady, big title sponsors on that series, different(sponsor) each round.
Helos are very expensive and wsl doesnt really use them unless im mistaken...using drones.
  • 1 0
 @jrocksdh: yes but they also build big scaffolds on the reef. Not saying it's as expensive but its also over weeks sometimes so I bet it's much cheaper. And your saying Quicksilver and people like that are significantly bigger than Red Bull?
  • 60 1
 Casey Brown
  • 5 0
 Damn straight. She even rode a few Fest Series stops
  • 35 0
 Yes, Casey Brown! Free ride slope style needs women. My 8yo daughter is always complaining how come there are no female slope style riders? She wants to be the first. She calls herself "Chloe Crusher"! Little girl with big dreams. It would be great to see at least one woman in the line up. That said... I also vote to bring on the Rat!
  • 5 0
 Bobby brown
  • 5 0
 @fattyheadshok: your daughter is awesome
  • 2 0
 Yesss
  • 58 1
 RATBOY
  • 9 0
 And he should be riding train with Brendog
  • 1 0
 @elchomator: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
  • 54 2
 Ed Masters
  • 49 0
 Agassiz better be a wild card
  • 3 0
 and Rheeder.
  • 39 2
 Ethen Nell please.
  • 9 0
 It would be criminal not to invite him.
  • 36 0
 Can I be added to the list?
  • 12 0
 ^i vote for this guy too
  • 22 0
 #adamlaycockgotrobbed
  • 6 0
 Yap, wildcard for adamlaycock
  • 6 0
 If this guy is willing to throw himself off the mountain I say let him go!
  • 40 5
 How about Brad J not being alowed to announce?
I hate that spoon. I had to mute a lot. #keepbradout
  • 2 1
 If memory serves, Brad J hasn't done the webcast for a few years. Hasn't it been Cam McCaul and that other Red Bull guy?
But I also concur on no Brad J..
  • 3 1
 @Spech pretty hilarious that @adrock-whistler called you on your trolling bs. Brad J definitely has not announced rampage recently. You apparently had mute on too much to realize that.

Who we need to get ride of now is Tina Dixon.

Shame to see that 30 some odd people have actually given you props though. They clearly have no idea what's going on also, and just jumped on the "ya, lynch the guys who wasn't even involved because that's the trend right now" bandwagon.
  • 33 1
 Vanderham, Bender, Simmons, Schley, Shandrow, Bourdon, Berrecloth, Watson, Klassen, Dangerous Dan
  • 2 0
 yeah man! genau so!
  • 4 0
 Gracia!
  • 5 1
 You forgot Minnaar.
  • 13 3
 @Maxxis: no 29ers allowed sorry
  • 1 0
 Old timers version.
  • 2 0
 Legends !!!!!
  • 2 0
 @dro-cfr: He's too busy DJing.
  • 27 0
 Conor Macfarlane!!!
  • 8 0
 I hold out solid hope for Conor's return, petty sure even the organisers wanna see him stomp that line!
  • 21 1
 Aggy please. His run was amazing until that crash last year. No one deserve to ride and WIN rampage more than him.
  • 15 0
 Agree with @jsaenz87 with some changes

