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Petr Horak Wins The 3Star Quiksilver Snowjam 2011


Petr Horak, the 19-years old Czech rider from Kladno won the Quiksilver Snowjam, held last weekend in Spindleruv Mlyn, becoming the first Czech rider to win in the history of the contest. He impressed the judges first with his excellent pipe riding skills and stylish rail riding and finished with a perfect backside double cork 1080 on the Big Air. Petr is a new member of the Czech national team and his victory in the finals of Quiksilver Snowjam proved he is in great form. This success has clearly confirmed his chance to participate in the TTR/ WSF World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo 2012. “The World Championships is the most important event to me and that is why I train so hard now. Winning Quiksilver Snowjam showed that also I can win an international competition, which I did not expect. The atmosphere throughout the day was great, the audience cheered, I really enjoyed it.” commented Peter his success.The second place was taken by another Czech rider Tomas Tuzar who was only 0,6 points behind the winner. In third was Finn Nuutti NiemelE, the most successful rider out of the numerous Scandinavian crews who arrived to the Quiksilver Snowjam this year.Nice sunny weather attracted over 3,000 people who came to watch the final. “The contest turned out fantastic, I am glad that the young generation of riders were on the winning league throughout the contest. The evening show Nutcase Best Trick was seen by the largest audience in the history of Quiksilver Snowjam.” said organizer and rider Martin Cernik.The live concert of the band Sunshine in the open air was followed by popular Nutcase Best Trick. Slopes in Spindleruv Mlyn were lighten up and riders showed their best on the Big Air. Tero Poikajarui took home the Best Style Trick for his amazing Backside 540 shifty. The most technical trick of the night was a Backside doublecork 1260 by todays winner Petr Horak.After Nutcase Best Trick, riders and audience enjoyed live concert of Bug’n’Dub. Snowjam Party then continued in the music club Dolska till early morning hours where Bounce Bounce, DJs Friky & DJ Flux, Robot and Ladida performed.The Quiksilver Snowjam belongs to the TTR (Ticket To Ride) Tour and it is rated with three stars. It means that riders will receive ranking points for the global TTR ranking.Results of Quiksilver Snowjam 2011:1. Petr Horak, CZE2. Tomas Tuzar, CZE3. Nuutti Niemela, FIN4. Filip Gutwirth, CZE5. Pepe Samek, CZE6. Jan Necas, CZE7. Dan Paulicek, CZE8. Roman Dlauhy, CZE9. Thomas Franc, SUI10. Marius Otterstad, NORResults of Nutcase Best Trick 2011:Style: Tero Poikajarui, FINTechnical: Petr Hor