Birkir Georgsson and Margherita Meneghetti win the 2017 World Rookie Fest

The future of snowboarding looks bright here in Livigno at the Mottolino Snowpark, at the 12th edition of the World Rookie Fest. Under a beautiful blue sky, with perfect winter scenery and amazing snow conditions, the best 44 riders out off the 144 registered athletes showed their skills in three final runs, where the best run counting.

The girls started first and Margherita Meneghetti from Italy landed on the Rookie top spot today with her first run which included a lipslide on the downrail, frontside 540 indy on the kicker line, switch rock&roll and 50-50 boardslide 180 out on the last rails. Margherita won on two Finnish riders: Carola Niemela and Emmi Parkkisenniemi. Also Grom Girls showed their best with two Swiss riders on the first two positions; Livia Tanno took the first place ahead Lena Müller and Annika Morgan, from Germany.

Rookie Girl Winner
Rookie Girl Winner

Boys’ finalists started straight after the Girls’ category; 32 thrilling guys were trying to grab the wanted World Rookie Fest trophy.

Birkir Georgsson from Island scored best in today’s contest with a solid run, winning Rookie’s division with his 94,6 points. He landed a boardslide to frontslide boardslide to 270 out on the downrail, double 1080 mute on the kicker line, stall and cab 270 on 270 out on the last jibbing obstacles. Birkir finished ahead Casper Wolf from the Netherlands and Leon Vockensperger from Gemany.

Rookie Winner
Rookie Winner

Right after the prize giving ceremony, Birkir stated: “I am so stoked! For me, it’s the first time in a World Rookie Tour contest and now I could not be more happy. I didn’t expect to win, the other riders were so good, the contest level is so high! The World Rookie Fest is awesome… I am really excited and I can’t wait to be in Kaprun for the World Rookie Finals“.

Grom Winner
Grom Winner

Valtteri Kautonen from Finland won his first World Rookie Fest in the Groms’ category with a score of 84,4 in his third run landed cab 180 on 50-50 boardslide 360 out on the downrail, frontside 1080 tailgrab, 50-50 stall and a frontside 270 on 270 out on the last features. Rakim Foy (NED) and Nick Pünter rounded out the podium as second and third, respectively.

Another amazing edition of the World Rookie Fest went down with an incredible gang of excited young riders. Black Yeti is pretty sure, these guys and their coaches are the snowboarding’s future wealth!

Find all the pictures about  2017 World Rookie Fest below:
World Rookie Fest – Day 1 – Training Day
World Rookie Fest – Day 2 – Girls Quali, Male Training
World Rookie Fest – Day 3 – Male Quali
World Rookie Fest – Day 4 – Finals

Watch the video with the winning runs here

Find here all the results

Best team: Finland
Best team: Finland
Podium Rookie Men
Podium Rookie Men
Podium Grom Boys
Podium Grom Boys
Podium Rookie Gilrls
Podium Rookie Gilrls
Podium Grom Girls
Podium Grom Girls

Photo Credits by Fizza
On the top: Birkir Georgsson

Thanks to World Rookie Fest sponsors and media partners: Livigno, Mottolino Fun Mountain, Union Bindings, Skipassion, Jet Park, SurftoLive.com, Elleerre, Moon, Boardriding.com, Pleasure, 4Snowboard, Sequence, quattromedia.

Everybody 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
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for: registration, 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 Rookie Fest!

Qualification day is over at the 2017 World Rookie Fest

Under clear blue sky, the last day of qualifiers for the male category went down today in the Mottolino Snowpark! Rookies and groms certainly had the skills to impress the judges! The 32 best riders from the heat moved forward to the Big Finals scheduled tomorrow.

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Leon Vockensperger from Germany had an amazing run with the highest score of the day, winning the quali on the Rookie category. He landed cab 180 on 50-50 Frontise 360 out on the downrail, frontside 1080 tailgrab on the kicker, frontside 270 on boardslide on the last rail.

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Stef Vanderweyer (Belgium) second and Davide Boggio (Italy) third. Rakim Foy from Nederland just missed out on a podium finish by 2 points. Rakim is in the Grom category, with the youngest riders of the event and he throwing down an impressive cab 270 on 270 out, backside double 1080 mute grab and blunt 270 out.

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Big Final will go down tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates on the social media channels of World Rookie Tour: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour

Photo Credits by Fizza

Find all the pictures about  2017 World Rookie Fest below:
World Rookie Fest – Day 1 – Training Day
World Rookie Fest – Day 2 – Girls Quali, Male Training
World Rookie Fest – Day 3 – Male Quali

*Full result lists to be found here*

STARTING LIST WORLD ROOKIE FEST

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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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for: registration, 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 Rookie Fest!

World Rookie Fest 2017: day 2 with girls’ quali

World Rookie Fest got underway in Mottolino Snowpark Livigno today with 144 competitors aged 9 to 18, competing in the slopestyle contest.

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Today, during the girls qualifications, riders had only two runs to put down their highest score with judges and the younger riders showed a good tricks.

WRT_Livigno_Day2_QualiWom_Low_64Emmi Parkkisenniemi from Finland, Tina Steffensen from Norway and Carola Niemela from Finland took the top three spots. Emmi threw backside boardslide, backside 540 and lipslide nollie 270 out.

