Red Bull Rampage Athlete List

Aug 29, 2013 at 11:47
by Red Bull Bike  
Zink was looking great all day with some big plans for tomorrow. But then he overjumped the canyon gap and this years Rampage may well be over for him...

Receiving an invite to compete in the most daunting event in freeride mountain biking is considered an honor, a challenge and a bit of a terrifying proposition for even the most top-level athletes in mountain biking. On October 11-13th, the following athletes will have a chance to prove their skill, fearlessness and ability to master the legendary terrain that is the home of Red Bull Rampage:

2013 Red Bull Rampage Athletes

The athlete selection process for the finals gives an automatic bye to the winners of the last three Red Bull Rampage events, 2008 champion Brandon Semenuk and 2010’s hero Cameron Zink (*2012 winner Kurt Sorge is out due to injury). Also automatically invited into the finals on October 13th are the top 12 finalists from 2012. The 27 participants for the qualifiers, taking place on Friday, October 11th are selected based off FMB Tour ranking, performance at key events such as Crankworx and the Bearclaw Invitational and proven big mountain riding ability. Twelve will move on to the finals.

Cam McCaul rides in finals at Red Bull Rampage in Virgin Utah on 7 October 2012

Three ways to watch
Tickets to the event are available for $20 here and are expected to sell out. Tickets are good for the qualifiers on October 11th, and the finals on October 13th. Please be aware that there is a 5-mile hike/ride to contest site and no food/drink is available for purchase on- site. By purchasing a ticket you acknowledge and agree that you may appear in event coverage, which includes moving, and still images, webcasts & TV shows. Please carefully read the spectator advisory before purchase. The finals will be shown in an enhanced webcast live on Sunday, October 13th.

Finally, the family can gather around to tune-in to NBC on Saturday, December 21 at 2:30 pm ET to catch the broadcast of Red Bull Rampage presented by Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE and brought to you in partnership with Dodge Dart, GoPro, the Utah Sports Commission, Specialized and Oakley. The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring some of Red Bull’s top events including Crashed Ice, Ultra Natural, Wake Open, Dreamline and Joyride. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com.

Kurt Sorge celebrates his win at Red Bull Rampage in Virgin Utah on 7 October 2012



FMB World Tour The 2013 Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour integrates 33 events from all over the globe into one overarching competition for the title of FMB World Tour Champion. FMB World Tour events envelop the many facets of the freeride sport including: big mountain, slopestyle and dirt jump. For the third time, Red Bull Rampage will mark the great final of the FMB World Tour as one of only three Diamond Events worldwide. Red Bull Rampage promises to host heart-stopping finals to determine the Red Bull Rampage champion and 2013 FMB World Tour Champion. More information on: www.FMBWorldTour.com

