Bataleon Rookie Attack

When: Sat 21st of February 2009

Where: Wildhaus (Toggenburg, CH)

70 freestyler rock the Rookie Contest in Wildhaus with Jan Scherrer being the one to stand out the most.

Due to the freaking snow conditions they were able build a diversified funpark in Wildhaus: a double kickerline with two jumps, a gap jump and six different jib-obstacles were available for the rookies, partly travelling from far far away. While the riders were trying their best, they had 250 spectators cheering for them at the Chill Out Zone.

The local Jan Scherrer was killing it that Saturday, proving his talent with a line that consisted of switch 720ies bs and fs. So he won a three days ticket to the Open Air in St. Gallen. Lucien Koch another local, won the kids-competition and took the title of the U14. The ladies Leonie Altherr and Inga Birkhölzer had a thrilling duel where Leonie succeeded. And in the evening everybody was happy, this might also be due to the event-sponsors Bataleon, Spy and Vans throwing out some give-aways…

Encouraging young talents is one aim of Andreas Roth, the boss of the organisation-crew. He is happy that riders of the whole of Switzerland came to Toggenburg, as it also shows the high need for rookie competitions – not only for riders who are already very good, but for all the kids who like to shred. The encouragement of kids will stay an important task for www.snowland.ch

Snowboard Boys:

1. Jan Scherrer: Ebnat-Kappel
2. Matthias Meyer, Brunnadern
3. Elias Poletti, Grabs

Snowboard Kids:

1. Lucien Koch, Grabs
2. Lou Staub, Mettmenstetten
3. Ivan Calic, Davos

Snowboard Girls

1. Leonie Altherr, Wald
2. Inga Birkhölzer, Wildhaus

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Bataleon Rookie Attack

This Saturday, 21st of February, you´ll find 80 young freestyle snowboarders at a 300 meter long slopestyle-parcours killing it! The so-called Bataleon Rookie Attack takes place in Wildhaus Switzerland. The snowpark consists of a two kickerline, a mini-quarter and some boxes.

The best kid wins a 3 days-ticket for the Open Air St. Gallen. This price should motivate the young dudes to show some dirty feats but not forget having a nice time, meeting some new friends and pushing each other! Hey but don´t matter, in the end everyone will get pretty cool stuff from the event-sponsors Bataleon, Spy and Vans. If anyone wants to watch this grandiose contest, entry for free!


rider: unknown – photo: Marc Zander

Moreover this contest is a kind of promotion for young blood, snowland.ch has been doing for a few years. ” At the Bataleon Rookie Attack the kids strengthen their selfesteem for competitions and with a good position in ranking they get the chance to be noticed by some scouts!” told us Andreas Roth, head of snowland.ch .

Ay before I forget.. After the contest the attendants (over 16 years) can go to the ” Snow Werk Party” in the Kraftwerk club in Krummenau. For the partypeople a shuttlebus was arranged between Wildhaus in Krummenau. So party on kids!