Competition continues tomorrow at Mottolino Snowpark with the boys qualification. Stay tuned! Below the program for tomorrow.

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9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification at Mottolino Snowpark
16.30 Yoga Session @ Plaza Placheda
17.30 Results from Quali heat 2 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

Watch pictures from day 2 

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

FIND ALL THE RESULTS FROM GIRLS’ QUALI HERE

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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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for: registration, 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 Rookie Fest!

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World Rookie Fest welcomes Top Rookies

Livigno and Mottolino Snowpark welcomed 144 competitors from 14 different Nations aged 9 to 18, competing in the 12th edition of the legendary World Rookie Fest.

Today, January 14, all participants got the chance to test the slopestyle setup during the open training session. Unfortunately poor snow conditions and wind storm for four days in a row didn’t allow the previously announced snowpark set up. Mottolino Snowpark shapers crew spent the last days to create the best possible slopestyle course for our Rookies. The final set up consists of a downrail, 1 table with 2 kickers each (12 meters, 16 meters) and another rail, the last jibbing obstacle.

Competition started today with the training day and a great opening ceremony, with the video première of Stronger, the Union Team Movie, and the welcome party. In the next days the Mottolino Snowpark will host qualifications. In two heats, rookies have to prove their talent for their entries into the super finals scheduled on the Wednesday 18th January. In the meanwhile, for tomorrow afternoon (Monday 16th January) Black Yeti plans a great program: at 16:30 the stunning video premiere “2016 World Rookie Tour TV Show” with the best moments from last season tour, follows by the gripping workshop “How to increase rider’s visibility”.

Get ready for incredible tricks from the world’s best young snowboarders in the slopestyle contests at the Livigno Mottolino Snowpark! This is the place of positive energy, cool tricks and good vibes!

Click here for first pictures from the World Rookie Fest training day.
Curious to know who will compete in Livigno? Find the riders’ list here.

15972776_1428262060519944_5967883165583290826_o15994779_1428270957185721_2879314859954615296_o2016.17 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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for: registration, 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 Rookie Fest!

ABOUT THE WORLD SNOWBOARD FEDERATION
The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the TTR World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. Official website: worldsnowboardfederation.org.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014. Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title).

Press Office World Rookie Tour
Elisa Maria Ferrari – elisa@moonsrl.it – tel 329.1103182

 

Last Call to Celebrate the 2017 World Rookie Fest

With days full of action at the stunning Mottolino Snowpark, workshop “how to increase your rider’s visibility“, relaxed yoga session and epic after contest party, World Rookie Fest will be just incredible! Last but not least, Union Bindings have signed a new sponsorship deal with World Rookie Fest! Welcome on board!

It’s less than two weeks and the World Rookie Fest 2017 will open its doors to families, riders and coaches from the snowboard Planet. If you are ready to come and ride or enjoy the show, mark the 14th and 19th of January in your diary! Where? At the incredible Mottolino Snowpark based in Livigno!

What can be better than a perfect snowpark set up, fresh snow and great young riders from all over the world? Conditions will be great and all the kickers will be ready to be built in the next few days. Weather permitting, Mottolino Snowpark will be ready with 2 kickers with jibbing obstacles on the M line, 2 kickers for the L line and 2 kickers for the XL line with final jibbing table.

World Rookie Fest is not only known for the freestyle action on Mottolino Snowpark but also for its collateral activities. This year, the crew in Livigno is going to host the first Boardriding.com workshop, to give the young riders a little guidance how to make themselves visible in social media and how to create a professional athlete’s profile. “How to increase your rider’s visibility” workshop will be held on Monday, January 16 from 17.00 at Plaza Placheda.

We remind you that the WRF program includes on Sunday the Stronger premiere, the Union Binding’s new team movie, winner of the most inclusive award in all of TransWorld Snowboarding Riders’ Poll: Video of the Year 2016!

If you still haven’t registered, take a chance and do it. Download the entry form with all the info about program, booking and registration here. We are looking forward to seeing you in Livigno!

WORLD ROOKIE FEST SYNTHETIC PROGRAM

14 Jan 2017 – Arrival Day
12.00 – 20.00 Riders, coach and media registrations at Race Office

15 Jan 2017– Training Day for all and Event Presentation // Kids Camp day1
10.30 – 14.00 Training in Slope Style at Snowpark Mottolino
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 – 17.30 Event Presentation at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda and video premiere “Stronger”
17.30 – 19.30 Welcome Party @ Plaza Placheda

16 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 1 // Kids Camp day2
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification in Slopestyle at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Yoga Session @ Plaza Placheda
17.00 Workshop: How to increase rider’s visibility @ Plaza Placheda
17.30 Results from Quali heat 1 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

17 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 2 // Kids Camp day3
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Drift Karting
17.30 Results from Quali heat 2 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

18 Jan 2017 – Finals for Heat 1 and Heat 2
10.00 – 14.00 Training and Finals at Mottolino Snowpark
17.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda
22.30 Final Party at MIKY’S

19 Jan 2016 – Reserve Day or Departure Day All day Departure or Reserve day for competition

Thanks to the World Rookie Fest sponsors and media partners: Livigno, Mottolino Fun Mountain, Union, Skipassion, Jet Park, SurftoLive.com, Elleerre, Moon, Boardiding.com, Pleasure, 4Snowboard, Sequence, quattromedia.

