Swiss Strike at the Trentino Rookie Fest 2013

The finals day at the 2013 Trentino Rookie Fest in Monte Bondone halfpipe saw the victory of the swiss riders Yannick Hermann and Verena Rohrer. Among the many prizes, Yannik was awarded with a ticket to “The Arctic Challenge”, the most exclusive halfpipe snowboard event of the saeson, to be held in Oslo, Norway, in March 2013.

Participants from all over Europe showcased an high level of riding in the final day. Among the male rookie, the best rider resulted Yannick Hermann from Switzerland, with clean and high runs. Second and third on the podium Luis Eckert from Germany and Max Kralj Kos from Slovenia. Among the male groms another rider from Slovenia stand up and get the title in his category: Tit Stante. Swiss Cedric Neff got second and italian rising star Nicola Liviero got the third place on the grom podium. Among the girls, Verena Rohrer from Swiss resulted the best rookie, while Kaja Verdnik from Slovenia won the grom section.

Among the many prize for the best riders of the event, a ticket to “The Arctic Challenge” in Oslo, Norway, several invitations to the Volkl World Rookie Finals 2013 in Ischgl, Austria, Surfcamp by Surf To Live in Spain, ticket to the next season 2014 Trentino Rookie Fest in Monte Bondone and other snowboard goodies offered by the event sponsor Blue Tomato, Protest and All the riders on the podium, both male than female, grom and rookie, get qualied for the end of season 2013 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria. The event gave points for the TTR World Snowboard Tour as a 2star Halfpipe competition.

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2013 World Rookie Tour Calendar

Transilvania Rookie Fest – Arena Platos, Romania – 4.6 January 2013 – 2*TTR // DONE
WSF World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 12.16 January 2013 – 2*TTR // DONE
French Fries Rookie Fest – Avoriaz, France – 9.10 February 2013 – 2*TTR // DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest – Monte Bondone, Italy – 14.17 February 2013 – 2* TTR // DONE

East Rookie Fest – Czech Republic – New date and location: Rejdice, 22.24 March 2013 – 2*TTR
Indy Park Banzai Rookie Fest – Nokoma, Japan – 19.20 March 2013 – 2* TTR
West Coast Rookie Fest – Tahoe, California – 22.24 March 2013 – 2* TTR – CANCELLED
Volkl Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 3.7 April 2013 – 3*TTR
Shooting + Camp – Val Senales, Italy – 24.28 April 2013 – Shooting & Training Camp
Australian Rookie Fest – Thredbo, Australia – August 2013 – 2* TTR
South America Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – August 2013 – 2* TTR


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