With Brett Rheeder not competing
in the Slopestyle contest in Rotorua, only one prediction is certain: the podium won't be the same as in 2019. We hear from six past Crankworx champions who are not competing in the Crankworx Rotorua slopestyle contest this year about who they think the favourites are for the first contest of the year.
The 14 riders competing in the slopestyle event at Crankworx Rotorua this year are Emil Johansson, Dawid Godziek, Tomas Lemoine, Torquato Testa, Erik Fedko, Alex Alanko, Nicholi Rogatkin, Thomas Genon, Paul Couderc, Lucas Huppert, Lukas Knopf, Anthony Messere, Timothé Bringer, and Owen Marks.
Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Greg Watts, Andreu Lacondeguy, Cam Zink, and Paul Basagoitia weigh in on who is looking good heading to New Zealand.
Brandon Semenuk11x Crankworx Slopestyle winner:Crankworx Whistler (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Crankworx Colorado (2008, 2009, 2010)
Crankworx L2A (2012, 2013)
Crankworx Rotorua (2016)
Brett Rheeder7x Crankworx Slopestyle winner:Crankworx Whistler (2016)
Crankworx Rotorua (2015, 2018, 2019)
Crankworx L2A (2015)
Crankworx Les Gets (2017)
Crankworx Innsbruck (2019)
Cam Zink2x Crankworx Whistler Slopestyle winner (2006, 2010)
Paul Basagoitia2x Crankworx Whistler Slopestyle winner (2004, 2005)
Greg Watts1x Crankworx Slopestyle winner:Crankworx Whistler Slopestyle winner (2009)
Andreu Lacondeguy1x Crankworx Slopestyle winner:Crankworx Whistler Slopestyle winner ( 2008 )NB: We also reached out to 2x Crankworx Colorado Slopestyle winner (2007, 2011) Cam McCaul, but did not hear back from him in time for publication.
Do you agree with Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Greg Watts, Andreu Lacondeguy, Cam Zink, and Paul Basagoitia's predictions? Who do you think will take first place in the Slopestyle event in Rotorua?