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Here it is, the 2015 Red Bull Rampage Athlete Invite List. If your name is on this page, it's because you go harder and faster than most riders - and also probably because you have a bit of a screw loose! We're stoked to see many of our favorite riders return, and also a few newcomers to spice things up: Remy Metailler and Remi Thirion will both try to take their park and race skills to the cliffs and dirt of Utah, and Bernard Kerr and Brendan Fairclough will be returning to the desert to fly the flag for the World Cuppers. Among the usual FMB and slopestyle/freeride suspects, we're also particularly stoked to see The Claw back, healthy and ready to take on the event he helped define over the years, and last but not least, how could we not be pumped on seeing OG freerider Wil White once again on the invite list. When you only ride one event per year, might as well make it the Rampage!

Graham Agassiz went huge in 2014, and we can't wait to see what he has in store for this year- photo Dave Trumpore

Press Release:

​VIRGIN, UT – September 10, 2015 – After a long and spectacular season on the FMB World Tour, the invite list for Red Bull Rampage, the world’s toughest freeride MTB event, has been set. Pre-qualified athletes like defending champ Andreu Lacondeguy, two-time champ Kyle Strait and regular contender for best trick Cameron Zink will come back to face a long list of athletes looking to become king of the mountain. FMB World Tour athletes that weren’t previously qualified for Red Bull Rampage but were invited include Canadians Anthony Messere and Logan Peat and yearly contenders Thomas Genon and Yannick Granieri. The 10th Edition of Red Bull Rampage will take place in Virgin, UT on October 17th. A full athlete invite list can be found below.

2015 Red Bull Rampage Athlete Invitation List

*indicates pre-qualification

**indicates top 7 FMB World Tour

***indicates wildcard invitation

  • Andreu Lacondeguy – SPN*
  • Anthony Messere – CAN**
  • Antoine Bizet – FRA***
  • Bas Van Steenbergen – CAN***
  • Bernard Kerr – GBR***
  • Brandon Semenuk – CAN*
  • Brendan Fairclough – GBR*
  • Brett Rheeder – CAN*
  • Cameron Zink – USA*
  • Conor MacFarlane – NZL***
  • Darren Berrecloth – CAN***
  • Geoff Gulevich – CAN***
  • Graham Agassiz – CAN***
  • James Doerfling – CAN***
  • Jeff Herbertson – USA*
  • Kelly McGarry – NZL*
  • Kurt Sorge – CAN*
  • Kyle Jameson – USA***
  • Kyle Norbraten – CAN*
  • Kyle Strait – USA*
  • Logan Binggeli – USA***
  • Logan Peat – CAN**
  • Louis Reboul – FRA***
  • Makken Haugen – NOR***
  • Mitch Chubey – CAN*
  • Nic Pescetto – SPA***
  • Nicholi Rogatkin – USA**
  • Nico Vink – BEL***
  • Paul Basagoitia – USA*
  • Pierre Edouard Ferry – FRA***
  • Ramon Hunziker – SWI***
  • Remi Thirion – FRA***
  • Remy Metailler – FRA***
  • Ryan Howard – USA***
  • Sam Reynolds – GBR**
  • Szymon Godziek – POL*
  • Thomas Genon – BEL**
  • Tom Van Steenbergen – CAN***
  • Tomas Zeida – CZE**
  • Tyler McCaul – USA***
  • Wil White – USA***
  • Yannick Granieri – FRA**

MORE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

A limited number of spectators will be able to witness the 10th Edition firsthand on October 17. Released today, an additional but limited number of tickets have been released to the public for $25 and can be purchased at redbull.com/rampage. Spectators who act quick enough to get a ticket and make the journey will also be able to attend the qualifiers, held on October 15. If you can’t snag a ticket or are unable to attend the spectacle in person don’t worry, you can watch the finals live on Red Bull TV.

AN ORAL AND VISUAL HISTORY OF RED BULL RAMPAGE

Kyle Strait has seen, and done it all in his long, cross discipline bike career – starting his racing career at 11, he is currently the only person to win Red Bull Rampage TWICE. Released today, with special archive footage never seen before, Strait sits down to analyze the years as they went by, the evolution of the sport and the competition, and what it takes to win the toughest MTB event out there.

​Can’t wait until October to get your gut-wrenching, nail-biting freeride fix? Head over to redbull.com/rampage to watch highlights of the last nine competitions all summer long. The great equalizer of all mountain bike events, Red Bull Rampage draws slopestyle riders, downhill racers and natural-terrain freeriders together in one big-mountain test of all-around bike skill on near-vertical ridges near Virgin, Utah. Join the #Rampage Conversation. Follow @RedBullBike on Twitter and @RedBullSLC on Instagram.

Rampage, presented by GoPro, will air as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on NBC December 27th. The event is also supported by Polaris RZR, Pennzoil Synthetics, Samsung Milk Video and the Utah Sports Commission.


About The Red Bull Signature Series

Thee Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring best-in-class events such as Frozen Rush, Double Pipe, Hart Lines, Joyride, Rampage, Straight Rhythm and Volcom Pipe Pro. These events represent a collection of the most innovative snowboarding, skiing, surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding, motorsports and BMX events, on custom courses inspired by the athletes themselves. Red Bull Media House and the NBC Sports Group showcase this world-class property of action sports events all year long on NBC and Red Bull TV through state-of-the-art production and storytelling. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com. Be sure to follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

About Utah Sports Commission

The Utah Sports Commission is a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah's economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com

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