Countdown to Protest World Rookie Finals

Top youngsters from all over are packing their boardbags to reach Ischgl, Austria, for the Protest World Rookie Finals, the most important youth snowboard event of the season. In Ischgl the new WSF World Rookie Champions will be crown and incredible prizes assigned. In few days the next future stars of snowboarding will be discovered!

As the final event in the World Rookie Tour 2011, the stop in Ischgl is the rookies’s last chance to win incredible prizes: invitation to Air&Style Rookie Challange in Innsbruck, trip to Chile with international pros, photo shooting with Onboard Europe and Cooler, video shootings with Pirate Movie Production. Thanks to the support of n.asa (new austrian snowboard association) and Ischgl Snowpark a special slopestyle course will host young crippers who cannot wait to bring the progression of snowboarding to an higher level.

In the past editions we discovered rising stars like Peetu Piiroinen, Gjermund Braaten, Christian Haller or Roope Tonteri” said Marco Sampaoli, WSF Vice-President “It was always a pleasure support riders in the beginning of their professional carriers and I can’t wait to see who will be next World Rookie Champions!”.

Immediatly after the event in Ischgl, an Onboard Europe and Cooler photo shootings will be held to present the top boys and girls from the World Rookie Tour to the snowboard community.

Prizes for Protest World Rookie Final in Ischgl
– For the overall winner of the event:
o the title of WSF World Rookie Champion
o Filming with Pirate Movie Production
o Photo shooting with Onboard and Cooler
o Freeride Filming Trip to Chile
o Ticket to Air & Style Rookie Challenge 2011 in Innsbruck, Austria.

– For the best girl and the best male grom: a golden ticket to join for free every World Rookie Fest 2011/12
– 5 ticket to Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno 2012
– and many other goodies like avalanche transceivers from Pieps and Tech Riders.

Invited and qualified riders to the Protest World Rookie Final 2011 from previous Rookie Fests

Male Rookie (born in 1993,1994,1995)
Sven Thorgren SWE (1st in Chile – invited for free)
Marco Grigis ITA (2nd in Chile)
Andre Escobar CHI (3rd in Chile)
Billy Hayman AUS (1st in Australia – invited for free)
Jesse Kennedy AUS (2nd in Australia)
Hugh Marsden (3rd in Australia)
Emil Andre Ulsletten NOR (1st in Italy – invited for free)
Peder Midttomme NOR (2nd in Italy – invited for free)
Havard Berghim NOR (3rd in Italy – invited for free)
Timmy Saisa SWE (1st in Andorra – invited for free)
Lewis Courtier-Jones GBR (2nd in Andorra)
Cristian Botella SPA (3rd in Andorra)
Teemu Lambert FIN (1st in Czech Republic – invited for free)
Martin Mikyska CZE (2nd in Czech Republic)
Bichal Bisa CZE (3rd in Czech Republic)
Dan Paulicek CZE (1st in Romania – invited for free)
Max Glatzel AUT (2nd in Romania)
Jakob Krska SLK (3rd in Romania)

Male Grom (born in 1996 and up)
Tim Kevin Ravnjak SLO (World Grom Champion 2010 – invited for free)
Gonzales Santiago CHI (1st in Chile)
Benjamin Yanez CHI (2nd in Chile)
Alvaro Yanez CHI (3rd in Chile)
Seamus O’Connor IRL (1st in Italy – invited for free)
Lucien Koch SUI (2nd in Italy)
Mons Roisland NOR (3rd in Italy)
Benjamin Lestage SWE (1st in Andorra)
Pau Bartolo ESP (2nd in Andorra)
Bing Voorham NED (3rd in Andorra)
Ondrej Porkert CZE (1st in Czech Republic)
Tomas Cisar CZE (2nd in Czech Republic)
Pajer Miki CZE (3rd in Czech Republic)
Roland Tschoder AUT (1st in Romania)
Jakub Kral CZE (2nd in Romania)

Female Rookie (born in 1993, 1994, 1995)
Roberta Irarrasaual CHI (1st in Chile)
Candelaria Palacios CHI (2nd in Chile)
Lauren Staveley AUS (1st in Australia – invited for free)
Biba Turnbull AUS (2nd in Australia)
Pride Hasler (3rd in Australia)
Anna Gyarmati HUN (1st in Italy – invited for free)
Katarzyna Rusin POL (2nd in Italy)
Nora Thompson NOR (3rd in Italy)
Katerina Yanova CZE (1st in Czech Republic)
Birgit Rofner AUT (1st in Romania)
Stefani Rofner AUT (2nd in Romania)

Female Grom (born in 1996 and up)
Diana Augustinova CZE (World Grom Champion 2010 – invited for free)
Antonia Yanez CHI (1st in Chile)
Maria Delfina Maiocco ITA (1st in Italy – invited for free)
Katerina Vojackova CZE (2nd in Italy and 1st in Czech Republic)
Chloe Silliers FRA (3rd in Italy and 1st in Andorra – invited for free)
Anastasia Grozea ROU (2nd in Romania)

In addition to them:
1) Each National Snowboard Association can register 2 male + 1 female rookies, 1 male + 1 female groms.
2) Will be admitted at the finals also the top 30 male rookies from World Rookie Rank at 30th march 2011 (here:

Official website:
Booking and inscriptions: Meinhard Trojer, +43.650.5637424,
Media: Marco Sampaoli, +39.340.3285569
Pictures by Eleonora Raggi

Participation at Protest World Rookie Final in Ischgl
– Participation at the event costs €350 including inscription, lift tickets, hotel in half board from 6 to 10 April and gifts. For coach, parents and crew the participation fee is €300.
– Every WSF national snowboard associations is invited to register a rookie team consisting of 2 male and 1 female rookies, 1 male and 1 female groms.
– The best riders, both male and female, from the previous stops in Chile, Australia, Italy, Andorra, Czech Republic and Romania are already qualified to the Protest World Rookie Finals (full list below).
– In addition the top 30 riders out of the World Rookie Rank are qualified to the finals in Ischgl
– Age groups: Rookies are born 1993,1994 and 1995, Grom are born 1996 and over.

NOTE: registration of every national rookie team have to be sended by the national secretary or national coach