1. Cam Zink
2. Nico Vink
3. Vinny T
4. Nick Pescetto
5. Adolf Silva
6. Remy Metallier
7. Graham Agassiz
8. Brendon Fairclaugh
9. Conor Macfarlane
10. Kyle Jameson
11. Sam Reynolds
  • 8 0
 Am I the only one who wants to see Norbs?
  • 12 0
 @leopaul: he got robbed before posting the list
  • 4 0
 @leopaul: nope. He and doerfling should be a lock.
  • 6 1
 1. Cam Zink 2. Ethan Nell 3. Vinny T 4. Reed Boggs 5. Kyle Norbraten 6. Remy Metallier 7. Graham Agassiz 8. Brendon Fairclough 9. Conor Macfarlane 10. James Doerfling 11. Dylan Sheffer Alternates Kirill Benderoni, Wil White, Adolf Silva, Bas Van Steenbergen Vink and Jameson have moved on from competing to judging, Reynolds backed out, Buehler has backed out, Fairclough is iffy, been quoted maybe going back for hardline and not rampage.
  • 1 0
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: I'd like to see more of these athletes also do Hardline. It's such an epic race and a lot of these guys have DH experience.
  • 1 0
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: wil white! On the old school american flag karpiel!
  • 1 0
 Bizet
  • 1 0
 @GnarAZ: he's pre-qualified already
  • 19 0
 Jordie F$&@in Lunn
  • 4 0
 This, this, this. Show me a better freeride edit that has the big lines Rampage requires than Lunn's this year!
  • 19 0
 Chris froome
  • 19 1
 VINNY-T!!!
  • 2 0
 Ho que oui !!!
  • 21 4
 can someone explain to me how cam zink isnt pre qualified??
  • 20 0
 Just a wild guess: probably because he didn't make the top 10 last time
  • 6 3
 wasnt the 2016 RB Rampage his last Rampage or something ? not looking for neg props just asking
  • 2 0
 @RedBurn: no that was joyride. He said he was retiring from slope style competition but he was gonna continue with fest and rampage
  • 16 0
 Brendan & Sam!!
doing it for the brits
  • 16 0
 Doerfling!!!
  • 17 2
 JAWS!!!
  • 16 2
 Ethan Nell for rampage
  • 10 0
 Aggy an Doerfling had the best line 2016 Come on AGGY!!
  • 8 0
 Wheres Adolf Silva...or is he too wild?!?!? lol
  • 8 2
 Wasn't last years course considered too dangerous? Who was the guy that didn't ride and everyone was congratulating him for being "honest" and "courageous"? Pffft.
  • 9 0
 Sam Reynolds
  • 5 1
 If I remember correctly it wasn't the course, but the wind
  • 8 0
 Vinny T.
  • 4 0
 Vinny T should be normal, this event is made for him. I think, Slopestyle rider have FMB world tour, racers have WC circuit, why just don't leave freeriders have compete first to Rampage ?
  • 4 0
 In no particular order 1 Cam Zink 2 Vincent Tupin 3 Adolf Silva 4 Graham Agassiz 5 Brett Rheeder 6 Ethan Nell 7 James Doerfling 8 Reed Boggs 9 Sam Reynolds 10 Nicholi Rogatkin 11 Kyle Norbraten
  • 7 0
 Nico Vink and Aggy
  • 8 1
 Benderoni!
  • 5 0
 Reynolds, Silva and Nell. All rad and got the minerals. Ps. They're not a folk band
  • 3 0
 Zink, Aggy, Conor and Rheeder obviously after that I think William Roberts. Ethan Nell and Reed Boggs (both hit rampage lines for fun) and give Wil White another shot, Rogatkin and dusty f*@ckin wygle!
  • 5 0
 JAWS or Godziek from Poland
  • 4 0
 VINNY T and ZINK ! Aggy would be normal too. Usually every previous winner is pre qualified no ? Why Zink is not ?
  • 1 0
 because he didn't win last Rampage?
  • 5 0
 I really reall want Wyn tv doing some field inteviews!! C'mon Wyn!!
  • 5 1
 Emil Johansson... The kids on fire... Let's see what he can do on the biggest stage of them all
  • 2 0
 When are they going to adopt a format similar to big wave surfing, every one hand out for a month and waits for perfect conditions. Last year the broadcast was boring with interspersed terrifying to watch moments.
  • 3 0
 Add:
1. Ethan Nell
2. Cam Zink
3. Brendan Fairclough
4. Sam Reynolds
5. Nico Vink
6. Vinny T
7. Agassiz
8. Conor Macfarlane
9. Remy Metaillier
10. Adolf Silva
11. Rheeder
  • 1 0
 Would love to see some different riders but also not disputing the other greats.

1. Brendan Fairclough
2. Remy Metallier
3. Conor Macfarlane
4. Sam Pilgrim ?
5. Nick Pescetto
6. Phil Atwill ?
7. Kelly McGazza - may heaven bless you bro!
8. Graham Aggy
9. Blake Samson
10. Bernard Kerr
  • 6 2
 Vinny-T, Zink, Fairclough, Aggy, Rogatkin
  • 5 1
 Ethan Nell. Make it happen!!!
  • 9 4
 Will White
  • 5 0
 Vinny T !!!!!!!!!!!
  • 4 0
 AGGY! it time he plays safe in practice and takes the win in the finals!
  • 4 0
 Ethan Nell. After all it is pretty much his backyard!
  • 4 0
 My prediction who will win...the wind
  • 5 0
 Ethan Nell
  • 4 0
 Ethan nell better be there...
  • 4 1
 I'd like to see the Donald come up short on the canyon gap

