Crankworx Colorado 2011 - Cam McCaul wins Slopestyle!

Jul 30, 2011
by Devon Balet  
Post by Ian Hylands

Final Results Top 10

1. Cam McCaul 93
2. Brandon Semenuk 92
3. Sam Pilgrim 91.67
4. Cam Zink 91
5. Yannick Granieri 89.33
6. Martin Soderstrom 85.33
7. Amir Kabbani 84.33
8. Greg Watts 83.33
9. Jarret Moore 82.67
10. Ben Glassen 81

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After the first run:

At the end of the first run it was Cam McCaul sitting in first with 93.0 points. Cam's run went something like this: 360 the drop, tailwhip on - barspin off, barspin onto the box - no foot can off, tuck no handed front flip, tuck no hander, and a super flip. Sick! Cam Zink was in second after the first, his run included a flip table off the drop, a 1 footed 360 x-up, 360 off the box, a giant front flip and what look like a nac flip but may have been a missed flip one footed x-up.

1. Cam McCaul 93
2. Cam Zink 91
3. Sam Pilgrim 88.33
4. Yannick Granieri 87
5. Martin Soderstrom 85.33
6. Amir Kabbani 84.33
7. Brandon Semenuk 84
8. Greg Watts 83.33
9. Jarret Moore 81.67
10. Ben Glassen 81.0

After the second run:

A bunch of riders had trouble with their second runs. Hult, Reece, Genovese, Chubey, Rheeder, Kabbani, and Zink all had troubles with tricks or wind and didn't make it through. Anthony Messere looked like he was having a sick run but then slipped a pedal tail whipping off the box and unfortunately it was game over for him. Kurt Sorge decided his day was over after his first run crash, and McCaul and Soderstrom both decided not to take a second run and instead save it for the super final. After finishing his first run in 7th place Semenuk stepped it up and threw down a sick run in the wind ending with a double whip to move himself up into 3rd place.

1. Cam McCaul 93
2. Cam Zink 91
3. Brandon Semenuk 90
4 Yannick Granieri 89.33
5. Sam Pilgrim 88.33
6. Martin Soderstrom 85.33
7. Amer Kabbani 84.33
8. Greg Watts 83.33
9. Jarret Moore 82.67
10. Ben Glassen 81


At the end of the 2nd run there was a 45 minute course hold due to the wind and then after a brief riders meeting the Superfinal got underway. First up was Martin Soderstrom who looked to be having a good run but blew it trying a 360 whip into the dish. Next up Sam Pilgrim threw a sick run that moved him into 2nd with 91.67. Yannick Granieri couldn't quite hold it together, and then it was Semenuk's turn. After Pilgrim's run he was in 4th place and needed something to get him on the podium. His run started with a flip off the drop and after a 360, barspin, flip whip, 3 x-up off the box, flip 1 footed x up and a double whip he moved into 2nd with 92.0 Cam Zink started off well but got blown a bit and ended up taking a safe run, giving Cam McCaul the win!

Tuck no front flip
Cam McCaul front flip tuck no hander!
Brandon Semenuk
Sam Pilgrim

Check back for more photos and video later...


