20 year old Canadian Brett Rheeder went into the history books in June 2013 as he won gold in the first ever Mountain Bike Slopestyle event, held in Munich. Bret kept his cool on a tough day for the riders - high-winds put a five-hour delay on proceedings midway through the highly-anticipated competition. On his first run Rheeder misjudged a move and hit the deck hard, but it did not deter him and he flawlessly completed his second run to achieve the highest score. Since he started competing domestically as a 16 year old, Rheeder’s results have steadily improved. His best results in 2011 peaked at a respectable 11th in the Claymore Challenge and in 2012 he began to fight for the podium places in the majority of his events, finishing second in the following year at Claymore, plus a number of other second place finishes. Rheeder was born in 1993 and grew up in Queensvile Ontario. His father owned a demolition company, giving a young Rheeder the opportunity to build his own jumps. Like many young riders into bikes, Bret developed a knowledge of bikes by working in a local bike shop as a teenager. Rheeder loves his sports even when off his mountain bike; he is also interested in motocross, BMX, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding. Rheeder is best known for his big air and even bigger tricks, such as his favourite move - the Cork 720. He also loves his sports even when off his mountain bike; he has a keen interest in motocross, BMX, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding.
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