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Luckerbaurer and Meneghetti triumph at the Trentino Rookie Fest 2017

Black Yeti welcomed almost 70 of the best young riders from eight different Nations around the world, arrived to compete on the slopestyle of the Monte Bondone ski resort. Despite challenging conditions caused by snowfall and low visibility, the riders exhibited a very high level of riding as demonstrated by an impressive riding style.

At the Monte Bondone Snowpark perfectly shaped, rookies could express themselves in tricks which brought to the podium 3 winners for each category. David Luckerbauer (AUT) and Margherita Meneghetti (ITA) have claimed victory in the Rookie category while Aatu Partenen (FIN) and Marilù Poluzzi in the Grom division.

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David awarded first place with a very clean run: Boardslide Pretzel 270, Switch blunt 270, Cab180 front 360, 50-50 fs 360, Front720 toedge truckgrab, Backside blunt 270. Follow Leo Framarin (ITA) and Botond Fricz (AUT). On the girl’s side, Margherita Meneghetti from Italy wins with 50-50 fs 360, lipslide frontboard, backside 360, frontside 360, 50-50 backside. Second place for Federica Sola (ITA) and Emma Lantos (AUT).

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Aatu Partanen (FIN) and Marilù Poluzzi (ITA) have claimed victory in the Groms division, that is born from 1st of January 2002 and up, shooting nice rotations jump combined with a stylish jibbing session. Aatu finished ahead Motiejus Morauskas (LIT) and Ethan Smith (GBR). Luca Mai Lane Hopkins (GBR) and Emma Gennero (ITA) rounded out the girl’s podium as second and third, respectively. See all the winning runs from Trentino Rookie Fest here.

All the podium riders are qualified for the 2017 World Rookie Finals scheduled in Kaprun, Austria, from 4th to 9th April 2017.

In the last two days the riders could get ready for this final day also with a cultural program which brought them discovering Trento and the MUSE, the extraordinary Science Museum of Trento. The museum mission is to explain Nature, beginning from the mountain landscape, with the eyes, the instruments and the questions of the scientific research.

World Rookie Tour writes once again an extraordinary page of international freestyle snowboard, with a serene atmosphere of international friendship.

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From Italy to Australia, from Swiss to Chile, the World Rookie Tour is the most prestigious event in junior freestyle, where the top-level young riders faced off on the best resorts in the world. In February, other 3 stops will be hosted by the best park in the world: Oslo in Norway, Keystone in the United States and Nekoma, Japan. Save the date: Oslo Rookie Fest in Norway 25th February 2017, USASA Grom Fest in USA also the 25th February 2017, Indy Park Rookie Fest, Japan from 25th to 26th February 2017.

Find all the information about Oslo Rookie Fest here.

Registration form and information about USASA Grom Fest and the Indy Park Rookie Fest will be online quickly on the WSF web site.

You can register for all World Rookie Tour stops right here:

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
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for: registration, information and booking:
Matteo Fregni: email, phone 0039.059.9783397

If you dream to become a professional snowboarder,
then your future starts from Rookie Fest!


The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the TTR World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. Official website:

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014. Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title).