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Japanese Riders Rip At Swatch TTR Three(3)Star O2 World Rookie Fest


Czech Republic – February 15th 2008: After two days of competition in both Halfpipe and Slopestyle formats, the Swatch TTR THREE(3)STAR O2 World Rookie Fest came to a close with the Japanese rider Teddy Koo taking the top overall male rookie spot. Czech rider Dan Paulicek earned the top spot in the male grom category, with Sarka Pancochova, also from the Czech Republic, proving her presence as the leading female rookie rider by winning the female overall category.Due to poor and unexpected conditions and seven days of warmer than normal temperatures, the competition on Friday moved to the resort of Klinovec and the format changed to a halfpipe competition. A single jump and a variety of jib obstacles were also put together for Saturday. Included in the program was a photo session around the city of Bozi Dar where the whole WRF crew attacked some handrails for a photo opportunity.In the spirit of the TTR, the best riders from the THREE(3)STAR O2 World Rookie Fest got wild cards to bigger TTR events. The overall winner earned a ticket to the Swatch TTR FOUR(4)STAR Total Fight in Andorra, with another 10 riders earning tickets that send them straight into the finals at the Voelkl World Rookie Fest in Austria in April. Also in the TTR rankings, Sarka Pancochova, who placed first, is now TTR World No. 9, with Aimee Fuller (GBR) who finished second moving into the Top 90. Teddy Koo who won the male category has moved into the TTR Top 200. It is in Austria for the Voelkl World Rookie Fest where the overall winner will take the title of World Rookie Champion, a