Swatch Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno saw one of the best qualification ever seen in a World Rookie Fest.
The scandic riders were all extremely good conquering 12 of the 16 spot for the rookie finals, but the ducthes Rocco Van Stratten and Dimi De Jong resulted the best in both Rookie and Grom qualifications. Rocco hit the pro line with an amazing run including of bs9, cab9 and bs10, while Dimi killed the large line with a progression from 720 to 1080 resulting the best Grom with the 2nd overall score of the quali. Alicia Bonnaud from France resulted the best among the girls. Protest just announce that a 300€ vaucher for travel costs will be offered to the winners of the 6 Protest Surf Camp in France increasing the prize money value of the event of 1.800€.
Even if the finalists are defined, a huge snowfall attacked Livigno on monday evening and the finals planned for tuesday 20th january are post poned to the reserve day, wednesday 21st ... the whole Protest World Rookie Fest crew will focus today's program on ... powder!
Qualification Results at Protest World Rookie Fest
1 – Rocco van Stratten (NED) 2 – Aleksander Oestreng Mihailovic (NOR) 3 - Nuuti Niemela (FIN) 4 - Tiller Sondre Fossum (NOR) 5 - Even Solbraa (NOR) 6 – Anton Bilare (SWE) 7 – Zebastian Landmark (SWE) 8 – Kevin Backstrom (SWE) 9 – Teddy Koo (JPN) 10 – Tor Ulm Lundstrom (SWE) 11 – Niklas Mattson (SWE) 12 – Morten Kleivdal Skogheim (NOR) 13 – Darek Bergam (CZE) 13 – Roope Tonteri (FIN) 15 – Ruggero Naccari (ITA) 16 – Staale Sandbech (NOR)
1 – Dimi De Jong (NED) 2 – Thomas Hunt (GBR) 3 – Marco Grigis (ITA) 4 – Leandro Eigensatz (SUI) 5 – Benjamin Lastage-Konig (SWE) 6 – Lewis Courtier Jones (GBR) 7 – Martin Mikyska (CZE) 8 – Tobias Oberg (SWE)
All girs are admited to the finals.