The last day of the 2012 Protest World Rookie Finals was again held in bad weather conditions but it was possible anyway to complete the event and crown the WSF World Rookie Champions 2012. Despite snowfalls and low visibility every rider was able to complete one run in the slopestyle which was combined with yesterdays rail session jam results. Sven Thorgren from Sweden was the best male, while Celia Petrig the best girl: they won the title of WSF World Rookie Champions 2012 and got amazing prizes to support their carreer. Among the groms Norwegian ripper Fridtjof Tischendorf took home the win for the second time in a row, while swiss Romana Petrig was the best girl. The grom winners each received a “Golden Ticket” to enter every World Rookie Tour event 2013 for free.
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.For a full list of results go to http://www.facebook.com/worldrookietour/posts/346384382041056
Sven Thorgren (SWE) wins Air & Style Beijing 2013 Sage Kotsenburg and Kim Rune Hansen finish 2nd and 3rd at the 6Star World Snowboard Tour Air & Style Beijing in the Olympic Bird´s nest Stadium 1 Sven Thorgren (SWE): Backside 1440 Mute, 96,00 Points 2 Sage Kotsenburg (USA): Cab Double Cork 1260 Japan, 92,87 Points 3 Kim Rune Hansen (NOR) Switch Backside 1260, 92,00 Points 4 Torgeir Bergrem (NOR) Backside 1260 Mute, 83,00 Points Beijing/Innsbruck, 07 December 2013 – Sven Thorgren is the winner of today´s Air & Style Beijing 2013. The Swedish rider prevailed in a world-class superfinal of the best four riders with a Backside 1440 Mute over Sage Kotsenburg, Kim Rune Hansen and Torgeir Bergrem. From Round 1 on he showed a very high level of performance on the world´s biggest artificial snowboard ramp. His victory at the 6Star World Snowboard Tour contest in front of a total of 13,000 thousand spectators pays off with 1,000 points for the World Snowboard Tour ranking and the major share of the 100,000 US-$ prize money. Sven Thorgren said: „Today´s victory is the biggest success of my career. It is a dream come true. Winning with a trick that I never before had landed safely, makes this win svery special form me.” Chinese rider He Wei, the first Chinese ever to compete in an Air & Style contest, finished 15th after a good performance. In Round 2 he lost against the winner Sven Thorgren. The World Snowboard Tour moves on to the North American continent for the 5 Star US Snowboarding Grandprix in Copper for a Slopestyle and Halfpipe competition from Dec 16th-22nd and from January 6th-12th to North Star at Tahoe. From the 8th of January Slopestyle riders are welcome back in China for the 5 Star RedBull Nanshan Open, before heading to Europe for the 6 Star Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland. For more information check: www.worldsnowboardtour.com Danielle Reiff-Jongerius email@example.com