Brandon Semenuk

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Brandon Semenuk
Personal information
BornWhistler, British Columbia, Canada
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight176 lb (80 kg)
Team information
Current teamTrek
DisciplineFreestyle Mountain Bikes
RoleFreestyle
Rider typeSlopestyle, Freeride

Brandon Semenuk is a Canadian freeride mountain biker from Whistler, British Columbia. Semenuk is a 3-time FMB World Tour Gold Medalist. He is a 2013 Munich X-Games Silver medalist in the Mountain Bike Slopestyle event, a 2008 and 2016 Red Bull Rampage winner and a 5-time Red Bull Joyride winner. He is known as one of the best freeride mountain bikers in history.

Early life and early career[edit]

Semenuk grew up in Whistler, British Columbia,[1] where he started out in cross-country cycling, competing in the BC Cup for the first time at the age of 9. He also competed in Four-Cross early in his career. At the age of 15, while riding his local jumps, Semenuk got spotted by Andrew Shandro.[2]

Career[edit]

He won Silver Medal in Slopestyle at the X-Games Munich in 2013. He won the Red Bull Joyride in 2011,[3] and also in 2013,[4] 2014,[5] 2015.[6][1] and 2017 [7] For the 2015 mountain bike movie unReal, he was filmed in a one shot segment that went viral on the internet.[8][9]

Sponsors[edit]

Brandon Semenuk is currently part of the Trek C3 project Mountain biking team. He is also sponsored by Troy Lee Designs, Red Bull, SRAM, RockShox, Avid, Truvativ, Smith, Maxxis, Chromag, MyPakage, Etnies, Dissent, and Evolution Whistler.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kingston, Gary (August 16, 2015). "Brandon Semenuk digs up winning Joyride in Whistler's Bone Yard". The Vancouver Sun.
  2. ^ Kemp, Seb (February 2012). "Brandon Semenuk: Where did the robot from the future come from?". Dirt.
  3. ^ "Kokanee Crankworx 2011 Red Bull Joyride - Replay". Extreme.com. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Minnigh, Brice (August 18, 2013). "Gallery: 2013 Crankworx Red Bull Joyride Recap: Brandon Semenuk triumphs in dramatic do-or-die dual for the title". Bike.
  5. ^ Minnigh, Brice (August 16, 2014). "Video and Photos: 2014 Red Bull Joyride highlights: Brandon Semenuk throws down the first-ever Joyride hat trick". Bike.
  6. ^ Lang, Seetoh (August 17, 2015). "Watch Semenuk's Winning Run at Red Bull Joyride: Brandon Semenuk conquers the pressure in style at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler". Redbull.com.
  7. ^ "Watch: The Winning Run at Red Bull Joyride - Crankworx Whistler 2017". pinkbike.com. Pinkbike. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  8. ^ O'Connor, Brion (August 13, 2015). "Mountain biker Brandon Semenuk's unReal video: Long shot pays off". Sports Illustrated.
  9. ^ "Mountain biker Brandon Semenuk's unreal ride captured in one shot". Stuff.co.nz. July 27, 2015.