The Black Yeti crowned the 2019 halfpipe winners!

Joonsik Lee and Ruki Tomita are the new 2019 World Rookie Tour Halfpipe

The halfpipe finals took place in a beautiful and warm sunny day and riders could finally enjoy the massive and well-shaped Kitzsteinhorn halfpipe at its best. Judges and spectators were once again surprised by level of riding and creativity.

Group

The competition began early in the morning with heat one made of rookie and grom girls. Ruki Tomita from Japan won the prestigious title of Halfpipe World Rookie Girl Champion thanks to her run composed by technical and creative tricks: frontside air indy, backside 540 mute, frontside 720 indy, cab 720 indy, backside 540 mute. Ruki was followed by Leilani Ettel (GER) and Berenice Wicki (SUI).

“First time here and take my best to show. Then Win!!” said Ruki, showing her happiness. Ruki also gained the prestigious Golden Ticket for next season World Rookie Tour stops, a spot for next season FIS World Cups and many other goodies from Nitro, Level, Boardriding, TSF and Union.

Ruki Tomita

In the grom girls category, Mitsuki Ono from Japan conquered the highest spot of the podium and showed an amazing run: backside air, frontside 720 indy, cab 720, frontside 540 Melon. Isabelle Lotscher (SUI) won the second place and Telma Sarkipaju (FIN) the third one.

Mitsuki Ono

Regarding the rookie boys category, also this year the level of the competition was vey high and judges could already see the future stars of snowboarding. At the end of the day the Black Yeti crowned the new Halfpipe Rookie Boy Champion: Joonsik Lee. The japanese impressed the public with his unique style and showed everybody a huge frontisde 1260 tailgrab, crippler 540, frontside 1080 melon, cab double 1080 indy. The podium was completed by Raio Kuchisubo (JPN) and Elias Gian Allenspach. Raio will join a Rookie Shooting in Les 2 Alpes together with Leilani Ettel (GER).

Joonsik Lee

Hi, I am Joonsik from South Korea, I got first place and got invite from New Zealand World Rookie Tour. I am really happy to come here and win. Thank you World Rookie Tour“, said Joonsik, who is arleady dreaming about his next trip to Chile organized by the World Rookie Tour. Joonsik will also take part in next season FIS World Cup together with Ruki Tomita.

Shuichiro Shigeno

Shuichiro Shigeno (JPN) gained the highest score and dominated the grom boys category. He performed a perfect run made of frontside 1080 tailgrab, cab 1080 mute, frontside 1260 tailgrab, backside 960. Valentino Guseli from Australia arrived second and Jonas Hasler from Switzerland  third.

This amazing day concluded with the workshop Viva con Agua, a charity based organisation campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide.

Good job riders and congratulations to all the winners!! Thank you to all the sponsors who provided beautiful prizes for the winners: SurfToLive, Level Gloves, Nitro Snowboards, Union Bindings, TSG and Boardriding.

Check out today results here below:

– HP Rookie Boys
HP Grom Boys
HP Rookie Girls
– HP Grom Girls

Watch here the highlights of the halfpipe winners. Enjoy!

HP Rookie Boy winning run
HP Grom Boy winning run
HP Rookie Girl winning run
HP Grom Girl winning run

Here the photogallery 

Halfpipe Grom Girls
Halfpipe Grom Boys

Pics: Gustav Ohlsson
Video: Andreas Monsberger

2018.19 World Rookie Tour Calendar 
South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 9.14 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Cardrona, New Zealand 14.16 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie and Grom Fest (SS+H) – Cardrona, New Zealand 2.5 October 2018 DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Switzerland 12.16 December 2018 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (HP) – Copper Moutain, US 6. January 2019 DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 12.16 January 2019 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, US 10 February 2019 DONE

Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 9.10 March 2019 DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Mammoth, US 13.14 March 2019 DONE
Pila Rookie Fest (SS) – Pila, Italy 13.17 March 2019 DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 25.30 March 2019

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram:www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

If you dream to become a professional action sport athlete,
                                           then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!

World Rookie Snowboard Finals Day 4: Slopestyle Qualifications!

Today, took place the slopestyle qualifications, which had had been postponed due to yestarday bad weather. Rookies and groms girls showed their best, an incredible riding and creativity! Unfortunately only Rookie boys qualification went day today; slopestyle Grom boys qualification is postponed to the slopestyle finals day.

Click here to see all the full Grom girls results

Click here to see all the full Rookie girls results

Click here to see all the full Rookie boys results

Dusty Hendrickson

After the qualifications, Game of Skate with Boardriding.com had the chance to earn great prisez to all the best skaters of the World Rookie Tour.

See you tomorrow with the Halfpipe quali and finals! Here the program: 29th March 2019

Click here to see all the photos from SS Quali and Workshop

Ph: Gustav Ohlsson

2019 World Rookie Snowboard Finals: ready for the Grand Final!

After travelling all around the world and discovering the future pro riders in Chile, New Zealand, USA, Japan, Switzerland and Italy, the Black Yeti cannot wait to see and crown the next World Rookie Champions in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See – Kaprun.

Team Finland

From the 25th to the 30th of March 120 riders from 20 nations will gather in Austria and compete in the legendary and the most awaited WRT event, the World Rookie Finals, which will be held for the third year in a row in Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn.

Also this year the best rookies and groms will receive incredible prizes such as wildcards to World Class Events like the Audi Nines, a spectacular event that each year gathers the best athletes of the world, filming sessions with Pirate Movie Production, invitations to World Rookie Tour Shooting Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season World Rookie Tour events.

Moreover, the male and female Slopestyle and Halfpipe Champions will get a spot in the amazing the Audi Nines, a spectacular event that each year gathers the best athletes of the world, and in the 2019/20 FIS World Cup Tour.

Team USA

Today is the arrival day and after having registered riders have the opportunity to see the amazing park and the huge pipe and to have dinner all together in the evening.

In the next days will take place the slopestyle and halfpipe competition and many interesting activities such as workshops with Viva con Agua, Yoga lessons, a first aid clinic, the final party and much more.