WRT-2016-7-WorldRookieFest-Livigno-rev2Everybody 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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

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

2017 World Rookie Fest – Registrations are open

The World Rookie Fest 12th edition will take place at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, one of the most famous snowparks in the European Alps, from the 14th to the 19th January 2017. To everyone looking for some freestyle action, World Rookie Tour will be waiting with a few unique highlights and all families are welcomed.

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In traditional manner, and in addition to the legendary slopestyle contest, for all the kids will be held the World Rookie Camp, and all visitors will be admitted to all the activities to get closer to the freestyle scene and take part to the event even without competing. Yoga lesson, Drift Karting Contest, the unavoidable film premiere “2016 Rookie Trip to Chile” and “Stronger“, Union Binding best snowboard movie of the year. Also dinners and parties to meet the other riders and make new friends coming from the all over the world.

world-rookie-fest-2016-final-day_032_WINNER_ROOKIE_MENMore than 150 riders from 20 nations arrive every year for the slopestyle competition at the World Rookie Fest, which is actually the largest youth freestyle event in the history of snowboarding. All the podium winners from World Rookie Fest slopestyle will be qualified for the 2017 World Rookie Finals and the event will give out points for the TTR World Snowboard Tour and for the World Rookie Rank. In addition, they will be crowned and celebrated with prestigious awards: 2 all-inclusive tickets for the 2017 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun (Austria), 6 all-inclusive tickets to the 2017 World Rookie Rail Jam in Modena, 3 tickets for the end of season Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camp in Spain by Surftolive.com, and other prizes offered by sponsors.

The exclusive World Rookie Camp will be in collaboration with Madness Snowboard School. Beside the established contest for the under 18s in fact, a 3 days Kids Camp for the under 16 will be offered. Part of the camp will happen in Mottolino Snowpark, where the slopestyle competition will happen, in order to experience their first international event and see the ‘older’ snowboarders event.

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About World Rookie Shooting 2016, some of the best riders from 2015.16 season were at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, from the 10th to the 13th of April for the traditional end of season World Rookie Shooting, after the Big Final. The shooting was a unique opportunity to join a professional photo and video session driven by Lorenzo “Fizza” Verdinelli, Italian senior photographer and editor in chief of 4Snowboard Magazine. Watch the video here: vimeo.com/190283797 

The quiet times are over. Is there anything cooler than World Rookie Fest? The answer is obvious!

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ACCOMODATION and All-inclusive packages for riders, coaches and parents at the 2017 World Rookie Fest in Livigno:

– WRF All Inclusive Packages for riders including: 5 nights in half-board in selected 3Star hotel (double room), check in 14th January – check out 19th January, 4-days lift-tickets, WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and party, race inscription for athlets, gifts, at a fixed rate of 500€ in double rooms.
– WRF All Inclusive Packages for coaches and parents including: : 5 nights in half-board in selected 3Star hotel (double room), check in 14th January – check out 19th January, 4-days lift-tickets, WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and party at a fixed rate of 470€ in double rooms.
– For hotel no-show not communicated at least 5 days in advance, a penalty of 300€ will be charged to the national snowboard association.
– Extra charge for accomodation in single room: plus 100€.

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation (specific hotel, less or more nights, different level of hotel) just contact us and the Livigno Touristic Office will take care of yours request!

Please download the info sheet with all info about program, booking and registration here

WORLD ROOKIE FEST SYNTHETIC PROGRAM

14 Jan 2017 – Arrival Day
12.00 – 20.00 Riders, coach and media registrations at Race Office

15 Jan 2017– Training Day for all and Event Presentation // Kids Camp day1
10.30 – 14.00 Training in Slope Style at Snowpark Mottolino
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 – 17.30 Event Presentation at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda and video premiere “Stronger”
17.30 – 19.30 Welcome Party @ Plaza Placheda

16 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 1 // Kids Camp day2
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification in Slopestyle at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Yoga Session @ Plaza Placheda
17.30 Results from Quali heat 1 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

17 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 2 // Kids Camp day3
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Drift Karting
17.30 Results from Quali heat 2 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

18 Jan 2017 – Finals for Heat 1 and Heat 2
10.00 – 14.00 Training and Finals at Mottolino Snowpark
17.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda
22.30 Final Party at MIKY’S

19 Jan 2016 – Reserve Day or Departure Day All day Departure or Reserve day for competition

Thanks to the World Rookie Fest sponsors and media partners: Livigno, Mottolino Fun Mountain, Skipassion, Jet Park, SurftoLive.com, Moon, Boardiding.com, Pleasure, 4Snowboard, Sequence, quattromedia.

Everybody 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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

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

2016 World Rookie Shooting at Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno

Some of the best riders from 2015.16 season will be host at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, from the 10th to the 13th of April for the traditional end of season shooting, after the Big Final in Ischgl. The shooting will be an unique opportunity to join a professional photo and video session driven by Lorenzo “Fizza” Verdinelli, italian senior photographer and editor in chief at 4Snowboard Magazine.

