[Updated] Video Round Up: Finals Highlights, POVs & More from Red Bull Rampage 2022

Oct 24, 2022 at 1:16
by Ed Spratt  
Catch up on all the action from finals at Red Bull Rampage 2022. Keep checking back here as more videos are released from finals.



Finals Highlights:


The latest edition of the biggest and baddest show in mountain biking went off on the rugged slopes of Virgin, Utah. Catch up on all of the highlights from Finals at Red Bull Rampage 2022.



Reed Boggs' POV:


bigquotesProbably one of the most intense POV's we've ever seen! Make sure to turn on that sound!

This run landed @Reed Boggs in 4th place at this year's Red Bull Rampage!
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Cam Zink:




Dylan Stark and Ethan Nell:



bigquotesThe 16th edition of Red Bull Rampage certainly didn’t disappoint. Virgin Utah see’s the worlds best freeriders compete against each other amongst the gnarly desert terrain.

This year we had Ethan Nell, competing for his 5th time alongside Rampage rookie, Dylan Stark. Join us as we go behind the scenes. From
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Kyle Strait:



bigquotesEverything was coming together for our finals run, but sometimes, when testing your features, things don't always go to plan. I don't know if I'm more bummed that I couldn't make my finals run, or that fact that this is the first Rampage I missed. Either way surgery went well and the road to recovery has already began. Going to be a rough couple months, but looking forward to healing up and getting back to riding.Kyle Strait



Finals Day with Jaxson Riddle


Top 3 Runs:


bigquotesThis year marked the 16th edition of the legendary freeride mountain bike event and Red Bull Rampage 2022 did not disappoint. Canadian Brett Rheeder triumphed on a near perfect day in Virgin, Utah, with a run that combined technical trick mastery with pure flow. Watch Rheeder's winning run in the video player above.

The judging panel awarded Rheeder a score of 90.66 on his first and only run down the mountain. Szymon Godziek finished as the runner-up with a score of 86.33 and taking home third place and the last podium spot was Brandon Semenuk with a score of 84.00.
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Replay:


bigquotesRed Bull Rampage returns to the steep and unforgiving terrain of south-west Utah in 2022! On Friday, October 21, the premier big-mountain freeride event will showcase the world’s top riders as they take-on some of the wildest lines in mountain biking. Be ready!

00:00 Intro
02:16 The Dig Process
10:34 Judging Criteria
14:05 William Robert
18:22 Carson Storch
25:05 Andreu Lacondeguy
32:47 Dylan Stark
45:19 Tom Van Steenbergen
55:26 DJ Brandt
01:02:22 Brett Rheeder
01:11:40 Szymon Godziek
01:19:31 Jaxson Riddle
01:26:07 Ethan Nell
01:31:50 Thomas Genon
01:38:33 Tyler McCaul
01:47:20 Cam Zink
01:57:15 Reed Boggs
02:04:24 Kurt Sorge
02:10:20 Brandon Semenuk
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51 Comments

  • 18 1
 Kyle Strait ending was horrible. Turned my stomach. Hopefully comes out of it good.
  • 3 0
 Can we get a time stamp? I am failing at finding it...
  • 23 7
 Is Rampage beginning to get a tiny bit boring?
  • 12 0
 Nope its as good as ever, although 2 runs would have been nice, but thats how she goes at rampage. Wouldve loved to see Stark and TMAC get clean runs.
  • 4 1
 It was just poor scheduling and TV coverage. Way too much filler.

2 runs each (for those that wanted it) probably would have happened if they hadn't f*cked around so much.
  • 11 0
 I truly hope Red Bull takes a minute to realize how awful the TV breaks were, and how much that pushed the actual competition back. It's supposed to be best of 2 runs. Who got a second run? It killed the vibe, killed the stoke, and killed the competition.
I can't imagine the superbowl taking a TV break that pushes things so late in the day that the second half doesn't even get played. People would lose their minds.
  • 1 3
 The answer is no one took a second run that was offered
  • 1 0
 @rideitall-bmx-dh-road-unicycle: BS. Rheeder was the only uninjured rider to opt not to take their second run. Everyone else did (except those injured) and got a DNF for going outside the allotted time due to mother nature.
  • 1 0
 @draggingbrake: what are you talking about, nobody took a second run it was too windy, nobody dropped in for a second run, what did you watch?
  • 1 3
 @binthefreerider: Oh you're so right....Not one rider elected to hike alllll the way back up the the top, they all just bailed at the end of their first run (like Rheeder). Because Rheeder is king and no one will beat that score "let's all just not take the second run"
Oh wait they did, they went back up - opting to take a second run, waiting for the TV and Wind. How about you read....the comment I responded to was "no body took the second run that was offered"...how shortsighted and disrespectful of a comment, acting like they didn't have the guts to drop in.
I was at the even.
  • 15 4
 Lacondeguy has a run with an insanely steep line, huge tricks, a dual crown fork, and a flamenco singer on his helmet. It was everything has been clamoring for and the purist Rampage line that day...and he got 7th. Lets just toss out the scoring or let the trolls at Pinkbike choose.

