Transilvania Rookie Fest - Arena Platoș, 04-06 January 2013

For the third time, Romania hosted a World Rookie Tour event, the most important international series for youngsters. The “Transylvania Rookie Fest” was the kick off event of this season 2013 World Rookie Tour.

Over 20 young snowboarders from Romania, Austria and Czech Republic landed in Arena Platoș, Sibiu region in Romania, for the third edition of Transilvania Rookie Fest, the most important competition in Romania for snowboarders under 18 years old.

The Transilvania Rookie Fest took place, as in the past edition, in the Arena Platoș Fun Park. “We created this modern fun-park because to encourage young people to practice freestyle snowboarding and we’re glad to host the third edition of this competition” says Martin Freinademetz, organizer and multiple world and European champion on snowboard. “I hope snowboard to become more known and practiced in Romania thanks to events like the Transilvania Rookie Fest.”

Transilvania Rookie Fest began Friday, January the 4th 2013, with competition entries and technical meeting. On Saturday the young riders showned their best during a full day of trainings and competition. The riding level was extremely good for the the Romanian standards and the Austrian competitors won almost every cathegory in the event.


Rookie boys
1. Prietl Florian – AUT
2. Reitsamer Simon – AUT
3. Buchacher Christian – AUT

Groms Boys
1. Gscherder Simon – AUT
2. Kaspar Daniel – CZE
3. Kaufman Moritz – AUT

Rookie girls
1. Rofner Birgit – AUT
2. Thurnes Sarah – AUT

Groms girls
1. Kreisingerova Adela – CZE
2. Veselkova Sarah – CZE
3. Brad Ruxi – ROU

World Rookie Tour 2013 – Next stops:
WSF World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 12.16 January 2013 – 2*TTR
French Fries Rookie Fest – Avoriaz, France – 9.10 February 2013 – 2*TTR
Trentino Rookie Fest – Monte Bondone, Italy – 14.17 February 2013 – Halfpipe 2* TTR
East Rookie Fest – Spidleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic – 8.10 March 2013 – 2* TTR
Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest – Nokoma, Japan – 19.20 March 2013 – 2* TTR
West Coast Rookie Fest – Tahoe, California – 22.24 March 2013 – 2* TTR
Volkl World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 3.7 April 2013 – 3*TTR
Summer Rookie Fest – Val Senales, Italy – July 2013 – 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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Author: mucca