6 Rookies will join the shooting at the Mottolino Snowpark: Rookie and Grom winners from 2016 World Rookie Fest in Livigno, best 2 riders from Trentino Rookie Fest and 2016 World Rookie and Grom Champions. We are sure that Livigno and the Mottolino Snowpark will be the perfect scenery for a great experience!

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Follow the World Rookie Tour online @

Web: http://bit.ly/wrt2015
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mpora WRT channel: www.mpora.com/worldrookiesnowboardtour/

2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . postponed to 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016 – DONE
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016 – DONE
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016 – Deleted
Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway 26.28 February 2016
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016

Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1998 to 31st of December 2000) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2001 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation.

ABOUT THE WORLD SNOWBOARD FEDERATION

The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the TTR World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. Official website: www.worldsnowboardfederation.org.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
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Netherlands is the Best Team of the 2016 World Rookie Fest

World Rookie Fest, the most famous youth snowboard freestyle event in the world, took place in Livigno, Italy, at Mottolino Fun Mountain, with 155 riders from 18 different nations. The largest edition ever was a big success despite the unstable weather conditions, so that qualification day had to be cancelled due to heavy snow storm and strong wind.

However, for the final day the organizers could use a window of less wind and made contest with two runs for each rider in each category, and the international young snowboarders were able to push the competition at a high level.

Black Yeti proved once again that the future snowboard pro riders are just around the corner. After Norwegian team’s nine consecutive victories as Best Team, and the last year victory of the Swiss Team, another team wins, Netherlands, with two riders at the top of the Rookie Boys’ rank and a second place in the Grom Boys’ category.

Luck of snow and bad weather didn’t stop the event thanks to the energy of a great staff, motivated riders, an enthusiast crew and the shaper team of the Mottolino Snowpark.” stated Marco Sampaoli, WSF Vice President and event organizer “We are very happy for this successfully edition, the largest but also the most difficult edition ever”.

Dutch young gun Erik Bastiaansen took the first place in the Rookie category with a solid run. He impressed the judges and scored 90.03 points in his second run with Cab10 indy on the jump and Cab180 to 50-50 3 out over the a-frame. Erik wins ahead of another dutch rider, Niek Van Der Velden, and the Australian “Party King” Tom Harveyson.


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Erik Bastiaansen

The high number of Groms was an impressive element: 55 of 155 participants were under 14, showing a powerful renewal among the new snowboarders. Best Grom of the 2016 World Rookie Fest was young Swiss rider Elias Rupp, wins with a stylish run: Switch Back7 mute to cab 180 in 50-50 back 180 out from the a-frame. Casper Wolf from Netherlands and Samuel Camenzind from Switzerland.

On the girls’ side, Finnish rider Henna Ikola left 15 other Rookie Girls behind her by landing a huge Backside540 indy on the big kicker to a stylish cab 180 to 50-50 on the box. In the rest of Scandinavian podium two Norwegians: Nora Frisvold and Hanne Eilertsen.

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Henna Ikola

Tina Steffensen from Norway showcased a great performance as best Grom girl with a huge Backside360 tail on the big kicker to 50-50 out from the a-frame, ahead of Luan Salgueira from France and Emma Gennero from Italy.

Probably it was one of the most difficult competition I’ve directed ever. Due to bad weather for 4 days in a row we were forced to change the program more than one time, change course, but I never give up. The working team and Mottolino Snowpark were always ready to follow my reserve plan and in the end, we did it. Thanks to riders, coaches, parents to the patience, and a special thanks to my team” stated Gian Luca Zanetti, WRF Race Director.

All the riders competed for prestigious awards including three all-inclusive tickets for the 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl and two for the 2016 Trentino Rookie Fest in Monte Bondone. All the athletes on the podium are qualified for the 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals!

Black Yeti congratulates all the riders who showed great style, battling the slopestyle in such hard weather conditions.

Watch the video with the winners’ runs of the 2016 World Rookie Fest here:

 

All the photos are online at the following links:

1 https://goo.gl/UUI2HY FINAL DAY
2 https://goo.gl/77NwIw QUALI DAY
3 https://goo.gl/y2roh9 YOGA CLASS
4 https://goo.gl/NQXfP4 TRAINING DAY

Please download the full ranks of the 2016 World Rookie Fest here: http://www.worldrookietour.com/downloads/wrt2016/2016_WRF_Livigno_Final_Results.zip 

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016 – DONE

World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016 – DONE
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016
Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway, 26.28 February 2016
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016

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

Qualifications Day for the 2016 World Rookie Fest

Qualifications day at the 2016 World Rookie Fest went down in Livigno. The Rookie Boys and the Grom Boys battled for their entries into the super finals taking place on the 13th of January at Mottolino Snowpark.

All the riders in two runs proved their talent. Among the 73 Rookie Boys, Gian Andrea Sutter from Switzerland laid down the best run: switch back 9 on the kicker and a massive trick on the rail, and qualified for the super finals together with 15 other Rookie Boys.

Tomorrow, after the competitions, Livigno is going to celebrate the winners at the Final Party at MIKY’S PUB, starting at 10.30 pm.

Below you can find the complete program and all the results from the Rookie Boys Heat.

