16/03/2011 | by Tom Copsey
Petr Horak, a 19-year-old Czech rider from Kladno won the Quiksilver Snowjam 2011. Petr is the first Czech winner in the history of the contest. He scored most points of all the finalists for his first excellent ride in the pipe then on rail and finished with a perfect backside double cork 1260 on the big air jump. This success has bettered his chances to participate in the World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo 2012. “The World Championships is the most important event to me and that is why I train so hard now. Winning the Quiksilver Snowjam showed that also I can win an international competition, which I did not expect. The atmosphere throughout the day was great, the audience cheered, I really enjoyed it.” commented Peter on his success.
The second place went to another Czech rider: Tomas Tuzar’s score was only 0,6 less than the winner. Finn Nuutti Niemela took third place and was most successful rider from numerous Scandinavian teams who took part in the Quiksilver Snowjam this year.
Nice sunny weather attracted over 3,000 people for the finals. “The contest turned out fantastic, I am glad that the young generation of riders were on the winning league throughout the contest. The evening show Nutcase Best Trick was seen by the largest audience in the history of Quiksilver Snowjam.” said organizer and rider Martin Cernik.
A live concert of the band Sunshine was followed by the popular Nutcase Best Trick session. The slopes in Spindleruv Mlyn were lit up and riders gave their best on a big air jump. Finnish rider Tero Poikajarui took home the best style trick for his amazing backside 540 shifty. The most technical trick of the night was the back double cork 1260 by overall winner Petr Horak.
After the Nutcase Best Trick session, riders and audience enjoyed a live concert of the and Bug’n'Dub. The Snowjam Party then continued in the music club Dolska till early morning hours where Bounce Bounce, DJs Friky & DJ Flux, Robot and Ladida performed.
Quiksilver Snowjam is a three star event of the Swatch TTR Worldtour.
Results of Quiksilver Snowjam 2011
1. Petr Horak, CZE
2. Tomas Tuzar, CZE
3. Nuutti Niemela, FIN
4. Filip Gutwirth, CZE
5. Pepe Samek, CZE
6. Jan Necas, CZE
7. Dan Paulicek, CZE
8. Roman Dlauhy, CZE
9. Thomas Franc, SUI
10. Marius Otterstad, NOR
Results of Nutcase Best Trick 2011
Style: Tero Poikajarui, FIN
Technical: Petr Horák, CZE