Photo Epic: Canadian Open DH Presented by iXS - Crankworx Whistler 2015

Aug 17, 2015
by Pinkbike Staff  
Bob Stenson realized he had a rear flat just in time to get it changed before his race run.
  Bob Stenson realized he had a rear flat just in time to get it changed before his race run.

Allan Cooke getting ready to roll in.
  Allan Cooke getting ready to roll in.

Word on the street is that Josh Carlson was once a heckler himself.
  Word on the street is that Josh Carlson was once a heckler himself.

Spencer Graf about to enter the heckle factor.
  Spencer Graf about to enter the heckle factory.

Hecklers.
  Hecklers.

No shirts on the rock.
  No shirts on the rock.

Connor McCloud wasn t following the shirts off on the rock orders and the hypocrite that Tippie is made sure it came off. That Pinkbike shirt will be coming out if his paycheck..
  Connor McCloud wasn't following the shirts off on the rock orders and the hypocrite that Tippie is made sure it came off. That Pinkbike shirt will be coming out of his paycheck..

Tippie making friends.
  Tippie making friends.

Mike Day in the eye of the storm that is heckler s rock.
  Mike Day, in the eye of the storm that is Heckler's rock.

Anthony Evans styling out for the hecklers.
  Anthony Evans styling out for the hecklers.

Sik Mik caught in the throws of heckler s rock.
  Sik Mik, caught in the throes of Heckler's rock.

Mick Hannah.
  Mick Hannah doing his best to ignore the hecklers and keep it low and fast.

Sam Blenkinsop on his way to winning the overall DH.
  Sam Blenkinsop on his way to winning the overall DH for highest overall placing at all three Crankworx DH events.

Mark Wallace smashing down the rock on home Canadian turf.
  Mark Wallace smashing down the rock on home, Canadian turf.

Wyn Masters must be superstitious because he couldn t bare to have lucky number thirteen. Opting out instead for number E1.
  Wyn Masters must be superstitious because he couldn't bear to have lucky number thirteen. Opting out instead for number E1.

Connor Fearon pinned through the crowd.
  Connor Fearon pinned through the crowd.

Ronnier Renner came up for a few laps today and got called out for being an old man by the hecklers.
  Ronnier Renner came up for a few laps today and got called out for being an old man by the hecklers.

Stevie Smith getting the crowd pumped up.
  Stevie Smith getting the crowd pumped up.

Canadian Open prodigy Stevie Smith didn t get the win on home turf he s been looking for.
  Canadian Open prodigy Stevie Smith didn't get the win on home turf he's been looking for.

Stevie Smith rode off the edge of the course near the end of his run which knocked him down to eighth for the day.
  Stevie Smith rode off the edge of the course near the end of his run, which knocked him down to eighth for the day.

Tippie the original heckler looking very comfortable at the ol heckler s rock.
  Tippie, the original heckler, looking very comfortable at the 'ol Heckler's rock.

Plate 192 got heckled so bad they lost his name from the start list.
  Plate #192 got heckled so bad, they lost his name from the start list.

Cover your ear kids.. R rated profanity echoing off the rock.
  Cover your ears kids... R rated profanity echoing off the rock.

Bernard Kerr not at all fazed by the heckle factor.
  Bernard Kerr, not at all fazed by the heckle factory.

Louis Hamilton wished he was racing Crankworx Rotorua. No hecklers there.
  Louis Hamilton wished he was racing Crankworx Rotorua. No hecklers there.

Eliot Jackson couldn t give a f*ck about getting heckled.
  Eliot Jackson couldn't give a damn about getting heckled.

Elliot Jackson chasing rainbows in the skies.
  Elliot Jackson chasing rainbows in the skies.

Robin Wallner from Are Sweden could barely hold on after the heckling he got today.
  Robin Wallner from Are Sweden could barely hold on after the heckling he got today.

Forrest Riesco looking pretty composed after blasting through the heckle factor.
  Forrest Riesco looking pretty composed after blasting through the heckles.

Kirk McDowall almost got heckled right off the course today.
  Kirk McDowall almost got heckled right off the course today.

Bernard Kerr had to put down a safe run to secure his King of Crankworx winnings. That he did but very narrowly getting the 10th place he needed.
  Bernard Kerr had to put down a safe run to secure his King of Crankworx winnings. That he did, but very narrowly getting the 10th place he needed.

Dean Lucas dreaming of rainbows down Hecklers Rock.
  Dean Lucas dreaming of rainbows down Heckler's Rock.

iPhone only.
  iPhone only.

Blenki coming home for third place.
  Blenkinsop coming home for third place.

Troy Brosnan has been spending a huge amount of time in Whistler of late... something about a local girl That time on the trails payed off today with a win in the DH.
  Troy Brosnan has been spending a huge amount of time in Whistler as of late... something about a local girl? That time on the trails paid off today with a win in the DH.

Claire Buchar a Whistler local was completely unfazed by hecklers rock.
  Claire Buchar, a Whistler local, was completely unfazed by Heckler's rock.

Claire Buchar putting her local knowledge to work on the Canadian Open Track and come home fifth.
  Claire Buchar putting her local knowledge to work on the Canadian Open Track and came home fifth.