#Trumpforrampageandagustofwind
  • 3 0
 A Woman! One capable and willing. No joke, no haters. Are we there yet? Is there a woman capable of competing here yet?
  • 2 0
 Casey Brown could compete I think...
  • 3 0
 "#11; McGazzzzzaaaa!!!!!," Bruce Dickinson.
  • 1 0
 Bruce can fly but not on a bike!
  • 4 0
 The Claw
  • 3 0
 Rogatkin Fairclaugh Vink Jaws Please!
  • 5 2
 How about a E-bike category ? Said no one ever
  • 2 0
 You could ask Diddie Schneider if he wants to build his next uphill flowtrail there...
  • 3 0
 Bigger crew is required for bigger hits.
  • 3 0
 Norbraten has to be invited! He's a hero in northern BC!
  • 2 0
 Zink, Fairclough, Vink, Lunn, MacFarlane, Aggy, Berrecloth, Boggs. Okay with with pretty much anyone else except Rogatkin.
  • 2 1
 Not putting Graham Agassiz on the prequalified list is disrespectful as F@&K. The man deserves more respect then that for what he brings to the table.
  • 1 1
 You clearly don't get the pre quali system
  • 1 0
 You clearly need to make better use of your time. Judging by all the comments you've made on this page you don't have anything better to do. Which is sad.@leopaul:
  • 1 0
 @Tjswa341: why shouldn't I discuss bikes and stuff in my free time while I can't ride?
  • 2 0
 I'd like to see Matt MacDuff with a single crown fork doing barspins everywhere, would be rad as fck
  • 5 5
 Great. But can we have _some_ wooden features back please. I don't want to have a slopestyle course, but I also don't want to have less exciting lines as last year.
  • 4 1
 Connor fearon please
  • 2 0
 Conor Macfarlane, Jaws, Benderoni and Eddie Masters!!!!
  • 3 0
 Larry Linkogle
  • 2 0
 Aggy needs redemption. Bring it home, brooo!!
  • 1 0
 This is getting silly dangerous Red Bull don't give a dam, hope everyone stays safe ????
  • 3 0
 Jordie Lunn!
  • 3 0
 Makken!!!
  • 1 0
 Brendog Aggy Doerfling Norbs Vink Ratboy Vinny T Joel Anderson Jordie Lunn Dan Atherton Bret Tippie
  • 2 0
 Does anyone know when tickets are going on sale?
  • 3 0
 Aaron Gwin
  • 2 0
 Godziek HAS to be on that list!
  • 1 0
 All money made should go to injured riders at passed rampage events. And lacondeguy and aggy share the win
  • 1 0
 This is going to be SICK!
  • 3 1
 Eddie masters!!!
  • 2 0
 Where's Lance Mcdermott?
  • 2 0
 Bearclaaaaaaaawww!!!
  • 2 0
 Ryan Howard!
  • 1 0
 Where can i get that still picture of Zink on the Red Bull vid?
  • 1 0
 Sam Reynolds and Brendog!!
  • 1 0
 Howey and DJ brand for crankflipping a 30 ft drop
  • 1 0
 So the Wind have no a date
  • 2 0
 So the Wind have now a date
  • 2 0
 Ethan Nell!!!
  • 2 0
 Where's Kris Holmes?
  • 1 0
 This wins.
  • 1 0
 Kickstand!! Jeremy Hottinger! Locals represent!!
  • 2 0
 Bas Van Steenbergen.
  • 1 0
 Why Cam Zink is not on the list?
  • 2 0
 Kirill Benderoni !!!!
  • 2 0
 Give Zink an invite
  • 1 0
 Cam Zink Ace Hayden Ethan Nell
  • 2 0
 RATBOY
  • 1 0
 I just wanna see Ethan bell rip big 3's
  • 1 0
 so we'll get to see two riders and the rest cancelled due to wind
  • 1 0
 I heard they're running an xc race up it
  • 1 0
 i'd like to see curtis robinson send it again.
  • 1 0
 Poor Cam has to loose his lunch watching Tyler come down the hill again
  • 1 0
 Aggy, Matty Miles, Norbz..
  • 1 0
 What site were tickets sold on last year, eventbrite?
  • 1 0
 Aggie needs to win this, he deserves it..
  • 1 0
 dis gon b gud
  • 1 0
 yes!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 go brandon!!
  • 2 1
 No Sam Reynolds ?
  • 1 0
 He didn't start last year thus did not make it to the top 10 and will hopefully be a "wild card"
  • 3 3
 Zink didn't pre-qualify because he called out the judges on their bs.
  • 1 0
 Brendog for sure
  • 1 0
 Miami Bryce!!!!
  • 1 0
 Brendog!!
  • 1 0
 Claudio!
  • 2 1
 Vinny T
  • 1 0
 the claw
  • 1 0
 Vincent Tupin!
  • 1 0
 Bearclaw ????
  • 1 0
 Norbs, Reynolds
  • 2 1
 Vinny T for Rampage !
  • 1 0
 Kirill Benderoni
  • 2 1
 Lance Armstrong
  • 1 0
 Doerfling
  • 1 0
 Dj brandt for wildcard!
  • 1 1
 Why isn't anyone including Brandon Semenuk?
  • 2 0
 because he is number 1 on the pre-qualified list...
  • 1 0
 @WolfStoneD: Bam!
  • 1 0
 Vincent Tupin please
  • 1 0
 VINNY T FOR RAMPAGE
  • 1 0
 Bring us The Rat!
  • 1 0
 Halloween got robbed
  • 1 0
 Lose*
  • 1 0
 Bas Van Steenbergen
  • 1 0
 Nico Schurter
  • 9 9
 Rogatkin
  • 1 3
 Rampage......makes me want to drink a Red Bull.
  • 4 6
 Gee Atherton
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