Roope Tonteri wins Summer Rookie Fest

The Black Yeti didn’t hole up, he moved to Val Senales for the Summer Rookie Fest, the only TTR summer event scheduled in the Alps. The rookie champion Roope Tonteri won after a thrilling head to head final in the slopestyle contest with new Czech talent Darek “True Crail” Bergmann. The competition was initially 1Star level, but was elevated to 2Star TTR after the display of rotations up to bs1260 in the qualifiers in the amazing Gentlemen Riders Snowpark.


Roope Tonteri kick ass with his bs1260

With regard to the groms, the South Tyrolean talent Markino Grigis was the best one with a frontside 1080 on the big kicker. As for the eight competing girls, all of them from the Czech Republic, the best one was the young Diana Augustinova, protagonists of the contest as well as of the parties.

Markino Grigis from Italy got the grom category

The Snowpark set up, realized by the Gentlemen’s Riders crew, included a first table top with two jumps of 8 and 12m and a butterbox, a second table top with jumps of 14 and 18m and a 12-meter down rail. The contestants from Italy, Austria, Finland and the Czech Republic hit the park for a very high level slope style, but this event was not just about competitiveness. Sure enough, the program featured also skateboard sessions, video shootings with the pro RedBull who were invited as coaches: Filippo Kratter, Roman Dlauhy and Sarka Pancochova.

Darek “Crail Master” Bergmann

As for the contest, the format scheduled a day of training, one of qualifiers and one for the finals, everything in the jam session format. During the competition we saw cab900, cab1080, fs1080 and bs1260. In the finals, the sky-high level of the two final contenders Roope Tonteri and Darek Bergmann brought to an extra final run for a direct play-off where the Finnish won with the fs1260. Unbelievable level.

Roope Tonteri at the skate park

As in the tradition of the rookie fest, the prizes did not consist of money, but values for the career of young rookies: photo and video shootings with Entry Magazine and Board.TV, invitations to bigger events and surf camps offered by Protest.

Vesa Marakkinen over the Yeti

This was the closing event of a season of rookie events all over the world, and the international stops of the next season have already been announced:

World Rookie Tour 2010
Iberic Rookie Fest 2009 – 2Star slope style, Spain, December 2009
World Rookie Fest 2010 – 3Star slope style, Italy, January 2010
Balkan Rookie Fest 2010 – 2Star slope style, Serbia, February 2010
France Rookie Fest 2010 – 2Star slope style, France, February 2010
East Rookie Fest 2010 – 2Start slope style and half pipe, Czech Republic, March 2010
World Rookie Finals 2010 – 4Star slope style, Austria, April 2010
Summer Rookie Fest 2010 – 2Star slope style, Val Senales, Italy, July 2010

In addition to 1star level qualifying events in many other Countries. More info will be available soon at

Final Rank – Summer Rookie Fest
Slope Style 2Star TTR

Rank Bib G/R Last Name First Name Nationality

1 9 G Augustinova Diana CZE
2 17 G Stenclova Dorota CZE
3 16 G Vankova Michaela CZE
4 2 G Horakova Karolina CZE
5 58 G Prazienkova Eliska CZE
6 39 G Prochazkova Veronika CZE
7 43 G Houvbova Eliska CZE
7 48 G Fidrmucova Natalie CZE

Girl podium

Rank Bib G/R Last Name First Name Nationality

1 49 G Tonteri Roope FIN
2 6 R Bergmann Darek CZE
3 31 R Weissenbacher Mathias AUT
4 26 R Gurtwirth Filip CZE
5 51 G Dreher Paul AUT
6 46 R Grigis Marco ITA
7 53 R Makarainen Vesa FIN
8 44 R Naccari Ruggero ITA
9 52 G Piller Cottner Filiberto ITA
10 11 R Bisa Michal CZE
11 24 R Porket Ondrej CZE
12 19 R Mikyska Martin CZE
13 54 R Bisol Mauro ITA
14 3 R Vieider Hannes ITA
15 5 G Porket Daniel CZE
16 45 R Giacomelli Alessio ITA
17 22 G Pajer Miki CZE
18 20 R Horak Petr CZE
19 38 G Noire Matteo ITA

Rookie Podium

Grom Podium

info at

The World Rookie Tour is the world tour for all snowboarders under 18 years of age. It is sponsored by the World Snowboard Federation and the Swatch TTR World Tour. It includes contests all over the world from 1 to 4Star level and every year in April it ends with the “4Star World Rookie Finals”. The World Rookie Rank is the special ranking for under 18 athletes and it was developed by the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) in collaboration with the TTR. At the end of the World Rookie Tour the World Rookie Champion is named. He or she will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world professionals with an invitation to a video shooting with the Pirate Movie Productions, to a Photo Shooting with On Board Europe and an invitation to an International Pro Event.

The WSF is the only international organization dedicated exclusively to the development and support of snowboard at all levels, including competitive as well as training levels, snowboarding for disabled, and initiatives for riders of any age. The WSF is a network of international snowboard associations which cooperate all over the world aiming at the development of this sport. Le nations members of the WSF find in it an inspiration source and a support to their activities. The WSF can create added value for all those who practise snowboarding at an international level and it offers ideas, manuals and initiatives. As a result, members are united in a widespread organization with the same objective, that is the progression of snowboard at all levels.