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Red Bull Rampage Releases 2019 Wild Card Athlete Roster 2

Gee Atherton and more of the world’s best freeriders are set to compete in mountain biking’s premier big mountain event.

Carson Storch with a mega 360. Guaranteed he will be on the hunt in 2019.

Virgin, Utah (August 8, 2018) – Red Bull Rampage is mountain biking’s truest test of skill and mental toughness. Featuring the sport’s best athletes and set in one of the most demanding locations on the planet, the event has evolved over 18 years to become freeride mountain biking’s most coveted title.

The 2019 edition promises to be the best spectator and athlete experience in the event’s history. Today, the near-complete lineup of those world-class athletes has been set, comprised of ten pre-qualified and eight invited Wild Card riders. Riders like Reece Wallace and Gee Atherton, who have competed in the past but haven’t been part of the mix for a few years, will return and look to mix it up with veterans like Cam Zink, Carson Storch, and Graham Agassiz.

Andreu Lacondeguy landed a second-place finish in 2018

The pre-qualified riders earned their right to compete in 2019 by finishing in the top ten in last year’s Red Bull Rampage. The remaining eight riders who make up the Wild Card athletes were chosen by a Red Bull Rampage Committee — consisting of pro riders Cam McCaul, Aaron Chase, Nico Vink, Randy Spangler, Dave Smutok along with event organizer Todd Barber — and invited based on the following criteria: past results from similar big bike contests, proven skill, and current video segments.

2019 Pre-Qualified Athletes (2018 Top 10)

  1. Brett Rheeder (CAN)
  2. Andreu Lacondeguy (SPA)
  3. Ethan Nell (USA)
  4. Tom van Steenbergen (CAN)
  5. Thomas Genon (BEL)
  6. Tyler McCaul (USA)
  7. Kyle Strait (USA)
  8. Szymon Godziek (POL)
  9. Kurt Sorge (CAN)
  10. Brendan Fairclough (UK)

2019 Wild Card Entries

  • Brandon Semenuk
  • Cam Zink
  • Carson Storch
  • Antoine Bizet
  • Graham Agassiz
  • Reece Wallace
  • Vincent Tupin
  • Gee Atherton

Your top three from 2018, perhaps a Wild Card entry will be here in 2019?

With the addition of the Marzocchi Proving Grounds, many of the still hopeful Wild Card athletes will receive a final chance to earn a spot to this year’s Rampage. This event will take place on September 6-8 near Bend, Oregon, and will allow athletes like Emil Johansson, Jaxson Riddle, Max Fredriksson and for the first time a female, Casey Brown, the opportunity to compete on the world’s biggest freeride platform. The event will be on a totally new, custom-made course that will mimic Rampage-type features including huge drops, doubles, and rhythm sections.  For more details on athletes attending and ticketing information visit

Red Bull Rampage is supported by Kia Motors America, BFGoodrich, Utah Sports Commission and Red Hydrogen.

Cover photo courtesy of Red Bull Media // Garth Milan


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