#banthesinglecrown
  • 22 10
 still cant believe how on earth rheeders run could score higher than godzieks
  • 8 13
flag draggingbrake (Oct 24, 2022 at 4:38) (Below Threshold)
 He just rolled/rode down over half the mountain only tricking his lower "slopestyle" features, out the wind and off the ridge line. IMO that's not a winning run.
  • 12 15
 @PaelzerRider Rheeders run had more tricks and bigger hits that's how. McGazza backflipped the canyon and won back in 2013. Flipping that canyon today is not a winning hit, its a big feature but the rest of Godzieks run was lacking comparatively. Surprised he got 2nd honestly, that was a 4th place run for me. Andreu Should've been top 3 over Godziek all day.

Andreu was robbed again for about the 84th time.
  • 16 3
 For me the huge backflip nac-nac directly into a massive tailwhip was the most ballsy move of the day. Similar to Godziek's 360 to canyon-backflip, these full commitment moves seem to be scored the highest.
  • 16 3
 @preridedump: McGazza didn't win in 2013 (Strait won, McGazza got 2nd). So yeah, flipping the canyon wasn't a winning hit 9 years ago, and it still isn't now.

Rheeder had the hardest tricks and his top drop was gnarly. Which is nothing against Godziek - his run was insane. But his line wasn't particularly technical and his tricks were easier than Rheeder's.

And Andreu was only underscored a little bit. He skipped a bunch of big drops by riding down steep chutes (and he looked pretty squirrely in those chutes compared to guys like Sorge in similar terrain). Still gnarly, but not surprised it scored lower than guys that were hitting big airs in the upper, steep part of the venue.
  • 4 4
 @toast2266: Nothing technical about blind 3 into a lilly pad drop, staying lined up to flip the canyon.
Rheeders drop was smaller than most all others and straight aired it. Semenuk bar'd a bigger drop way higher up.
  • 7 3
 @draggingbrake: Doing technical tricks is different than riding a technical line. Godziek's line was pretty much the least technical that anyone rode. And if we're talking about technical tricks, then yeah, Rheeder's were way more technical than Godziek's. Flat drop 1 footed can off a 50' drop. And Rheeder's step up that he tailwhipped was only a little bit smaller than Godziek's canyon gap.
  • 4 6
 @toast2266: Just no. Any flip is linear, you land inline with the direction you took off. 360 onto a lilly pad...it's not 355 or 365 degrees, that would be death. So yeh Godziek's 3 was one of the most tech.
  • 9 2
 @draggingbrake: [shrug] 5 of the most respected names in freeride that were on site, walked the lines, and watched the runs live agree that Rheeder's run was harder than Godziek's. But some random guy in the PB comment section thinks Godziek's run was the best, so I guess there's that.
  • 3 0
 @toast2266: ahh youre right Mcgazza had best trick that year and won my heart
  • 6 3
 @draggingbrake: Rheeder also did a 3, and then he did another one his oppo way. As toast is saying here, the massive flat drop backflip one-foot-can to the massive step-up tailwhip is miles more difficult than Godziek's trick combo. I loved Symon's run just as much as the next guy, but Rheeder's was just better. It's that simple and it's certainly not a knock on Symon.
  • 2 1
 @toast2266: Correct I am no pro or ex pro freerider. That said I was last off the Rampage site Thursday night, after removing hose and build out gear off each ridge. My point I'm fully aware of what and where everyone's lines were.. will say TV does no justice to it. The further up you go it just gets scarier and more exposed...side note I was also there for Rheeder's melt down about his line not being finished - he wasn't digging. Any frustration is towards pour management and not getting to see second runs.
  • 6 1
 Because the judges were unemotional about the fact it was a similar line Kelly did. Watch them again...objectively...Rheeder won fair and square.
  • 2 0
 @draggingbrake: rheeders flip can was 54 feet, way bigger than the three lily pad
  • 1 1
 @binthefreerider: Make sure to slide in Rheeders DM's. Tell him you have his back, and will cup his balls gently.
  • 17 10
 Single crown tricks will be how Rampage goes forth. Won last year and this year too - as well as third. Dh bike back flips aren't gonna cut it. It is what it is. Sad but true. Rampage is Slope rage.
  • 7 0
 The fork isn't a big difference. The Zeb is 190mm, and has a similar ATC height as a Boxxer. Semenuk is still on a Session, and Rheeder on a Furious. Both are DH bikes. The fact that both are tailwhipping DH bikes off of massive drops (those drops by themselves are still ridiculous) is insane. Semenuk's massive drop whip last year, and Rheeders fast long drop whip are so damn gnarly. Brandon also arguably rode the gnarliest chute line, and still on a single crown.
  • 6 0
 @leon-forfar: I think some people just get mad for the sake of it. Semenuk not only rode one of the gnarliest chutes (which I think it true classic OG Rampage, or whatever people arguing against single-crowns say) on his single crown, he Caveman'd into it. How can people argue against single-crowns if the most bad@ss move was thrown out on a single crown? Never mind the fast, long, drops that have been tail-whipped the past two years. Those are arguably way higher consequence than any of these canyon gaps.
  • 1 0
 and talk about how sick Riddle's run was w/ all the big stylish moto tricks.....
  • 2 2
 Yeah it kind of sucks, to be honest. A lot of us came here to see shit that can only be done on the burliest equipment in the industry. Dual crowns have that vibe, Zebs don't. Judges appreciate massiveness and crowds do, too. Send that 75 foot gap, that 64 foot point-to-point drop. Don't cut back and throw a bar.
  • 1 0
 @WaterBear: You mean like the 75 foot canyon gap Dylan Stark sent on his single crown?
  • 10 2
 So Brandon steps into Rally and wins the title. Who wants to see him do the same in WCDH? I do.
  • 4 0
 More like WRC next
  • 9 0
 Andreu robbed again. this is turning into a joke of a contest...
  • 1 1
 Without any disrespect to the old guns, i think that the venue needs new blood. Something like 10 or less protected riders (the winners from last year) plus 10 new ones.This could spicy things a bit, make it more competitive and maybe more fun to watch.
It looks like a game of sponsors nowadays. Understandable since it is a sponsored event and maybe it would be also harsh to those who can't keep up with those long-named tricks...
  • 1 1
 Unpopular opinion (most likely):