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200 Comments

  • + 147
 Brendog is riding!!! YESSSSSSSSS
  • + 70
 (looking at the list): Oh!! Not Brendog too!! He is too young to die!!!!! Nooo please not Aggy, he was my favorite freerider!! Oh please Don't take Stevie, he was at his top!!!
  • + 91
 so Wil White is pre qualified but the claw isnt....? thats f*cked up
  • - 2
 yah how the hell do they do this "pre qualified" vs "qualifiers" shit?
  • + 39
 Probably over last years results? I honestly don't know but I'm sure the Claw will figure out a way to get into the finals easy.
  • + 3
 check the criteria for qualifying and pre-qualifying, I was a little surprised by that too but I guess there's some reasoning behind it, and being a fan favorite doesn't factor into it.
  • + 6
 Last years top 12 are pre qualified, I believe
  • + 55
 "Also automatically invited into the finals on October 13th are the top 12 finalists from 2012." Reading the article is helpful to answer questions!
  • + 1
 Thanks! Guess I missed that.
  • + 13
 For some reason I've got a good feeling about Mike Montgomery
  • + 21
 Maybe you guys should read the article before bitching once again!!
  • + 40
 Are you talking about all of that fuzzy stuff between the pictures? People call that text, they say its "informative". pffhh...
  • + 3
 I read somewhere that they invite some based on there known big mountain ability, I feel like the Claw has proven this already.
  • + 4
 It's crazy that the make Darren Berrecloth, one of the original pioneers and legends in this discipline QUALIFY for this contest despite his incredible big mountain ability.
  • + 5
 The pre qualified riders are all based off of last years top 12. I don't see why people are complaining. The Claw will qualify for finals easy.
  • + 11
 Being invited means you're invited to qualifiers, you can only be prequalified if you placed top 12 last year OR have won the last 3 rampages. I believe the Claw crashed out last year which meant he wasn't top 12.
  • + 0
 AGGY!!!!!!!! Yeeeesssssssssss! He's gonna win it, I'm calling it right now!
  • + 9
 i'd Love to see how messere is going to handle rampage...
  • + 6
 YEAAHH, WIL WHITE REPRESENTING THE SOUTH!!!
  • + 5
 @alpha, I can't wait to see him ride his morpheus! that bike is a sad day in any design studio
  • + 0
 He was riding a Demo during Crankworx. I'm pretty sure.
  • + 3
 sponsored by morpheus though, so I doubt he'll be allowed to use the demo for crankworx
  • + 2
 Wasnt Messere at the last rampage on a short travel bike? Or was that someone else? Whoever it was didnt have a fun time.
  • + 9
 NORBS GOT ROBBED!!!
  • + 1
 That was messere....http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Sequence-Saturday-49-2013.html
  • + 3
 @ Nick hansen.... he did the slope style (joyride) tell me how the f*ck he would do it on a demo, and second... he's sponsored by morpheus.... Facepalm
  • + 3
 WOW...I bet nick said this was when he is was a kid, "My mom says I'm special, but I dont know who this ed kid is"
  • - 2
 Obviously he never rode one on the joyride course. @Alpha-Cinematography. I was saying he was riding the bike park on one.
  • - 1
 guys chill, nick's right he was riding a demo in the bike park
  • + 0
 I didn't see him riding a demo in the park!
  • - 1
 then you clearly didn't read every single crankworx article, there is a shot of him on a demo, but that's okay when I was in first grade I had reading issues to Smile
  • + 77
 Stevie Smith!!!
  • + 1
 Smithhhhhh
  • + 15
 I believe in steve
  • + 17
 Norbs.
  • + 7
 kennysmith
  • + 3
 Stevie Smith FTW!
  • + 4
 Yeah Stevie, would be good for him to take World Champs, win the next few races then throw down at Rampage. I reckon he can do it....
  • + 0
 Why is Kim Jong-Un on the thumbnail..?
  • + 2
 And SIk Mik!
  • + 2
 Still kinda hope zink crushes it after last years spill.
  • + 2
 Zink's spill was gnarly! Gotta love that guy! Hope he gets second (I'm a Semenuk guy...)
  • + 2
 Lmao. Who isn't. There's so many riders I like this year in rampage.
  • + 0
 Screw that, bercloth is the og of freeride and yet he isnt "pre qualified" thats dumb
  • + 2