Last but not least, thanks to the great partnership with boardriding.com you will be able to watch the live streams of the World Rookie Finals. Stay tuned to get le link! In the meanwhile, save the link for the live scoring microsite which provides real-time standings, start lists and results: http://live.rawmotion.com.

Click here to find all the info about updated program.

Photogallery from Day 1 here

2018.19 World Rookie Tour Calendar 
South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 9.14 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Cardrona, New Zealand 14.16 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie and Grom Fest (SS+H) – Cardrona, New Zealand 2.5 October 2018 DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Switzerland 12.16 December 2018 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (HP) – Copper Moutain, US 6. January 2019 DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 12.16 January 2019 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, US 10 February 2019 DONE

Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 9.10 March 2019 DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Mammoth, US 13.14 March 2019 DONE
Pila Rookie Fest (SS) – Pila, Italy 13.17 March 2019 DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 25.30 March 2019

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:  
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram:www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

The Black Yeti crowned the 2018 World Rookie Champions

Ariane Burri and Takeru Otsuka won today Slopestyle competition and are, therefore, 2018 World Rookie Girl and Boy Champion. Hironori Nagata and Misaki Kakubari from Japan are the new 2018 World Rookie Tour Halfpipe Boy and Girl Champions!

For the 2018 edition of the World Rookie Finals, 141 riders from 24 different countries arrived in Kaprun, Austria, with incredible motivation and willingness to perform their best, but also to have fun and enjoy one week all together at the Jufa Hotel. The Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark was the perfect playground for the long-awaited final, with an amazing slopestyle course and a perfectly shaped halfpipe, whereas the Jufa Hotel was the place to be to join relaxing and interesting workshops in the afternoon.

After the good day for the halfpipe qualis and finals, also on Saturday, the weather decided to be once more time on the young snowboarders’ side and everybody enjoyed a sunny and pleasant day up in the Kitsteinhorn snowpark.

Ariane Burri and Takeru Otsuka are the new Slopestyle World Rookie Champions after two incredible runs and tight “fights” with the other rookies in the finals. Even though, all riders are under 18 years of age, the level was incredible and technical tricks were performed during both the qualis and the finals.

For the second year in a row, in the rookie category, together with a previous win as grom, Takeru Otsuka best expressed himself with a backside double 1260 mute, cab double 1260 indy on the jumps, and a frontside 270 back lip to fakie and switch board slide 270 out on the jib line. The rookie podium was dominated by riders from Japan, Okubo Yuri and Ryuma Kimata joined Takeru on the podium.

Japan dominated also the grom category, with an amazing Yuto Yamada, who performed a cab 900 mute, backside double 1080 mute on the jumps, backside 270 in 270 out, cab 270 in 270 out and lip slide 270 out on the rail section. He was followed by Gabriel Adams from Great Britain and Jake Canter, from USA and Halfpipe winner of yesterday.

Ariane Burri from Switzerland took the first place in the girls rookie category, showing to the judges her style with cab 540 tail, backside 720 mute, frontside nose slide, board slide and to conclude a backside boardslide. Ariane was followed by Iina Puhakka and Eveliina Taka from Finland.

Among the groms, Kokomo Murase from Japan has won for the third year in a row the World Rookie Girl Grom Champion here at the World Rookie Final, taking the female snowboarding to the next level, with an unbelievable run, scored 99.66 points: she landed perfectly a frontside 720 melon, an incredible backside double cork 1080 mute, backside boardslide to switch, switch board slide to normal and noseslide to finish up an amazing run. Evy Poppe from Belgium and Mia Brookes from Great Britain joined the smiling Kokomo in the top three positions of this female grom finals.

Misaki Kakubari, from Japan, excelled in her halfpipe run, with technical tricks and good amplitude, winning the trophy as 2018 Halfpipe World Rookie Girl Champion, thanks to an amazing run with a frontside 720 melon, cab 360, frontside 540 melon, backside 540 mute and to finish it up a frontside 360 indy. The podium was completed by Iina Puhakka from Finland and Makayla Kellogg from USA.

In the grom girls category, Mitsuki Ono from Japan gained the best score of the day in her category with an amazing run: cab 720 stalefish, frontside 540 tail, backside 540 stalefish and a stylish frontside air indy. She was followed by Tessa Maud from USA and Elena Schütz from Switzerland.

Among the rookie boys, the competition showed to everybody that among all of them, there are the future stars of snowboarding. Hironori Nagata from Japan showed some spectacular tricks combined with his unique personal style, in particular he showed everybody a huge frontside air indy, backside 540 stalefish, frontside 1080 melon, hakon 720 mute and frontside 720 melon to conclude and he was crown 2018 Halfpipe World Rookie Champion. Joonsik Lee from Korea and Jack Coyne from USA completed the podium battling until the last trick to improve their scores.

Jake Canter from USA dominated the grom category. Jake performed a perfectly executed run, starting off with a perfectly executed backside air, frontside 900 tail, backside 540 mute, a frontside 720 tail and hakon 720 mute. Just behind Jake, Shin Negishi from Japan and Fynn Bullock-Womble took second and third place in the grom category.

Check out the results lists here below:

– SP Rookie Boys Final
– SP Grom Boys Final
– SP Rookie Girls Final
– SP Grom Girls Final

– HP Rookie Boys Final
– HP Grom Boys Final
– HP Rookie Girls Final
– HP Grom Girls Final

The World Rookie Finals thanks all its Sponsors and WRT Friends for the amazing prices: Zell am See – Kaprun, Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn, Nitro Snowboards, Union Bindings Company, TSG, Pieps, Von Zipper, Jufa Hotels, SurfToLive, RedBull, Boardriding.com, Kimiyo, XGames Norway, Spring Battle at Absolute Park – Flachauwinkl.

Photo Credits by Gustav Ohlsson

2018 WRF – Strong wind and awesome Workshops

As announced, the third day of the 2018 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun was too windy to allow the start of the competition. Anyway, all the riders were motivated and took advantage of the time for some extra training in the halfpipe.

