23 out of 25 spots have been confirmed for the Big White Invitational Slopestyle. Photo courtesy of Big White Ski Resort.
Big White announces athlete roster for the Big White Invitational Slopestyle hosted by Tom van Steenbergen as riders get ready to compete at Crankworx Innsbruck. So far 23 of 25 riders have confirmed for the Gold Invitational event and the roster is stacked with top-ranked FMB riders.
With a couple weeks to go, the crew at Big White is pulling together the final details in order to welcome some of the top riders in the world to the Okanagan for the Big White Invitational.
FMB #2 ranked Brett Rheeder, now calls the Okanagan home and will be battling with #1 ranked Nicholi Rogatkin for the top spot. Both competed at Crankworx Innsbruck this past weekend along with Anthony Messere, Simon Pages, Lukas Knopf and Erik Fedko, and again with the addition of Louis Reboul at Crankworx Les Gets. All of them will then make their way to Big White shortly after Les Gets.
Special additions to the athlete roster include Ryan “R-Dogg” Howard and Carson Storch, who were both at Big White before the bike park opened filming Rhythm along with our talented host, Tom van Steenbergen.
Other Canadians attending aside from Rheeder, Messere and van Steenbergen include Logan Peat, Brayden Barrett-Hay, Paul Genovese, Griffin Paulson, Simon Karrer and Max Langille.
The Bronze Open event promises to have some talented up and comers and riders that might not have qualified on points allowing them to compete for the chance to ride alongside the best in the world. While the Bronze event will run on a separate course, the top 4 finishers from the Bronze Open event will earn themselves a wildcard spot for the Gold Qualifiers on the pro course.
View the event shedule: https://bit.ly/2y82sit
Watch Tom van Steenbergen, Brett Rheeder, Carson Storch and Ryan Howard in Rhythm filmed at Bike Big White: https://youtu.be/7AXosmNd3bw