The Tour

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

The Black Yeti can already confirm the dates for two of its marquee events during the 2019/20 snowboard and freeski season!

The World Rookie Freeski Finals will return in Seiser Alm, Italy, from the 23rd to the 27th of March 2020, while the legendary World Rookie Snowboard Finals will take place for the fourth year in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from the 30th March to the 4th of April 2020Save the dates!

The World Rookie Tour winter season will officially start with the new Summer Rookie Jam by Atmosphere, International Camp&Comp in Les 2 Alpes, and also this year it will hit some of the best ski resorts of the world, such as Corvatsch, for the fourth year in a row, Livigno and PilaNekoma in Japan and resorts in the USA.

Black Yeti reveals its first World Rookie Tour Skateboarding, which will kick off in Italy from the 18th to the 19th of June 2019, with the first ever WRT Skateboard event: the Milano Rookie Fest.

The action will kick off with the world’s best skateboarders throwing down on one of the best Italian summer skateboarding event in Milan, the 2019 Red Bull Skate Week. Black Yeti then will turn to a selection of international events in France, South Tyrol and Swiss to hit the first ever World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Portugal.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE TO THE WORLD ROOKIE TOUR

The World Rookie Tour is an under 18 snowboard and freeski freestyle competition (under 21 for the skate comp) opened to everybody who wants to become professional action sport rider. To take part in the World Rookie Tour you need to be a member of a National Sport Association.

ABOUT SNOWBOARD WORLD ROOKIE TOUR

The World Rookie Tour is the most famous, largest and oldest youth international action sport series with more than 2.500 riders: snowboard, freeski and, from summer 2019, skateboard. It consists of a selection of high quality International events, which are not only competitions, but also features loads of other activities to help rookies to grow in the field of professional sport, such as workshops, photo & video shootings, meetings with photographers and international team managers, ticket to the best action sports events, parties and English talks.

ABOUT THE SNOWBOARD WORLD ROOKIE RANK

The World Rookie Rank is a classification for under 18’s only and it is developed by the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) in collaboration with TTR World Snowboard Tour.

At the end of the World Rookie Tour, the final winner will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champion. He will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding: invitation to Video Shooting like filming with Pirate Movie Production, International Photo Shooting, Freeride Filming Trip and invitation to international world famous snowboard events.

Only the best rookies in the world will be granted access to the World Rookie Tour big final: the “World Rookie Finals” in Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria.

QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE SNOWBOARD FINALS

– Rookies (boys and girls) born from the 1st of January 2002 to the 31st of December 2004.
– Groms (boys and girls) born from the the 1st of January 2005 and younger.
– 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 of March 2020. You can check the ranking here.
– Additional every Nation is allowed to nominate 2 Rookies Men, 1 Rookie Girl, 1 Grom Man, 1 Grom Girl.
– The top 3 riders, both male and female / Rookie and Grom, from the previous international stops in Chile, New Zealand, Switzerland (Corvatsch), Italy (Livigno and Pila), USA and Japan are already qualified to the World Rookie Finals. National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team inscriptions.

QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE FREESKI FINALS

– Rookies (boys and girls) born from the 1st of January 2002 to the 31st of December 2004.
– Groms (boys and girls) born from the the 1st of January 2005 and younger.
– National Quota for final: every Nation is allowed to nominate 10 Riders. It´s up tot he national association to define how they give out there spots. To get in touch with your national reference contact please write to registration@worldrookietour.com.
– The top 3 riders, both male and female / Rookie and Grom, from the previous international stops are already qualified to the World Rookie Finals. The best girl and boy will get a free entry ticket. National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team inscriptions
– Wild Cards: the organization can assign up to 10 wild cards for the final to partner events, team, sponsor or single athletes.

QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE FINALS SKATEBOARD

– Rookies (boys and girls) born from the 1st of January 1998 to the 31st of December 2004.
– Groms (boys and girls) born from the the 1st of January 2005 and younger.
– National Quota for final: every Nation is allowed to nominate 10 Riders. It´s up tot he national association to define how they give out there spots. To get in touch with your national reference contact please write to registration@worldrookietour.com.
– The top 3 riders, both male and female / Rookie and Grom, from the previous international stops are already qualified to the World Rookie Finals. The best girl and boy will get a free entry ticket. National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team inscriptions
– Wild Cards: the organization can assign up to 10 wild cards for the final to partner events, team, sponsor or single athletes.

World Rookie Champions Snowboard – Hall of Fame

2006 – final in Soelden Austria
World Rookie Champion – Christian Haller (SUI)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Silvana Bachmann (SUI)

2007 – final in Kuthai Austria
World Rookie Champion – Sergey Lapushskin (RUS)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Nicole Gsponer (SUI)

2008 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Gjermund Bråten (NOR)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Kari Opsal Maeland (NOR)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Dimi de Jong (NED)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Maria Delfina Maiocco (ITA)

2009 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Roope Tonteri (FIN)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Michaela Davis-Meehan (AUS)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Sven Thorgren (NOR)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Maria Delfina Maiocco (ITA)

2010 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Roope Tonteri (FIN)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Katarzyna Rusin (POL)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Tim Kevin Ravnjac (SLO)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Diana Augustinova (CZE)

2011 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Emil Andre Ulsletten (NOR)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Katarzyna Rusin (POL)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Fridtjof Saether Tischendorf (CZE)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Katerina Vojackova (CZE)

2012 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Sven Thorgren (SWE)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Celia Petrig (SUI)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Fridtjof Tischendorf  (NOR)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Romana Petrig (SUI)

2013 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Jonas Bösiger (SUI)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Katerina Vojackova (CZE)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Ulstein Isak (NOR)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Mattingley Taelor (USA)

2014 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Keita Inamura (JPN)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Katie Ormerod (GBR)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Kaito Hamada (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Elli Pikkujamsa (FIN)

2015 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Mons Røisland (NOR)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Henna Ikola (FIN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Wendelin Gauger (SUI)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Reira Iwabuchi (JPN)

2016 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Isak Ulstein (NOR)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Henna Ikola (FIN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Takeru Otsuka (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Kokomo Murase (JPN)

2017 – final in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun Austria
World Rookie Slopestyle Champion –Takeru Otsuka (JPN)
World Rookie Girl Slopestyle Champion – Antonia Yanez (CHI)
World Rookie Tour Grom  Slopestyle Champion – William Mathisen (SWE)
World Rookie Tour Grom Girl Slopestyle Champion and Overall – Kokomo Murase (JPN)
World Rookie Halfpipe Champion – Chase Blackwell (USA)
World Rookie Girl Halfpipe Champion – Sena Tomita (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Halfpipe Champion – Lee Joonsik (KOR)
World Rookie Tour Grom Girl Halfpipe Champion – Berenice Wicki (SUI)

2018 – final in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun Austria
World Rookie Slopestyle Champion – Takeru Otsuka (JPN)
World Rookie Girl Slopestyle Champion – Ariane Burri (SUI)
World Rookie Tour Grom Slopestyle Champion – Yamada Yuto (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Girl Slopestyle Champion – Kokomo Murase (JPN)
World Rookie Halfpipe Champion – Hironori Nagata (JPN)
World Rookie Girl Halfpipe Champion – Misaki Kabukari (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Halfpipe Champion – Jake Canter (USA)
World Rookie Tour Grom Girl Hafpipe Champion – Mitsuki Ono (JPN)

2019 – final in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun Austria
World Rookie Slopestyle Champion – Mitchell Davern (NZL)
World Rookie Girl Slopestyle Champion – Annika Morgan (GER)
World Rookie Tour Grom Slopestyle Champion – Valentino Guseli (NZL)
World Rookie Tour Grom Girl Slopestyle Champion – Evy Poppe (BEL)
World Rookie Halfpipe Champion – Jonseek Lee (ROK)
World Rookie Girl Halfpipe Champion – Ruki Tomita (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Halfpipe Champion – Shuichiro Shigeno (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Girl Hafpipe Champion – Mitsuki Ono (JPN)

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