Bearclaw Invitational, the third stop on the FMB Diamond Series, was an epic battle for points. During finals Brett Rheeder and Brandon Semenuk went head to head. Both runs were insane. The fact that they were not only able to complete two runs, but also both improve on their first run score in a tight battle for 1st place, shows how much these guys are pushing the bar at FMB Diamond Series events. Designed and built by the legendary Darren Berrecloth, the course was the perfect platform for them to push the limits and lay down the challenge for victory. Kelly McGarry explains: ,“ The course is different to a lot of the courses on the tour. Here it’s a lot steeper with more dirt to jump but still pretty big.”
Brett Rheeder discussing the battle unfolding between him and Brandon Semenuk.
Brandon Semenuk doing a double downside whip. In his own words, the finals were "a game of inches."
Yannick Granieri had the run of his season at Bearclaw Invitational - landing on the podium for the first time. Beware - Yannick is back!
Host, Darren Berrecloth still hangin and riding with the boys.
Tomas Lemoine is continueing to impress as he rolls with the big boys at FMB Diamond Series competitions. His third Diamond event will be back in Europe for Red Bull District Ride.
Thomas Genon was probably hoping for a higher position in the FMB Diamond Series standings at this point in the season - but with his style, bag of tricks and two more Diamond stops ahead, he is still gunning for the title.
Anthony Messere laid down a steezy run for 4th place. His result was just enough to maintain the lead on the FMB Diamond Series over Brandon Semenuk by a mere 20 points.
Three is the magic number for Yannick Granieri.
Brett Rheeder has those 720's on lock and the crowd love'em!
Semenuk doing a backflip bar spin off the step down. With the championship race still up for grabs - Brandon uses every feature to show off why he is still on top the game.
Brett Rheeder's biggest fan?
Podium shot. 1st Brett Rheeder, 2nd Brandon Semenuk, 3rd Yannick Granieri