The 2019 edition of Red Bull Rampage was an epic Canadian sweep today in Virgin, Utah.
Brandon Semenuk claimed the leading score of 92.33 with Brett Rheeder in second with a score of 91, followed by Tom Van Steenbergen in third with a score of 89.66. All waved the red and white flag with pride on the podium in front of fans from across the globe.
Over 3,000 spectators came out to cheer and watch the title win by Semenuk, which was his third overall top prize over the history of Rampage. The competition is considered to be at the forefront of world-class sports and would not be possible without the incredible backing of the brand.
“This event started in 2001, so I can’t imagine this continuing without their support,” Semenuk told reporters at the finish line. “Obviously it’s a really special event and for them to get behind it and help us is really cool.”
But, taking the first place prize was not the only glory achieved in the outback of Zion National Park. The most progressive freeriding tricks are displayed at Red Bull Rampage every year, and in the 2019 edition, the bar was once again raised as Brett Rheeder landed a huge can-can backflip to claim the Best Trick Award, Presented by Maverik.
A full list of other prizes included:
People’s Choice Award Presented by Utah Sports Commission – Thousands of fans voted online throughout the live Red Bull TV broadcast to determine the athlete that would take home the People’s Choice Award presented by Utah Sports Commission. Szymon Godziek took home the People’s Choice Award winning fans over with his bold choices throughout the contest.
Kelly McGarry Spirit Award Chosen by the Athletes – To commemorate the life of mountain biking legend Kelly McGarry, the participating athletes named local favorite Tyler McCaul as this year’s recipient of the Kelly McGarry Spirit Award. The criteria for the vote was to select the peer they thought most embodied McGarry’s spirit.
Digger Award Presented by Venmo – To honor the hardest working Red Bull Rampage dig team this year, the Digger Award, presented by Venmo, was introduced. Voted on by the internal team that chooses and builds the Red Bull Rampage Course every year, Brett Rheeder’s team was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Digger Award for exemplifying perfect team chemistry and hard work in their quest to build the most progressive line on the course.
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