  • 68 1
 trek is gonna be happy with those results.
  • 48 1
 So happy for cam Smile ! he stomped the trick that he broke his femur last year doing it. and to top it all off. he won.
so happy for him. guy has been my inspiration since I started biking.
go cam !
  • 3 1
 really close scores!
  • 9 7
 Pilgrim was the only one tricking on to the big box. He threw a backflip on everytime. Nobody else. sorry this is meant for the post below.
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  • 4 4
 young-gun, you are wrong, McCaul barspun on, also, how many props do you want? like...really? why not reply to the comment its made for?
  • 8 1
 Wicked competition to watch. Pilgrim smashed it, so smooth, tricked everything except the transfer, hardest trick on many of the obstacles, beaten by a run that did not trick 3 things! Bar spin onto box beats back-flip onto box......
  • 2 0
 @youngun, mccaul was barspinning onto the big box
  • 2 0
 well he was the only one flipping on.
  • 2 0
 if McCaul wouldnt have front flipped he wouldnt have won. I think Pilgram should have had it. that 360 double whip was SICK
  • 3 0
 So stoked to see pilgrim up on the podium! Both of his finals runs must have been so frustrating at crankworx Whistler. Im pretty sure the whole park heard his tire explode on his sacond attempt. We were about 80 feet away and it was deafening!! Way to go Cam, Brandon, and Sam!!!!
  • 1 0
 Red bull gives me wood Razz
  • 65 28
 Brandon Semenuk did not deserve 2nd, Sam Pilgrim did!
  • 24 11
 My thoughts exactly! Pilgrim was robbed! D:
  • 22 102
flag dudeimcool (Jul 30, 2011 at 15:45) (Below Threshold)
 the judges just favor Semenuk because he's from that part of the world probably!
  • 93 6
 Crankwokrs colorado... Semenuk is from b.c. Your logic may be a bit off
  • 25 8
 I think he meant that part of the world very generaly. North America and Europe.
  • 4 0
 according to the pictures, you cant tell!
  • 51 0
 Stop whining about who deserved second place, Sam Pilgrim was a happy guy at the podium, you could see it.
We should be happy for Cam Mccaul instead, he really did a nice run and is a super cool guy!
Congratz CAM ! ;D
  • 9 2
 cmac is back!
  • 7 1
 agreeed pilgram earned it and at least he show human emotion when he got 2nd! shame he didnt hold onto it
  • 4 1
 on a hardtail aswell this guy just keeps gettin better pilgrim and messere soon to be two top dogs in mtb slopestyle?
  • 3 1
 Pilgram did great, seemed to me like a Djer in a SS contest, so a close 3rd is pretty huge...
  • 7 0
 REDEMPTION for cMac!!
  • 5 2
 Brandon may have been scored generously he may not have...but his second run he pretty much got slapped in the face with an average score on a pretty rad run. good for sam after the double flats in whistler. but in the end........SCOREBOARD! GO CANADA!
  • 10 1
 has anyone ever seen somenone spin into a satalite before? semenuks run was so technical. I agree pilgrims was too. semenuk through harder over all than sam though.
  • 1 4
 Yeah Pilgrim is for sure a DJer but with some more practice i think he will stomping these slope events. I wanna see him throw down at Rampage!
  • 4 0
 ^its district ride not rampage this year.
  • 1 0
 No i mean i would like to see him throw down on a course like Rampage.
  • 1 0
 Does somebody know what is the name of the remix song (or the name of the artist) on the second video??
Thanks in advance.
  • 1 0
 sam definitely should have got second. beside brandon cased like two of the jumps
  • 6 0
 with a second place maybe sam would have enough money to buy a front tooth
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 What do you need a tooth for if you're as bad ass as sam pilgrim. There are more important things like coming second in crankworx colorado to think about.
  • 22 4
 i thought semenuk desrved second.. the 270 into the dish was super tech as was the flipwhip into the whale tail and 3 x up the drop, not to mention the sick double whip. only thng that set pilgrim apart imo was the flip up the box.
  • 7 19
flag Jobobasaurus (Jul 30, 2011 at 15:57) (Below Threshold)
 ya but a 3 whip is little more technical then a flip whip, and the flip on to the box was dialed, so pilgrim kinda deserved it too.
  • 14 3
 no its not... 3 whip is much easier coming from experience.
  • 11 1
 according to my foam pit experiance, 3 whips are nothing compared to flip whips
  • 4 0
 double tail whip was super clean...
  • 1 2
 On a dirt jump a flip whip is harder, but on a tech jump like that with a super narrow landing a 360 whip is harder.
  • 5 0
 i still strongly disagree.. if u know how to spin it shouldnt be that difficult.. and that landing wasnt THAT skinny either
  • 18 0
 Everybody is complaining about how Pilgrim should have deserved 2nd instead of Semenuk but when look at the final scores, Semenuk only bets pilgrim by .33 points. So it was way close to say that Semenuk shouldn't deserve 2nd because they both pulled sick runs and it was pretty much anybody's second place.
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 bump for the truth!
  • 6 0
 Sweet contest! Course looks so smooth and dialed. Kinda wish there were some bigger hits though. I have to admit, even though the course is small it was nice because it gave the riders an opportunity to throw more tech tricks. I think semenuks line at the top was the highlight of the event for me. 270 in the dish, bar out, flip whip into the bowl!
  • 3 0
 The course is small and every year there's wind blowing in that spot. Why not build it on another part of the mountain?
  • 5 0
 Awesome to see McCaul take the win!! We need a guy like Cam in the sport when I was in BC Crankworxs this year Cam didn't even podium and he was the last guy out there for like an hour running around taking pictures and signing autographs for the kids you would of thought he won the event lol !!! one of the legends of the sports for sure
  • 9 1
