Final Results: DH - US Open 2019

Sep 15, 2019 at 18:34
by Daniel Sapp  
Greg Minnaar trying to find his pace in the California loam. He should speed things right up for tomorrow s final.


Pro Men

1st. Loic Bruni - 3:01.381
2nd. Greg Minnaar - 3:01.913
3rd. Cole Picchiottino - 3:02.746
4th. Luca Shaw - 3:04.577
5th. Dakotah Norton - 3:07.706
Pro Women

1st. Jill Kintner - 3:27.656
2nd. Vaea Verbeeck - 3:34.933
3rd. Camila Nogueira - 3:37.284
4th. Claire Buchar - 3:40.170
5th. Jennifer McHugh - 3:40.808

Full results can be found here.


83 Comments

  • 187 9
 Hell yeah Skillz with Phil! Top 20 finish beating out Gwin and a grip of other top racers. I should probably pay more attention to the tips in his youtube videos
  • 42 4
 Who downvotes this? Hell yeah Phil! On an enduro bike nonetheless!
  • 12 0
 What’s more impressed is Brett. We all know phill is fast af. He was a top racer only a few years ago. I bet he’s only gotten faster @mtbgeartech:
  • 5 0
 I did a double take seeing Rheeders name up there too. I didn’t realize Phil was on the circuit previously though @freeridejerk888:
  • 100 0
 Hey man thanks for the kind words, I didn't think Pinkbike would take notice Smile

I do have to say, Gwin definitely had a mishap his first split was off, and I know Bas for burped his tire really early on his run. Also while I'm here, I'm really impressed with Rheeder's result. Not many slopestyle riders can do what he did, it goes to show just how well rounded he is.
  • 4 1
 @chacou: And Gwin crashed on his final run
  • 5 10
flag andrew8404 (Sep 15, 2019 at 21:13) (Below Threshold)
 You don’t need a DH bike at Snow Summit. It’s the definition of a non tech park. @mtbgeartech:
  • 4 1
 @andrew8404: You are high-sure you could ride a trail bike at summit, but the place is SO clapped out, a DH bike would be wiser, and it's funner to ride a DH.
  • 4 1
 Sure a DH bike is always fun. It’s not a knock just saying an Enduro bike is more then capable at a lot of parks especially Snow Summit. Sure there’s some tech there but not a lot @stikmanglaspell:
  • 3 0
 OMG. No Scrib to view results. Me so lost.
  • 2 0
 @PhilKmetz: So much power in the 'Stache.
  • 4 1
 @andrew8404: Have you ridden 10-Ply? One can get down pretty quick just fine on a trail bike, but if you want to fully commit to all the fast lines on this trail and be competitive in a race like this, you need a DH bike. Literally everywhere else in the park, you're just fine on an enduro bike. Hell, I rode a Smuggler all weekend and set some PRs.
  • 5 1
 @PhilKmetz: Dude, stop playing around and go race EWS.
  • 2 0
 Exactly. Like I said the park itself is nothing crazy but there are some good tech sections but not many. If you think it’s techy you need to visit more parks @scvkurt03:
  • 1 1
 @andrew8404: Not sure how “I set PRs on a Smuggler” gets turned into me thinking SS is techy... I’ll take the lack of response to my question as a no, that you haven’t ridden 10 Ply, which is understandable - I wouldn’t come out to SS from out of state. I’ll put it this way: you can ride Westy/PW/Miracle as fast or faster on a trail bike, but DH wins on 10 Ply, period.
  • 1 0
 Not sure how you imply that my comment about not needing a DH bike in Snow Summit doesn’t mean you can’t ride one?? I lived near by before 10 Ply was put in. I’ve watched several videos and 10ply has some steep/techy sections no doubt. But nothing sketchy enough to warrant a DH bike. Sure it will improve speed and make you feel more comfortable. But a pro rider can ride any trail with any bike and be fast. Phil obviously has skills and the GT is a beastly Enduro bike that can handle it no problem. So my point is I’m not very surprised he placed top 20 on a Enduro bike because one isn’t needed in Snow Summit. @scvkurt03:
  • 1 0
 That gt is kinda shitty @andrew8404:
  • 1 1
 @andrew8404: Never said you need a DH bike to ride this trail fast. I said you *need* one to win a race of this caliber. Sure, you can pick any of the enduro riders that also rode DH and say "look, enduro bike", but you're ignoring the fact that literally 60 of the 65 riders in the race chose a DH bike, including women's winner Jill Kintner who recently rode and won National Champs in CO on a trail bike. You're just wrong about this one, a trail you've never even seen except on some GoPro video, which has always been a crap way to evaluate trails.
  • 1 1
 Well I’ve never been a GT fan either but there burly bikes @freeridejerk888:
  • 1 2
 Dude, you got some serious issues. Who cares? You have your opinion and I have mine. It’s a DH race so yes most people will use a DH bike because that’s what they use to race. Just like Sea Otter DH race. Is that a true DH race? No but people still use DH bike because that’s the main bike they use to race with. People have even used Enduro bikes on World Cup tracks. I don’t see what your trying to argue?? I’m not surprised someone using an Enduro bike got a top 20 finish are you??? Am I wrong about that? No, your trying to argue something that doesn’t even need to be argued. I think your missing the whole point. @scvkurt03:
  • 1 2
 @andrew8404: You make a dumb point about not needing a DH bike in a thread about a DH race, get called out, can't deal with it, and I have issues... ok.

