Tit Stante and Thalie Larochaix win the Iceripper Rookie Fest in Laax

January 13, 2015
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Slowenian young gun Tit Stante wins the rookie category ahead of the two swiss riders Menduri Stecher and Yannick Hermann. Rookie Girls winner Thalie Larochaix claimed her victory while Ramona Petrig (SUI) got second and czech girl Katerina Vojeckova got third.

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The Iceripper Rookie Fest was a big success. The strong international riderfield was pushing the level of the young halfpipe riding higher and higher. After a perfect bluebird training day the qualification day had to be cancelled due to strong wind. But this is not a big deal in Laax, most riders just spent the afternoon in the freestyle academy then. The evenings before the young riders enjoyed a ping pong tournament or a movie night all together.

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For the final day the organizers could use a short window of less wind and made a fair contest with two runs for each rider possible. With two solid runs Tit Stante knew how to impress the judges and scored 94 points in his second run. “I’m very happy with that victory because I always like being here, the pipe in Laax is just great!”  Best grom of the Iceripper Rookie Fest was young swiss rider Florian Fischer. The incredibly talented slopestyle-rider Elias Rupp got second while almost-pro-skater Dawa Jordenkhangsar completed the podium of the groms.

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Best grom girl was the young swiss Berenice Wicki just slightly ahead of Leilani Ettel from Germany and Ariane Burri. The first World Rookie Tourstop in switzerland was realized thanks to the initiative an teamwork between the snowboardteam iceripper, the Audi Snowboard Series, the World Rookie Tour and Laax.

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2014.15 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest / Valle Nevado . Chile / 8-12 Aug 2014 / Slopestyle – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest / Thredbo . Australia / 22-23 Aug 2014 / Slopestyle – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest / Laax . Switzerland / 7-10 Jan 2015 / Halfpipe – DONE
WSF World Rookie Fest / Livigno . Italy / 10-15 Jan 2015 / SlopestyleGOING DOWN RIGHT NOW
Hellas Rookie Fest / Greece / 13-15 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle
Bulgarian Rookie Fest / Pamporovo . Bulgaria / 30 Jan -1 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle + Halfpipe
Transilvania Rookie Fest / Arena Platos . Romania / 6-8 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle
Trentino Rookie Fest / Monte Bondone . Italy / 25 Feb -1 Mar 2015 / Slopestyle + Halfpipe
Oslo Rookie Fest / Oslo Vinterpark . Norway / 27 Feb – 1 Mar 2015 / Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest / Nekoma . Japan / 6-7 Mar 2015 / Slopestyle
Völkl World Rookie Finals / Ischgl . Austria / 07-12 Apr 2015 / Slopestyle

Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1997 to 31st of December 1999) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2000 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation.

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