Bearclaw Invitational - Day 2 Photos and Recap

Aug 24, 2013 at 1:16
by Derek Dix  
Bearclaw Invitational RAINED OUT. The caps made this seem really stressful I bet, hey?

It's not cancelled, the towel just got thrown in early on day two during the pro seeding and resulted in a giant train down the course, which in all honesty was one of the coolest things to happen all day.

Regardless of that shattering news (I'm sure things are still horrible in Egypt, but Island Life has taken its toll) there was a solid amateur comp that went on (Went Off -Jordie Lunn). It was in fact so "Off" that The Claw Himself invited the top six placements to ride in the pro contest tomorrow.

Blasting the hip before the rain rolled through.
  Blasting the hip before the rain rolled through.

Riding out of the cannon log and staying swaggerous and lofty.
  Riding out of the cannon log and staying swaggerous and lofty.

In no particular order, here is who made it in:

Maximillian (From Eurpoe)
Eric Lawrenuk
Wink Grant
Liam Wallace
Carsen Storch
Logan Peat

Those six am's took some some rad prizes, along with a chance to compete with the pros tomorrow... Which viably can lead to much larger prizes as well.

Claws convincing faces of Everyone back to the top for one more seeding run
  Claw's convincing faces of "Everyone back to the top for one more seeding run?!?"

Lorny inspecting his muscles during the rain-out that went down.
  Lorny inspecting his muscles during the rain-out that went down.

Other things to note:

There are wild blueberries on course, so basically sweet Mother Nature has catered the event... If you're into having a blue mouth.

The riders are super pumped on the course reconstruction, and the best possible quote from Andreu was something in regards to riding mountain bikes on actual dirt, and not gravel or sand.

Deep Summer selfie application
  Deep Summer selfie application

Not too many people are thrilled with the big jump on the left side on the course, most likely because the right side has two smaller jumps so it's basically a 2 for 1 deal. The big jump will be used for the whip-off, and is still very rad.

The one more run thing didn t work out so hot so the tarps came out.
  The "one more run thing" didn't work out so hot so the tarps came out.

Hiking up during the rain.
  Hiking up during the rain.

Since there aren't many other major happens to talk about (Unless we describe everything that happened to talk your ears off) here's a dump of more images.

We out here.
  We out here.

The event is named after Claw but there is lots of people who work their asses off to make it happen and keep it happening. The work never ends.
  The event is named after Claw but there are lots of people who work their asses off to make it happen and keep it happening. The work never ends.

Lorny big whip am comp.
  Lorny, big whip, am comp.

TMC makin some time for the fans.
  TMC makin some time for the fans.

Two of the Ams choppin it up between runs. Carson Storch and Eric Lawrenuk. Ams...
  Two of the 'ams' choppin it up between runs. Carson Storch and Eric Lawrenuk. Ams...

The am contest was goin off. Calling it an AM contest is almost disrespectful. The field was full of dudes who can compete in the pro ranks.
  The amateur contest was going off. Calling it an amateur contest is almost disrespectful. The field was full of dudes who can compete in the pro ranks.

More proof that the ams were goin off. Front flip bail out. Also proof that even if you re just trying to win yourself a contest and follow your dreams...Harrison Mendel will gladly film your pain and enjoy every second of it.
  More proof that the ams were goin' off. Front flip bail out. Also proof that even if you're just trying to win yourself a contest and follow your dreams...

Richie Schley at his first ever invitational Brett Tippie at his first ever not talking moment..
  Richie Schley at his first ever invitational, Brett Tippie at his first ever not talking moment..

Another one of the Adidas guys was half shelved today McGazza took a nasty one at Joyride last week and is still feelin the effects.
  Another one of the Adidas guys was half shelved today, McGazza took a nasty one at Joyride last week and is still feelin' the effects.

Gully rung his bell today. Full lights out bell ring. I know he was shook up because he asked me about six times Did you see what happened
  Gully rung his bell today. Full lights out bell ring. I know he was shook up because he asked me about six times 'Did you see what happened?'

Deep Summer Dix.
  Deep Summer Dix.

Jordy Lunn has been killing it lately. For real. The dude has a renewed drive and it shows. Super stylish toboggan off the big boy drop.
  Jordie Lunn has been killing it lately. For real. The dude has a renewed drive and it shows. Super stylish toboggan off the big boy drop.

One of the rad things about the invitational is that it s a million times more chill than a lot of the other comps. Kids can just chill on some scaffolding while rubbin shoulders with their favorite riders.
  One of the rad things about the invitational is that it's a million times more chill than a lot of the other comps. Kids can just hang out on some scaffolding while rubbin shoulders with their favorite riders.

Wink G was the first am-qualified rider to drop in and in true Wink form he wasted no time also dropping some style. Nose tap hitch post.
  Wink G was the first am-qualified rider to drop in, and in true Wink form he wasted no time also dropping some style. Nose tap hitch post.

Yannick is never one to say no to a big drop. Knockin out an X in his first seeding run.
  Yannick is never one to say no to a big drop. Knockin' out an X in his first seeding run.

During seeding runs the rain moved in and afte r a good few handfuls of group yells nearly the entire pro field trained the course top to bottom. Gangsta.
  During seeding runs the rain moved in and after a good few handfuls of group yells nearly the entire pro field trained the course top to bottom. Gangsta.


-- And Jordie Lunn said so.


24 Comments

  • 46 0
 Wink Grant and Logan Peat still considered "Amateurs?!" Inconceivable!
  • 7 0
 Lorny too.
  • 6 0
 Ya neither is storch
  • 7 0
 These 5 are not AM's, they have all competed on the world stage at FMB events, especially last weekend at Crankworx in TEVA BEST TRICK, WTF:
Eric Lawrenuk
Wink Grant
Liam Wallace
Carsen Storch
Logan Peat
  • 2 1
 how do u become pro then? there all already got sponsers?
  • 2 0
 Lots of these AM guys were not officially "invited" to the comp so they had to compete in the AM comp to have a shot with the pros. Everyone threw down so hard such a good weekend riding and building with these guys though.
  • 1 2
 You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means
  • 2 0
 I was using it to refer to the guys in the so called "Amateur" competition. Something along the lines of an "Open class" would be way better.
  • 1 1
 Haha I was replying to Lilshredman: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D58LpHBnvsI :-)
  • 29 4
 that kid in the purple hoodie: "OHMERGERD TAYLUR MICKULL!" and "OMMERGUD GOFF GILLIVISH"
  • 15 0
 I still do that and I'm 19.
  • 14 2
 Stoked for Logan to be competing in the pro comp


And can we get some more coverage of the train?
  • 6 1
 Always one of the best looking courses....cant beat the huge dirt lips in the BC forest!
  • 6 0
 Love the photobomb thumbs up in mcCauls pic!
  • 6 1
 One of the best event! =)
  • 6 1
 Logan is hardly an ameteur. Did you see him at CFFest?
  • 5 0
 i want that Livestream !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 3 0
 Killed that photobomb!
  • 2 1
 Logan peat an ameteur? What?
  • 1 0
 That kid in the purple is my lil bro!
  • 1 0
 I just got home. What an epic day!
  • 1 0
 "Brett Tippie at his first ever not talking moment.." hahahaha Big Grin legend
  • 1 1
 how the hell did thta kid get in two phots of the comp jelouase Wink
  • 1 0
 Yeah Carson!

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