Cool, calm and collected. Semenuk was showing no signs of pressure today.
The Euro crew watch on as they prep for first runs.
Logan Peat collects himself before his first run, he'd finish 4th on the day.
McGazza taking a quiet moment with his girl prior the start of the big show.
Carson Storch barely made it into the Joyride contest and had an amazing run for the rookie nailing 8th place overall. We're stoked for you Carson!
Cam Zink flips the opening flat drop.
Geoff Gulevich pops a 360 of the initial drop into the Red Bull Joyride course.
Anthony Messere Tail Whipping the opening drop.
Brett Rheeder flips the big first drop.
It just would not be Crankworx without some bananas running down the course between riders.
The Claw with a signature Indian Air on the boner log. All the riders will be heading to his invitational next weekend on Vancouver Island.
Quick tailwhip over the big boner log from Mr. Reboul.
Cam McCaul goes superman off the boner log.
Brandon Semenuk with a 360 Tuck No Hander off the boner log.
Szymon Godziek with a clean truck driver.
Yannick Granieri was on fire on his second run until he came up short onto the cabin jump.
Anthony Messere was going absolutely huge off of this hit.
Thomas Genon talking over the fifth feature on the track--the one that gave many of the slopestyle competitors trouble.
Szymon Godziek with a big superman double grab, one of the only riders doing tricks like this.
Kelly McGerry with a big Flip, Tuck No Hander.
Tomas may be a new kid on the block, but with a style like this he will go a long way! Flip tuck no - hander from him.
Gully with a dialled three table.
Some runs just were not meant to be.
Send some healing vibes to Antoine Bizet as he had a really nasty crash in the eliminations. He is young and made out of steel so he should be riding soon. Fingers crossed for you buddy!
Tomas Zejda runs the most colourful bikes and backs it all up with his style on the bike.
Brett Rheeder had all the makings of a podium topping run. He knew what he needed to do to beat Semenuk, but over rotated on the third jump in his second run cutting his hopes of a first place finish short.
Brett Rheeder going 720 degrees on this huge air.
Unlike in years past, the fun police--in this case the real police--were out in force to keep booze and general rowdiness to a minimum.
Cam McCaul cased the third jump on his second run and had a nasty crash. Had things gone to plan we would have seen this superman seat grab. He is in the hospital this evening and we wish him the best.
Anthony Messere front flip tucking the third feature on his first run.
Nicholi Rogatkin backflipping a double tailwhip on his first run.
Huge 3 on the quarter hit from Thomas Genon.
Semenuk cork 7 on his first run. That first run sealed the deal for local kid.
Anthony Messere whipping his way to a third place finish. The young gun had an incredible first run that he described as a safety run.
Nicholi Rogatkin tailwhips off of the cabin drop.
Look at all the people, no pressure.
Anthony Messere 3's off of the cabin drop.
Semenuk throws an off axis 720 on the final hit.
No one could better Semenuk's first run, and the fragile artist was certainly not going to risk it on a meaningless run; instead he cruised his second run and came home for the win.
Brandon's room mate Logan Peat congratulates him on his win.
Brandon enjoys his winning lap on Logan Peat's shoulders. Despite their pro attitude, friends stay forever, no matter what. Take notes kids.
The best selfies are the ones you take with your heroes.
Rheeder 2nd, Semenuk 1st and Messere 3rd
Smiles for everyone out here on today's podium.
1st - Brandon Semenuk 2nd - Brett Rheeder 3rd - Anthony Messere 4th - Logan Peat 5th - Louis Reboul