Bearclaw Invitational - Semenuk wins!

Aug 6, 2011
by Ian Hylands  
Top 3

1. Brandon Semenuk
2. Anthony Messere
3. Darren Berrecloth

Full results at bottom

Drop at the end of the skinny NORTHSHORE X-TREME Line
Geoff Gullevich dropping off the North Shore skinny...
Darren Berrecloth with a super clicked turn down over the hip
Darren Berrecloth with a super clicked turn down over the hip.
Ryan Howard with a super steezy flat 360.
Ryan Howard with a super steezy flat 360.
Sam Pilgrim killing it on his first run with a nice stretched out flip tuck no hander.
Sam Pilgrim killing it on his first run with a nice stretched out flip tuck no hander.
Semenuk with what looks like a stretched out whip the reality is that this is the first part of the double whip at the end of his first run...
Semenuk with what looks like a stretched out whip, the reality is that this is the first part of the double whip at the end of his first run...
Cam McCaul came here to have a good time and ride his bike. Mission accomplished
Cam McCaul came here to have a good time and ride his bike. Mission accomplished!
Table out of the boner log
Geoff with a nice table off the boner log...
Justin Wyper with a front flip off of the boner log. He stuck it on his first run but couldn t land it on his second.
Justin Wyper with a front flip off of the boner log. He stuck it on his first run but couldn't land it on his second.
Inward Table on hip.
Ryan Howard was styling it up all day. Inward table over the hip.
Anthony Messere was the first one to 360 off the drop and consistently hit it smooth on every run.
Anthony Messere was the first one to 360 off the drop and consistently hit it smooth on every run.
Pilgrim coudn t commit to the boner...
Sam was looking to improve on his first run score and throw down a sick 2nd run. Unfortunately it ended on the boner log...
Semenuk on his way to first place 360 off the drop...
Semenuk on his way to first place, 360 off the drop...
Anthony won the Adidas Evil Eye high jump contest. He was the only one to make this height and even after he d won he still tried to go higher...
Anthony won the Adidas Evil Eye high jump contest. He was the only one to make this height and even after he'd won he still tried to go higher...
The Podium left to right Anthony Messere 2nd Brandon Semenuk 1st Darren Berrecloth 3rd.

DAY 2 BEST SCORE
 
1 Brandon Semenuk                90
2 Anthony Messeres                87.3
3 Darren Berrecloth                 85.67
4 Sam Pilgrim                          84.67
5 Yannick Granieri                    83
6 Jamie Goldman                     82.67
7 Cameron McCaul                    79.67
8 Kurt Sorge                            77.67
9 Greg Watts                            76.67
10 Justin Wyper                       73.67
11 Ryan Howard                       67.3    
12 Erick Lawrenuk                    59
13 Geoff Gullevich                   58
14 Bret Rheeder                      52.3
15 Cam Zink                             48.67
16 Jordie Lunn                         45
17 Sam Dueck                          40.3
18 Mitch Chubey                      36.67
19 Graham Aggasiz                  DNS
20 Casey Groves                       DNS
21 Kyle Strait                           DNS

Winning run: BRANDON SEMENUK; bar spin the drop/ tuck no hander/ tail whip on the boner/ bar spin to table on the hip/ opposite 360 on sky deck/ reg 3 off/ back flip first set/ double tail whip second set/ 540 on the QP


123 Comments

  • 76 2
 in my opinion this contest was alot better then Redbull Joyride and any of the other contests this year! amazing course and awesome riding gave for a great day! good job to Semenuk, Messere and The Claw
  • 19 1
 The course looked sick can't wait to see some videos
  • 19 0
 cause the claw made it Big Grin
  • 7 1
 Anthony has major boost skills and the course was amazing props Darren. wish all slopestyle courses were more like this one. I feel this is more of a freeride course