It s damn good to see Miranda Miller back in race form.
  It's damn good to see Miranda Miller back in race form.

Banged up shoulder No problem. Emelie Siegenthaler taking home fourth place against some fast company.
  Banged up shoulder? No problem. Emelie Siegenthaler taking home fourth place against some fast company.

Full focus Tracy Hannah in the zone.
  Full focus: Tracy Hannah in the zone.

Tracey Hannah got heckled all the way back to third for the day.
  Tracey Hannah got heckled all the way to third for the day.

Casey Brown was so freaked out by the hecklers she jumped and won the race.
  Casey Brown was so freaked out by the hecklers, she jumped, and won the race.

Casey Brown taking the win for the Canadians today.
  Casey Brown taking the win for the Canadians today.

Casey Brown on a tear to take home the win in the Canadian Open DH here at Crankworx.
  Casey Brown on a tear to take home the win in the Canadian Open DH here at Crankworx.

Casey Brown was racing with a fresh brake rotor brand on her right leg.
  Casey Brown was racing with a fresh brake rotor brand on her right leg.

Crankworx Super Fan.
  Crankworx Super Fan.

I see bubbles. Lots of bubbles.
  I see bubbles. Lots of bubbles.

Canadian Mounty came along to present the King and Queen of Crankworx trophies.
  A Canadian Mounty came along to present the King and Queen of Crankworx trophies.

The King and Queen of Crankworx Bernard Kerr and Anneke Beerten. I have no idea what Bernard is going to do with his 25k check but Beerten plans on loading up on gourmet chocolate from a shop in the village.
  The King and Queen of Crankworx: Bernard Kerr and Anneke Beerten. I have no idea what Bernard is going to do with his $25k check, but Beerten plans on loading up on gourmet chocolate from a shop in the village.

Bernard Kerr barely won 25 000 today he need to get 10th place or better to win King of Crankworx and got 10th place today in the DH race. One lucky human being right here. Point One seconds off from getting beat by Mick Hannah and not getting the winnings.
  Bernard Kerr barely won $25,000 today, he needed to get 10th place or better to win King of Crankworx and got 10th place today in the DH race. One lucky human being right here. .1 seconds off of getting beat by Mick Hannah and not getting the winnings.

Sam Blenkinsop winner of the Crankworx World Tour DH runs.
  Sam Blenkinsop winner of the Crankworx World Tour DH overall based on his results from all three Crankworx locations (New Zealand, France and Whistler).

Canadian Open DH Podium L-R . Connor Fearon and Emilie Siegenthaler 4 Mark Wallace and Miranda MIller 2 Troy Brosnan and Casey Brown 1 Tracy Hannah and Sam Blenkinsop 3 Claire Buchar and Marcelo Gutierrez 5 .
  Canadian Open DH Podium (L-R). Connor Fearon and Emilie Siegenthaler (4), Mark Wallace and Miranda MIller (2), Troy Brosnan and Casey Brown (1), Tracy Hannah and Sam Blenkinsop (3), Claire Buchar and Marcelo Gutierrez (5).


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26 Comments

  • 85 0
 Wait, something isnt clear from the captions. Were the racers heckled?
  • 25 0
 No no, it was all just constructive criticism (I'm sure).
  • 6 1
 I think there was a rainbow
  • 1 0
 down with that packing on the rock !!
  • 21 0
 What's that rock called again?
  • 38 0
 Polite Advice Mount.
  • 1 2
 hecklers rocks brah!!!!!
  • 9 0
 Amazingly original captions on each photo, excellent job.
  • 4 0
 maybe i spent too much time in canada, but those trophies look like giant doobies to me.
  • 1 1
 weed weed weed that's what we Canada are built on lol
  • 3 0
 "Casey Brown was racing with a fresh brake rotor brand on her right leg"... Sure that's not A Bergamont Branding?
  • 47 0
 It's a Hayes rotor burn, it'll fade fast
  • 4 0
 Casey Brown! Love that girl, WTG!
  • 2 0
 I really should have changed my flight ticket to 18th of Aug so that I would not have to miss the last two most greatest races ever.
  • 3 0
 Yeah blenki!! Sick seeing him getting his form back
  • 2 0
 Is it just me or does Lewis Buchanan look like he's riding a childs sized DH bike?
  • 2 0
 great photos! wish we were able to see this stuff live, other than that fun race to watch.
  • 3 0
 Bob also nose mannyd' the last rock garden unclipped, pure skill.
  • 3 0
 Yay Miranda Miller!!
  • 2 0
 2nd that.
  • 1 0
 Tippi's been working out ha? what a massive hand shake, damn!
  • 1 0
 That super fan is amazing haha where do I get a hat like that?!
  • 2 0
 You build it Wink
  • 2 0
 yes I did, thanks folks. :O) it took me a week to make it and didn't really know if it would work till thurs lol
If you have never been to Crankworxs.....you NEEEEEEEEED to go .. ;OP
  • 1 0
 congrats on finally getting on the top box, dog!
  • 1 0
 Was that an "HRP" Bob Hannah replica on Sic Mick's lid????

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