 Agreed, anybody with his own event should be pre-qualified. Also, just watch where the trail ends. I hope they make a Semenuk Invitational at his house!
  • + 1
 @Worm-Burner, that's Kyle Strait.....
  • + 2
 ...then what's Kyle Strait doing in charge of North Korea...?
  • + 54
 So so happy to see Benderoni invited.... hope he can make it!
  • + 35
 I kind of hope he brings his hard tail. That would be epic.
  • + 34
 If DMR and Manitou don't send Benderoni out, we should start a fundraiser to get him out here if he can't personally afford it. I really want to see the guy ride this stuff so bad!
  • + 4
 His facebook says he's going
  • + 30
 I was surprised to see Darren in the qualifiers list and not the pre-qualified list but I guess rules are rules. On another note - Benderoni and Smith!!
  • + 27
 what gets me so stoked about Rampage is that it's one of the few inherently "Mountain bike" events thats left. I love slopestyle...but but call it what it is- guys doing BMX tricks on a mountain bike. Rampage is that one sick event that is full on mountain bike. love it.
  • + 27
 bizet ! bizet ! bizet ! bizet !
  • + 1
 after 2nd -> 1st
  • + 25
 I wonder when we will see some girls in Rampage
  • - 2
 seriously doe
  • - 6
flag gs4designs (Aug 29, 2013 at 14:04) (Below Threshold)
 to watch them hack?
  • + 10
 There's an all girls freeride contest being held in Virgin the weekend before rampage!
  • + 6
 im sure like 6 people will be there.
  • + 3
 I highly doubt it will be very big but oh well it's still cool
  • - 4
flag finnrambo (Aug 29, 2013 at 23:17) (Below Threshold)
 6? try 1: rachel atherton
  • - 2
 never, hopefully.
  • + 1
 rachel atherton vs casey brown
  • + 16
 There are some unexpected names up there,particularly racers that got invites. Doerfling Ftw!
  • + 15
 wooooo they finerly did it they invited the guy who throw my eyes is the next rampage winner Kirill Benderoni
  • + 12
 Where is Jeremy Hottinger?!?! That kid kills it!! He's a South Utah local and rides the site almost everyday! Stop inviting DJ riders and invite some actual big mountain talent!!!
  • + 12
 Makken ftw! Big Grin First Norwegian in rampage history?!
  • + 12
 Kiril Benderoni Smile
  • + 11
 I got £10 on a bet that Doerfling wears his tank top.
  • + 6
 that is a pretty safe bet, almost like beting that gee will go fast as hell
  • + 8
 Kenny Smith has the tool kit to rip Rampage a new one. I hope he does well. Steep, big, fast and loose.... perfect for Kenny!
  • + 2
 agreed. This kid shreds and I am stoked to see his name on the list. I am also stoked to see names like Steve Smith, Kinrad and Brendawg!
  • + 9
 Would have been great to see Mark Matthews in there, great rider.
  • + 7
 Really cool to see guys like Benderoni or Makken on the list. I love to watch them ride. I just hope the judges won't f.. up the results once again.
  • + 5
 I wonder if Gee passed the Law suit for last years case... Mick Hannah and Stevie Smith are too thorough bred downhill for an event such as this! Would be sick to see Stevie take the win here though!
  • + 4
 Why gee Atherton but no Dan Atherton???dan is just as good if not better than gee!anyone from rampage seen dans quarry line at revolution bikepark,if not they should and then invite him so we can have a affy 1 2 wiv brendog 3rd!would love that!
  • + 8
 Gee is the man!!! Go BIG or go home!
  • + 6
 yeah lets just hope he doesn't case it as big as last year, go gee
  • + 9
 Lacondeguy!!!!
  • + 8
 Stoked for Rampage!! and, Heal Up Martin!
  • + 8
 Stevie? Smith? Really?
  • + 10
 I know. What next, Brandon Semenuk racing world champs?
  • + 1
 Stick to your maple syrup ay
  • + 5
 stoked for benderoni and pescetto..!really looking forward to see what these guys got in mind
  • + 6
 I'd like to see the Kamloops local take the win this year.
  • + 5
 I guess you mean agassiz
  • + 3
 Anthonny Bizet is gonna win this year... I feel it.. Hes is really hungry after what happened on Crankworxs and he is gonna go for win or die... Bed on him.
  • + 2
 So do I man
  • + 1
 Hear hear on the Judges!! Lest hope they are not sleeping during the contest this year. Norbraten got Robbed.
