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Ole Christian Hagen & Madison Alexis Win Australian Rookie Fest


Ole Christian Hagen from Norway and Cassandra Fortune from Australia won the third edition of the 3Star 2012 Australian Rookie Fest in Thredbo, the kick off event of the World Rookie Tour 2012/13. Even if wind storms with heavy snow falls obliged to re-schedule the slopestyle competition to the reserve day, in the finals rookies from Australia and Europe shredded the park for the third edition of this nice event and showcased a great level of riding.

Around thirty riders from Norway, England and Australia shredded the rail and the two kickers of Thredbo Snowpark showcasing a great level of riding and many good tricks. Among the many prices, 2 tickets for a Red Bull Stunt Plane Flight and tickets to the 2013 World Rookie Final scheduled in Ischgl, Austria, at the end of winter season 2013.

The most impressive grom girl of the event was Cassandra Fortune from Australia who got first over Zahra Kell and Mahalah Mullins, respectively second and third. Among the grom boys the best one resulted the australian talent Joshua Vagne while Matthew Cox got second and Bodhi Kuwalia third. Madison Alexis won in the rookie girls category followed on the podium by Georgia Baff and Laura Whitehead.

Norwegian rising star Ole Christian Hagen, already winner of the legendary 2012 Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno, won the male rookie category with impressive style and tons of good tricks on both rails and jumps. Local heroes Declan Vogel-Paul and Billy Hayman got second and third in the rookie male category.

Watch the video of the 2012 Australia Rookie Fest 2012 here:

In the next days the Black Yeti will move to Valle Nevado, Chile, for the third edition of the Mall Sport South America Rookie Fest. The event was previously scheduled from 14th to 19th of August but it has been postponed due heavy storms from 23rd to the 26th of August 2012. All the information about this upcoming event are available on or on


2012 Australian Rookie Fest Full Results

Rookie Boys

1. 21 Ole Christian Hagen (NOR)
2. 22 Declan Vogel-Paul (AUS)
3. 25 Billy Hayman (AUS)
4. 8 Rowan Coultas (GBR)
5. 1 Joel Cantle (AUS)
6. 7 Daniel Klein (AUS)
7. 11 Harry Green (AUS)
8. 23 Adam Lambert (AUS)
9. 24 Lewis Courtier-Jones (GBR)
10. 13 Angus Waddington (AUS)
11. 4 Nicholas Masjuk (AUS)
12. 20 Adam Dickson (AUS)


Rookie Girls

1. 10 Madison Alexis (AUS)
2. 28 Georgia Baff (AUS)
3. 26 Laura Whitehead (AUS)


Grom Boys

1. 5 Joshua Vagne (AUS)
2. 29 Matthew Cox (AUS)
3. 18 Bodhi Kuwalia (AUS)
4. 27 Luke Harvey (AUS)
5. 2 Valentino Guseli (AUS)
6. 16 Callum Masjuk (AUS)
7. 15 Ashe Zephyr (AUS)
8. 30 James Findlay (AUS)


Grom Girls

1. 3 Cassandra Fortune (AUS)
2. 14 Zahra Kell (AUS)
3. 6 Mahalah Mullins (AUS)
4. 9 Georgia Crisp (AUS)

The Australia Rookie Fest 2012 was organized by World Snowboard Federation and the NSW Snowsport, with the support from Thredbo, Monster Skatepark, Adrenalin Plus Boardstore, Stylewars and the Mile High, energized by REDBULL, supported by Tech Riders and CHUCKBUDDiES. You can follow the Australian Rookie Fest on our international media partners Onboard Snowboarding Magazine, Cooler Magazine,

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