Peetu Piiroinen Is Three Time TTR World Snowboard Champion
http://www.ttrworldtour.com – Last season, Peetu Piiroinen was the first ever snowboarder to win two TTR World Tour titles and has returned again this season to take an unprecedented third consecutive TTR title, a feat no other snowboarder has come close to touching. At the age of 23, Peetu has had an amazing run in competitive snowboarding with over 25 career podiums. Peetu started competing back in 1997 at the ripe age of 9-years old and has been steadily progressing his riding since. He made his first big break onto the scene back in 2006 when he took his first major win at the Burton European Open, where he won the slopestyle title. From there, he has expanded his skills into the halfpipe, quarterpipe and big air jumps winning competitions around the world. The key to Peetu’s success on the TTR World Tour has been his ability to master all disciplines in freestyle snowboarding.This season, Peetu competed on three different continents and did not discriminate when choosing what types of events to attend. Peetu does it all and does it all well. He began this season in Asia at the 6Star Shaun WhiteOakley Air & Style in Beijing, China where he placed fifth in the big air competition. From Asia, he moved on to Europe where he took fourth place at the 6Star O’Neill Evolution halfpipe in Davos, Switzerland. Peetu found himself back on the podium when he took down the 6Star Burton European Open halfpipe title and placed second in slopestyle. And, at the 6Star Billabong Air & Style in Innsbruck, Austria, Peetu took another second place. Just one week later, he won the Nike 6.0 Air & Style in Munich, which was the result that ended up clinching his TTR World Tour title for the 2010/11 season.1st – Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich Germany, Big Air 1st – Burton European Open, Halfpipe2nd – Billabong Air & Style Austria, Big Air 2nd – Burton European Open, Slopestyle4th – O’Neill Evolution, Halfpipe5th – Shaun White Air & Style Beijing, Big Air11th – Burton US Open, Slopestyle21st – O’Neill Evolution, Slopestyle
One of the most impressive snowboard athletes in the world today, Peetu Piiroinen (FIN), reconfirmed his reputation with a first place finish at the coveted 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge. The thousands of fans at Tryvann Vinterpark in Oslo, Norway witnessed a piece of snowboarding history as 21-year old Peetu Piiroinen took first place in todays slopestyle competition, and with an additional 1000 TTR ranking points on his account, he took an unassailable lead in the TTR World Rankings. Watch as you see all the action and exactly how it all went down.
http://www.ttrworldtour.com: After a full-out season of close calls and flawless victories, US snowboarder Kevin Pearce becomes the new 07/08 Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion in front of Shaun White and Peetu Piiroinen.Kevin had one of the best season records in TTR history. A string of victories and podium finishes throughout the season brought him all the way to the top and he entered the 6Star Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships 2008 highly favoured...