Red Bull Rampage Full Rider List Announced - News

Aug 11, 2017
by Vernon Felton  
 The mustard slipped off the hotdog - Cam Zink

Red Bull just announced the full rider list (including the Wildcard invitees) for the 12th running of Rampage, which returns to the cliffs of Virgin, Utah on October 27th. Red Bull is also upping the ante for spectators this time around by offering three viewing options for people who want to see the action up close. There’ll still be the traditional General Admission, but this time around there’ll also be General Admission Plus and “The Rampage Experience”. Tickets go on sale Wednesday August 23rd.

Per the Red Bull site….

General Admission remains unchanged with a free bike valet, hike-in access and amazing views of the competition; General Admission Plus offers spectators a two-way shuttle ride in and out of the venue; finally the Rampage Experience provides VIP access to Thursday practice sessions and a guided hike to the start, on-course access on Friday, preferred parking at the base, two-way shuttle from the venue, bike valet, Friday lunch voucher and a seven-day Zion National Park pass. All ticket levels include a donation to Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association (DMBTA) and the Wings for Life Foundation.

For more info, visit Red Bull.

And now, what you've been waiting for--the full list of 2017 Rampage riders.

Pre-Qualified Riders
Antoine Bizet (FRA)
Andreu Lacondeguy (SPA)
Brandon Semenuk (CAN)
Carson Storch (USA)
Kurt Sorge (CAN)
Kyle Strait (USA)
Pierre Edouard Ferry (FRA)
Tom Van Steenbergen (CAN)
Thomas Genon (BEL)
Tyler McCaul (USA)
The Wildcards
Brendon Fairclough (GBR)
Brett Rheeder (CAN)
Cam Zink (USA)
Conor MacFarlane (NZL)
Darren Berrecloth (CAN)
Ethan Nell (USA)
Graham Agassiz (CAN)
James Doerfling (CAN)
Logan Binggeli (USA)
Reed Boggs (USA)
Rémy Métailler (FRA)



MENTIONS: @redbullbike




199 Comments

  • + 160
 How the fuck does Logan Binggeli keep on making the list, people like rogatkin, Vinny t or even kirill benderoni the crazy Russian dude would be so much better.
  • + 32
 I imagine the organizers aren't too keen to invite Benderoni again since he decided not to do the finals the last time he was there.
  • + 5
 @Pedro404: I thought he had a chance after going to loosefest this year
  • + 44
 Bingelli has had some great runs at Rampage. Not sure why you are discounting him the way you are.
  • - 18
flag danndeenbe (Aug 11, 2017 at 12:01) (Below Threshold)
 Rogatkin don't have style. who want to wach him on Rampage...
  • - 8
flag ORTOGONAL555 (Aug 11, 2017 at 12:30) (Below Threshold)
 Strange pick indeed, even considering he is not a super fast dude as far as world level. however he was the first one to ride 27.5 at the event and got second or third, that's nice. Let's hope he and metallier put some insane fast run together, that's what i want to see.
  • + 7
 @danndeenbe: dunno man, did you watch him last time or had you not discovered all-terrain cycling yet?
  • + 9
 @sino428: Agreed, he is a local legend. He has a podium at Rampage in the past. A few years back he broke his femur on a huge jump, and still comes back to compete! Beast!
  • + 21
 People who don't understand why Logan is there are people who really haven't paid attention to many Rampages in the past..... buncha gapers.
  • - 8
flag nojzilla (Aug 11, 2017 at 13:27) (Below Threshold)
 @BenPea: name one other big mountain comp/event/edit/video Rogatkin has ever been in?
  • + 58
 @nojzilla: I don't see that as relevant. I remember him being among the most spectacular riders last time he was there (or last time I remember him being there). Fell off a cliff, picked himself up and then tricked a massive feature just for giggles. That's rampage as f*ck. This is where the maddest bastards get their cocks out and he's up there with the nuttiest. Come to think of it, how many big mountain comps are there? Cut the guy some slack, he's pushing it like very few dare to...
  • + 1
 @sino428: agreed and Logan got 3rd in 12 i think. He has had some unfortunate crashes especially the year he broke his femur.
  • + 30
 Vinny T should be out there for sure!
  • - 17
flag cragus-t (Aug 11, 2017 at 14:45) (Below Threshold)
 Only 1 uk rider and no Sam Reynolds? Poor show redbull
  • + 9
 @cragus-t: Might have something to do with Reynolds not dropping in last time, as much as I respect him for making that decision I can't imagine it makes red bull much money
  • + 3
 @twelvemonths: Or other really good big mountain riders were just invited instead.....
  • - 4
flag jamesdunford (Aug 11, 2017 at 18:24) (Below Threshold)
 @cragus-t: You're right, let's MAKE BRITAIN GREAT AGAIN.

