Time to know the World Rookie Fest 2023 Winners
100 young snowboarders from all over the world came in Livigno to one of their best experiences of their life. The legendary World Rookie Fest, the oldest World Rookie Tour event, this year went down with some difficulties due to the bad weather but you know, things don't always go as they should, the important is to fix them and get the best out.
Let's go in order.
World Rookie Fest starts with the event presentation at the Cinelux, where all the participants had the chance to watch the new World Rookie Tour TV Show and where Ian Rocca told us the Mottolino Snowpark history and what will happen in Livigno at the 2026 Olympics Games. Then on Sunday night we saw 30 riders competing with a lot of fun at the Nitro Rail Jam at the Snowpark20, in Livigno downtown. Dmytro Luchkin won the Best Trick and the overall contest went to Julien Merker.
About the slopestyle contest, the legendary Mottolino Snowpark offered also in this 18th edition of the World Rookie Fest a premium freestyle terrain to compete with two lines: L/XL line with rails section, two kickers, cannon rail, and M line with three kickers and rails section.
Unfortunately, due to the bad weather, the rookie men qualification didn't start as scheduled and the Grom Men qualification results became the officially finals results. The day after, Rookie Men and all the girls competed to get the top of the podium. How did it go?
World Rookie Fest Champion 2023 is Ville Jukola from Finland, with the following winning run: Switch backside blunt slide 270 out, Switch backside doublecork 1260 mute grab, Backside 720, Fifty fifty backflip out.
In the Grom category, Dmytro Luchkin from Ukraine landed Cab 270 in frontside boardslide 270 out, Frontside 720 Melon, Backside doubecork 1080 mute, Fifty fifty frontside 360 out, and took the first place in front of Mille Kahrstrom (SWE) and Pyry Posio (FIN).
Laura Zaveska (CZE) took the first place with a Frontside boardslide to fakie, Switch backside 540 indy grab, Frontside 720 indy grab, Fifty fifty backside 180 out. Second place Lova Baeckstroem (SWE) and third place for Alice Ricci (FRA).
In the Grom Girls category Aono Pordie Okaniwa (FRA) landed Cab 180, Backside 360 mute grab, Frontside 540 no grab, Switch boardslide to normal and won in front of Alura Anga (EST) and Sky Remand (BEL).
All podium riders, rookie, grom, male and female, are qualified for the World Rookie Finals 2023 which will take place in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun from 19 to 25 March 2023.
Finally, Black Yeti reserved for the Best Snowboard Team of the event a ticket to participate in the world finals of the "Red Bull Hammers with Homies" team contest in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. The surprises were not finished because Best Team of the event were two: Finland and France. See you in Madonna di Campiglio, at the Red Bull Hammers with Homies!
This week we saw the future international young stars of snowboarding. The future is definitely here!
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Rookie Men Ville Jukola
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ABOUT THE WORLD ROOKIE TOUR
The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation, National Snowboard, Ski and Skateboard Associations, and selected action sports agencies. It was born in 2005 as a series of youth snowboard events and it consists now of a selection of high-quality International events for snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard and Surf, the so-called "Rookie Fests", reserved for riders under 18's only, in Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The World Rookie Tour consists not only of competitions: it also features loads of other activities to help rookies to grow in the field of professional action sports, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche, and rescue clinics, meetings with photographers, and international team managers, parties and English talks. Since year zero, it awards tickets to world-class events such as X Games Norway, Audi Nines, The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, The World Snowboarding Championships, Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session, Mystic Sk8 Cup, invitations to professional photo & video shootings, and shooting trip all around the world. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champions at the end of the season, during the World Rookie Finals, a unique event format where the best youngsters from almost 30 countries compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com.
ABOUT BLACK YETI ssd
The Black Yeti is an amateur sports club dedicated to the realization of Snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard and Surf projects for boys and girls up to 18 years of age, at international level. One of the most successful projects is the World Rookie Tour, the biggest and the most famous tour in the action sports world that attracts 3.000 young athletes from 30 nations to the events called "Rookie Fest", organized all over the world: Italy, Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The Rookie Fests program includes not only the competition but also many side activities such as avalanche and rescue clinics, workshops, and English talks.
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