KHS Pro MTB riders Luke Whitlock and Dylan Cobem headed out to Prineville, Oregon to compete at the Natural Selection Proving Grounds presented by Pacifico freestyle contest.
“Practice went great all week and was feeling great on my line choice and tricks.” Luke Whitlock said. He continues, “Come Friday morning, in qualifying, I was able to put down a solid safety run which had me sitting in 4th place after my first run. Come the end of run 2 I was bumped out of the qualifying bubble into 6th and was forced to do a second run as the last rider to drop. My run was going great until the second to last jump, where I then overshot a flip nac to flat resulting in a hard crash over the bars. I had to take my first run score which was only good enough for 6th place, 1.5 points off the 5th place rider, and just one spot shy of qualifying for finals the next day. Super bummed to have crashed out but grateful to be competing with the top 28 free riders in the world.”