World Rookie Fest 2022: France crush the competition

Livigno welcomed the international young stars of snowboarding; riders from 13 different Nations displayed a crazy high level of riding in the premium freestyle terrain and a perfect playground for all the rippers, Mottolino Snowpark.

The program of 2022 World Rookie Fest has been reduced because of the Covid emergency, but all the riders and families were able to enjoy this great winter experience. The activities for the rider, for examples, included avalanche clinics and night rail jams.

About this session located at the Snowpark20 all the athletes showed an impressive riding. It was a fun moment and the victory went down to Ian Matteoli as the Best Rider and Alex Lotorto with the Best trick of the night.

Stunning level also during the slopestyle Big Finals. In the Rookie Men category French ripper Romain Allemand stomped a huge run formed by cab360 in switch blunt 270 out on the first rail, switch backside 1260 and frontside 1440 in the kicker line, 50-50 backside rodeo out in the last obstacle. Follow in the ranking Alex Lotorto (SUI) and Julien Merken (FRA).

About the Grom Men category, Ville Jukola (FIN) stomped his run and take the victory with a frontflip lip to fakie, cab 900, frontside 1080, 50-50 frontside 540 out. Follow him Nicola Galli (ITA) and Roahan Duncan (GBR).

About the girls podium, in the Rookie category Finnish Telma Särkipaju grab the victory with a perfect run composted of cab 180 backside blunt 270 out, frontside 720, backside 720, 50-50 backside 360 out. Andrina Salis from Switzerland and Heli Bockhorni from Germany got the other podium positions.

In the grom category, Vanessa Volopichovà from Czech Republic stomped this run: frontside 180 switch bluntslide on the first obstacle, frontside 360 on the first kicker, backside 360 on the second one, 50-50 frontside 1890 out on the last rail. Follow her in the second position Amber Fennel from Great Britain and Olivie Pouchovà from Czech Republic, in third position.

In 17 years of this incredible event, for the first time the Best Snowboard Team has been France and all them gain an invitation for the world finals of the stunning new brand event “Red Bull Hammers with Homies” that will take place in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.

Riders won lot of huge prizes: Surf Camps in Spain offered by, many prizes from sponsors Nitro, Volkl, Marker, TSG, Jail Jam, Last but not least, all snowboarders on the podium will be qualified for the World Rookie Finals 2022 in Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun!

Livigno, where every experience makes you grow
We all needed that Perfect Week where friendship, good vibes and passion for our sport was our only thought. The World Rookie Fest is exactly this and during these days, we had great times together.

World Rookie Tour staff thanks all the sponsors for making it possible and to make dreams reality. In these days, we definitely saw the future stars of snowboarding! Don’t believe it? Please watch for yourself all the winning runs from the winners of Livigno.

Rookie Men Winning Run – Romain Allemand
Rookie Women Winning Ran – Telma Särkipaju
Grom Men Winning Run – Ville Jukola
Grom Women Winning Run – Vanessa Volopichovà
All the pictures of these days are available on the World Rookie Tour Facebook Fanpage. Please follow the links below:

WRF 2022 Day 1 – Training day
WRF 2022 Day 2 – Quali day and night rail session
WRF 2022 Day 3 – Big finals

Photo Credits: Ania Gzerla
Video Credits: Silvio Ottonello, Federico Romanello, Daniele Teodorosi