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O'Neill Signs Janne Korpi

O'Neill Signs Janne Korpi

O’Neill have announced the signing of Finnish freestyle snowboarder Janne Korpi to its European team of riders. The 20-year-old boarder has spent the last two seasons cementing his reputation as one Finland’s best up-and-coming freestyle snowboarders, and announced his arrival on the global stage with an appearance in the halfpipe event at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.

A first place finish in the Nescafé Snowboard Championships in Leysin and a podium place in the slopestyle event at the 2006 Burton European Open in Laax put him firmly on the path to his 7th place finish in the 2005/06 Ticket to Ride ranking list.

With last season’s performances earning him automatic qualification to all six star events on the 2006/07 TTR world tour, Janne is looking to make an even bigger impression showcasing his talent on the competitive scene.

O’Neill team manager Franck Corbery says: “The 2006 ranking list highlights Janne’s position as one of snowboarding’s next big things, and we’re stoked to have him on board – his determination to push snowboarding’s progression is second-to-none, and his passion for the sport fits right in with the rest of the team.”

For more information about the O’Neill snowboard team, visit www.oneilleurope.com


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