Bearclaw Invitational Results

Aug 23, 2008 at 18:52
Aug 23, 2008
by Tyler Maine  
 
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Source: Mt.Washington

The Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle's first and second runs took place last night (Friday) from 6:00 to 8:00pm in front of a hyped Island crowd and the riding was absolutely off the hook. Bearclaw's course proved to be challenging and in the end, Jamie Goldman of Santa Cruz, California had it dialed from top to bottom and took home top prize.


"The riders killed it last night," says event organizer Darren Berrecloth. "If the weather cooperated we would have been able to run the finals today but we're stoked about getting the first two runs in yesterday."

Third rider runs and finals were scheduled to start at noon today but had to be cancelled this morning due to adverse weather conditions.
Thick fog and heavy rains hit Mount Washington Alpine Resort overnight and a large Pacific disturbance is closing in on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The forecast prevented Berrecloth from postponing the finals to Sunday.


The world's best riders were on hand for the Bearclaw Invitational this year and the riding was truly exceptional. Here's your top five from the third annual Bearclaw Invitational:

1. Jamie Goldman- USA
2. Darren Berrecloth- CAN
3. Graham Agassiz- CAN
4. Cameron Zink- USA
5. Brandon Semenuk- CAN

Thanks to all those who attended the event on Friday night and a huge shout out has to go out to all of the sponsors. We'll see you next year!

Brent


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57 Comments

  • + 19
 How did McCaul not place? Frown
  • + 12
 Crashes, he was throwing down super hard, just wasn't coming together.
  • - 17
flag ridedabrodie (Aug 23, 2008 at 22:40) (Below Threshold)
 the inviational was soo stupid today(saterday) we drive 1 and a half hours to get there, and its friggen cancelled, like wtf
  • + 6
 man i drived 3 and a half to get there i was lik 10 15 minits from the turn off to mt.washington then i i was listtin to the radio and they sayd they canceled it
  • + 4
 should have looked at just about every major bike site. they all had info up stating the change in time
  • + 9
 Should have just looked at the damn weather forcast
  • + 0
 well were i live down here on the island it was sunny so i just gessed it was sunny there to every other time i went up ther it was the same weather down wer i was so thats why i didnt and i woke up late so i had no time to look on the internet but wut ever, next year
  • + 15
 Sounds like you need to be "drived" down to a grammar and spelling school.
  • - 5
flag madmax412 (Aug 24, 2008 at 22:20) (Below Threshold)
 that sucks for al of you. but i wouldnt drived 1 hour to go watch pros ride. its a waste of time and money anyway when you could just be riding yourself
  • - 2
 we almost never get rain in the summer in California... thank god that americans have kept the claworx title.
  • - 1
 if u know mt washington at al u'd know that it can go from sunny to raining in 5 minutes so the weather forecast doesnt do shit
  • + 14
 yes berrecloth, good to see him up at the top again!
  • + 3
 bearclaw should have one it with his 360 table of the last drop
  • + 8
 bearclaw should have won it cuz on his 2nd run he 3 tabled the last drop, all Goldman did was do big no cans of everything, his run was still siuck but not first
  • + 9
 TBH Bearclaw could never really win his own contest, it would look bad. Great to see him up there again after he somehow failed to get into the Superfinals of Crankworx
  • + 6
 YA GRAHAM! stoked for you buddy
  • + 4
 fuckin' proud of Zink. That kid throws that shit down like nobody's business.
  • + 1
 friday was sick props to jamie for winning it it sucks for cam he was so pissed after he fucked up on the big boner if it was not cancelled i think he could have got the threepeit brandon semanuk was hucking i don't get how he stuck his second run
  • + 2
 i feel so bad for mccaul. hes been training so hard all year. and with another 4th at crank worx and not placing here... man thats gotta be hard. props to him for goin big.
  • + 4
 is there any videos out anywhere of the comp?
  • + 4
 oh well i stole red bull and posters and i have last years poster
  • + 4
 i love how jamie won it and pinkbike doesnt have one pic of him lol
  • + 0
 None were provided to us and the ones we did use from our good buddy Johno simply didn't have one either.
  • + 2
 dude jamie goldman finally won, its about fuckin time. no one gave him as much credit as he deserved. at least in my opinion. hopefully he'll get some more movie segments
  • + 0
 hell yeah dude, so stoked for goldman
  • + 1
 I thought Brandon for sure was going to place higher, he had a super solid second run after falling on the second stunt in his first run. He really threw down hard
  • + 1
 Good to see Berrecloth still killing it !! Congrats to Aggy he definetly stepped it up. bline06 wins the IDIOT award good job Timmy
  • + 3
 heres a quick little vid:
www.vimeo.com/1588533
  • + 0
 semenuk is pretty awesome in this vid. the near crash just before the huge step up/drop at the end is crazy.
  • + 1
 well the fog was too thck and all the wood was soowked becuase it rained all night
  • + 1
 damn Frown took 3 hours to get up there and see the sign announcing the cancellation
  • + 1
 to bad i was fucking stuck in a shitty restaurant while the comp was going on and was there for today but shit all happened
  • + 0
 im sooo bumed it was cancelled today, my group wa the first peopel there, then the claw came up and was all like, sorry dudes, cancelled
  • + 1
 i kinda figured they would cancel it thats why u bring your bike the trails were sicc on saturday the trail crew has been busting there ass's up there good work boyz keep it up
  • + 1
 i camped there so.........
  • + 1
 i'm glad i was there on friday, because the comp was gnar, and semunuk was god!
  • + 0
 semunuk was the shit i thought he had it down if it was best run. t-whip of the bonner almost fliped of on the next jump and then the scariest 3 ever
  • + 0
 im so stoked for graham but claw worx was a complete blow of time and money...hopefully next year they change the day to a earlyer day like before Frown
  • + 0
 I AGREE WITH IDUNNOEH, bring ur bike and rip ass down the trails! also when everyone is watching that stuff there isnt a line at the bottom for lifts
  • + 0
 thats sweet!!!!
  • + 1
 YA AGGY!!! WAY TO KILL IT BRO!!!!!! CONGRATES!!!!!
  • + 1
 thats sik that graham came 3rd
  • + 0
 i went riding friday then watched it at night Smile worked out perfect didnt even know they were having it till about 5
  • + 0
 yeah I was up today and it was cancelled.. Anyone know why or was it just from the wetness and fog
  • + 1
 bad weather conditions... Man! I was pissed off when I was just making the turn to mt washington then I heard the guy on the radio say turn around if you are going to the invitational cause it's cancelled. Holy! I felt like punching something!
  • + 0
 ya me too i drove like for 2 hours to get there and i went all the way to the top and it says were closed i was soo pissed
  • + 1
 ya graham!!!!! way to go!!!!!
  • + 0
 fuck went up today canceled i was thinking bout going on friday but nope i thought it would be fine stupid!
  • + 1
 Berrecloth Rule!Props for this place man !Pretty sick .
  • + 1
 look at the Canadians up there...represent
  • + 0
 Glad I went trailbuilding instead. Hopefully next years weather is better. Welcome to Coastal weather.
  • + 0
 wtf i was there on asturday and they cancelled because of weather??wtf
  • + 1
 I like fun!
  • + 0
 awesome!!!
  • - 2
 mt washingtone pownes !!!

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