Peace out, dude.
  • 1 2
 Finally peace out Broski @scvkurt03:
  • 41 0
 Rheeder in 14th? Super well rounded!
  • 7 0
 had to double glance at that what the lmao
  • 2 1
 I’m calling it, he’s your 2019 Rampage Champ
  • 3 0
 @jshutts22: I'd bet on Lacondeguy this year. He's on fire!
  • 1 1
 AG in 27th ? WTF???
  • 39 1
 Gotta also give a shoutout to Brett Rheeder in 14th.
  • 3 0
 Right on Kovarik kalves!!
  • 7 0
 Need to see semenuk race now
  • 26 0
 Bummed for Gwin, he slid out right before the new jump they built up top. Minnaar was flowin all weekend. Bruni..on point. And Great to see all the top guys in Cali racing and having fun. Hope it comes back around next year. Shout out to Cam McCaul, Rheeder and Bas VAn Steenbergen being super friendly and cool to my star struck boy.
  • 21 0
 Yeah Cole!!!!!!!
  • 8 2
 Dude needs to be picked up by a big team asap.
  • 3 0
 @Austink: didn’t mean to down vote, these old digits are getting chubby. I agree.
  • 17 0
 But old man Minnaar is hot on his heals
  • 40 1
 I hope the old goat takes a win next season.
  • 4 0
 The Frenchies keep beating them at every race. Watch Minnaar's face in the finish areas, the frustration is real.
  • 15 0
 Kyle at 8th is the most impressive for me. Well done!
  • 12 0
 Bruni is friggin unstoppable!!!
  • 9 0
 Did gwin crash
  • 3 0
 With that kind of time, I would believe so.
  • 6 0
 Holy shit Dante Silva top 10 as a junior. I watch this kid kill it at Bootleg but this kid is for real and is on the up coming. Keep your eyes on him!
  • 2 0
 For sure & Matthew Sterling (also jr, US National Champ) in 10th. So gnarly.
  • 9 2
 Trump must build a wall for these Frenchies who steal 10 thousand american dollars !!
  • 7 0
 Piccicino isn't getting enough credit for 3rd
  • 6 0
 What happened to Gwin?
  • 3 0
 Shoutout to Ella Erickson! At 16 years old, she was the youngest competitor in Open Women and pulled off a 9th place finish!!!
  • 5 0
 Nice result Claire!
  • 5 1
 Kyle strait, still a threat
  • 4 0
 Fuck yeah Phil!
  • 3 0
 This site... with the results... is so much better than scribd
  • 1 0
 Monsieur.... with this Rocher...... you're really spoiling us
  • 3 0
 Cool to see Claire still got it!
  • 3 0
 What happened to missy??
  • 1 0
 I have a sneaky suspicion she decided not to race so she could take care of @Ichoosebikes .

Am I close @stikmanglaspell ?
  • 1 0
 So why didn’t see race?@bizutch:
  • 4 3
 she missyd out. pun intended.
  • 1 1
 @likeittacky: pun intended?
  • 1 2
 @panaphonic: i need to explain?
  • 1 1
 @likeittacky: Please do.
  • 4 0
 @bizutch: Missy's knee was having issues, so she played it smart and did not do final run. Leigh D smashed her face on a rock, did not race, so the legends show was cancelled haha.
  • 2 0
 @panaphonic: Just heard she has a knee issue and cancelled. Having not known this and and some beers i commented .

With all do respect, healing vibes for the gals!
  • 2 0
 Sick......eating dust all day..worth it.
  • 3 2
 Please revise the age of the result list, Loic Bruni is no longer 20 and Brett Rheeder is also older than 22...jm2c!
  • 2 0
 2019...The year of the Super Bruni.
  • 1 0
 Makes me wonder about gwinn how much is injury and how much is focus , or is it that bike ?
  • 2 0
 They are not there....
  • 2 0
 Loic is on fire!
  • 1 0
 Bruni running for Andorra, no longer for la France...
  • 1 0
 25th place 160mm Pyga. Crazy.
  • 1 0
 What trails did they race?
  • 1 0
 10-Ply DH
  • 1 0
 Kyle Strait...you got one full WC DH season in you...do it!!
  • 1 0
 What happened to Tahnee?
  • 1 0
 She got a bad cold, and a bloody nose per her social media.
  • 1 1
 Chris Kovarik, Kyle Strait, and BAS VAN STENBERGEN all beat Gwin WTF?
  • 2 0
 Given he had a 3:06 time in qualifying, guessing he crashed or had a mechanical. Disappointing given he was 3rd in Quals.
  • 1 0
 Jill Kintner beat Gwin.
  • 1 0
 Nice one Jill
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