The Rampage riders of old had way more balls than the current riders. Watching these POV vids is cool, but the lines look like skate parks. They are so wide and manicured and perfect.

Back in the day, half the time the landings weren’t even dug out.

I think Rampage has gotten boring with way too much manufactured drama.
  • 1 1
 You mean like back in 2008 when this event had a bunch of wooden ramps to manicured landings?
  • 1 1
 @gnarnaimo: No. I mean like back in 2002, 2003, and 2004 when hardly anyone knew what it was. There were very few manicured jumps and even fewer manicured landings. As a spectator, it was awesome and to see those guys ride these ridiculously raw lines and still sketchy landings was awesome.
  • 1 1
 @gnarnaimo: *stick sketchy landings
  • 1 1
 @drboudreaux: Oh, so before riders were able to complete runs without crashing, the features were 10x smaller and the skill level was a fraction of what it is today. Got it.
  • 1 1
 @gnarnaimo: No. Hyperbolic statements aren’t facts.

Do you really believe that the drops in 2002-2004 were really only 5 feet (vs 50, e.g., 10x smaller)? They weren’t. Go watch a video of Super T in the 2002 Rampage. That is a 30+ foot drop.

No one could complete runs without crashing? That is demonstrably not true.

Skill level? There is no dispute that suspension technology and frame geometry, among other things, has dramatically improved over the last 20 years. That topic is repeatedly discussed in articles on PB.

I would invite you to stand on top of Super T’s drop from 2002, while riding a 20 year old bike, and drop it. That took legit skills.

Riding a groomed dirt skatepark and pulling tricks is definitely hard and requires skill. I don’t have it in the slightest. But for riders of that caliber - yes, I think that dropping a 30+ foot drop to an in manicured landing on a 20 year old bike takes more skill and requires larger balls.
  • 1 0
 @gnarnaimo: I will accept your failure to respond as a concession. Good day.
  • 1 1
 @drboudreaux: What I stated was an exaggeration yes, not a fact. I still stand behind my opinion as you clearly do. I don't always feel the need to continue conversations with people spouting slander on the internet as it usually turns out to be pointless. You're entitled to your opinion, no matter how incorrect I feel it is. Cheers.
  • 1 1
 @gnarnaimo: Fair enough. But for future reference, opinion isn’t slander.
  • 1 0
 #Rebdullwasrobbed.
  • 3 5
 Teapee is so annoying. There I said it. Like calm down and just talk normal once in awhile. Shows not about you.
  • 5 1
 but his jokes are funny "how do you confuse your diggers?" "point at a shovel and rake, and say: take your pick!" hahah
  • 5 8
 #semenukgotrobbed





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