WRF PROGRAM – 13th JANUARY 2016

9.00/9.30 – Girls Training
9.45/10.45 – Girls Qualifications (2 run each, best run count)
11.00/11.30 – Grom Training
11.45/12.45 – Grom Qualifications (second run qualification)
13.00 – Rookie Training and Finals (to be confirmed)
17.30 Prize-giving Ceremony at Touristic Center in Plaza Pacheda
22:30 Final Party at MIKY’S PUB

PROGRAM COULD BE CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

IN CASE THE FINALS WILL NOT HAPPEN DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS THE QUALIFICATIONS RANKS WILL BE USED AS FINALS RANKS

Photo gallery from the qualifications day of the 2016 World Rookie Fest here: Qualifications Rookies & Groms

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

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2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016 – DONE

World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016
Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway, 26.28 February 2016
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016

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Rank Bib Last Name First Name Nation Best Run
1 77 SUTTER GIAN ANDREA SUI 85.8
2 64 ECKHOFF MATHIAS NOR 85.0
3 76 LÄSSER MARTIN SUI 84.3
4 73 GAUGER WENDELIN SUI 84.0
5 9 FRIJNS JOEWEN BEL 83.3
6 14 NEVAKIVI ALEKSI FIN 82.8
6 15 RINNEKANGAS RENE FIN 82.8
8 45 FRAMARIN LORIS ITA 82.3
9 62 VAN DER VELDEN NIEK NED 81.8
10 79 LUNDSTROEM GUSTAF SWE 79.8
11 61 BASTIAANSEN ERIK NED 79.5
12 34 PREISSINGER MAXIMILIAN GER 78.8
13 27 BREMMER FINDLAY GBR 76.5
14 4 HARVEYSON TOM AUS 76.3
15 41 SEEHAUSER SIMON ITA 75.3
16 12 MUSTONEN VILLE FIN 74.5
17 65 LEENDERTS EMIL NOR 74.3
18 6 VANDEWEYER STEF BEL 74.0
19 75 FISCHER FLORIAN SUI 73.5
20 44 LIVIERO NICOLA ITA 73.0
21 22 VALAX ENZO FRA 72.8
22 33 KAUTNER SAMUEL GER 71.3
23 8 VAN HOOF ILIAS BEL 70.0
23 29 VOCKENSPERGER LEON GER 70.0
25 47 PRENTICE RAYMOND ITA 69.0
26 39 SPRINGHET SEBASTIAN ITA 68.8
27 68 STEEN FINMARK FERDINAND NOR 67.5
28 19 BARTET TITOUAN FRA 67.0
29 55 BOGGIO DAVIDE ITA 66.3
30 7 VAN HOEIJ DENNIS BEL 66.0
30 20 CACHAT JUAN FRA 66.0
32 1 VAGNE JOSHUA AUS 65.8
32 63 WOLFS SEM NED 65.8
34 66 LØVGREN ALFRED NOR 65.0
35 17 BERGMAN JOONAS FIN 64.5
36 16 KALLO SAMI FIN 63.8
37 43 ZILIO SIMONE ITA 63.0
37 70 VÅGSDAL MATHIAS NOR 63.0
39 32 LECHNER CHRISTOPH GER 60.5
40 10 KIKAS MARTEN EST 59.0
41 48 DENTE LORENZO ITA 58.8
42 18 GRAY NATHAN FRA 54.5
43 60 DUDENAS AUGUSTAS LIT 53.0
44 30 GRASL MAX GER 51.5
45 82 DE MARTIN FILIPPO ITA 48.8
46 74 BOLL MORITZ SUI 45.0
47 59 BAKSEVICIUS GABRIELIUS LIT 40.8
48 37 DAVIDSSON ARON SNORRI ISL 39.8
49 50 FUSER ELIA ITA 38.0
50 31 BOCKSTALLER BENEDIKT GER 37.8
51 36 VILHELMSSON STEFAN ISL 36.5
52 2 AGNEW JOSHUA AUS 34.3
53 80 LANDMARK JESPER SWE 34.0
54 35 KRISTJANSSON MARINO ISL 33.0
55 40 RAINER OLIVER ITA 32.5
56 81 INVERNIZZI FERRO GIORGIO ITA 30.8
57 25 NIETO LEON FRA 30.3
58 5 LINDNER ELIAS AUT 29.3
59 51 REGAZZO LUCA ITA 28.5
60 71 WIIK OLAV NOR 28.5
61 38 JONSSON INGOLFUR ISL 26.3
62 49 NOCERA FILIPPO ITA 23.0
63 26 MIRAMOND ADRIEN FRA 17.8
63 53 ERRANI LUIGI FILIPPO ITA 17.8
65 67 SVENSSON CHRISTIAN NOR 15.5
66 56 GRANDOLINI FILIPPO ITA 15.3
67 13 PITKANEN HEIKKI FIN 15.0
68 24 DARTIGUE TANGUY FRA 14.3
69 28 IRONSIDE GLEN GBR 13.0
70 11 HYNNINEN JOONAS FIN 12.8
71 69 SKJELLANGER TVEITEN SINDRE NOR 11.8
72 46 AMERIO GIOVANNI ITA 9.3
73 72 FURUHOLMEN KRISTIAN NOR 5.5
54 GIROTTO CESARE ITA DNS
78 MILLKVIST SAMUEL SWE DNS

2016 World Rookie Fest kicks off in Livigno, biggest than ever

The Black Yeti won the war against the lack of snow and welcomed 155 enthusiastic young riders from all over the world in Livigno for the 2016 World Rookie Fest. Despite the poor snow conditions, the Mottolino shapers crew spent night and day to create the best possible slopestyle course for the rookies and the Mottolino Snowpark is now ready for incredible freestyle actions.