The weather was better and the motivation was incredible at the Elementary School of Kaprun, where during the morning, three first grade classes had the chance to enjoy a snowboard introduction course. Thanks to Burton Riglet boards and some other games, each class had the possibility to have fun and learn some basics movements on the board. Tomorrow, the kids will go up to the mountain to try what they have learnt on real snow.

The Jufa Hotel in Kaprun was the place to be in the afternoon and early evening for both rookies and grooms.  Viva con Agua hosted the first workshop with the goal to raise the kids’ awareness about the importance of water and the difficulties that some countries have in finding clean and drinkable water.

Later in the afternoon, Miriam Deller, from Kimiyo, gave the possibility to everybody to relax, practicing Yoga. The last workshop was done by Gorilla where the kids enjoyed preparing some fruit smoothies and got some tips how to eat properly to gain the maximum amount of energy.

Program for tomorrow, Friday 13. April 2018:
9.00am: 
Meeting for all riders, both HP and SS, at the Snowpark
17.00pm – 17.40pm: Kimiyo Yoga Workshop
18.00pm – 19.30pm: Dinner at World Rookie Final Restaurant
20.00pm: Coach Meeting

Photo Credits by Gustav Ohlsson

2018 WRF – Girls Slopestyle Qualifications

Today, the Girls Slopestyle Qualifications went down in Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark! Rookie girls and grom girls showed an incredibile level of riding and impressed the judges with their skills and creativity. This promises a spectacular show on the Finals day, where the World Rookie Tour Champions will be crowned.

Slopestyle Qualifications results: Grom Girls and Rookie Girls.

Start Lists of the Slopestyle Final: Grom Girls and Rookie Girls.

Program for tomorrow, Thursday 12. April 2018:
9.00am: 
Meeting for all riders, both HP and SS, at the Snowpark
16.30pm – 18.00pm: Viva con Agua Workshop
17.45pm – 18.30pm: Kimiyo Yoga Workshop
18.00pm – 19.30pm: Dinner at World Rookie Final Restaurant
20.00pm: Coach Meeting
20.30pm – 21.30pm: Gorilla Workshop

Photo credits by Gustav Ohlsson

 

2018 World Rookie Finals have just begun

The 2018 World Rookie Finals started in the best way possible! Yesterday – 10th April – Kaprun welcomed 141 riders from 24 different Nations, such New Zealand, Australia, Usa, Canada, Japan, Finland and Lithuania.

For the second year in a row, the finals of the largest youth snowboard series is hosted in the prestigious snowpark of Kitzsteinhorn, where the best worldwide riders are anxious to show off their tricks and have fun all together. During the registration and opening dinner at the Jufa Hotel, all Rookies and Groms had the opportunity to get together for the first time and to meet again their friends from all over.

Today is training day and Slopestyle Girls Qualification in the marvelous Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark. The competition set up consists of two tables with two jumps each and three jib tables with different obstacles that can inspire the riders to put down their most creative tricks.

In the afternoon, Rookies and Groms can join the First Aid workshop from 17.00 until 18.00 at the Jufa Hotel, where an EMT will show and teach them how to react and behave in case of an accident.

The Black Yeti whishes you all good luck!

Check out the updated program for today below.

Wednesday 11th April 2018 – Traning Day + SS Girls Quali Day

– 09:00 – 12:00 Training Slopestyle for all riders
– 09:00 – 13:00 Training Halfpipe for all riders
– 12:00 – 12:30 Slopestyle reshape
– 12:30-13:00 Warm up Girls Slopestyle
– 13:00 Qualification Girls Slopestyle
– 17:00 – 18:00 First Aid Workshop at Jufa Hotel
– 18:00 – 19:30 Dinner
– 20:00 Coach and Riders Meeting and Slopestyle Girls Qualification Results

Click here  to see the photos of the arrival day.

Download the starting list of the Slopestyle Girls Qualification here.

Check also out the the video here.

Ph: Gustav Ohlsson
Filmer: Andreas Monsberger

World Rookie Finals: only a few days left

After 6 months of events in New Zealand, in Italy, in Switzerland, in the USA and in Japan, the World Rookie Tour came to an end and is ready to see the next World Rookie Tour Champions in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun.

From the 10th to the 15th of April, riders will have the chance to show their skills and and have fun in the amazing Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn, which offers incredible kickers, a massive superpipe and countless rails, boxes and obstacles.

The winners will be rewarded with special prizes: wildcard to World Class Events, filming session with Pirate Movie Production, invitation to Rookie Fest ShootingTrip to Chile and many tickets to next season Rookie Fest events.

Moreover, to make this event even more memorable are the lifestyle activities: social dinner every day, workshops with Viva con Aqua, which is a clean water project, a first aid clinic, a dedicated Yoga Session especially created for the World Rookie Tour by the founder of kimiyo – Yoga for Kids And Teens, Miriam Deller and for the first time the Gorilla Workshop, a healthy food initiative where riders can produce some smoothies. Last but not least the final party to celebrate the end of a great season.

Get ready and stay tuned to our channels!

Click here to watch the video of the 2017 World Rookie Finals, while below you can find the program of the 2018 World Rookie Finals.

 

Tuesday 10 Apr 2018 – Arrival Day
– 08:15-21:00     Registration.  Payment of entry fee. Bibs distribution at Riders Office
– 10:00-14:00     Park and Pipe are open (you can buy additional lift ticket for Tuesday at the riders office)
– 18:00 – 19:30  Opening Dinner at World Rookie Final restaurant
– 20:00  Coach Meeting (due to weather conditions and amount of riders it´s possible to have Wednesday afternoon already Girls SS Qualification)

Wednesday 11 Apr 2018
– 09:30 – 13:00   Training HP
– 09:30 – 14:30  Training SS
– 17:00-18:00     First Aid Workshop
– 18:00-19:30     Dinner at World Rookie Final restaurant
– 20:00  Coach Meeting

Thursday 12 Apr 2018
– 09:00 – 15:30  SS Qualification Rookie + Grom Boys
– 16:30-18:00     Viva con Agua Workshop
– 17:45 – 18:30  Kimiyo Yoga Workshop
– 18:00-19:30     Dinner at World Rookie Final restaurant
– 20:00  Coach meeting
– 20:30-21:30     Gorilla Workshop

Friday 13 Apr 2018
– 09:00–14:00    Qualification + Finals HP
– 17:00–18:00    Kimiyo Yoga Workshop
– 18:00-19:30     Dinner at World Rookie Final restaurant
– 20:00  Coach meeting

Saturday 14 Apr 2018
– 09:00 –15:30   Qualification SS Rookie + Grom Girls + SS Finals Girls and Boys
– 18:00 – 19:30  Dinner at World Rookie Final restaurant
– 21:00  Prize giving ceremony HP SS at the Party

Sunday 15 Apr 2018 – Reserve or Departure Day

THE PROGRAM CAN CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER, CONDITIONS AND AMOUNT OF RIDERS

World Rookie Finals in Kaprun are just few days away!

