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
TTR Tricks - Finland's snowboarder Peetu Piiroinen's slopestyle snowboard tricks at the 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge competition in Oslo, Norway. The best snowboard tricks.For full event results, news, videos and updates keep your eyes glued to the http://www.ttrworldtour.com website.
The legendary Burton US Open is the final 6Star event on the Swatch TTR Tour and is getting ready to host the crowning of both the male and female 2010/11 Swatch TTR World Tour Champions. Taking place March 7th to 13th, 2011 at Stratton Mountain in Vermont, USA, the Burton US Open is one of the most anticipated events on any snowboarder's competition calendar and will feature seven days of slopestyle and halfpipe action. Riders will compete for a stake in the $200,000 USD prize purse and a maximum of 1000 TTR World Ranking points. Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) has already locked up the men's TTR title for the season, but the remaining Top 5 'in the money' spots are still up for grabs.The 6Star Burton US Open is one event not to miss, so make sure to tune into the live webcast at http://www.ttrworldtour.com/multimedia/live-webcast.html from March 9th to 12th for all the action from semi-finals and finals.