2017 World Rookie Finals – Halfpipe Qualifications

Halfpipe qualifications went down today at the 2017 World Rookie Finals. Chilly weather and wind set the scene for 34 boys and 18 girls to go big in the Halfpipe at Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn.

In the boys comp, the US Rookies Chase Blackwell and Tobin Miller qualified first and second, throwing out a Frontside 1080 (Chase) and a Frontside double 1080 (Tobin). They were closely followed by Kaisyuu Nakagawa (JPN) who got placed 3rd.


Sena Tomita (JPN), Berenice Wicki (SUI) and Leilani Ettel(GER) were the best three girls of today’s contest.

If you want to see the whole results lists, click here for download.


After another day full of adrenaline boosts on the mountain, it was time for the Rookies to unwind and own the moment. The young snowboarders and their coaches spent a magical hour practicing Yoga with Miriam Deller from Kimiyo.



The rest of the weekend is marked with exciting contests in the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn. On Saturday, the boys Slopestyle qualification are on the program setting the scene for the big showdown on Sunday where both the Halfpipe and Slopestyle finals for both boys and girls will take place.

Get all updates about the World Rookie Fianls on the World Rookie Tour channels.



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17_04_07_wrf_2017_friday_halfpipe_quali_153_leilani_ettel_photo_by_gustav_ohlsson_lowres_23Everybody 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 – DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017 – DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017 – DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for information and booking:
Matteo Fregni: email rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org, phone 0039.059.9783397

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

Pictures by Gustav Ohlsson!