Next week the community of snowboarding comes together to celebrate the best young riders in the world! Are you ready to know the new stars?

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Nothing more simple to know how the future of snowboarding is going on: being in Kaprun Zell am See for the World Rookie Finals from April the 4th to April the 9th. From Chile to Australia, from Bulgaria to Scandinavia, from the Alps to Japan to North America, the Black Yeti in the last 8 months rounded up the best young riders.

Now is the time to fight for the prestigious World Rookie Champions titles, and win incredible prizes: wildcard to World Class Events, filming session with Pirate Movie Production, invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting, Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season Rookie Fest events. In addition, our partner SurftoLive will reward the podium riders with 6 surf camps in Santander, Spain!

kaprunThe program of 2017 World Rookie Finals will include World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle and Half Pipe contest. For those Rookies who come for the first time in Kaprun, Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn will welcome them with the best kickers, the massive superpipe and countless rails, boxes and fun-obstacles! Watch the Snowpark video presentation!

Finally, our official speaker will be Marc-André Tarte! As you know, he has been a crazy professional snowboarder for a dozen years, which has pushed the level of global snowboarding… And of course, he was our cool Black Yeti last season!

marcandre

Furthermore, World Rookie Finals will provide many lifestyle activities: social dinner every day, workshops with Viva con Aqua, a first aid clinic, the final party and much more you will not miss for any reason, included a dedicated Yoga Session especially created for the World Rookie Tour by the founder of kimiyo – Yoga For Kids And Teens, Miriam Deller. The 45 minute unit is designed to add an extra layer of confidence, boost concentration and provide ultimate relaxation for the Rookies and Groms who will compete for the grand title the next day. The session surely will increase Happy Hormones and everyone can join. No prior Yoga experience necessary.

If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun Zell am See, Austria, is the place to be! Find all the info about the resort below:

Web
www.kitzsteinhorn.at, www.zellamsee-kaprun.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/zellamseekaprun
www.facebook.com/Snowpark.Kitzsteinhorn

Instagram
kitzsteinhorn #kitzsteinhornsnowpark #zellkaprun

Download here the event info, program and registration form at 
www.worldrookietour.com/downloads/wrt2017/WRF17_Kitzsteinhorn.doc 

Registration, info and bookings
rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org

Watch the video from the 2016 World Rookie Finals in Ischgl here:  vimeo.com/162498709  

VERY IMPORTANT:  

QUALIFYNG CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE FINALS AND QUALIFIED RIDERS AVAILABLE HERE

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 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017 – DONE
Oslo Rookie Fest (HP) – Oslo, Norway 25 February 2017 – DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017 – DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017 – DONE
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!

2017 World Rookie Finals Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun

After a season of rookie fest events all around the world, registrations are now open for ”Le Grand Finale” at Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun, Zell am See, the event everybody is waiting for, where the 2017 World Rookie Champions will be crowed.

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The Black Yeti travelled all around the world in the last 8 months: from Chile to Australia, from Bulgaria to Scandinavia, from the Alps to Japan to North America. Rookies from more than 30 countries battled to conquer their spot to the most exclusive youth snowboard event on planet Earth: the World Rookie Finals, for the first time, at Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria.

Only the most promising riders will join this legendary event, which award in the latest 12 years the annual World Rookie Champion titles and incredible prizes: wildcard to World Class Events, filming session with Pirate Movie Production, invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting, Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season Rookie Fest events. Roope Tonteri, Sven Thorgren, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten are only some of the previous winner: will be the next snowboard star to be crowned in Austria?

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Riders from all over the world will come for a unique sports and lifestyle event in a great international scenario. The program of 2017 World Rookie Finals will include World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle and Half Pipe contest and many lifestyle activities: social dinner every day, workshops with Viva con Aqua, a first aid clinic the final party and much more you will not miss for any reason.

If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria, is the place to be from April the 4th to April the 9th.

Download here the event info, program and registration form at
www.worldrookietour.com/downloads/wrt2017/WRF17_Kitzsteinhorn.doc

Registration, info and bookings: rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org

Watch the video from the 2016 World Rookie Finals in Ischgl here:

VERY IMPORTANT:  

QUALIFYNG CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE FINALS AND QUALIFIED RIDERS AVAILABLE HERE

Info about Kaprun:
www.kitzsteinhorn.at
www.zellamsee-kaprun.com

Social 
www.facebook.com/zellamseekaprun
www.facebook.com/Snowpark.Kitzsteinhorn

Instagram #kitzsteinhorn #kitzsteinhornsnowpark #zellkaprun

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 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017 – DONE
Oslo Rookie Fest (HP) – Oslo, Norway 25 February 2017 – DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017 – DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017 – DONE
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!

Finals postponed to Sunday 10th April at the Völkl World Rookie Finals

Bad weather and fog seems to follow the Völkl World Rookie Finals this year. After the cancelled qualification for the girls yesterday, the organization committee was forced to postpone the finals both for boys and girls to Sunday 10th April. After a lot of fog in the morning, it seemed to clear out a little bit and to give the possibility to the girls to ride, but at the end the fog came back and both rookies and groms went back to Ischgl for a relaxing afternoon, getting ready for the big day of tomorrow.

