World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022: in the name of peace

Let’s get to know the new World Rookie Champions

Riders from all over the world met in Austria, in a perfectly adapted Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark, for a unique sports and lifestyle event, in a great international scenario. The program of 2022 World Rookie Finals included Slopestyle and Halfpipe contest and many lifestyle activities: social dinners, workshops with Viva con Aqua, Yoga, MonEpic workshop, and more.

For the first time ever the welcome was thrilling above all expectations. World Rookie Snowboard Finals opening ceremony in fact, spread love and an international message of peace: in the centre of the rider’s heart, the Black Yeti stands with the Ukrainian flag. As you know, Black Yeti working not only to offer a great competition but also a unique international opportunity for personal growth to all our riders, coaches, partners, and friends. The message is clear: together we are stronger! In addition, after the emotional ceremony workshops about “basic human rights” in cooperation with the Safe Shred WSF program, and about “Wood Transfer Photography” by took place.

About the competitions, our rookies gave to the judges some hard time with their amazing performances.

Unfortunately, this year the slopestyle finals got cut short due to the bad weather conditions, but luckily everyone was able to send it in the qualifications and here’s the athletes that got the top podium spots.

Rookie Men Slopestyle
Hiroto Ogiwara (JPN)
Alex Lotorto (SUI)
Jakub Hrones (CZE)

Rookie Women Slopestyle
Kamilla Kozuback (HUN)
Telma Sarkipaju (FIN)
Paige Jones (AUS)

Grom Women Slopestyle
Mia Brookes (GBR)
Lucia Georgalli (NZL)
Vanessa Volopichova (CZE)

Grom Men Slopestyle
Ville Jukola (FIN)
Charlie Lane (GBR)
Erik Jurmu (FIN)

Here you can download full results from the Slopestyle.

The Superpipe at the Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark was the perfect location to get the Rookies and Grom to compete for the halfpipe champion titles. As you can read, athletes from Japan got the better of all participants!

Rookie Men HP
Shuichiro Shigeno (JPN)
Koyata Kikuchihara (JPN)
Jonas Hasler (SUI)

Rookie Women HP
Isabelle Loetscher (SUI)
Mirei Nashiki (JPN)
Andrina Salis (SUI)

Grom Women HP
Sara Shimizu (JPN)
Sorana Ohashi (JPN)
Kona Ettel (GER)

Grom Men HP
Haku Shimasaki (JPN)
Konosuke Murakami (JPN)
Mischa Zuercher (SUI)

Full results from halfpipe comp are available here.

As always, the winners of the World Rookie Finals have been awarded with incredible prizes: wildcards to World Class Events such as the Red Bull Hammers with Homies international finals in Madonna di Campiglio, invitations to Prime Park Session in Stubai, Surf Camp by and many tickets to next season World Rookie Tour events. Last but not least, all the 2022 World Rookie Snowboard Champions, male and female, halfpipe and slopestyle, have been awarded with a personal spot for the 2022.23 FIS World Cups.

Check all the photo galleries from the World Rookie Snowboard Finals at the link below:

World Rookie Snowboard Finals – Day 1
World Rookie Snowboard Finals – Day 2
World Rookie Snowboard Finals – Day 3
Last from the World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022

Below you can find all the winning runs of the World Rookie Champions 2022.


World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022 HP – 1st place Grom Women
World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022 HP – 1st place Grom Men
World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022 HP – 1st place Rookie Women
World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022 HP – 1st place Rookie Men


World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022 SS – 1st place Grom Women
World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022 SS – 1st place Grom Men
World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022 SS – 1st place Rookie Women
World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022 SS – 1st place Rookie Men

Photo credits: Andreas Monsberger, Andreas Amplatz
Video credits: Andreas Monsberger


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