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.
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