1 Semenuk Brandon 96.33 2 Rheeder Brett 91.33 3 Messere Anthony 89.67 4 Granieri Yannick 87.33 5 Soderstrom Martin 82.67 6 Berrecloth Darren 81.67 7 Fogelquist Jack 76.00 8 Genon Thomas 73.67 9 Watts Greg 71.00 10 Genovese Paul 70.33 11 Zink Cam 68.33 12 Wyper Justin 67.67 13 Mccaul Tyler 64.67 14 Wallace Reece 64.00 15 Groves Casey 62.00 16 Howard Ryan 57.33 17 Strait Kyle 56.33 18 Lunn Jordie 55.00 19 McGarry Kelly 52.33 20 Hunziker Ramon 46.67 21 Taylor Andrew 37.33 22 Goldman Jamie 0.00
Jamie Goldman front flipped the big double on his V10, but went a little deep and ended up rattling his head pretty hard, taking himself out of the competition and leaving Ramon Hunziker to rock the DH bike solo. Hunziger with a nac over the hip on his Session.
Andrew Taylor launching off the canon
Kelly McGarry, flip table over the big one.
Casey Groves with big tuck over the hip
The step up/down wasn't overly tricky, and if you got stuck on top it was possible to still take a few pedals and ride off, but not necessarily on your first run. Jordie Lunn lowers his bike off the top...
This is what an over the shoulder with Jordie looks like...
Kyle Strait put together a few decent runs. Barspin on the step up.
Cam McCaul commented on the mic that if there was a contest where no tricks were allowed, Ryan Howard would win hands down. R-dog with a huge whip over the big double.
McCaul and Pilgrim were both still unable to compete, but both have said they'll be ready and on their bikes at Crankworx. Instead of just hanging out here, they gave Brad a hand with the commentary during the event.
Even Anthony asks for autographs from very swaggerous guys.
Thomas Genon was riding a hardtail at the comp, with only a rear brake. No problem though, he was looking really good in practice and throwing a lot of good tech tricks. Come contest day however he ended up being really sick, enough that he didn't do a practice run and most thought he wasn't going to compete. But then he threw down a run good enough for 8th spot. I can't wait to see what he'll do when he's feeling healthy.
Jack Fogelquist and Reece Wallace both had to qualify for this event by podiuming in the amateur event. Fogel had no problem dealing with the course and tailwhipped almost everything, while Reece was the first to three off the step down in a run. Neither of these guys should have to compete in amateur after this. In the shots above Watt's suicides and Soderstrom threes
Anthony and Wyper both tried to front flip up the step up, but there just wasn't enough speed to be had after the hip.
Cam Zink, an Army of One. With Pilgrim and Reynolds out, and Goldman hitting his head in practice, Zink had to represent team Monster alone.
Cam Zink had a decent first run, but not the one he wanted. He under rotated a little flaring the quarter, and didn't land cleanly. Then on his next two runs he made run ending mistakes part way through, so while he's riding really well, he didn't end up nearly where he'd hoped to be.
Claw with a 360 off the start skinny, while Messere chose to barspin it.
Darren Berrecloth built this course, and he rides it with a great familiarity. He was the only one that I saw three off of the start skinny, and he had no problems tailwhipping onto and 360'ing off of the step up/down. On his last run he threw a huge one handed three table over the big double.
Martin had a sick run lined up, but he never quite got through it the way he wanted. One foot table off the canon.
Yannick crashed a couple of times and his knee was bothering him a bit, but he still put down a sick run good enough for fourth place. Flip barspin up the step up, tailwhip off.
Messere, tailwhipping off the step down on his way to 3rd place and $5000
Rheeder with a 360 off the step down.
and a giant flipwhip over the big double...
Once again Brandon Semenuk has won a slopestyle on his first run. Tailwhip on the hip like nobody else...
Semenuk, truckdriver up the step up. As a photographer you'd be best to shoot Brandon's first run, you probably won't get a second. He rode an almost perfect first run, then just played around on his second, and chose to forego the third altogether.
Brandon tricked every jump on his first run. Tailwhip over the long low.
A lot of the riders couldn't quite figure out the second double, it was tight, almost a spine. When it became known that it would be the jump for the big air comp, the riders almost unanimously agreed to skip it and not risk injury before Crankworx. Brandon Semunuk boosted a giant flip over it on his run.