Photo Report: Pro Practice & Amateur Competition - Big White Slopestyle Invitational 2018

Jul 7, 2018
by Clint Trahan  

Three days into this newly minted FMB Gold event, two things are crystal clear. The course is dialled, and the riders are loving it. On Thursday 31 amateur riders took on the Bronze course, competing for 4 Wildcard positions in the Gold event to be held Saturday. Since then it's been pro practice and good times prepping for the big show.

Corked out.

Timing is everything.

The Perch from which all are judged.

Its good to see Big White have summer month events.

Up close and personal view points.

With flair like this, a quarter pipe ending to the Bronze course will do, and so will top spot on the podium.

Nice form on a classic can-can.

What were you up to when you were 12? Jesse Munden, everybody.

Sometimes, you just need to talk it out with a friend.

With high winds causing several delays over the last couple of days, there was plenty of time to relax.

And session the mulch jump.

Tell us how you really feel about wind delays Anthony.

Style points.

If at first you don't succeed...

Try again. Griffin Paulson hits a flat drop front flip on the first feature of the Gold course.

Congrats to Tom for signing with Monster.

The Bronze event podium.

Amateur Results:

1st. David Lieb
2nd. Garret Mechem
3rd. Marcel Hunt

From an alternate to top dog at the Bronze event, David Lieb showed nothing but strength in his runs on the day.

Stay tuned, the main event is today!

Mentions: @bikebigwhite


  • 11 0
 Haven’t seen much about Tom van lately, cool to see he got a big sponsor. Hope it gives him lots of good resources to get where he wants on a bike.
  • 4 0
 This was super fun. I got a helluva sunburn, but was totally blown away by some of the amateur talent. Some of the competitors are literally KIDS and they're crushing it. The future is bright for slopestyle Smile
  • 5 0
 full results list for amateur would have been cool
  • 1 0
 My bad - I wrote a couple versions of the blogs and the link didn't make it to over.

The results link:
  • 4 0
 No webcast :'(
  • 3 0
 hopfully next year this looked like one of the sickest contest of the year and no way to watchFrown
  • 1 0
 @kr33: well watching it live was free but that's a solid 6 or 8 hour drive for me so really it's not free what with the price of gas Frown
  • 1 0
 @Lookinforit: far from it but it bet it was worth it for the show cant wait till i can move out west and see this kinda stuff in person
  • 3 0
 So stoked to see 12 year old Jesse Munden killing it!
  • 3 1
 That hammock life Smile

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