Urgh.
  • + 16
 He did a superman over a canyon gap... show some respect.

@scott-townes:
  • - 14
flag scott-townes (Aug 11, 2017 at 19:30) (Below Threshold)
 @thenotoriousmic: No shit but where do you see me insulting him? Quit being an oversensitive jackass. "He did superman over canyon!! no one should deserve to be there over him!!! never!!!" See how dumb you sound?
  • - 5
flag Keystone08 (Aug 11, 2017 at 19:50) (Below Threshold)
 @danndeenbe: And you don't have English. GTFO of here rogatkin is a Beast.
  • + 0
 that dude's a man of steel. I just saw one of the worst crash in rampage history and all he did was ride his bike and finished his run with injuries & a bloody face. We'll never know what kind of surprise Rogatkin will show up next. Honestly, I'm already getting tired of watching these bunch of boring bike related events & livestreams until Rogatkin came along. I dont care about style anymore. i want surprises
  • - 7
flag scott-townes (Aug 11, 2017 at 20:25) (Below Threshold)
 @zelkova: You're a jackass. Yeah that was neat but nothing incredible. It was a lot of luck on top of not being smart since it didn't matter if he finished that run or not. It sounds like you have zero idea of what you're watching but rather are waiting for the next crash.
  • + 0
 @scott-townes: no man, i mean is that im expecting to see what kind of surprise rogatkin might bring to rampage if he ever makes it to the list.
  • + 2
 Yeah fuck Reynolds. Fucking pussy didn't want to get blown off line and break his back again. Fuck anyone who puts their health before a live broadcast. Rogatkin has the biggest nuts of the lot. Most of the SS guys turn up to rampage because they have to, not because they want to. At least he gave it a pretty good go.
  • - 2
 @BenPea: It's very relevant. Rampage is a big mountain jam, it's more about lines an flow than tricks an Rogatkin just poached other riders lines. Save the trick ferrets for slope style
  • - 1
 Thats why Riders from masters of dirt & rampage are very different. Dumbass riders like @scott-townes will never understand what this is all about.
  • - 1
 @nojzilla: I think there's something darker going on. People just don't like Rogatkin. Love and hate will always trump objective rationalism.
Name the last guy who won without pulling a big ass trick or two. It's also about the points.
  • + 1
 @scott-townes: Man, you sure do react badly to innocuous stuff. Nobody insulted you and you go off on one calling names and actually being insulting. I presume the irony is lost on you though.
  • + 1
 I'm guessing that there are a fair amount of riders with the skill to compete who aren't keen on taking the risk the event involves.
  • + 1
 @BenPea:Yeah actually,
remember when Gee Atherton came second without doing a single trick.......
Just line speed an flow
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: they said it wasn't a best trick comp, but that year it was
  • + 3
 Maybe those guys just opted not to compete
  • + 1
 I dont dislike Logan and I do think he is deserving enough to be at the event but Kirill Benderoni and Vinny T are legitimate freeride mountain bikers, that is what they get paid to do-full time, and that is why I believe they should be at the one and only televised freeride event of the year. Just my thoughts.
  • + 1
 Nothing you've said makes any sense. He did a superman over the canyon gap at rampage what more do you need to do to be a well respected big mountain rider? You're hilarious.