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Day 3 at the Völkl World Rookie Finals

Due to the bad weather condition and the fog, the organization had to cancel the qualification for the rookie girls and the grom girls. The young female riders were motivated and showed that they can have fun also if the visibility is pretty bad. After a session on the jibbing area, they found some plastic mats and everybody had a lot of fun sliding down in the snowpark, even down the spine!

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In the afternoon, the riders had the possibility to have a unique experience during the two scheduled workshops. First, rookies and groms had the chance to build a longboard from old snowboards thanks to Ruffboards (more info at www.ruffboards.com), a passionate group of people in collaboration with ex-prisoners from Wien, Austria. They design, produce and sell worldwide their hand-made longboards.

Later in the day, Viva con Agua explained to the rookies and to the groms the importance of water and the problems that some countries have in finding clear and drinkable water.

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See you tomorrow in the snowpark for the big final at the Völkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl.

Stay tuned for more updates to come on our media channels!

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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 . 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 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016 – Deleted
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016 – DONE
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016
World Rookie Shooting . Mottolino Snowpark, Livigno, Italy. 10.13 Aprile 2016 NEW!

Qualification Day 1 at the Völkl World Rookie Finals

The first qualification day went down today despite the not so good weather forecast. The day began with the parade from the Silvretta Center to the Ischgl cable car with all the teams holding their national flags.

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Then the action started up in the snowpark, where the rookie boys and the grom boys battled for a spot in the big final on Saturday, 9th April. The sun was shining almost all day long and gave to the riders the possibility to execute two runs, the best one counts for the final rank.

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45 rookie boys opened up the show, Yutaro Miyazawa, from Japan, destroyed the park with a beautiful run consisting of a frontside double cork 1080 melon on the first kicker, a backside double 1080 indy on the second one, a backside invert transfer on the spine and finishing on the jib section with a backside 270 out.

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Among the 31 grom boys, Takeru Otsuka, from Japan, impressed the judges with a perfect Cab double 900 mute on the first jump, backside double cork mute on the second one, backside 360 transfer mute on the spine and concluding with a libstick bonk.

For the final on Saturday, the best 32 boys overall are qualified and they will challenge themselves to become the 2016 World Rookie Champion!

ROOKIE MEN
Rank Bib G/R Last Name First Name Nationality Sponsor Birthdate
1 1 R Miyazawa Yutaro JPN Burton, Oakley, Murasaki Sports 1999
2 2 R Farrell Lyon USA Red Bull, Volcom, Electric, US 1998
3 5 R Crouch Brock USA Burton, Red Bull,Volcom 1999
4 30 R Ulstein Isak NOR Burton, Anon, Oslo Vinterpark 1998
5 14 G Hunt Chandler USA Volcom, Adidas, Rock Star, Stance 1998
6 9 R Haley Graham USA Arbor, Billabong, 32, Electric 1998
7 31 R Gjerdalen Bendik NOR Quiksilver, Dragon, Ride 1998
8 4 R Winkelmann Luke USA Burton 2000
9 26 R Bartet Titouan FRA Volkl 2000
10 24 G Lässer Martin SUI Doodah, Nitro 1998
11 22 G Sutter Gian SUI Nitro, STS, Smith, Level 1999
12 29 R Eckhoff Mathias NOR Quiksilver, Dragon 1999
13 38 R Boggio Davide ITA Dowa 1999
14 47 R Valay Enzo FRA K2, Protest 2000
15 12 R Rinnekangas Rene FIN Rome, Leve, Ovan Vision 1999
16 39 R Liviero Nicola ITA Nitro Giro Neff 1999
17 20 G Boll Moritz SUI Nitro, Shred, Pow, Slytech, Oneill 2000
18 16 G Luckerbauer David AUT Fanatic 2000
19 21 G Fischer Florian SUI Nitro, TSG 2000
20 13 G Kallo Sami FIN Burton 2000
21 36 R Vaagsdal Mathias NOR 1998
22 32 R Finnmark Ferdinand NOR Session 1999
23 44 G Amsuess Moritz AUT Dakine, Santacruz, Out Of 1998
24 45 R Rainer Oliver ITA Santa Cruz, Fetzerschlinter 2000
25 10 R Hosefros Keegan USA Ride Snowboards, Sugarbush 1999
26 15 G Kaufmann Moritz AUT Nitro, Love, Gloryfy 2000
27 40 G Lundstroem Gustaf SWE Capita, Union, Von Zipper 1998
28 28 R Leenderts Emil NOR 1999
29 17 R Reicher Felix AUT Neuschnee Clothing, Naked Optics 2000
30 35 R Landmark Jesper SWE DC, Union, Von Zipper, Garmin 1999
31 34 G Sklellanger Tveiten Sindre NOR Out of 1998
32 23 R Gauger Wendelin SUI Rossignol, Dakine, 3sixty 2000
33 27 R Joch Maximilian AUT Fanatic, Blue Tomato 1999
34 18 G Deutinger Maximilian AUT Rope Snowboards 1999
35 33 R Wiik Olav NOR Junkyard 1998
36 37 R Khadarin Vladislav RUS Drake, Smith, Dakine 1998
37 7 R Van Der Velden Niek NED Arbor, Skidome, Amplifi, Colour Wear 2000
38 11 R Mustonen Ville FIN Ride Snowboard, RipCurl, Pow 1998
39 8 G Mechigian Drake USA Ride 1999
40 46 G Miramond Adrien FRA Protest 1999
41 6 R Bastiaansen Erik NED Ride, 686, Smith, Skidome 1998
42 19 R Wörndl Florian AUT 1999
43 43 R Seehauser Simon ITA Bataleon, Switchback, Fetzerschlinter 1998
44 25 G Dudenas Augustas LIT Go2Kite, Dr. Zipe 1998
45 41 G Springeth Sebastian ITA Gnarcolade, Stinkysocks, Fakieshop 1998

