2012 Claymore Challenge - Finals' Recap and Pics
Jul 21, 2012 at 23:43
| Four Peat - Brandon Semenuk Wins His Fourth Claymore Challenge|
The Claymore Challenge has once again provided riders with the canvas to paint the portrait of progression. The two-run finals saw some of the most impressive riding witnessed on the FMBA World Tour this year by a field of riders from around the world.
All of the riders threw super impressive runs, but in the end it was reigning champion Brandon Semenuk who would take the top spot. Semenuk, whose run included a flip-whip on the Red Bull Freebird and a 360° whip, attacked the course with precision and focus, landing his winning run on in the first heat of finals.
| Brandon was fending off the young, up and comer Brett Rheeder, finishing second, and Martin Soderstrom, third, both of whom had runs that gave Semenuk a run for his money|
| British rider Sam Pilgrim barely missed the podium with an unbelievable run that included a gainer backlip off the AYR Academy drop and a massive back-flip no hander off the Freebird jump.|
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