@scott-townes:
  • + 1
 @ORTOGONAL555: I want to see someone send it on a 29er!lol..ok let the neg props begin... I'll be out on my bike.. Ha
  • + 0
 @sino428: In the past yes, but last year no, just because he has had some decent runs doesnt mean that there is probably 10 more riders that are infinitely better option
  • + 116
 Why no Vinny T!? He made the movie about it and everything.
  • + 48
 feel sorry for him that he's waited years to prove himself but he can't because redbull have been idiots
  • + 4
 Only Brendawg from Scott boys.
  • + 8
 I saw vinny T on the list on vital mtb
  • + 3
 Yes it sucks! He was one of the riders I really wanted on that list!
  • + 1
 It's what we call a fail
  • + 1
 I can't believe no vinny t
  • + 76
 Well shit. Me and my XC HT passed over again. Still holding out hope for Red Bull Gravel Bike Path 2018 tho.
  • + 67
 Zink is a wildcard?! Come on now.
  • + 2
 Wondered the same.....
  • + 38
 The same can be said about aggy.
  • + 35
 Didn't make top 10 last year...
  • + 3
 And Aggy!?!?
  • + 27
 How freaking hard is it to figure out that the prequalified riders are last years top 10. He was not in the top 10. He didn't do his last run. Etc. I'm actually a little surprised he's doing it at all this year. Dudes been busy filming and running a business. And he had some wise and valued criticism of last years event. Stoked to see what he's got in mind though.
  • - 9
flag therealtylerdurden (Aug 11, 2017 at 17:57) (Below Threshold)
 @onemanarmy: He's a f*cking legend is all. K, aggro man?
  • + 1
 @onemanarmy: and a kid. Talk about staying on top of things.

That vertical chute though, that him and strait hit, is my favorite rampage line ever
  • + 2
 @LoganKM1982: that the one where he dropped into the chute an kinda hopped to the other side?
That was one of the GREATEST lines ever!!
  • + 1
 @onemanarmy: agree. Zink has nothing left to prove. Just enjoy the show, do some commentating, stay safe. Unless maybe he wants to go.
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: agreed. It looks nearly vertical
  • + 53
 We want Vinny T !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 45
 Vinny T and Jaws. open up 2 more spots
  • + 8
 JAWS!!!
  • + 32
 I was secretly praying that Ratboy would be on the list......
  • + 0
 same
  • + 6
 Be rad. But I highly doubt he'd want to do it.
  • + 31
 Jordie Lunn should get a wildcard invite just for 'Rough AF 2'!
  • + 30
 Where is EDDIE MASTERS ?? I was expecting him right there.
  • + 26
 21 very brave humans.
  • + 22
 Might as well get in early on the regular yearly PB: We Want Norbs Wink

Rogatkin needs to get the big bike out and be here 2018!!
  • + 4
 NO, Rogatkin its too wild for this venue, if he goes he'll try to unleash hell as per usual and might hurt him self Big Grin
  • + 15
 Thought they called him norby? (sorry..)
  • + 5
 @Magiko: Yup. The guy goes balls in every single time he hops on his bike. Rampage might lead him to some serious injury.
  • + 2
 @southoftheborder: totally! the year Rogatkin... and a lot of other non big montain spinny flippy trick riders made it to rampage was probably THE most cringe worthy years.. I actually thought somebody was gonna die in that event. Its a GOOD thing redbull wound it in last year
  • + 18
 I'll put my money on this Semenuk boy, I watched a video of him and it was dope
  • + 14
 So at first glance you might think Canada is winning the RedbullRampage Riders Per Capita Ratio with 1 contestant for every 5.2 million citizens... ...WRONG! NZ only has 4.7m people...so with one entrant they are better represented than anywhere else...
  • + 12
 Do the maths again, but only consider BC.
  • + 8
 @Loche: Is BC a country?
  • + 35
 @JoseBravo: yep Bud Country
  • + 1
 Rheeder is from Ontario @Loche:
  • + 18
 Claw!!
  • + 1
 Oh yeah!
  • - 11
flag csucsnowman (Aug 11, 2017 at 11:53) (Below Threshold)
 i'll finish your sentence 'is over the hill'
  • + 5
 @csucsnowman: you shut your dirty whore mouth
  • + 15
 Can someone explain to me why Brett Rheeder is a wildcard?
  • + 6
 Or Zink for that matter?
  • + 35
 Because they didn't finish top 10 in 2016 which is how they determined the pre-qualified list?
  • + 9
 Top 10 from pervious year auto qualifies, everyone else is wildcard
  • + 1
 @Cable74:

Did forget that one, cheers.
  • - 5
flag snomaster (Aug 11, 2017 at 11:29) (Below Threshold)
 For whatever reason he didn't meet the qualification standards. Not sure where to find those. I looked but not too hard. I don't think it's a part of the diamond series anymore either.
  • + 1
 Because Rampage is about big mountain free riding, not built up ramps which never change, he's good dont get me wrong but just not his thing...
  • + 15
 Respect for Paul Bas. He's coming up on two years of recovery
  • + 15
 Wahat about Mr. Fest Nico Vink???
  • + 4
 Wasn't he a judge last year? Maybe he's doing that again.
  • + 5
 He started the fest series as a response to being unhappy with the way comps are run, rampage surely is apart of that frustration.
  • + 13
 Macfarlane wants another chance to slay this bisnatch! There will be redemption!
  • + 9
 he's gonna do something insane. i just hope he survives.
  • + 10
 Cool to see Reed Boggs selected. It's his backyard now so should be good. Watched him at Highland over a couple of weekends this summer and he's so smooth and confident.
  • + 1
 So pumped for Reed. I used to watch him ride at Ray's here in Cleveland, and love his style. The kid is gonna kill it! I'm rooting for him to take it all!
  • + 9
 No Josh Bender with his Karpiel Armageddon and his Supermonster fork? Huck, yeah! ;-)
  • + 9
 #VinnyTForRampage ! he deserve it !
  • + 7
 Congrats to all those chosen and sending positive vibes to you all........every last one of you is freakin' amazing
  • + 7
 This time Aggy wins. I can see the future. Hill also wins on EWS. Sorry for the spoilers.
  • + 7
 I think the winner of the McGazza award should be granted pre-qualified status.
  • + 2
 Ah well, made the wildcard at least!
  • + 7
 Personally I wouldn't let anyone in who wears skinny jeans but that's just me...
  • + 1
 This comment needs more props!
  • - 2
 thats everyone man. get over yourself.
  • + 6
 Get ready for another Metailler waste of a wildcard... Where da f*ck is Ratboy???
  • + 5
 I love rat annd his style for sure but since when has he been a big mountain guy...did I miss something?
  • + 7
 Wil White?
  • + 13
 Lol
  • + 4
 I'm sure some invited riders opted out, for various reasons, so they aren't on the final list. Not necessarily a snub GOOD FOR NELL! tho
  • + 5
 I would also love to Jordie Lunn at Rampage,..he brought Freeride back with that last Rough AF edit....
  • + 3
 How hard is it to get Brendan's name right?
So far at this event he's been Brandon, Fairclaw & Brendon, not like he's one of the biggest names in mtb or anything, must just drink the wrong poison.
  • + 7
 "Next to drop in is Brandon Fairclaw. One of the most exciting riders from Scotland."

