This weekend saw the finals of the World Rookie Fest in Ischgl, where the titles for the World Rookie Champ 2011 were awarded and Katarzyna Rusin from Poland is the winner in the girls category! And as we know from previous winners like Sarka Pancochova, we’ll be watching out for the further happenings of this young lady with eagle eyes…
In a slopestyle consisting of 4 table tops and a big jib area, all the riders showcased an high level of snowboarding for the end of season Protest World Rookie Finals 2011. Also, in the tradition of the World Rookie Tour, the event was not only a competition but included many other activities in the 5 days program: avalanche clinics by Pieps, art workshops with “special” people by We.Art, shredding with snowboard legends from USA (Mike Ranquet, Terry Kidwell and Bob Klein), video premiere about the History of Snowboarding, and a presentation of Oslo 2012 World Snowboard Championships and W.A.S (We Are Snowboarding) by Henning Anderson, CEO of The Arctic Challenge.
The male winner of the event and new WSF World Rookie Champion 2011 is the Norwegian rising star Emil Andre Ulsletten, who impressed the jury with frontside 1080, cab 900 and tons of style on the rails.
The groms section, reserved to riders borned from 1996 and up, showcased a great level of riding from very young shredders. Fridtjof Saether Tischendorf from Norway and Katerina Vojackova from Czech Republic resulted the male and female winners in their age groups, both shredding the big kicker line of the snowpark.
1 – Katarzyna Rusin – POL – (World Rookie Champion 2011)
2 – Valentina Barengo – ITA
3 – Caroline Hockel – SUI
1 – Katerina Vojackova CZE
2 – Verena Rohere SUI
3 – Chloe Sillieres FRA
1 – Emil Andre Ulsletten – NOR – (World Rookie Champion 2011)
2 – Sven Thorgren – SWE
3 – Haaverd Bergheim – NOR
1 – Fridtjof Saether Tischendorf – NOR
2 – Lucien Koch – SUI
3 – David Hablutzel – SUI