GROM MEN
Rank Bib G/R Last Name First Name Nationality Sponsor Birthdate
1 89 R Otsuka Takeru JPN Murasaki Sports, Burton, Airwalk 2001
2 86 R Umehara Souta JPN November, Sandbox 2001
3 79 R Rupp Elias SUI Rossignol, Doodah, Zimtstern 2001
4 84 G Jaros Samuel SVK Snowboard Zezula, Flow, Line 36 2001
5 87 R Foy Rakim NED DC Snowboardin, Revert 95 2002
6 80 R Camenzind Samuel SUI K2, 3sixty, Electric 2001
7 81 G Neff Cedric SUI Head, Doodah, Julbo 2001
8 58 R Gutl Leon GER Salomon, Smith, Level, Volcom, Snowboard Germany 2001
9 59 G Karakoca Talha GER Volcom, Salomon, Smith, Level, Stance, Hä?, Snowboard Germany 2001
10 62 G Mathisen William SWE Colorwear, Libtech, Flux bindings 2003
11 83 G Adam Gabriel GBR Salomon, 32, Air Hole 2003
12 66 G Vik Sebastian NOR Fazenda Secureties 2002
13 60 G Vivktor Noah GER Salomon, hä?, Smith, Level, Volcom, Snowboard Germany 2001
14 73 G Lotorto Alessandro ITA Jetpark, Mac Ride On 2004
15 74 G Morauskas Motiejus LIT Dr.Zipe, Expedition 2002
16 57 R Winkler Nico AUT Gloryfy, Volkl Snowboards 2002
17 77 R Vilhelmsson Baldur ISL Lobster Snowboards 2002
18 70 R Merimee Mantovani Luca FRA Burton, Protest 2006
19 76 R Salac Kristian CZE Nitro, Horsefeather, Electric 2001
20 88 R Van De Noort Joey NED Oneill, Flow 2001
21 82 G Smith Ethan GBR Never Summer, Animal, Smith 2003
22 68 R Venderotte Tom FRA Protest, Santa Cruz 2001
23 78 R Fridbjornsson Benidikt ISL DC, Oakley, GoPro, Union 2004
24 61 G Frischhut Lukas AUT Nitro 2003
25 65 R Taklo Johannes NOR Vedal 2002
26 72 R Framarin Leo ITA Drake Northwave 2001
27 67 G Gasperi Noah AUT Volkl, Blue Tomato, 686 2001
28 63 G Groterud Magnus NOR 2001
29 69 G Ndoumbe Natan FRA Burton, Protest 2004
30 64 R Danielsen Jonas NOR Bataleon, Switchback, Wizardwear 2001
31 75 G Romero Francisco ESP Lobster, Swichback, 32 2001

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
Web: http://bit.ly/wrt2015
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
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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 . 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 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016 – Deleted
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016 – DONE
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016
World Rookie Shooting . Mottolino Snowpark, Livigno, Italy. 10.13 Aprile 2016 NEW!

2016 Völkl World Rookie Finals – Registrations Are Open

Ischgl, Austria. 5-10 April 2016

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Ischgl is hosting the 2016 Völkl World Rookie Finals for one more time, and young shredders from across the globe will be gathering for this prestigious event. All of them will rock the Iscghl slopestyle course as they will compete to reach the finals, scheduled for April 9.

A mix of Rookies from more that 20 countries are getting ready for their run out on the Ischgl slopestyle course, for the most exclusive youth snowboard event on the Planet! The program of 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals will include World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle contest, many lifestyle activities which will be announced soon, and the famous final party.

Only the most promising riders will join this legendary event, which award in the latest 11 years the annual World Rookie Champion titles and incredible prizes: wildcard to Air&Style, filming session with Pirate Movie Production, invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting, Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season Rookie Fest events. Mons Roisland, Roope Tonteri, Sven Thorgren, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten are only some of the previous winner: will be the next snowboard star to be crowned in Ischgl?

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If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Ischgl, Austria, is the place to be from April the 5th to April the 10th.

The program and the pre-registration form are attached to this e-mail. Further information about the event can be found online at www.worldrookietour.com

Download here the event info, program and registration form at www.worldrookietour.com/downloads/wrt2016/WRF_Ischgl_2016.zip

Registration, info and bookings
rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org

Watch the 12 minutes TV Show with the best moment from the 2015 Völkl World Rookie Finals here: https://vimeo.com/155226590

Photo Credits: Gustav Ohlsson

VERY IMPORTANT!! QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE VOLKL WORLD ROOKIE FINALS
(WHO CAN JOIN THE EVENT IN ISCHGL)

– Riders, male and female, born 1st January 1998 and younger are admitted.
– Riders will be divided in 2 age groups: born before/after 2001.
– Only riders from WSF member nations are admitted.
– Qualified are the top 20 riders of the World Rookie Rank (top 20 male, top 20 female) + the top 10 riders from the Grom rank by the 23th of march 2016. you can check the rookie ranks here: www.worldrookietour.com/rank
– Additional every Nation is allowed to nominate 2 Rookies Men, 1 Rookie Girl, 1 Grom Men, 1 Grom Girl.
– The top 3 riders, both male and female / Rookie and Grom, from the previous international stops in Chile, Switzerland (Corvatsch and Laax), Italy (Livigno and Monte Bondone), France, Norway, USA and Japan are already qualified to the Volkl World Rookie Finals. National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team inscriptions.

PRE-QUALIFIED RIDER LIST FROM PREVIOUS 2015.16 WORLD ROOKIE TOUR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

GROM GIRL

Bianca GislerI (SUI)
Chutz Elena (SUI
Tina Steffensen (NOR)
Luan Salgueira (FRA)
Emma Gennero (ITA)
Marilù Poluzzi (ITA)
Margaux Herpin (FRA)
Molly Philips (FRA)
Asanuma Hinari (JPN)
Murase Kokomo (JPN)
Murase Yura (JPN)
Wicki Berenice (SUI)
Muller Anna (SUI)
Tanno Livia (SUI)
Steffensen Tina (NOR)
Mylius Maria (NOR)
Bakke Emma (NOR)
Salgueira Luan (FRA)
Deloriere Kiara (FRA)
Guitard Zoe (FRA)
Reira Iwabuchi (JPN)