What about Bizet? They refer to him as Biz'ett. If I were French, that would do my head in. Well, I'm not French and it still does my head in. I mean, how hard is it to research the pronunciation of twenty names?
  • + 3
 I dont care who you are. If you get invited to Rampage and actually drop in...you deserve to be there. I cant think of any other event in any other sport...that requires such big fucking balls. period.
  • + 3
 Really thought Jordie Lunn would get the call this year. Whether he is good enough to win or not he would bring something a bit different from the rest.
  • + 5
 Would be so stoked to see Ethan in the big show
  • + 5
 I'm stoked to see Nell ride it considering its his home terrain
  • + 4
 I am shocked... No Benderoni, no Jaws, no Rogatkin & no E. Masters...
WTF Red Bull?????
  • + 5
 Stay on your bike AGGY!
  • + 3
 Pretty sure brendog said earlier in the year he doesnt want to do rampage this year and was going to do hardline instead.
  • + 1
 Earlier this week he commented on not making the Worlds team and said he'd do Rampage instead.
  • + 1
 Stoked to watch this again, man I can't wait. So cool to see such a great bunch of Canadians on the list again. Good luck everyone be safe and Godspeed to you all.
  • + 0
 Hell yeah psyched to see everyone on this list go to town! For all you cry babies, Binggeli is going to pick you up by the throat with one hand and shake the sand out of your......
  • + 2
 Why is Rogatikin and Vinny T not on the list, I want to see a Twister over the canyon.......
  • + 1
 Why hasn't Redbull announced some riders?
Well INMHO its about the brands, I mean you cant 3 Scott riders or 5 Santa Cruz brands on the hill right?
  • + 1
 So they invite the top ten from last year and then just whoever they feel like after that? If it's not FMB anymore, there's no standardized way to earn a spot?
  • + 4
 and Rogatkin ??
  • + 1
 I'm guessing he doesn't want to do it. Or hasn't met some criteria.

Figure last years top 18 have priority and he's not in it. Wasn't in the top 20 in 2015 either. 2014? Nope.

So he doesn't get a pass for prior years results. So he'd have to bump someone that's done better than he has... IF... IF he wants to do it. Not everyone does and not everyone's skillset translates. His wreck in 2015 was gnar. Dudes a beast but he's on a mission to be the best Slopestyle rider in the world right now. I don't think he's spent any time even considering Rampage this year let alone training for it.

Next year though... I wouldn't be surprised to see him in there next year.
  • + 3
 Original announcement on Vital had Vinny T. wth happened?
  • + 2
 I still think Bizet shoukdve won last year
  • + 2
 Don't care about the list, I just hope noone will die.
  • + 1
 The things being downvoted and upvoted here make zero sense. The hatorade is strong with these comments
  • + 2
 Where the f**k is Vinny T?
  • + 1
 Where's Rogaktin?! He crashed super bad but got up and hit the canyon gap and did a huge backflip to end it off!
  • + 3
 Where is lance armstrong
  • + 1
 More balls on this list than NASAs list of dudes and dude-ets going to Mars!
  • + 3
 No Nino? AYFKM?!?!1?!
  • + 3
 Whooo!! Let's go aggy
  • + 1
 Graham is a wildcard too? Maybe they need two days of riding and add more riders.
  • + 2
 Norbs got robbed... again
  • + 1
 YAY the entrants for the annual popularity contest has been anounced.
  • + 1
 Wheres Vinny T red bull ?!
  • + 1
 Cam zink a wildcard? Bullshit
  • + 2
 He didn't finish top 10.
  • + 1
 No kelly mcgarry anymore...miss ya
  • + 1
 Where the f is vinny t. Total bs
  • + 1
 I would like to see Lance do a Twister Hurricane over the canyon gap.
  • - 1
 Who ever hating on bingElli is retard he test the big jumps first b4 everyone and has done just as big back flips as cam zink
  • - 1
 @Redbull : Why is Brendan Fairclough a wildcard? He placed top 10 in your events, and has consistently created a top 3 difficult line.
  • + 11
 People clearly don't understand the pre-qualified and wild card idea here. this is based offed last years event... Brendawg didn't ride after he cased his new canyon gap and was hurt.
  • + 3
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: You're right, I missed that result, I for some reason remembered 8th, but that was the year prior.
  • + 1
 I sure hope that Aggy get some revenge this year and finish his whole run!
  • + 1
 another rampage without vinny t? Common red bull
  • + 1
 No Sam Reynolds??!!
  • + 10
 i mean he didnt ride last year because he said it was too dangerous...
  • + 7
 considering he doesn't want to ride Rampage it doesn't make too much sense to invite him.
  • + 4
 He didnt want to
  • + 1
 give us Vinny T!
  • + 0
 Mitch Ropaleto should be in the mix without a doubt!
  • + 1
 let kickstand ride!
  • + 1
 Fanboys wreak threads.
  • + 1
 Woohoo go remy!
  • - 1
 Except for Andreu I'd rather watch the wildcards. Some of the pre-qualified riders are pretty boring to watch.
  • + 2
 I thought about what I said here and I no longer agree with myself.