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With 155 registered riders, the 2016 World Rookie Fest is the biggest event of the World Rookie Tour ever, and the largest only youth freestyle snowboard competition ever organized in the history of World Snowboard Federation and TTR World Snowboard Tour.

After 11 years, it is always great to welcome in Livigno all these rookies and groms from all over the World” stated Marco Sampaoli, event organizer and WSF Vice-President. “Every year the event grows and with 155 riders from 18 different countries we are really proud to host the largest youth snowboard event ever organized”.

The event started with a training day and a great opening ceremony, with the video première of the 2015 Rookie Trip to Chile, a movie filmed in South America with the best riders from last season World Rookie Tour 2015. Immediately after the welcome party took place in the event headquarter at Plaza Pacheda.

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In the next days the Mottolino Snowpark will host all the 25 girls, 55 male Groms, and 75 male Rookies: they will battle in two qualification days for their entries into the super finals, scheduled on the Wednesday 13th January. In two heats the riders will have to prove their talent.

Enjoy the photo gallery from the first day of the 2016 World Rookie Fest here: http://on.fb.me/1PQZPjY

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

Follow us the next days to see what the young guns got in stock!

2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016
Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway, 26.28 February 2016
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016

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2016 World Rookie Tour: first dates announced

WSF announce the first Stops of 2016 World Rookie Tour! Four top international Rookie events are allready confirmed to be held in Europe to promote snowboarding and to give some Europe’s most talented young rider, a chance to compete and win the titel of WORLD ROOKIE CHAMPION. More Events all around the world will follow the next weeks. Every event of World Rookie Tour is reserved to Rookie riders (born from 1st of January 1998 to 31st of December 2000) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2001 and up), both boys and girls.World Rookie Fests 2016_ European Dates

Iceripper Rookie Fest. Laax, Swiss 06.01.-09.01. 2016. Halfpipe
World Rookie Fest. Livigno, Italy. January 09-14 2016. Slope Style
Trentino Rookie Fest. Monte Bondone, italy. March 2-6 2016. Slope Style & Half Pipe
Volkl World Rookie Fest Finals. Ischgl, Austria. April 5-10 2016. Slope Style

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Swiss wins the 2015 WSF World Rookie Fest

Two new riders won the 10th edition of World Rookie Fest: rookies Mikko Rehnberg and Ramona Petrig outstood with unique style during the finals. Highlights video with winners’ runs are online.

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Swiss TeamTen years now and the biggest edition ever: with 151 riders from 18 nations, divided into the 4 categories Rookie and Grom both Female and Male, Black Yeti’s tenth birthday has been celebrated in the best possible way. After Norwegian team’s nine consecutive victories as Best Team, it would be taken for granted for the 33 present people to double it, but Swiss changed the things with 4 riders on the podium, equally distributed among boys and girls.

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Despite the initial forecast, weather conditions went even better than expected: the wind calming down and the sun popping out to warm up the riders, all the event took place following the program, from qualifications to finals. The first heat on Monday was reserved to male rookies, in order to select the best 16 for the finals, out of the 62: people around could take their breath away in front of the 14 and 19 metres jumps with tricks such as DoubleBackCork 10, Switch Bs 9, Fs 10 and pretty stylish jibbing down the perfectly shaped bigger lines of Mottolino snowpark. In the afternoon a special moment was dedicated to the past ten years of World Rookie Fest with a special guest: the Olympic athlete and former WRT rookie Seppe Smits talked about his experience with World Rookie Fest since the first edition in 2006, introducing the video ‘A Decade of Rookie Fest’ and first cutting the giant Black Yeti cake, among a standing ovation.

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Mikko RehnbergTuesday was dedicated to the second heat, where female rookies and all the groms expressed their best to be qualified for the finals over the day after: 12 girls between rookies and groms, as well as 12 male groms were selected to show the world who will be the future pro riders.During the afternoons several lifestyle activities carried on: the avalanche clinic offered a comprehensive explanation about the use of artva equipment while freeriding and how to behave in case of avalanche, with a practical lesson on how to find and rescue a person covered in snow. The yoga lesson is the traditional meeting organised every year by WRF to teach the guys how to find their deep concentration and energies, in order to carry out a complete training.

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Rookie PodiumAnd eventually, the finals! Mikko Rehnberg (Fin) took first place among the male rookies, followed by Haakon Kjoll Eilertsen (Nor) and Erik Bastiaansen (Ned). Respectively: Mikko shot a best run of Switch Bs DoubleCork 10 – Half Cab Tail touch on the mushroom – Fs 10 mute from toes; Haakon and Erik outstood with Bs DoubleCork 10 and Fs 10. How to go unnoticed? The girls made their way through the podium with Bs and Fs 3 over the XL jump of 19 metres, Ramona Petrig (Sui) earning the highest step followed by Katerina Vojackova (Cze) and Thaile Larochaix (Fra) as 2nd and 3rd place.

