For the 8th time in a row Norway presented the best team at the Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno, standing out as the most influent nation in youth competitive snowboard programs. On the podium we also greeted riders from Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Belgium and Poland. The finals of this 3Star TTR slopestyle produced massive tricks and tons of style in the Mottolino Swatch Snowpark, perfectly shaped despite of the lack of snow and the storms of the last weeks: nothing can stop Mottolino resort in Livigno when the Black Yeti squad is awaited.
Norwegian ripper Ole Christian Hagen resulted best rider of the Protest World Rookie Fest 2012 in Livigno. The other male rookies on the podium were Swiss talent Michael Scharer and Norwegian rising star Jonas Veddegjerde. The grom male section was dominated by the Norwegians who got the top 4 place. Mons Roislan turned out best under 14: start remembering this name.
Among the girls Polish Katarzina Rusin won in the rookies category, while shredder Katerina Vojakova (Czech Republic) took first place among the groms.
Protest World Rookie Fest 2012 in Livigno was the best edition ever, with a great lifestyle program of activities including “Trip to Chile” and “Art of Flight” video premiere, a Yoga session and Bob Klein's workshop “Wanna be a Pro Snowboarder?” Further experiences counted a city contest at the new Cable Park, a wellness day at the Aquagranda SPA and, finally the unforgettable final party at Miky's Pub.
Find the full list of the final results on www.worldsnowboardfederation.org. Full photo gallery with shots from ALL the riders will be soon available on the official fan page.
Watch the video highlights from the finals with the winning runs of the best riders: vimeo.com/35221244
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