ROOKIE GIRLS

Antonia Yañez (CHI)
Mai Gonzalez (CHI)
Albertin Sina (SUI)
Brodier Juliette (FRA)
Henna Ikola (FIN)
Nora Frisvold (NOR)
Hanne Eilertsen (NOR)
Chloé Silliers (FRA)
Emmi Parkkisenniemi (FIN)
Lucie Silvestre (FRA)
Suffys Manon (BEL)
Bischof Babet (SUI)
Parkkisenniemi Emmi (FIN)
Bruserud Marie (NOR)
Herleiksplass Elise Seljevoll (NOR)
Komuro Yuuna (JPN)
Takahashi Aoi (JPN)
Aizawa Mao (JPN)
Abou Lola (FRA)

GROM MEN

Alvaro Yañez (CHI)
Julian Cortes (CHI)
Benja Yañez (CHI)
Jaros Samuel (SK)
Camezind Samuel (SUI)
Neff Cedric (SUI)
Elias Rupp (SUI)
Casper Wolf (NED)
Samuel Camenzind (SUI)
Rakim Foy (NED)
Joey Van Der Noort (NED)
Gabriel Adam (GBR)
Umehara Souta (JPN)
Kunitake Hiroaki (JPN)
Kimata Ryoma (JPN)
Vicktor Noah (GER)
Guetl Leon (GER)
Puenter Nick (SUI)
Mathisen William (SWE)
Ndoumbe Natan Elijah (FRA)
Artus Brian (FRA)
Merimee Luca (FRA)
Takeru Otsuka (JPN)

ROOKIE MEN

Fede Chiradio (Arg)
Bruno Natalucci (Arg)
Erik Bastiaansen (NED)
Niek Van Der Velden (NED)
Tom Harveyson (AUS)
Khadarin Vladislav (RUS)
Fischer Florian (SUI)
Sutter Gian Andrea (SUI)
Nicola Liviero (ITA)
Sebastian Springeth (ITA)
Loris Framarin (ITA)
Van der Velden Niek (NED)
Mustonen Ville (FIN)
Ulstein Isak (NOR)
Gjerdalen Bendik (NOR)
Eckhoff Mathias (NOR)
Valax, Enzo (FRA)
Miramond de laroquette Adrien (FRA)
Chaminade Tanguy (FRA)
Miyazawa, Yutaro (JPN)
Suzuki, Atsuhiro (JPN)
Hiroaka Keitaro (JPN)
Gauger Wendelin (SUI)

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

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

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 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016 – Deleted
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016 – DONE
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016
World Rookie Shooting . Mottolino Snowpark, Livigno, Italy. 10.13 Aprile 2016 NEW!

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
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).

2015 World Rookie Finals – Ischgl: 12 Minutes Show

The 12 minutes TV Show with the best moment from the 2015 Völkl World Rookie Finals held in Ischgl, Austria.

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The end of season event where all the best riders of the WSF World Rookie Tour challanged for the prestigious rookie champion title and Amazing prizes: ticket to the Air&Style, invitation to the World Rookie Shooting and to the Rookie Trip to Chile.

ENJOY THE MOVIE!

2015 World Rookie Tour – Ischgl 12 Minutes Show from MOON on Vimeo.

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facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo Channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour

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: www.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).

2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl: are you ready?

After a season of rookie fest event all around the world, registrations are now open for the “gran finals” in Ischgl, the event everybody is waiting for, where the 2015 World Rookie Champions will be crowed.

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– REGISTRATION ARE OPEN –

The Black Yeti travelled all around the world in the last 8 months: from Chile to Australia, from Greece to Scandinavia, from the Alps to Japan. Rookies from more that 20 countries battled to conquer their spot to the most exclusive youth snowboard event on planet Earth:  the Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria. 

Only the most promising riders will join this legendary event, which award in the latest 10 years the annual World Rookie Champion titles and incredible prizes: wildcard to Air&Style, filming session with Pirate Movie Production, invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting, Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season Rookie Fest events.  Roope Tonteri, Sven Thorgren, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten are only some of the previous winner: will be the next snowboard star to be crowned in Ischgl? 

Riders from all over the world will come for a unique sports and lifestyle event in a great international scenario.  The program of 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals will include World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle contest and many lifestyle activities:  social dinner every day, workshops with Viva con Aqua, a first aid clinic the final party an much more you will not miss for any reason.  

If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Ischgl, Austria, is the place to be from April the 7th to April the 12th. 

Download here the event info, program and registration form at
www.worldsnowboardfederation.org/xdownload-data/WRT2015/WRT1415-ISCHGL_PRE.zip 

Registration, info and bookings
rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org

Watch the video from the 2014 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl here:  


VERY IMPORTANT: QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE VOLKL WORLD ROOKIE FINALS (WHO CAN JOIN THE EVENT IN ISCHGL)

– Riders, male and female, born 1st January 1997 and younger are admitted.
– Riders will be divided in 2 age groups: born before/after 2000.
– Only riders from WSF member nations are admitted.
– Qualified are the top 20 riders of the World Rookie Rank (top 20 male, top 20 female) + the the top 10 riders from the Grom rank by the 26th of march 2016. you can check the rookie ranks here:  http://www.worldrookietour.com/rank/
– Additional every Nation is allowed to nominate 2 Rookies Men, 1 Rookie Girl, 1 Grom Men, 1 Grom Girl.
– The top 3 riders, both male and female / Rookie and Grom, from the previous stops in Chile, Australia, Italy, Romania, France, Czech Republic and Japan are already qualified to the Volkl World Rookie Finals. National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team inscriptions.

