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Photo Gallery: 2021 Proving Grounds

Riders prove that they’ve still got it after a long hiatus of competition.


Proving Grounds descended on the desert of central Oregon last weekend, giving many riders an opportunity to compete for the first time in years. This time around, Proving Grounds is its own standalone event, and not a qualifier for Red Bull Rampage. And more importantly, it was the first time for women to compete side-by-side with the men, on the same exact course.

Hannah Bergemann of Bellingham, Washington was the very first person on course after the morning fog had lifted and course opened for competition. Of the six total women who turned up to the event, it was just Bergemann and Camila Nogueira who dropped in for their final runs. In the end, it was Nogueira who walked away with the victory.

The men’s put down some impressive runs, especially considering it was the first time many had competed since before COVID. Carson Storch walked away with the win, with Reed Boggs and Dylan Stark rounding out second and third.

 

Get it for the ‘Gram | Photo: Katie Lozancich
Samantha Soriano stoked to send it. Photo: Katie Lozancich
Women’s winner Cami Nogueira and founder of Formation, Katie Holden looking calm and collected. | Photo: Katie Lozancich
Men’s winner, Carson Storch and Harriet Burbidge-Smith, who just received her Red Bull helmet up at Hannah Bergemenn’s “Hangtime” event in Bellingham a week prior. | Photo: Katie Lozancich
Heading up for another hit | Cami Nogueira and Katie Holden | Photo: Katie Lozancich
Harriet Burbidge-Smith lacin’ up the boots | Photo: Katie Lozancich
Hannah Bergemann suiting up for the big show. |  Photo: Katie Lozancich

 

Jaxson Riddle learns to let go. | Photo: Katie Lozancich
Jaxson Riddle checking the weather. | Photo: Trevor Lyden
Hannah Bergemann getting high in the desert |  Photo: Katie Lozancich
Johny Salido pulled out the stops but didn’t make it into the top three of the stacked field. | Photo: Trevor Lyden
Dylan Stark tables the hip. | Photo: Katie Lozancich
Paul Genovese whipping his Wreckoning into shape. | Photo: Trevor Lyden
All the style from third place finisher Dylan Stark. | Photo: Trevor Lyden
Cami Nogueira said she was happy just to make it down the course, but she pulled of the winning run. | Photo: Katie Lozancich
The devil is in the details. | Horn thrower: Jaxson Riddle | Photo: Trevor Lyden
Dylan Stark spinning his way onto the podium. | Photo: Trevor Lyden
Old man still has some tricks up his sleeve. | Rider: Cam Zink. | Photo: Trevor Lyden
Cami shares her top spot with Hannah. | Photo: Katie Lozancich
Storch shows off the hardware. | Photo: Trevor Lyden