2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying Video and Photos

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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

 


 

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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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