Really there's about a thousand riders I'd be stoked to watch ride rampage.

These guys are all amazing, I just wish we could have a lot more riders each year, and/or several events annually. I'm sure that would be a logistical impossibility though, and as far as safe and sane thought goes one rampage ever is too many. If it was a series people would be getting hurt too badly, and too much.

So, like every year I'm going to watch it about a hundred times and make all my non-cyclist friends and family watch it too. And I'm going to be happy as hell to do so
  • + 1
 Why no ladies?
  • + 7
 Be rad to see one do it. And there are a couple that can ride it. But do you really think any of them are good enough right now to displace anyone else on that list?

It'll happen at some point. Some of these ladies right now are absolutely shredding. Boosting the huge jumps. Whip comps. All that.

But doing backflips off 40 foot cliffs. They're not there yet... yet.
  • - 6
flag jaame (Aug 11, 2017 at 23:50) (Below Threshold)
 @onemanarmy: it's sexist.
  • + 2
 @jaame: what would be sexist would be including one based on her sex. Not her abilities. And bumping a deserving person because hes a dude and you want a woman.

Then risking that womans life for ratings. There just isnt a woman in the world ready to run that course along side the men... yet.

Not sexist. Id love to see it happen. I love seeing the ladies boost at the fest series stops. Casey brown is dope for one.
  • - 6
flag jaame (Aug 12, 2017 at 16:19) (Below Threshold)
 @onemanarmy: Rachel Atherton is better than most of the men. She would be top 20 in most world cups if they dropped the sexist gender classes and had an open class.

She is sponsored by red bull too.

I guess she could get into rampage if she wanted too. Maybe she is too worried about injury, because it is pretty dangerous.
  • + 6
 @jaame: LOL! Dh is not rampage.

And athertons top 20? Go look at the times. Look at 2016 when she dominated.

Vallnord... 76th.
Lourdes... 78th
Fort william she won by like 11 seconds. Against the men... 73rd.

Go back as many races as you want. Youll find she rarely finishes too 70 against the men. I honestly dont know if shes finished top 20 ever.
  • - 6
flag jaame (Aug 13, 2017 at 0:03) (Below Threshold)
 @onemanarmy: well she could finish top-20 at rampage if they let her in it
  • + 4
 @onemanarmy: she would never finish top 20 in a World Cup race. The women's times just aren't anywhere near the top men's times. As for rampage it would be just as silly to put a woman in there as they would have no chance to win. Rachel, who is one of the best in the world said last year that she wouldn't even ride the full hardline course because it's just too big.
  • + 1
 @sino428: pretty much my point. Wasnt 100% that she never had a top 20 time but i was pretty sure. I dont recall seeing a top 50.
  • + 1
 NIKO VINK?!?!?
  • + 1
 Semenuk for the win!
  • + 1
 Yeah Conor!
  • - 1
 Where is Sam Reynolds?!
  • + 8
 he opted to not ride last year, declared the course too dangerous. he's out.
  • + 2
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: Shame cause the dude shreds but it is what it is.
  • - 3
 Claw and Zink should be in the judging tent. Free some spots for the next gen.
  • + 5
 hope to see them there one day, but both still shred hard!
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