Photos by Jamie Walter

Rain, fog, and slush, didn't keep any competitors or spectators away from this afternoon's Rails 2 Riches qualifier at Killington Resort. The setup, which features a flat-down kink, a down-flat-down tube, and a closeout with down tube drew loads of creativity (and a few gnarly spills!)

The setup

And they're off!

John Kutcher on the DFD.

Colin Delaney

LJ getting inverted off of the closeout.

Judges Andy Parry, Matt Benedetto and Ian Compton make their decision.

Here's a look at who's moving on to fight for the $4,000 first place prize...

Giray Dadali

Tyler Duncan

Elliot Deleo

Luke Hagearty

Will Hibbs

John Kutcher

Domenic Laporte

Kieren McVeigh

Colin Sirois

Steve Stepp

LJ Strenio

Jeremie Veilleux

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