Thoren and Gasslitter triumph at World Rookie Tour Freeski Slopestyle Finals

The freeski slopestyle finals of the World Rookie Tour reached an electrifying conclusion with spectacular performances leaving audiences in awe. Hosted in Madonna di Campiglio at the Ursus Snowpark, the event featured 55 athletes from around the globe, showcasing their skills on the slopes. Among them, a special mention goes to Melvin Seliberg, from Sweden, in the Grom category, who defended his title with a jaw-dropping second run: Rightfoot backside cork 630 blunt, rightside cork 900 reverse japan, switch leftside cork 900 tail, leftside 270 on frontswap backside 270 off, leftside flair.

After intense competition, we are delighted to announce this year’s winners: Theo Thoren, representing Sweden, and Maria Gasslitter, hailing from Italy.

Theo Thoren, with his distinctive style and technical prowess, clinched the top spot in the men’s category, showcasing exceptional control and creativity on the slopes. His determination and dedication were evident in every move, earning him the well-deserved title of champion.
Best run: Left 270 on frontside 450 safety out, rightside doublecork 1080 safety, leftside double cork 1260 tail, switch left 270 on 270 off, leftside 540.

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Maria Gasslitter, from Italy, shone in the women’s category, mesmerizing the crowd with her grace and daring. Her flawless performance and mastery of tricks left an indelible mark on the competition, solidifying her status as a rising star in the world of freeskiing.
Best run: Left foot on backside 450 out, switch leftside 540 japan, leftside 720 safety, right foot forward frontside 270 off, switch rightside 180.

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Both winners secured their spots in the finals by triumphing in Livigno, with Maria clinching first place and Theo securing second. Their victories underscore their incredible talent and commitment, earning the respect of competitors and the entire freeski community.

The World Rookie Tour continues to be a crucial platform for discovering and celebrating emerging talents in winter sports, and we are excited to see what the future holds for Theo Thoren, Maria Gasslitter, and other participants of this extraordinary competition.

A warm applause to our winners and all participants for making the World Rookie Tour freeski finals a memorable and exhilarating event.

Relive the best moments of the day:

Grom Men Podium:

1st place – Melvin Seliberg (SWE)
2nd place – Leon Vist Benjaminsen (NOR)
3st place – Ferdinand Bellet (FRA)

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Rookie Women Podium:

1st place – Maria Gasslitter (ITA)
2nd place – Zoe Van Essen (NED)
3st place – Magdalena Eglseder (GER)

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Rookie Men Podium:

1st place – Theo Thoren (SWE)
2nd place – Victor Knutsen (SWE)
3st place – Jason Filippos Zacharopoulos (SUI)

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