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Pre-qualified rider list from previous 2014.15 World Rookie Tour events 

GROM GIRL
BERENICE WICKI (SUI) – 1 IN SWISS
LEILANI ETTEL (GER) – 2 IN SWISS
ARIANE BURRI (SUI) – 3 IN SWISS
LUCY SYLVESTRE (FRA) – 1 IN LIVIGNO
EVA KRALJ (SLO) – 3 IN LIVIGNO
MARGHERITA MENEGHETTI (ITA) – 2 IN MONTE BONDONE
ELENA SCHUTZ (SUI) – 3 IN MONTE BONDONE
IDA RAEISAENEN (FIN) – 2 IN NORWAY
MURASE KOKOMO (JPN) – 1 IN JAPAN
RIRI TARUSAWA (JPN) – 2 IN JAPAN
YUNA KOMURO (JPN) – 3 IN JAPAN

ROOKIE GIRLS
YANEZ ANTONIA (CHI) – 1 IN CHILE
GONZALEZ MAGDALENA (CHI) – 2 IN CHILE
TESS COADY (AUS) – 1 IN AUSTRALIA
ZAHARA KELL (AUS) – 2 IN AUSTRALIA
GEORGIA CRISP (AUS) – 3 IN AUSTRALIA
THALIE LAROCHAIX (FRA) – 1 IN SWISS
RAMONA PETRIG (SUI) – 2 IN SWISS
KATERINA JOJACKOVA (CZE) – 3 IN SWISS
BETINA KICHUKOVA (BUL) – 1 IN GREECE
MIHAELA VAROSHKINA (BUL) – 2 IN GREECE
ANGELINA MILUTINOVISH (SRB) – 3 IN GREECE
BRAD RUXANDRA (ROU) – 1 IN ROMANIA
SUCIU MIHAELA (ROU) – 2 IN ROMANIA
BABS BARNHOORN (NED) – 1 IN MONTE BONDONE
MARGOT ZOPPI (FRA) – 2 IN MONTE BONDONE
GIORGIA LOCATIN (ITA) – 3 IN MONTE BONDONE
KAROLINE HERLEIKSPLASS (NOR) – 1 IN NORWAY
VEERA NISSINEN (FIN) – 2 IN NORWAY
NORA ANDERSEN (NOR) – 3 IN NORWAY
JUNNA ASAYA (JPN) – 1 IN JAPAN
AOI TAKAHASHI (JPN) – 2 IN JAPAN
MAO AIAZAWA (JPN) – 3 IN JAPAN

GROM MEN
HAMADA KAITO (JPN) – 1 IN CHILE
CORTES JULIAN (CHI) – 2 IN CHILE
YANEZ ALVARO (CHI) – 3 IN CHILE
JACK CHRISTIE (AUS) – 1 IN AUSTRALIA
ALEX BROOKES (AUS) – 2 IN AUSTRALIA
KELEB VAGNE (AUS) – 3 IN AUSTRALIA
FLORIAN FISCHER (SUI) – 1 IN SWISS
ELISA RUPP (SUI) – 2 IN SWISS
DAWA JORDENKHANGSAR (SUI) – 3 IN SWISS
WENDELIN GAUGER (SUI) – 1 IN LIVIGNO
BOLL MORITZ (SUI) – 2 IN LIVIGNO
FRICZ BOTOND (HUN) – 3 IN LIVIGNO
KAMEN PETROV (BUL) – 1 IN GREECE
MILENKOVICH MATIJA (SRB) – 2 IN GREECE
STELIO SIONUSOPULOS (GRE) – 3 IN GREECE
NAJ MEKINC (SLO) – 1 IN BULGARIA
KAMEN PETROV (BUL) – 2 IN BULGARIA
KAUFMANN MORITZ (AUT) – 2 IN ROMANIA
NOAH GASPERI (AUT) – 3 IN ROMANIA
SAMI KALLO (FIN) – 3 IN MONTE BONDONE
SAMU SUNDELL (FIN) – 2 IN NORWAY
NEFF CEDRIC (SUI) – 3 IN NORWAY
TAKERU OTSUKA (JPN) – 1 IN JAPAN
ATSUHIRO SUZUKI (JPN) – 2 IN JAPAN
RYOMA KIMATA (JPN) – 3 IN JAPAN

ROOKIE MEN
INAMURA KEITA (JPN) – 1 IN CHILE
FEDERICO CHIARADIO (ARG) – 2 IN CHILE
PEDRO BIDEGAIN (ARG) – 3 IN CHILE
MATTY COX (AUS) – 1 IN AUSTRALIA
JOSH VAGNE (AUS) – 2 IN AUSTRALIA
SAMUEL CHRISTIE (AUS) – 3 IN AUSTRALIA
TIT STANTE (SLO) – 1 IN SWISS
MENDURI STECHER (SUI) – 2 IN SWISS
YANNICK HERMANN (SUI) – 3 IN SWISS
MIKKO REHNBERG (FIN) – 1 IN LIVIGNO
HEEKON KJOLL EILERTESEN (NOR) – 2 IN LIVIGNO
ERIK BASTIAANSEN (NED) – 3 IN LIVIGNO
RAYMOND PRENTICE (GBR) – 1 IN GREECE
KONSTANTIV SLAVOV (BUL) – 2 IN GREECE
ANASTAS SUNKOV (BUL) – 3 IN GREECE
SIMON MITREV (BUL) – 1 IN BULGARIA
JAN ROVENSY (CZE) – 2 IN BULGARIA
LIAM TOURKY (FRA) – 3 IN BULGARIA
FISINSKI KRISTIAN (BUL) – 3 IN ROMANIA
MAX DE VRIES (NED) – 2 IN MONTE BONDONE
KHADARIN VLADISLAV (RUS) – 3 IN MONTE BONDONE
CHASE BLACKWELL (USA) – 1 IN NORWAY
MARTIN HENRIKSEN (NOR) – 3 IN NORWAY
RYO AIZAWA (JPN) – 1 IN JAPAN
MIKUTO YAMAMURA (JPN) – 2 IN JAPAN
RYUNOSUKE TOKURA (JPN) – 3 IN JAPAN

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ABOUT 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 and the World Snowboard Tour. TTR Pro Snowboarding strives to promote competitive snowboarding in representing the interests of a professional network of events, athletes, national sport associations and industry partners. A Non-Profit organization, TTR Pro Snowboarding owns the World Snowboard Tour, the World Championships of Snowboarding in partnership with the WSF, and the global ranking system – the World Snowboarding Points Lists (WSPLs). Through TTR’s four-tiered tour structure, it encourages, develops and supports rider progression from rookies to world-class athletes, where the Elite level, WST Pro Series events are the ultimate pinnacle of snowboarding.