 Fun contest, everyone killed it!
  • 6 0
 Yeah Reece! bummed about the wind but it looked sick!
  • 15 10
 i think Sam Pilgrim was so much better than Semenuk, i don't really see why he came second when his run was SO sketchy! Big up McCaul though!
  • 3 4
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  • 8 3
 Wow, you guys biased much?
  • 3 0
 I thought that the wind really wrecked what could have been a great competition. congrats for all the dudes who still tricked out in the wind but i think it would have been a different ending without the wind. also i'd like to add bigger the better but it was cool to see who was good on the smaller hits and who did better on the bigger jumps.
  • 14 9
 why are all brits whining over sam pilgrims third place, he had no bangers which both cam mccaul and brandon semenuk had!
  • 18 6
 Im not a Brit, Sam Pilgrims run was clearly better.
  • 4 3
 Well it's not all about bangers dude. Pilgrims run was really smooth and dialed in. I'd rather see that than a freakin quad flip or 1440.
  • 3 1
 Pilgrim should have won in my opinion, but anyone who could do a 1440 or a Quad flip would've won no question, thats raising the bar several notches beyond what people are throwing down currently.
  • 4 2
 WELL DONE SAM, agree should have been second, but stoked he was on the podium, CAM's run was sick UNTOUCHABLE Smile .
Semenuk needs to work on his interview technique it was so awkwardSmile But his riding makes up for that, good work to allSmile
  • 15 11
 I thought Sam Pilgrim was robbed of 2nd. Oh well, amazing run by McCaul though.
  • 14 19
flag Joelrider (Jul 30, 2011 at 15:39) (Below Threshold)
 I am one big fan of Semenuk, but I have to agree with you, Sam Pilgrim "Shut the front door!"
  • 13 1
 So nice to see cam on the top of the podium though!
  • 5 3
 Cam For the WINNER!!! tup
  • 8 13
flag Joelrider (Jul 30, 2011 at 15:44) (Below Threshold)
 Pilgrim For the Second!
  • 13 11
 Semenuk's flipwhip into the bowl was sketchy which meant he didn't trick out but Pilgrim did. Plus Pilgrim flipped onto the box, he also flipped tabled out of the start drop, where as Brandon just did a strait flip. But also Pilgrims whole was just butter smooth, not to mention his flip tuck no-hander had really good extension. Don't get me wrong, Semenuk's run was so good, I just thought Sam's was better.
  • 2 2
 they've even robbed sam of a photo! the last pic is sopposed to be him but it's of semenuk.
  • 1 0
 they sorted it now.
  • 5 0
 i think it was the clean double whip that made the difference...
  • 1 2
  • 3 1
 Soderstrom's double whip was so much cleaner though.
  • 10 7
 Sam was Robbed of the 2nd spot .he had amazing run ...and tbh they should reset the points for a final get get em all back up the hill
  • 4 1
 semenuk kills it!, i would like to see any of you pull a run even close to his level, until then keep your mouths shut and enjoy the riding season.
  • 6 0
 Yah jarrett!!
  • 1 0
 As happy as I am to see cam back on the top of the podium, I have huge respect Brandon. The young whistler native has been dominating the biking world, and handling the pressure of being on top incredibly well.
  • 3 0
 So happy for ya, Ben! Way to go!
  • 1 0
 10th is a super respectable spot for being newer to this level of contests and coming off an injury..!
  • 1 0
 I agree 10th is a very good finish for the good ole BC boy
  • 1 0
 what a nice feature being able to watch it from home! Its too bad that the wind slowed everything down at the end though. Great to see a local boy in the top 10!
  • 3 0
 Glad to see Cam take it. Someone other than Semenuk..
  • 1 0
 Phenomenal riding and I love that podium!
  • 1 0
 props to cam for winning, but is it just me or is colorado way less interesting course and not much difficulty. Whistler was off the hook!
  • 4 3
 It's nice to see a Brit coming into the Slopestyle scene! As much as I love McCaul and Semenuk. Go Pilgrim!
  • 2 0
 So pumped for cam he killed it!! he definatly deserved the win
  • 1 0
 Great to see Cam back strong after the broken leg. Extremely happy for him. He's a cool cat.
  • 2 0
 Cam is such a chill and nice guy, i'm stoked for him, he deserved it
  • 1 0
 this is going to sound weird but what bike does zink ride now that he is with evil
  • 1 0
 he still uses corsair for their slope bike
  • 2 0
 as much as i like Brandon, i sorta want Cam to win
  • 1 0
 Props to Cam, huge monkey off his back to come back and win after last year!
  • 1 0
 amazing contest! huge jumps... how ugly is semenuk shirt... TLD did that shit??? cant believe that.
  • 1 0
 pretty sure that's my Giant STP fantasy team thing exactly in the top 6. sweeeet.
  • 1 0
 Hey guys, what is the name of the song in the highlights vid? LOVE that video!
  • 4 2
 Go Cam ! ! !
  • 2 1
 What happened to Anthony?
  • 5 0
 He didn't get a really good run down.
  • 2 0
 He messed up his first run by kicking the seat on a no foot can out of the bowl thing, and his second run he slipped a pedal on a tailwhip out of the bowl.
  • 8 0
 i think he's still got a ways to go in terms of being a consistent threat to the top guys... don't get me wrong, he's a great rider but lacks the experience to come up big every time... But once he can put runs together like he did at CW whistler on a consistent basis he'll be a HUGE threat..!
  • 2 0
 I have a feeling he will dominate this sport in years to come
  • 1 0
 Woooo!! Go cam u the man...keep it up
  • 2 0
 What happend to Anthony?
  • 2 0
 joke judges
  • 1 0
 Nice Cam! You're back in the game!
  • 1 0
 What is the song on the highlights video?
  • 1 0
 good video, annoying song and well done to pilgrim
  • 3 3
 Brandon Raked in about $3000 this week not too shabby.
  • 27 0
 I think you mean $30 000.
  • 6 0
 yes frick
  • 7 0
 not to mention how much gets when he wins from his sponsors!
  • 1 0
 All the boys killed it!
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