News Feed Item

Brandon Semenuk Defends Title With Hometown Victory at 2014 Red Bull Joyride

Canadian Athletes Dominate the Podium in Whistler at the Largest Slopestyle Mountain Biking Competition of Its Kind

WHISTLER, BC--(Marketwired - August 17, 2014) - One of the most hotly anticipated events of the week-long Crankworx Whistler festival, Red Bull Joyride hit the mountain on August 16th featuring the best in slopestyle mountain biking. As a season-defining competition on the FMB world tour, 19 of the best international riders put it all on the line for a spot on the podium and the $50,000 prize purse.

It was Canada's own Brandon Semenuk who walked away with the first place win, successfully defending his title as Red Bull Joyride champion and also becoming the first rider to earn three first-place wins in the event. Semenuk claimed the top spot in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Infront of a roaring crowd of 30,000 gathered in Whistler Plaza, the largest audience in the four year history of the event, the 23 year old delivered back to back clean runs in one of the best performances of his career, edging out Canadian compatriots Brett Rheeder and Anthony Messere who both delivered solid runs.

"Winning this event last year was pretty amazing. But winning it back to back years? It feels amazing since this event just gets bigger and bigger every year", said Semenuk on his back-to-back victory.

The win places Brandon in an exclusive club in which only he resides, having won three Red Bull Joyride competitions. With this year's release of Rad Company, another season of his series Life Behind Bars and today's big win, the year 2014 has been a hallmark in the young athlete's career.  

This year's Red Bull Joyride course was one of the largest built yet. Built by riders for riders, the focus this year was on flow and amplitude after athletes expressed a need to go even bigger following the 2013 event. Each of the features was increased in size over previous years by as much as 3 feet and included the addition of two all new features; the 'Giant Box Stepup' and 'Bud Light Whale Tail'. 

Red Bull Joyride, a headline event of the Red Bull Signature Series, will air Sunday, September 28 at 3:00pm EST on NBC. The show is brought to a national NBC audience in partnership with Dodge Dart, GoPro and Polaris RZR. 


Slopestyle mountain biking continues to progress more and more each year as athletes push for bigger more technical tricks. The bar was raised once again with big deliveries from Semenuk, Rheeder and Messere. Brandon's confidence was clear from the get go, with an unprecedented backflip 1-foot can off of the first drop which set the standard for the rest of the competition. What followed was an example in flare and technicality featuring a backflip double whip, 360 foot plant off the Joyride Cabin and who corked 720's executed to perfection. 

Check out Brandon Semenuk's winning run below:

Brandon Semenuk

Additional video of second and third place runs will be available within the day.

Brett Rheeder

Anthony Messere


For a full selection of images from Red Bull Joyride 2014, visit www.redbull.ca/joyride or www.redbullcontentpool.com

About Red Bull Signature Series

The Red Bull Signature Series is a collection of the most progressive action sports events in the world, featuring some of Red Bull's top properties including Frozen Rush, Joyride, Dreamline, Rampage and Straight Rhythm. Red Bull Media house and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, showcase the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com. Be sure to follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

About Crankworx Whistler

August 8-17, Whistler, BC, hosts mountain biking's defining celebration. A gathering of the bike-minded, Crankworx brings together the world's downhill, slopestyle and endure legends, with the Superfans, the rising stars, the industry's innovators and the next generation of mountain bike riders for ten days of contests, concerts, culture and cranking.

Red Bull Content: Free for Editorial Use

Through the Red Bull network, hi-res video and still images are captured and made immediately available for editorial use for all media channels including television, film, print, mobile, and digital. The content is centrally located in the Red Bull Content Pool for media partners at www.redbullcontentpool.com. Search: Red Bull Joyride

The following files are available for download:

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to impr...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently, the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bob Newhouse, CEO and founder of Agilitiv, will draw together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established ...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Eth...
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and microservices. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your conta...
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will w...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
DevOps theory promotes a culture of continuous improvement built on collaboration, empowerment, systems thinking, and feedback loops. But how do you collaborate effectively across the traditional silos? How can you make decisions without system-wide visibility? How can you see the whole system when it is spread across teams and locations? How do you close feedback loops across teams and activities delivering complex multi-tier, cloud, container, serverless, and/or API-based services?
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...