Leo Landroe and Zoe Van Essen are the World Rookie Freeski Champions 2022

Madonna di Campiglio crowns the young freeski world champions

Madonna di Campiglio welcomed 60 young and fierce athletes from all over the world: Japan, Australia, Argentina, Holland, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, France, Germany, UK, United States, Italy, together to show their talent and earn the title of the new World Rookie Freeski Champion 2022. The context was spectacular, with an Ursus Snowpark perfect for the occasion.

The race set up built specifically for the slopestyle contest organized by the staff of the Black Yeti, the legendary mascot of the World Rookie Tour, included 3 tables with kickers of 15, 18 and 20 meters, while the set of rails gave the possibility to choose between different structures, then concluding the race on the final wall ride.

The race sanctioned the victory of the Norwegian ripper Leo Landroe in the Rookie category, followed by two Swiss: Fadri Rhyner and Gian Andri Bolinger. Leo won thanks to a run consisting of switch left 1080 tailgrab, switch regular double twelve safety grab, left triple 1440 mute grab, switchslide back 640 and switchslide front 270.

The female category saw the victory of the young Dutch Zoe Van Essen with a switch left 540 safety grab, right 360, left 720 safety grab, switchslide, left 1. Follow her, the Australian Daisy Thomas and the Swiss Anouk Andraska.

In the Grom category the Swiss Viktor Alexander Maksyagin got the better of the Austrian Andreas Penz with a run made up of switch left double 9 safety grab, right double 10 safety grab, left double 10 safety grab, switchslide front 4, left 1 front 2 out. The Swedish Theo Thoren follows in third position.

One of the main features of the World Rookie Tour events is the attention to the personal growth of the young participants, offering them a 360° life experience. Not only competition but also collateral activities and non-cash prizes; opportunities to enter the professional world. The winners, both male and female, will participate in the FIS World Cup 2023, the Red Bull Infinite Lines 2023 in Avoriaz, France, the Prime Park Sessions in Stubai, Austria, and the Absolute Spring Battle 2023 in Flachauwinkl, Austria.

The activities proposed by the 2022 edition of the World Rookie Freeski Finals were an afternoon dedicated to acrobatic training thanks to the support of the Freestyle Academy in Madonna di Campiglio and the appreciated permanent presence of the osteopath Marco Pandartico at the service of athletes, coaches and staff.

A huge thank you to all those who made this incredible event possible: Trentino, Ski Area Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Ursus Snowpark, Freestyle Academy, RedBull, TSG, Jail Jam, Blue Tomato, SurftoLive, Elle -erre, Sticker Mule, Volkl Skis, Marker Product, the media partners quattromedia and Boardriding, FIS, FISI and FSI.

At the links below, all the photos from the Wold Rookie Freeski Finals:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Watch at the links below the winning runs video:
Rookie Men – Leo Landroe
Grom Men – Viktor Alexander Maksyagi
Rookie Women – Zoe Van Essen

Photo credits: Ania Grzelka
Video credits: Silvio Ottonello, Federico Romanello, Marzo Zeta. 

The World Rookie Tour is organized by Black Yeti company in collaboration with National and International Sports Associations and it is made possible by Red Bull, Völkl, Marker, Union Bindings, TSG Protection, Level Gloves, Surftolive.com, Jail Jam, Elle-Erre Easy Flag, Nitro Snowboards, and Moon. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Sequence Magazine, Boardriding.com, Prime Snowboarding, Prime Skiing, Sourge Skateboarding, and Quattro Media.  

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