GO GEEEEEEE!!! Cant wait too see what Stevie does too, he's one of the most stylish riders out there, will Rampage Slap the style right out of him?
Can't wait to see it allWink
  • + 5
 mick hannah and sam pilgrim in the same competition... i likey
  • + 1
 Wait...is this based on FMB point standings or...? Because I honestly don't understand how Darren Berrecloth isn't pre-qualified. He is like the godfather of free ride. Making him qualify is like making santa claus run a marathon before christmas....just stupid.
  • + 5
 KIRILL BENDERONI!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 5
 I'm expecting big things from Aggy this year.
  • + 5
 Sorge is out? When did that happen??
  • + 3
 Broken knee.
  • + 4
 what happened to Sorge? oh and the 13ths my birthday, best present ever!
  • + 3
 Broke his knee
  • + 3
 i think he broke his knee
  • + 2
 how does someone break a knee? it's a joint not a bone? and when did this happen? pretty disappointed I wont get to seem him shred Frown
  • + 2
 broke at the top of the fibula where the ligaments attach, the knee joint essentially. Riding at Claw's I think?!
  • + 1
 Aww man that's rough! shitty spot for a break! I wish him the best, hopefully he will be back killin it next year again. sending positive vibes! Smile
  • + 4
 Yeah Bizet ! shows them how to ride a mountain bike !
  • + 5
 Mick hannah! Smile
  • + 3
 Mick Hannah?
  • + 9
 Hannah Montana
  • + 1
 No no it's miley cyrus Wink
  • + 1
 What's about Ramon Hunziker?! Last year he made it to the finals with two super clean and rad runs (incl. oakley sender) and ended on 16th place!
  • + 3
 Its a bummer Martin won't be good for this, get better soon!
  • + 4
 Steve smith what?????
  • + 2
 This list is so fucking stacked and awesome! I just crapped my pants! counting down the days until I arrive in Utah.
  • + 3
 honestly i hope andreu wins, he deserves it, he is true free rider!!
  • + 2
 I don't care who wins... As long as the wind is down, this is going to be a sic rider session.
  • + 1
 Is it just me or is it quite a large rider list? Glad to see smith there though.
  • + 2
 Oh yeah, Mr Bizet in da place !!
"ça va envoyer du gros !"
  • + 2
 where are Bourdon and Romaniuk? no big air legends invited?
  • + 6
 They don't pop up too frequently at the moments.... especially in comparison to the likes of Makken and Benderoni putting out some crazy videos. I think it is good guys aren't getting an invite based on their name but on their current level of rising
  • + 1
 It would be epic to see some of the early dudes of rampage like Vanderham, Hunter, Klassen(I think), and all those guys.
  • + 1
 Yeah, it's becoming too slopestyle oriented already as far as athlete selection. All past winners from the last 5 or 6 years should get invites, and any World Cup racer in the top 20 should get automatic invites. This event is not about dirt jumping.
  • + 1
 Yea Curtis! Gonna be fun to watch this. And Steve Smith? This will be sick!
  • + 1
 sooo sick to see some racers, go stevie!!!!, and wheres dunkerton ? we want to see the whole costal crew!!
  • + 1
 Can't wait for this event! It is really one where anybody can take down the win. Keep the rubber down out there!
  • + 2
 Sorge's out? Damn! On another note, go Kinrade!
  • + 1
 The best event ever to witness in person! Video or t.v just doesnt cut it!!!!
  • + 3
 buehler !
  • + 2
 Interesting that Logan Binggeli is out.
  • + 1
 It's too bad they can't televise rampage Live, who wants To wait 2 months to watch
  • + 3
 is it not gonna be on redbull tv?
  • + 3
 There will be a live webcast, If I read it correctly.
  • + 1
 I watched Geoff Gulevich ride at our local bike park and I was so amazed by his skills. They are all damn good riders Smile
  • + 3
 Lets go kinrade and aggy
  • + 2
 im going to root for norbs. hopefully no one gets robbed this time.
  • + 0
 Ahhh, I see now....but still, the claw shouldnt have to qualify for an event that he practically owns.
  • + 1
 Yesss gee atherton is rideing
  • + 2
 Aggy FTW!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Psyched to be going to this!
  • + 1
 This year norb's won't be robbed!!!!!
  • + 1
 Let`s see who`s getting robbed this year.
  • + 0
 A post about Red Bull Rampage......!!!

