Sven Thorgren (SWE) and Celia Petrig (SUI) won the 2012 Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria, and were crowned WSF 2012 World Rookie Champions. It was the largest edition ever of the World Rookie Finals with more than 90 riders and 20 national team. Peep the video, shots and how it broke down...
Despite bad weather conditions it was possible to complete the event in Ischgl and to crown the WSF 2012 World Rookie Champions. Several program changes took place to deal with the heavy snowfalls and low visibility conditions, but at the end of the day all the riders were able to take 2 runs during the Rail Session on Friday, and one run in the slopestyle on Saturday.
Sven Thorgren from Sweden won the best male, while Celia Petrig the best girl: they both won title of WSF 2012 World Rookie Champions and get awesome prizes which will support their snowboard careers. Among the groms, the norwegian ripper Fridtjof Tischendorf was the male winner for the second time in a row, while swiss Romana Petrig was the best girl. The grom champions got "Golden Tickets" to enter every World Rookie Tour event in 2013 for free.
"I feel soo well, coudn't be more happy!" said Sven Thorgren after the prize giving. "I want to say thank you to all the staff that organize these events, it was great to ride the Rookie Fests and it helps me a lot for my snowboard career. So, all you kids out there, keep riding the Rookie Fest events because they are awesome and they will help you in your career."
Many other prizes were assigned to the top riders of the event: 2 all inclusive snowboard trip to Australia, a video shoot with the Pirate Movie Production, invitations to Onboard and Cooler photoshoots, 5 invitations to the 2013 Halfpipe Rookie Fest in Monte Bondone Italy, avalanche tranceivers by Pieps and many other goodies.
With the event in Ischgl the World Rookie Tour 2011/12 came to the end. Stay tuned for updates about the Summer and South Hemisphere rookie events startin next July: they will kick off the World Rookie Tour 2012/13!
2012 PROTEST WORLD ROOKIE FINALS in ISCHGL - FINAL RANKINGS
Result Slopestyle Rookie Boys
1 Thorgren Sven SWE 78 77 77,33
2 Kadono Yuki JPN 84,33 61,5 69,11
3 Oberg Tobias SWE 62,67 52 55,56
Result Slopestyle Rookie Girls
1 Petrig Celia SUI 41 22 28,33
2 Rusin Katarzyna POL 44 20 28,00
3 Djukic Lea SUI 32 15,33 20,89
Result Slopestyle Grom Boys
1 Tischendorf Fridtjof NOR 53,67 54,33 54,11
2 Busch Dario SUI 40,33 38 38,78
3 Eilertsen Haakon NOR 51,33 32,33 38,66
Result Slopestyle Grom Girls
1 Petrig Ramona SUI 31,33 18,5 22,78
2 Mattingley Taelor USA 38,33 10,83 20,00
3 Eilertsen Hanne NOR 21,33 16,33 18,00