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The Grom category could see the youngest riders competing to draw the future: under 14 female grom Lucy Sylvestre (Fra) won with her Bs 3 and male grom Wendelin Gauger (Sui) got first with a best run of Switch Bs 5 – Fs 3 out of the cannon – Fs 7.

All the athletes on the podium will be qualified for the Volkl World Rookie Finals 2015 and they will get points for the World Snowboarding Points Lists  and for the World Rookie Rank.

Video highlights with the winners’ run are online!

All the pics are online at the following links:
http://bit.ly/WRF15_day2
http://bit.ly/WRF15_day3
http://bit.ly/WRF15_finals

You can read the complete ranking here: http://www.worldsnowboardfederation.org/xdownload-data/WRT2015/WRT_Livigno_2015_Final_Results.pdf

RESULTS

GROM GIRL

Bib Rank Last Name First Name Nationality

120 1 SYLVESTRE LUCY FRA

127 2 BURRI ARIANE SUI

126 3 KRALJ EVA SLO

118 4 IINA PUHAKKA FIN

123 5 NYMOEN INGVILD NOR

128 6 WICKI BERENICE SUI

124 7 HERLEIKSPLASS ELISE SELJEVOLL NOR

133 8 GENNERO EMMA ITA

130 9 POPPE EVY BEL

122 10 VAN DER LINDEN MANON NED

132 11 VACHET GAIA ITA

125 12 MISUND INE MARIE NOR

129 13 HILL MAISE GBR

155 14 VOJACKOVA KRISTINA CZE

156 15 VOJACKOVA KAROLINA CZE

119 16 DE JONG JAQUELINA NED

ROOKIE GIRL

Bib Rank Last Name First Name Nationality

150 1 PETRIG RAMONA SUI

134 2 VOJACKOVA KATERINA CZE

131 3 LAROCHAIX THAILE FRA

136 4 PIKKUJÄMSÄ ELLI FIN

147 5 HERLEIKSPLASS KAROLINE NOR

146 6 KJOLL EILERTSEN HANNE NOR

140 7 LOCATIN GIORGIA ITA

142 8 BARHOORN BABS NED

145 9 WOLD MOEN LINE NOR

138 10 ZOPPI MARGOT FRA

139 11 GREGORI JENNIFER ITA

137 12 LACARERE EMMA FRA

144 13 NYMOEN KRISTINE NOR

149 14 FRISVOLD NORA LIBERG NOR

135 15 PARKKISENNIEMI EMMI FIN

148 16 ANDERSEN NORA NOR

141 17 TONDI CLAUDIA ITA

143 18 VAN TURNHOUT ISIS NED

GROM MEN

Bib Rank Last Name First Name Nationality

102 1 GAUGER WENDELIN SUI

103 2 BOLL MORITZ SUI

83 3 FRICZ BOTOND HUN

101 4 FISHER FLORIAN SUI

96 5 WOLF CASPER NED

104 6 JORDENKHANGSAR DAWA SUI

69 7 HRSTIKA LADISLAV CZE

64 8 VAN HOEIJ DENNIS BEL

77 9 GUETL LEON GER

107 10 NEFF CEDRIC SUI

63 11 KAUFMANN MORITZ AUT

71 12 SALAC KRISTIAN CZE

67 13 PETROV KAMEN BUL

65 14 SMANS MATTICE BEL

97 15 VAN DE NOORT JOEY NED

84 16 KRISTJANSSON MARINO ISL

93 17 MORAUSKAS MOTIEJUS LTU

110 18 DENDA JEREMY SUI

73 19 BARTET TITOUAN FRA

82 20 LECHNER CHRISTOPH GER

88 21 FRAMARIN LEO ITA

70 22 BRZA MARTIN CZE

109 23 ANDENMATTEN MIKA SUI

62 24 RAINER OLIVER ITA

74 25 LAROCHAIX NOE FRA

100 26 MEKINC NAJ SLO

79 27 STEINDL PAUL GER

81 28 VOGT NIKLAS GER

108 29 GREUTER THIERRY NOAH SUI

87 30 KERSCHHACKL MARCO ITA

106 31 CAMENZIND SAMUEL SUI

86 32 DE FEO MILCO ITA

66 33 DE SLOOVER JULES BEL

68 34 PAULICEK ADAM CZE

112 35 FRIOBJORNSSON BENNI ISL

89 36 CHITTARO CESARE ITA

95 37 WOLFS SEM NED

114 38 LOTORTO ALESSANDRO ITA

111 39 VAN HOEIJ DYLAN BEL

113 40 KRISTJANSSON ATLI ISL

92 41 POZZI MICHELE ITA

94 42 VEBRA GYTIS LTU

91 43 INVERNIZZI FERRO GIORGIO ITA

151 44 BRCIC DANTE CRO

115 45 GRASSIS MARCELLO ITA

152 46 FRANCHI SAMUEL ITA

85 47 ROSSI EDOARDO ITA

90 48 REGAZZO LUCA ITA

75 49 VICKTOR NOAH GER

98 49 VAN DER VELDEN NIEK NED

99 49 FURUHOLMEN KRISTIAN NOR

105 49 RUPP ELIAS SUI

ROOKIE MEN

Bib Rank Last Name First Name Nationality

15 1 REHNBERG MIKKO FIN

41 2 KJOLL EILERTSEN HAAKON NOR

33 3 BASTIAANSEN ERIK NED

54 4 BREMNER FINDLAY GBR

16 5 THELEN AXEL FIN

46 6 POPP LARS SUI

51 7 MENTH RALPH SUI

4 8 LINDMOSER ALOIS AUT

35 9 ECKHOFF MATHIAS NOR

34 10 VAN BOUWHORST ZIGGEY NED

48 11 STECHER MENDURI SUI

23 12 ZULIAN EMIL ITA

37 13 STEEN FINMARK FERDINAND NOR