Here's the obligatory; "Norbs got robbed."
  • + 1
 Is camping allowed out there?
  • + 1
 hopefully judges will be good this year..
  • + 1
 Be careful. Flying mustache is coming!!!
  • + 1
 dayum....NOW THIS IS GOING TO BE A SHOW!!!!
  • + 2
 Sam Pilgrim yes !!!
  • + 1
 No Lunn or Kickstand dumb
  • + 2
 Nik Pescettooo!!!
  • + 1
 this is going to be one hard core rampage 2013
  • + 1
 Isn't it going to be the only Rampage 2013?
  • + 1
 so stoked for anton!!!
  • + 1
 brendog!
  • + 0
 I don't Claw should have to qualify for anything.
  • + 1
 Yeah Stevie!!!
  • + 0
 no gee crashed bad last year and did not finish main event
  • + 1
 you forgot to press the reply button
  • + 0
 Now that's a line-up! You need some big cahones to make that list.
  • + 0
 this is bullsh*t for us in europe who cant watch it Frown
  • + 5
 The finals will be shown in an enhanced webcast live on Sunday, October 13th. Quote from the article
  • + 6
 It's on redbull.com/bike too (I think)
  • + 1
 Still no Brett Rheeder?
  • + 0
 this year it´s finally bearclaws turn! crowning of the king
  • + 0
 yesss stevie Smile
  • - 1
 i dont understand who made it which list is the one
  • - 2
 Claws one of the best big mountain riders around for miles.... Yet he has to qualify for finals. Unhappy level 10
  • + 3
 Maybe read the article before bitching bud!! It's tells you who and why they got pre-qualified
  • + 11
 i don't think he's bitching and i don't think he's confused as to how the process works. i think he, like everyone, feels that the claw has a lifetime pass to rampage finals.
  • + 2
 I understand it all I'm not bitching/complaining I just recon like jtayabji said I just think he deserves that life time pass, iv always wanted claw to place first on the podium, anyway, regardless if he's Pre-qualified or not, I'm still happy to see him ride
  • + 1
 Attempting a supersession of what are clearly defined rules and regulations in order to impose all these subjective evaluations it's like the imposing of ad-hoc law. Depending on subjective evaluations as to whether one is the "father of freeride," deserves a "lifetime pass," or whatever else, is subject to personal interpretation and variation, including the absurdtions of the particular person themselves. What does this do? It subverts the rules and it perpetuates disrespect for the rules.
  • + 1
 if you're going to talk like that check your grammar first. "is like the imposing of ad-hoc law," not "it's like the imposing of ad-hoc law." "is like imposing ad-hoc law" would have been best. better yet, don't talk like that, it's pinkbike. also "the particular person themselves" should be "the particular person him- or herself."

again, pinkbike language please, or you risk being called out for every mistake in grammar.
  • + 1
 Even the best writers usually have editors Wink

I don't mind being corrected on my grammar, as I don't have a great grasp on the subject. By all means, proofread as much as needed.
  • + 1
 grammar > vocab. but anyways, i get what you're saying, but it's rampage. considering what fmb competitions are right now, who cares if rampage follows fmb rules? "where the trail ends" embodies red bull rampage better than fmb standings do.
  • + 1
 Totally agree, we'll said
  • + 0
 No Dean Tennant? WTF?
  • + 1
 why would he be in there?
  • + 1
 Nothing better to do than troll little boy? He's an excellent rider, why else.
  • + 1
 because he's Dean Tennant... not really a name you associate with Rampage... more of a dude in mindspark edits that goes to bc cups once in a while
  • + 1
 Point taken, his skill still denotes an invitation imo.
  • - 1
 I'm "hyper" to see what Zink does this year to melt people's minds
  • + 0
 Peter Henke... really?
  • + 0
 yes? he's a damn good rider
  • + 0
 GEEEE
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