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Mountain Bikers Shine in Rampage 2015

10.27.15


Red Bull Rampage 2015, the 10th Edition of the Rampage Series brought some of the most talented downhill mountain bikers in the world together to compete in Virgin, UT to become this year’s champion. In the end it was Canadian Freestyle rider Kurt Sorge who took home the gold. Last year’s winner Andreu Lacondeguy scored second place, and Graham Agassiz took third after not being able to compete in Rampage last year due to an injury. Sorge is the second rider to win Rampage twice in his career; the only other rider to complete that task was Kyle Strait who finished in 11th place this time around. 


By Tim Raimy

The One-Sided Championship Series’ in the MLB

10.27.15


While the Major League Baseball Playoffs have been fairly action-packed, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) and the American League Championship Series (ALCS), both of which recently concluded, were lopsided. The New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals had the upper hand against the competing Chicago Cubs and the Toronto Blue Jays, respectively. On October 17, the Cubs fell to the Mets 4-2 in game one of the NLCS. Matt Harvey, the starting pitcher for the Mets, made a stellar opening in the first game of this key series.


By Morgan Halperin

Ramping up for Red Bull Rampage

10.13.15


Red Bull Rampage is a downhill and freeride-style mountain biking event that was introduced in 2001, and is coming back in 2015 for its tenth year of competition. In 2005, Rampage was canceled and remained on hiatus until 2008 due to the 2004 competition being deemed too dangerous, as riders kept pushing bigger tricks and faster speeds. After that its 2008 return, Rampage also took breaks for the years of 2009 and 2011. Rampage is hosted in Virgin, Utah, outside of Zion National Park, where a selection of three different venues have been chosen from year to year that make use of different cliffs of the area.


By Tim Raimy