One more time the rising stars in snowboarding met for a thrilling battle at the Junior Open in Davos. The bluebird sky above the perfectly shaped halfpipe was a great motivation for the riders, due to sub-zero temperatures only the crowd slightly shivered while watching the competition.
It was just insane, how the youngbloods in snowboarding performed at the Junior Open Davos. In the U16 boys category the Top 3 of the Junior Open Laax in December was on the spot again: The Swiss rider David Hablützel, The Slovenian Tim-Kevin Ravnjak and the German Zimtstern Snowboard Team Rider Linus Birkendahl pushed each other and featured even higher, heavier and more stylish runs. Finally Dave won with an amazing
run: frontside air indy, backside 900 mute, frontside 720 indy, cab 720 mute, crippler, backside alley oop, air to fakie. He placed himself in front of Tim-Kevin and Lucien Koch. Linus couldn’t stick his run in the finals and thus didn’t end up on the podium. Among the youngest, the U13 boys, we had the same winner as in Laax too: Tit Stante from Slovenia. In all other categories the defending champions of Laax haven’t been on-site. That was the chance for Joel Staub (U20 Men), Silvana Clavuot (U20 Women), Verena Rohrer (U16 Women) and Ariana Bellwald (U13 Women), to win the competition in their categories.
The Junior Open events are part of the TTR world tour as well as of the Audi Swiss snowboard series and the riders took home a total prize money of 3000.- CHF as well as some nice Zimtstern gear.
Check out the gallery on www.facebook.com/junioropen!