PS full results?
  • 2 1
 why didnt aggy ride?
  • 2 0
 He bailed trying to spin off the drop
  • 1 2
 anthonys so flippen good hes my age and getting second on the gnarliest slopestyle course of the year
  • 1 2
 Aggy didnt ride because in practise something happened when he spun off the drop and he did somthing to ankle
  • 1 0
 What happened to zink?
  • 2 1
 he didnt have the greatest first run then he had to ditch his bike right before the second booter cause he cased the first one
  • 2 1
 i think aggy would have had a chance in the high jump if he didnt hurt himself
  • 1 2
 no way Messere boosted so high!!
  • 7 0
 Sam has the worst luck
  • 3 0
 If he came 4th with not even finishing his run, than he could of even got a podium i reckon
  • 3 1
 What no video?????
  • 1 0
 anthony is gonna be such a powerhouse, 3's off huge drops in competition and boosting as high as he does? he's killing it
  • 1 1
 Sam Pilgrim has had the worst luck this year Frown , but semenuk and messere are f*cking killing it this summer!.
  • 1 0
 what are you talking about? i beleive he was on a big winning streak earlier in the year, and he is still placing well in these contests.
  • 3 0
 samunderwood is clearly on crack. Pilgrim is doing pretty well over all. He's winning almost all of the euro competitions and scoring in the top 5 fairly consistently on the american/canadian scene. I think sam would actually be suited better to a smaller course, major props to anthony messerre though, i'm the same age as him. Can't help but feel behind the game.
  • 1 0
 yeah i know hes doing well this year but this summer in america its just all gone downhill for him :/, hes still in the top 3 though Smile
  • 1 0
 only at whistler, he killed it in colorado and at this comp. he had bad luck at one comp, you have no idea what your saying.
  • 1 0
 yeah id call that unlucky in america, out of 3 competions he got back luck in whister did really well in colorado but he should of come second and he ghosted on the second run at bearclaw, pretty unlucky, even he said hes had back luck in america on his facebook, if you believe that hes not having bad luck in america you must be off your face, even he thinks he is...
  • 2 0
 He got bad luck in whistler, good luck in colorado. ghosting your bike isnt bad luck, he messed up and to me thats not luck. but i know that you think you are right about everything from previous conversations so there is no point arguing with you.
  • 41 3
 Anthony - Brett Bananasandwich on 26" wheels
  • 3 1
 way more style, brett just does banger tricks. messere does slighlty less banger tricks but with mad style and huge boosts.
  • 15 0
 Anthony Messere seems to be an unstoppable force at the moment. The kid has so much talent it's unreal! I say good luck to him and all future comps he enters! Also, go Sam Pilgrim! Show the rest of the world what us Brits can do!
  • 25 9
 Like how to ghostride your bike!!
  • 12 0
 stoked to see a full canadian podium
  • 18 2
 u meen full bc podium
  • 11 0
 and is it just me or does semenuk always look stoned?
  • 21 4
 haha he probly is, coming from bc
  • 2 8
flag elgoogyug (Aug 6, 2011 at 20:57) (Below Threshold)
 Omg...lol
  • 3 2
 stoners show emotion sometimes though!
  • 1 0
 hahah he does, although ive tried riding stoned and its pretty hard haha, if he can be this good stoned imagine him not stoned hahah
  • 8 0
 Idk if riding slopestyle stoned would go very well, but I ride xc and all mountain baked almost every time I go. Makes riding an even more blissful sport.
  • 1 0
 hahaha YAAH KIRK ! keeping pinkbike informed !
  • 2 0
 Cruising about town on your bike high as shit with your headphones on at 4am is a feeling which just cannot be beaten!
  • 12 1
 It was SO SICK!!
  • 33 3
 ya Brandon semenuk should be scared of Anthony in the future.!!!
  • 9 2
 he should already be scared!
  • 2 0
 Super good kid too. Chatted with him and his friends a bit in Whistler. Just got to keep his head on straight and not let the ego get to him and he'll have sponsors lining up at his door.
  • 9 0
 Wypers front flip off the boner log was sick!
  • 12 2
 semenuk went to hogwarts
  • 6 2
 This is what slopestyle should be. We stood course side and I mean course side less then 10ft from landings and take offs. the vibe was amazing, riding was sick. If your going to go see an event this is it. Beer garden course side! Mt Washington and The Claw put on an amazing event. It's only going to get better.
  • 6 0
 It's good to see The Claw get money back after he put so much time, effort, and cash into making this event!
  • 7 0
 lol so bearclaw is paying himself for getting third place? lol
  • 6 0
 I'm beginning to think that Semenuk made a deal with the Devil.
  • 7 0
 I wanna see video!!
  • 3 0
 Wow 3rd in crankworks and now 2nd at bearclaw invitational thats amazing messere is going to go far and deffs redefine mountain biking
  • 4 0
 I think hes just humble and has what was said as social anxiety around others.. Super nice guy if you talk to him though.
