World Championships 2011 - Evan Warner wins Boxxer Worlds!

Sep 4, 2011
by Ian Hylands  

After some hard training throughout the World Cup season Evan Warner has beaten out last years winner Len Hornidge to take the Boxxer World Championships in Champery last night! For those unfamiliar with Boxxer World Championships it pits top mechanics against each other in a head to head Rock Shox Boxxer rebuilding and drinking contest. It's a long standing event at Worlds.

Can t have a Boxxer Worlds event without some barley pops on tap.
  Can't have a Boxxer Worlds event without some barley pops on tap.

This year s event saw a strange presence in the house--Christoph the Fox Mechanic subbed in for Matty Duppelle
  This year's event saw a strange presence in the house--Christoph the Fox Mechanic subbed in for Matty Duppelle

Jack an XC mechanic from Cannondale was up against Len aka the Crusher and the reigning Boxxer World Champ.
  Jack, an XC mechanic from Cannondale was up against Len, aka "the Crusher", and the reigning Boxxer World Champ.

Greg Herbold announces the rules and shows off the 2011 editition of Boxxer Worlds trophy--a belt buckle beyond belief.
  Greg Herbold announces the rules and shows off the 2011 editition of Boxxer Worlds trophy--a belt buckle beyond belief.

Len advanced easily against Jack.
  Len advanced easily against Jack.

Round two saw Anneke Beerten as the ring girl and Phillip Martin and Tim Flukes going head to head.
  Round two saw Anneke Beerten as "the ring girl" and Phillip Martin and Tim Flukes going head to head.

With foam left in the bottle Fluff was out.
  With foam left in the bottle, Fluff was out.

Christoph from Fox was no match against Danny Portman the Swiss Army Knife as he s known in the pits.
  Christoph from Fox was no match against Danny Portman, "the Swiss Army Knife" as he's known in the pits.

Danny Portman taking down suds.
  Danny Portman taking down suds.

Evan Warner checking out the competition in the pits via the smoked windows on the new SRAM rig.
  Evan Warner, checking out the competition in the pits via the smoked windows on the new SRAM rig.

Round one was handily won by Evan aka Cougar Candy as he s know in Whistler against Steve Smith s mechanic NIgel Reeve.
  Round one was handily won by Evan, aka "Cougar Candy" as he's know in Whistler, against Steve Smith's mechanic, Nigel Reeve.

Boxxer Worlds also saw loads of famous faces from the past Nico Vouilloz Anne Caroline Chausson--and the original European SRAM tech crew.
  Boxxer Worlds also saw loads of famous faces from the past: Nico Vouilloz, Anne Caroline Chausson--and the original European SRAM tech crew.

Semi Finals Evan s feeling it.
  Semi Finals: Evan's feeling it.

Pressure....
  Pressure....

A tie forced an unprecedented drink off. Bottom s up on the winner.
  A tie forced an unprecedented drink off. Bottom's up on the winner.

Finals defending champ Len vs Evan.
  Finals: defending champ Len vs Evan.

The crowd went nuts as the two finalists went head to head.
  The crowd went nuts as the two finalists went head to head.

And we have a winner
  And we have a winner!

Hosing down the pits is a tradition at SRAM s Boxxer Worlds.
  Hosing down the pits is a tradition at SRAM's Boxxer Worlds.

And the crowd goes wild...
  And the crowd goes wild...





Photos by Colin Meagher



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30 Comments

  • 64 0
 EVERYONE IS SO EXCITED BUT WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING IN THESE PHOTOS!!!
  • 4 0
 yeah i dont get why the hell they dont explain the game
  • 3 1
 It's a fork rebuilding sesh, and once they get it perfect they scull a drink. AKA HEVEN.
  • 5 0
 its to see who can rebuild a fork fastest...drunk
  • 26 0
 fork rebuild...a new drinking game!
  • 13 0
 boxxer worlds video please
  • 2 0
 ^this.
  • 6 0
 I knew evan would take it, I trained on the drinking side of things with him a lot in the past year. His drinking is really top knotch
  • 6 0
 He's the real winner of the weekend.
  • 6 2
 What's boxxer worlds? A fork rebuilding competition?
  • 36 0
 combined with drinking beer, the only real competition this weekend Wink
  • 2 0
 A Boxxer Service competition yes (+ drinking Razz )
  • 1 0
 A test of who can hold there drink, as you've gotta rebuild a fork as you get progressivly drunk Razz
  • 4 1
 a little reading would do you good, suicide =)
  • 2 0
 I was the first comment...and they just added the description at the top.
  • 4 0
 its a drinking competition and occasionally a fork rebuild breaks out
  • 1 0
 What's goin on in the 9th pic one with mask looks like the lad at the front with bebo hair cut is gettin done from behind lol an the las next to him In etnies caps demonstrating
  • 1 0
 I'm really sad to forget see this so great comp. Since 3 years, I look that each year and I find that so fun and so crazy. Congrats to the winner. And hope see that in the futur !
  • 1 0
 Way to go Evan! The Crankworx training at the Longhorn must have paid off! Come back in the fall and maybe Len can have a rematch on the horn patio.
  • 2 0
 So, who wants to ride one of these after an 8 pint rebuild?
  • 1 0
 i would try this but i cannot rebuild forks and im a light weight so i can see me breaking my forks then falling on my face
  • 2 0
 that explains the season of boxxers getting no oil....lol
  • 1 0
 What's the oil blend? The red bottle.
  • 1 0
 Is that red rum perhaps?
  • 1 0
 Any video of the boxxer worlds?
  • 1 0
 Yes Dudes......fantasticomat
  • 1 0
 For those looking for vids: Youtube has everything my friends
Wink
  • 1 0
 Haha Ace
  • 1 0
 videosssssssss????
  • 1 0
 epic

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