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, 2016 and 2019 Red Bull Rampage winner, 2nd person who won rampage three-times. A 5-time Red Bull Joyride winner. He is known to be "always emulated, never imitated." He often does not need to do his second run every time as he nails his first run in competition. 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] a three-time Redbull Rampage winner, being the 2nd athlete to accomplished this feat. For the 2015 mountain bike movie unReal, he was filmed in a one shot segment that went viral on the internet.[8][9]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kingston, Gary (16 August 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 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ Minnigh, Brice (18 August 2013). "Gallery: 2013 Crankworx Red Bull Joyride Recap: Brandon Semenuk triumphs in dramatic do-or-die dual for the title". Bike.
  5. ^ Minnigh, Brice (16 August 2014). "Video and Photos: 2014 Red Bull Joyride highlights: Brandon Semenuk throws down the first-ever Joyride hat trick". Bike.
  6. ^ Lang, Seetoh (17 August 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 22 August 2017.
  8. ^ O'Connor, Brion (13 August 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. 27 July 2015.