After several days with challenging weather conditions, the sun shined at its brightest on Saturday’s Slopestyle qualifications for the boys.
87 young shredders hit the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn to battle it out for the rare and high desired spots in the finals. Among the 30 rookies, who scored highest and secured their final spots, Minsik Lee from South Korea performed best by throwing a Frontside Double Cork 10 Indy to a Backside Double Cork 10 Mute over the kickers.
The Rookies stomped many more Double Corks – and for example Zeke Oppegaard (USA) impressed the judges with a Backside 10 Nose. Worth mentioning was also Wolf Casper’s (NED) super smooth Cab 9 Indy.
Have a look at the results from the Slopestyle qualifications here: full_result_qualification_slopestyle_men
The high level of riding and creativity of the tricks promises an awesome show for Sunday’s finals where the World Rookie Champions in both Slopestyle and Halfpipe will be determined.
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Everybody knows it, every kid loves it, and every champion was here! The 2017 World Rookie Tour, along with locations and formats, is as follows:
2016.17 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 12-14 August 2016 – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest (SS) – Thredbo, Australia 1 September 2016 – DELETED
World Rookie Rail Jam (Rail) – Modena, Italy 29-3 October 2016 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Swiss 15-18 December 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 14-19 January 2017 – DONE
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017 – DONE
Oslo Rookie Fest (HP) – Oslo, Norway 25 February 2017 – DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017 – DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017 – DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017
Contacts for information and booking:
Matteo Fregni: email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0039.059.9783397
If you dream to become a professional snowboarder,
then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!
Pictures by Gustav Ohlsson!!