Photo Gallery: Red Bull Rampage Qualifier

Saturday's qualifying round determined the 12 riders moving on to Sunday's Rampage final.
By Scott Hart
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Steezeberger hangs it out on his final jump
Mountain biker Tom van Steenbergen steps up at Red Bull Rampage 2013
Steezeberger hangs it out on his final jump Despite sessioning the canyon gap in practice and looking comfortable on it, Tom van Steenbergen cased it in the qualifier and his bike took a hit. He finished 15th. © Ian Hylands/Red Bull Content Pool
The real Canyon Gap guinea pig: Ramon Hunziker
Swiss mountain bike rider Ramon Hunziker at Red Bull Rampage in 2013
The real Canyon Gap guinea pig: Ramon Hunziker At Red Bull Rampage 2013, Ramon Hunziker was the first rider to actually hit the famous canyon gap. His bravery was eventually awarded with the final qualifying position for Sunday's finals. © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
Into finals smoothly: Mike Montgomery
Mountain bike rider Mike Montgomery competes in Red Bull Rampage qualifying in 2013
Into finals smoothly: Mike Montgomery The slopestyle specialist can wield a double-crown fork just the same. Montgomery rode aggressively during his qualifying runs at Rampage 2013, and a few calculated moves, like this backie, have put him in Sunday's finals. © Ian Hylands/Red Bull Content Pool
Thomas Genon: Third place qualifier
Mountain bike rider Thomas Genon competes in the qualifying round of Red Bull Rampage 2013 in Utah
Thomas Genon: Third place qualifier If you didn't know TG could get down on the big bike -- you shoulda axed somebody! A downhill racer as a kid, Genon's ability to put the big bike wherever he wanted was apparent. Third place qualifier for Sunday's finals. © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
Mike Hopkins is another redeemer
Mountain bike rider Mike Hopkins during qualifying at Red Bull Rampage 2013 in Utah
Mike Hopkins is another redeemer Redemption may sound like an overused term at Rampage 2013, but it's rad to see how many athletes have been able to overcome previous obstacles -- Mike crashed hard here in 2012. Turning what looks impossible into reality is what Red Bull Rampage is all about. Score another one for the riders. © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
Hello, Gnarly! I'm Garett Buehler
Mountain bike rider Garett Buehler competes in the qualifier at Red Bull Rampage in 2013
Hello, Gnarly! I'm Garett Buehler Buehler is a serious customer. He doesn't hesitate to drop in on the gnarliest terrain. Solid from top to bottom, Buehler transferred to Sunday's Red Bull Rampage finals. © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
Pierre Edouard Ferry: Second place qualifier
Mountain bike rider Pierre Edouard Ferry competes in the prelim round at Red Bull Rampage in 2013
Pierre Edouard Ferry: Second place qualifier PEF is one of the most playful riders. Like a kitten with a ball of yarn, he whips and skips all over the mountain with a frisky, zestful style. He'll be a fun rider to watch in finals. © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
Mitch Chubey: The new owner of Gee's Gap
Mountain bike rider Mitch Chubey competes in the prelim round of Red Bull Rampage 2013 in Utah
Mitch Chubey: The new owner of Gee's Gap Naysayers were wary that the gap might just be impossible. It has a nasty history of claiming riders -- Gee Atherton last year, Mark Matthews the day before and Mitch Chubey crashing in his first qualifying run. But Chubes was able to get up for run two and prove the build. © John Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool
Brendan Howey just misses the big show
Mountain bike rider Brendan Howey competes in the Red Bull Rampage 2013 prelim round in Utah
Brendan Howey just misses the big show The nicest kid in freeride had two smooth and clean runs, but he landed just one spot outside the top 12. © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
Ferry, Agassiz and Genon on the Qualifier podium
The Red Bull Rampage 2013 qualifier podium with Pierre Edouard Ferry, Graham Agassiz, and Thomas Genon
Ferry, Agassiz and Genon on the Qualifier podium © John Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool
Kelly McGarry is on to the final
Mountain bike rider Kelly McGarry competes in the prelim round of Red Bull Rampage 2013 in Utah
Kelly McGarry is on to the final It was redemption as well for Kelly McGarry, who broke his leg at Rampage 2012 and was unable to ride the line he had been building. Tenth place in Saturday's qualifier. © John Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool
Big Mountain curator: Makken Haugen
Mountain bike rider Makken Haugen competes in the prelim round of Red Bull Rampage 2013 in Utah
Big Mountain curator: Makken Haugen The spirit of big mountain IS Makken Haugen. Although his qualifying runs didn't go as well as planned, it didn't matter to Mads. Dude was still running around the venue, hooting and hollering for each rider. The kid is all about the riding -- gotta love that. © John Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool
The early bird gets the gap: Brendan Fairclough
Mountain bike rider Brendan Fairclough competes in the Red Bull Rampage 2013 prelim round in Utah
The early bird gets the gap: Brendan Fairclough Brendan Fairclough also tasted redemption. Brendawg orchestrated an ambitious build to create this chasm gap in 2012, but hurt himself and was unable to attempt it. After a year of dormancy, he was able to knock the dust off the landing in the early morning light of qualifier run one. © Ian Hylands/Red Bull Content Pool
Last second decision: Graham Agassiz
Mountain bike rider Graham Agassiz at Red Bull Rampage 2013 in Utah
Last second decision: Graham Agassiz Aggy says he didn't even plan to do a no-hander over the canyon gap in qualifying, but had so much time in the air that he was able to make the decision from the sky. Totally justifies why they call it a suicide no-hander... © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
Kyle Strait: First Sender Stomper
Mountain bike rider Kyle Strait drops from the top of the Oakley Icon Sender at Red Bull Rampage 2013
Kyle Strait: First Sender Stomper After Saturday's qualifying round, the pre-qualified riders took one last session on the mountain. Kyle Strait took the opportunity to tee-up the biggest (still unridden and unproven) drop of the Oakley Icon Sender. As you could assume: it was big and burly. © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
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