58 14 GENNERO LORENZO ITA

39 15 SKJELLANGER TVEITEN SINDRE NOR

52 16 BURCH DARIO SUI

45 17 KHADARIN VLADISLAV RUS

25 18 FRAMARIN LORIS ITA

18 19 RINNEKANGAS RENE FIN

47 20 EHRLER LUKAS SUI

50 21 SUTTER GIAN ANDREA SUI

10 22 KASPAR DAN CZE

11 23 PAJER MIKI CZE

55 24 COCKRELL BILLY ENG

22 25 OLIVIERI FEDERICO ITA

60 26 AMSUESS MORITZ AUT

38 27 TAMBINI MATS NOR

80 28 VOCKENSPERGER LEON GER

8 29 VANDEWEYER STEF BEL

24 30 SPRINGETH SEBASTIAN ITA

3 31 SEEHAUSER SIMON ITA

9 32 RUMMENS JENS BEL

26 33 ZILIO SIMONE ITA

12 34 WIDERCRANTZ WALTER FIN

59 35 AMERIO GIOVANNI ITA

14 36 RAUTIAINEN ROOPE FIN

53 37 LANDMARK JESPER SWE

19 38 NEVAKIVI ALEKSI FIN

2 39 WOERNDL FLORIAN AUT

13 40 HALMES SASKA FIN

7 41 VAN HOOF ILIAS BEL

154 42 PRENTICE RAYMOND GBR

49 43 IVANOV VICTOR SUI

61 44 INDRIST GABRIEL AUT

43 45 SAMUELSEN JORGEN NOR

28 46 FUSER ELIA MANUEL ITA

40 47 WICHSTROM TEIGLAND MATHIAS NOR

21 48 DILITTA ENZO FRA

44 49 GILLUND EIRIK NOR

36 50 LEENDERTS EMIL NOR

56 51 IRONSIDE GLEN ENG

31 52 DUDENAS AUGUSTAS LTU

42 53 HERNRIKSEN MARTIN NOR

20 54 TOURKI LIAM FRA

29 55 RAVAGNI MICHELE ITA

5 56 GSCHAIDER SIMON AUT

27 57 DE MARTIN FILIPPO ITA

30 57 BAKSEVICIUS GABRIELIUS LTU

6 59 DE LAAT FLOR BEL

17 59 MUSTONEN VILLE FIN

32 59 DE VRIES MAX NED

153 59 KARTTUNEN ALESSANDRO FIN

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Photo credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

World Rookie Fest – Day 3

Qualification day of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno went down today. 88 Rookies Girls and Groms from all over the World tested the new set up of the Mottolino Snowpark! See you tomorrow morning for the big finals!

Check out all the pictures of the day on the Facebook Fanpage: World Rookie Fest 2015 – Day 3

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Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

Qualification Results Day 3 here!

World Rookie Fest – Day 2

With the wind calming down, the first qualification day was perfect as expected. From the 10.30 am all rookies and groms could express their own most powerful tricks, making the present adults feeling smaller and smaller. DoubleBackCork 10, Switch Backside 9, Frontside 10 and pretty stylish jibbing down the bigger lines of Mottolino Snowpark: boys and girls outstood just as World Rookie Fest can do.

Check all the photos of the day on the Facebook Fanpage: World Rookie Fest 2015 – Day 2
Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

Qualification Results HEAT 1 here!

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World Rookie Fest 2015 – Day 1

World Rookie Fest’s training has started officially! Today the snow has come to welcome the 149 participants to Livigno: despite the limited visibility and windy weather, all rookies and groms could try the obstacles to test speed and landing, also helped by the coloured marks. Mottolino’s shapers once again have been preparing a perfectly shaped park, where kickers and jib areas are alternate to give wings to very exciting slopestyle sessions.

The windiest moments have been cheered up by a walk around the Winter Experience Tour test village down Mottolino’s gondola arrival, where the guys could test equipment and materials from many brands.

The afternoon is going to celebrate the 10 years with ‘A Decade of Rookie Fest’, presented by the Olympic rider Seppe Smits, former WRF rookie. The giant Black Yeti cake will be huge enough for all the hundreds of guys?

Check all the photos of the day on the Facebook Fanpage: World Rookie Fest 2015 – Day 1

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

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