  • 6 2
 so ... how do they get the boner log to say up? how is it built? .... and don't tell me it's viagra
  • 1 0
 they shove it reeeally far into the ground
  • 3 0
 Congrats Semenuk on the win and the Claw!!! Messere is no joke kids A beast!!!
  • 3 0
 Awesome event again Bearclaw!! Great viewing and no hassles. Everyone had a good time.
  • 3 0
 I wonder what Anthony is doing with all this cash. I'd buy a block of land and build trails on it...
  • 1 0
 I'm guessing he is gonna have one nice car when he turns 16....
  • 6 0
 To afford to buy land in BC he would have to win this comp about 80 times.
  • 2 0
 Got chills watching Wypers front flip and run... the event just keeps getting better and bigger each year!!
  • 4 1
 nice work semenuk and messere! good to see claw back up on the box!
  • 3 0
 sick cours claw !! yeah anthony !!
  • 2 0
 Yeah Pillhead!!! Sam is stepin' his game up this year.... Doing us pround my friend!!!
  • 1 0
 Super fun day. I posted some photos on my website a href="http://www.dylanmiles.com/sports/bearclaw-invitational-2011/">Bearclaw Invitational 2011/a>
  • 3 0
 Awesome course Claw!
  • 1 4
 Has he officially changed his name to Claw now? Otherwise he's going to have trouble cashing that cheque Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Can't wait for Vids!
  • 3 2
 Killin it again semenuk and messere he jus doesn't stop doing soo good. Plus the course was sick so it made one insane comp.
  • 2 0
 thats the kind of podium i like to see!
  • 5 3
 semenuk needs skinnier pants!
  • 3 0
 And a better shirt. Ugh.
  • 18 2
 This is pinkbike.com not femininefashionfreaks.com, please leave. LOL
  • 4 0
 mvonhollen mine was just a joke if he had skinnier pants he might not be able to bike
  • 1 1
 Mkaaay
  • 2 0
 of course anthony won the high jump contest
  • 5 5
 What wrong with Semenuk? he never looks happy when he win, show some emotion thing anything but a long face at every event, just saying. ;()
  • 13 1
 He might have social anxiety. Some people are just more reserved than others. I guarantee you he's happy. Don't hate on the guy.
  • 1 1
 i'm not a hater, i suffer from post depression myself, I'm just observing
  • 8 0
 just definitely needs to loosen up and eat whatever the mccauls eat
  • 5 1
 Cocaine^^
  • 3 0
 "Yeah man.... So stoked.... Zzzzzzzzzzz......"
Semenuk is in my top three riders. But he doesn't exactly have a happy go lucky personality.
Same with Sam hill, I'm sure he's a great guy and he is an unbelievable rider. But he isn't too energetic.
  • 2 0
 Anthony is breathing down on Semenuk's neck lol
  • 2 0
 semenuk is getting richer
  • 2 0
 anyone know the link where we can watch it again?
  • 1 0
 You can watch highlights here and Freeride will be creating a vid of the whole event.
  • 2 0
 I can't wait to see the edit of Semenuk's run!
  • 1 0
 dude semanuk is a monster he wins everything but i didnt get to see it somebody tell me where to find it please
  • 1 0
 So cool to see Ontario local Brett Rheeder ripping it up with the biggest names in the business! Congrats Brett!
  • 2 0
 Knew he was gonna win
  • 1 0
 Messere on the podium again!
  • 1 0
 Great time so fun to watch
  • 1 0
 good job semenuk good job Messere
  • 1 0
 and...Bearclaw
  • 1 0
 and... Pilgrim
  • 2 0
 Yeah boys!
  • 1 0
 sickk!! anthonys killing it!
  • 1 1
 first time ive seen semunuk not flow somethn was on that height contest-RARE occasion
  • 1 0
 ????????
  • 1 0
 semenuk must share his bucks,haha!
  • 1 0
 anthony's evil eye high jump, POD
  • 1 0
 why's semenuk look so poopy pants in the last pic?
  • 1 0
 Solid riding Justin... good job!!!
  • 1 0
 again..awesome
  • 17 17
 yeahh messere killin it! brandon never looks stoked about a win.
  • 22 3
 because hes so used to winning Razz
  • 1 0
 atta boy anthony
  • 1 0
 wheres Mike Montgomery?
  • 7 0
 bikes stolen didn't ride
  • 1 0
 Yah Darren. Way to go!
  • 1 0
 YEAAA BUDDY!!!
  • 1 0
 anthony messere ftw!
  • 1 0
 yahhhhh semenuk!!
  • 1 0
 triple Canadian win!!!
  • 1 1
 why does casey groves always gets "hurt" before to contest even begin?
  • 2 0
 Because he goes big in practice and goes down. By the looks of your profile when someone told you to go big or go home you went home, don't be a bitch. If you wanna talk shit about Casey you can ask him why you think he is faking injuries. cgroves.pinkbike.com go ahead
  • 1 0
 lol thats funny im lookin at ur pics looks like u went home and need to learn to make decent jumps and ps those pics r from years ago i dont take pics no more cuz i dont brag about stuff i just ride my bike for the love
  • 1 0
 and im not hattin on casey i no he cant get into the states but for crankworks u see him bouncin around at the end of everyones run he looked fine to me
  • 1 0
 hes one of the best riders
  • 1 0
 why didnt casey ride
  • 1 0
 Kurt Sorge is the best
  • 2 4
 woot fave 3 riders won!

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