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Enni Rukaj


In the mystic forest of Northern Finland, where the reindeer roam freely, the Ruka BatteryPark saw see an all girls ultimate showdown – the 3Star Oakley Girlsessions. The event now in its sixth year, joined the Swatch TTR Tour this winter giving the riders an opportunity to collect last minute ranking points. The crowds loved the sunshine and the fresh cold weather and were appreciating the high level of riding. The winner, Enni RukajErvi (FIN) took home the valuable 400 Swatch TTR points and $1000. Second place went to Heidi Paumola (FIN). Rounding up the Top 3 was Saana Pehkonen (FIN), with Agnieszka Rusin (POL) finishing in fourth. The BatteryPark was perfectly shaped and provided a progressive playground for the girls, with its double kicker line and diverse rail section. The international riders were impressed by the park and enjoyed the exotic experience, Its easily one of the best parks I have ridden in Europe says Agnieszka Rusin. 18-year old Enni RukajErvi was stoked to win on home terrain and was especially content to top up her TTR ranking points. Bringing a TTR event here is great for all us Finnish girl riders, as there are not too many opportunities here at this level. It really gives a chance for the riders to develop she says.RukajErvi put down some solid runs early on and went through to the finals as the top qualifier with her second run: a switch BS 180 indy to BS 540 indy to cab 360 FS grab on the jumps, followed by a rail section where she stomped a cab 180 on 180 off the butter box and switch boardslide on the kink box. Rookie talent at its best, she has been bagging in some great results this season such as 3rd place at the 4Star Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam and winning the 2Star Finnish Snowboarding Championships the week before. This girl stomps her tricks and rides like a goddess. Her winning run was a (huge) cab540 mute to BS 540 indy to switch BS 360 and cab 180 on 180 off to switch 50-50. Heidi Paumola (FIN) earned the second spot on the podium with a BS 360 tailgrab, FS 720 indy, method air and a styled rail section with a 180 on 180 off the butterbox and a gap to FS boardslide on the kink box. Saana Pehkonen, who came in third place with a cab180 method to BS 360 followed by a FS 180 on the last jump to 270 on 270 off the box and a FS boardslide on the last obstacle. There was a really amazing level at the event today. I have not seen this level of female riding in Finland before, commented head judge Satu JErvelE (former pro-rider).The four day long event brought together all levels of girl freestyle enthusiast and included a fun fancy dress team event, coaching and a ski competition. Culminating into the 3Star TTR Slopestyle competition this is an event not to be missed, so make sure you book your flights ready for next years event. And check out the video and photos on Results at Oakley Girlsessions 20091. Enni RukajErvi2. Heidi Paumola3. Saana Pehkonen4. Agnieska Rusin5. Hanne Kauko6. Juulia Timlin7. Merika Enne8. Jenni Koli9. Veera Vihervaara10. Sanna Niilola11. Tytti Alapieti12. Nicole Sommerauer13. Kristiina Nisula14. Anni Kuortti15. Ruut Laukkanen16. Suvi Suitiala17. Silja Suitiala18. Hanna LaukkanenOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM OAKLEY GIRLSESSIONS PRESS OFFICE