At just 17 years of age, Anthony Messere is the youngest rider competing in the 2013 Red Bull Rampage. What Messere lacks in sheer years, however, he makes up for in skill and style. This, after all, is the guy who, as a 15-year old, landed on the podium at the Red Bull Joyride in Whistler. Messere rides at a level that can’t be ignored and, in retrospect, Rampage has been won by teenagers in the past. Kyle Strait took the win in 2004 at the tender age of 17. Brandon Semenuk won in 2008 when he was just 17 as well.
Rampage, it seems, has a history of favoring youth.