Fox US Open Mountain Biking Championships wraps up back in Killington, celebrates the winners

Killington, Vt – (work wireSunday marked the end of the 2022 Fox US Mountain Biking Open event at the Killington Resort. Back in Killington for the first time since 2018, nearly 600 athletes joined the family-friendly mountain bike festival from September 15-18. Sunday concluded with an open class downhill race with Dakota Norton (USA) and Nina Hoffman (DEU) leading the podium, with each taking home a $15,000 cash prize. The fan-favorite Red Bull Best Whip, presented by YT Industries, took place on a perfect late-summer evening in Vermont as the big crowd watched Eddie Reynolds and Brooke Anderson take first place in the men’s and women’s categories among the invited athletes. With the largest Fox US Open cash purse of $80,000 at stake, the athletes came to win and put on an epic show for 7,000 spectators in Killington during the event.

Open the slopes

Dakota Norton and Nina Hoffman took home the $15,000 first prize to compete in the men’s and women’s open downhill classes, respectively. Open Class Downhill continues to provide a unique opportunity for up-and-coming athletes to test their skills against some of the fastest professional racers in the world. The Women’s Open category 1 award was captured by first-time FOX US Open champion and German athlete Nina Hoffmann, ditching defending champion and three-time USO winner Jill Kintner. The expected downpour was halted until the final moments of the race, when Dakota Norton rolled out of the starting gate on a mission, setting the fastest time of the day on the Goat Skull race track to take home $15,000 and his first American Fox. Open Title Regression. Also making history were 14-year-old Alitha Ostgaard and 15-year-old Asa Vermit, who both finished third and became the youngest players to stand on the US Open podium.

men

1 – Dakota Norton

2 – Luca Shaw

3 – Asa Vermet

Women

1 – Nina Hoffman

2 – Jill Kintner

3 – Alitha Asgard

Next generation downhill

Young athletes tested their next generation racing skills on a separate youth track with classes ranging from 5-6 years old to 13-14 years old. The all-new Cat 1 classes for the 11-12 and 13-14 age groups provided young, expert athletes with an opportunity to race the Goat Skull Course to increase the level of difficulty.

CAT 1 11-12 Boys

1 – Rio Boisevert

2 – Elie Bundy

3 – Theo Bedard

CAT 1 13-14 boys

1 – Cash Shalin

2 – Cohen Bundy

3 – Kay Burleson

double zigzag

All eyes on Friday night were on Dual Slalom as the athletes competed head to head in arc races on a short but exciting track. Joe Foresta and Jill Kintner took home the cash prize in the Open Chapters.

men

1 – Joey Forest

2 – Eddie Reynolds

3 – Parker Nishkian

Women

1 – Jill Kintner

2 – Jordy Scott

3 – Mazie Hayden

Enduro

The Enduro race included 5 stages of classic Killington tracks across three different peaks. The athletes were tested for skill and endurance, with Marco Osborne and Killington local Ashley Stearns taking the lead in the open classes.

men

1 – Marco Osborne

2 – Nathan Strix

3 – Will Goody

Women

1 – Ashley Stearns

2 – Rachel Baggo

3 – Hannah Harrington

adaptive slope

Fox US Open of Mountain Biking has once again partnered with Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports to bring US Open Adaptive Downhill Racing to the resort of Killington. The adaptive race was held on the “Rabbit Hole” track on Sunday and Kevin Bramble won the Hand-Cycle Class on a custom bike he built himself.

Hand cycle class:

1 – Kevin Bramble

2 – Greg Dorso

3 – Ryan St. Lawrence

class 2 wheel:

1 – Dennis Brady

2 – Spencer Wood

3 – Kenneth Butler

Red Bull Best Whip, provided by YT Industries

The party atmosphere continued to escalate, and fans raised the sound of the Red Bull Best Whip competition, presented by YT Industries, on Saturday night. Athletes took to the skies to impress the crowd with a custom set of jumps designed by the Powder Horn Trail Company. The hill was full of fans and the atmosphere was electric as Eddie Reynolds and Brooke Anderson claimed absolute bragging rights and $1,000 each. Walker Cottingham and Matilda Melton won the U16 Best Whip categories and took home components award packages from Spank Industries.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic and wildfires, Fox US Open Mountain Biking is proudly back with heart and soul into the green mountains of Vermont. Racers and spectators from all over the world came together for a weekend full of good times and great racing. Special thanks to all Fox US Open of Mountain Biking partners, including title partner Fox Racing, Red Bull, YT Industries, adidas Five Ten, Fat Tire, Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, Shimano, Oakley, GT Bicycles, INTENSE, and specialist bike components , SRAM, SPANK Industries, COMMENCAL USA and Killington Resort.

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About the Killington Resort:

The Killington Resort is a four-season destination set on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in central Vermont. Known as the Beast of the East, Killington boasts 92 miles of diverse snowsports terrain spread across six peaks including Mount Pico, served by the lift network and the most extensive snowmaking system in eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, a family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 35 miles of mountain biking trails with expansion underway with Gravity Logic, plus 15 miles of hiking trails. Endless afternoons, dining and accommodation options have made Killington a global destination for surfers and snowboarders on the East Coast for over 60 years. Killington is part of the POWDR portfolio. Visit www.killington.com for more information and be social with #beast365

About Fox Racing:

For over 4 decades, Fox Racing has been the world’s leading manufacturer of motocross and mountain biking apparel and equipment. Focus caters to the world’s best athletes and enthusiasts with products that combine innovation and style, rooted in the brand’s original competitive motocross ethos. Headquartered in Irvine, California, the company has offices, retail stores, ambassadors and athletes around the world.

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