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Cam McCaul - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifier Canyon Gap
Yesterday was qualifying for the 2012 Red Bull Rampage freeride competition in Virgin, Utah, near Zion National Park. Some of the best freeriders in the world have gathered to show what they can do in Southern Utah’s unique terrain. Twelve riders were pre-qualified but yesterday twenty-four more riders got to compete for twelve more spots in Sunday’s finals. The photo above is Cam McCaul solidly taking the first spot in qualifiers by stomping the terrifyingly huge canyon gap. The other qualifying riders are:

  • 1. Cameron McCaul
  • 2. James Doerfling
  • 3. Kyle Norbraten
  • 4. Antoine Bizet
  • 5. Brett Rheeder
  • 6. Nico Vink
  • 7. Ramon Hunziker
  • 8. Brendan Howey
  • 9. Martin Söderström
  • 10. Pierre Edouard Ferry
  • 11. Casey Groves
  • 12. Brandon Fairclough

They will joing the pre-qualified riders, Andreu Lacondeguy, Brandon Semenuk, Cameron Zink, Darren Berrecloth, Gee Atherton, Geoff Gulevich, Kurt Sorge, Kyle Strait, Logan Binggeli, Robbie Bourdon, Thomas Vanderham and Tyler McCaul in the finals on Sunday.

Check out the gallery below for highlights from the 2012 Red Bull Rampage qualifying.

2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying Video and Photos Gallery
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Bottom Of The 2012 Red Bull Rampage Course
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Bottom Of The 2012 Red Bull Rampage Course

Bottom Of The 2012 Red Bull Rampage Course
2012 Red Bull Rampage Camp
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2012 Red Bull Rampage Camp

2012 Red Bull Rampage Camp
Cam McCaul - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifier Canyon Gap
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Cam McCaul - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifier Canyon Gap

Cam McCaul - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifier Canyon Gap
2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifiers
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2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifiers

2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifiers
Start One - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Start One - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Start One - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Start Two - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Start Two - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Start Two - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Thomas Genone Dropping - 2012 Red Bull Rampage
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Thomas Genone Dropping - 2012 Red Bull Rampage

Thomas Genone Dropping - 2012 Red Bull Rampage
Brett Rheeder Whip - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Brett Rheeder Whip - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Brett Rheeder Whip - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Brett Rheeder No-Hander- 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Brett Rheeder No-Hander- 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Brett Rheeder No-Hander- 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Thomas Genone - 2012 Red Bull Rampage
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Thomas Genone - 2012 Red Bull Rampage

Thomas Genone - 2012 Red Bull Rampage
Anthony Messere - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Anthony Messere - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Anthony Messere - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Antoine Bizet Launching - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Antoine Bizet Launching - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Antoine Bizet Launching - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Ramon Hunziker Dropping - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Ramon Hunziker Dropping - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Ramon Hunziker Dropping - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Brendan Howey Steps Up - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Brendan Howey Steps Up - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Brendan Howey Steps Up - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Mike Kinrade - Oakley Sender - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Mike Kinrade - Oakley Sender - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Mike Kinrade - Oakley Sender - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Mike Kinrade - Oakley Sender Crash - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Mike Kinrade - Oakley Sender Crash - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Mike Kinrade - Oakley Sender Crash - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Casey Groves - Upper Steeps - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Casey Groves - Upper Steeps - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Casey Groves - Upper Steeps - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Casey Groves - Little Canyon Gap - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Casey Groves - Little Canyon Gap - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Casey Groves - Little Canyon Gap - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Mike Hopkins Going Huge - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Mike Hopkins Going Huge - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Mike Hopkins Going Huge - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Thomas Genone Waving To His Fans - 2012 Red Bull Rampage
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Thomas Genone Waving To His Fans - 2012 Red Bull Rampage

Thomas Genone Waving To His Fans - 2012 Red Bull Rampage
Anthony Messere And The 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying Crowd
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Anthony Messere And The 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying Crowd

Anthony Messere And The 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying Crowd
Anthony Messere Goes Down Hard - 2012 Red Bull Rampage
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Anthony Messere Goes Down Hard - 2012 Red Bull Rampage

Anthony Messere Goes Down Hard - 2012 Red Bull Rampage
Casey Groves Sends It - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Casey Groves Sends It - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Casey Groves Sends It - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Martin Soderstrom Style - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Martin Soderstrom Style - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Martin Soderstrom Style - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Kyle Norbraten - 360 Drop - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Kyle Norbraten - 360 Drop - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Kyle Norbraten - 360 Drop - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Kyle Norbraten Dives In - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Kyle Norbraten Dives In - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Kyle Norbraten Dives In - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Pierre Eduard Ferry - Steep Drop – 2012 Red Bul Rampage Qualifying
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Pierre Eduard Ferry - Steep Drop – 2012 Red Bul Rampage Qualifying

Pierre Eduard Ferry - Steep Drop – 2012 Red Bul Rampage Qualifying
Antoine Bizet - Oakley Sender - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Antoine Bizet - Oakley Sender - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Antoine Bizet - Oakley Sender - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
James Doerfling - Big Drop - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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James Doerfling - Big Drop - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

James Doerfling - Big Drop - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Wil White - Oakley Sender - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Wil White - Oakley Sender - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Wil White - Oakley Sender - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Nick Simcik Near The Top - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Nick Simcik Near The Top - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Nick Simcik Near The Top - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Mick Hannah Attacking - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Mick Hannah Attacking - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Mick Hannah Attacking - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Sam Pilgrim - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Sam Pilgrim - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Sam Pilgrim - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Soderstrom At The Top - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Soderstrom At The Top - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Soderstrom At The Top - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Martin Soderstrom - Big Ramp Drop - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Martin Soderstrom - Big Ramp Drop - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Martin Soderstrom - Big Ramp Drop - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
Pierre Eduard Ferry - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying
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Pierre Eduard Ferry - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

Pierre Eduard Ferry - 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying

 


 

About the author: John Shafer

John Shafer, a.k.a. Photo-John, is a photographer, cyclist, skier and general outdoor lover. He’s happiest when he’s on his bike or skis, taking pictures in the backcountry. He’s been on the Mtbr team since 1999 running PhotographyREVIEW.com as well as contributing photos and articles on Mtbr. John has been taking pictures since college and believes everyone can be a good photographer if they just learn a few simple rules. He loves big mountains, rocky singletrack, powder days, 6-inch trail bikes, coffee and tacos. Look for him pushing his bike uphill, carrying an inappropriate amount of camera gear in an overloaded backpack.


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