Brandon Semenuk – First Place (video above)
There’s no rider quite like him. Semenuk’s unique style is only matched by his exceptional level of bike control. Both were on display in his run, in which he dropped in on the rider’s right side of the mountain, tackling a steep double drop and other technical features before sealing the deal with a flat-spin 360, a flat-drop backflip and, finally, a backflip one-footed can.
Antoine Bizet – Second Place
After going down on what looked like a winning run last year, Bizet came out swinging in 2016 and stomped the first-ever double backflip in the history of Rampage.
Carson Storch – Third Place
Storch showed the mountain bike world what he’s capable of in his first-ever Rampage finals run, dropping in on the nauseatingly exposed rider’s-left ridge, which was originally taped-off and considered impassable. His run reached its climax with a perfectly-executed 360 off a massive drop, which he greased with precision in both of his runs.
Kurt Sorge – Fourth Place
Two-time winner and defending champion Kurt Sorge laced together stylish whips on big, ridge-line features, a smooth landing on the massive step down he shared with Graham Agassiz and a corked backflip at the bottom of the mountain.
Kyle Strait – Fifth Place
Veteran Rampage competitor Kyle Strait filled out the podium with a run that took him down a line shared with Cam Zink, which was littered with massive drops and a canyon gap. Strait pushed beyond his signature timeless style with a stomped step-down backflip.
Thomas Genon – Sixth Place
Tommy G once again showed that he has the skills for big-mountain competitions. The Belgian rider mixed the style and tricks you’d expect from a slopestyle phenom with the kind of speed and fluidity that’s usually only displayed by riders with mountains in their backyards. A clicked 360 table put the cherry on top of his first run, which earned him sixth place.
Tyler McCaul – Seventh Place
The second rider to drop, T-Mac tackled the rider’s left ridge, and sprinkled in a handful of tricks along the way, including a backflip on the exposed ridge line, which was followed by a beautifully extended super can and a corked backflip lower down.
Darren Berrecloth – Eleventh Place
The Claw took on the same exposed ridge as T-Mac and Carson Storch, dispatching the ‘Green Goblin’ drop with ease before getting in a tuck no-hander and a 360 on his way into the finish corral.