BEST OF FREESKI - WORLD ROOKIE FINALS 2021

BEST OF FREESKI - WORLD ROOKIE FINALS 2021

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Publiée le le 22 juillet 2021

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In the most crazy winter season ever, in which the Black Yeti has been difficult to manage every single event, the 2021 World Rookie Finals Freeski, after several date and location changes, went down as an incredible success in Hintertux, Austria. Athletes from 11 different nations came to Hintertux, underlining the international stance of this iconic youth event, and enjoy not only an international slopestyle competition, but as well several side activities thanks to a strict Covid protocol which ensured the safety of all participants.
The 2021 World Rookie Finals went down in Hintertux Glacier, at the Betterpark Snowpark, in the best weather conditions with a blue sky and a perfect snow. Almost fifty participants gained to conquer the World Rookie Tour Champion title, battling in a slopestyle course consisted by three tables with different kickers and one table with three jib obstacles at the end. Judges scored each rider using overall impression.
It was a close race, where the male rookie James Kanzler (USA) claimed the victory and the World Rookie Champion Title with a left double cork 10 safety grab, right double cork 12 mute grab, switch right bio 9 rail grab, on the jump, finished with a right 270 pretzel 270 on the last obstacle. Axel Burmansson from Sweden and Ralph Konnor from the USA completed the male rookie podium.
14 years old Muriel Morh, one of Germany’s great hopes for the future and one of the younger in the comp, dominated the Girls category in which rookies and groms competed all together. She stomped a switch left 540 safety grab, right 720 safety grab to left cork 720 blunt grab, Front 270 out on the last rail. Jenna Riccomini from the USA was second and Jade Michaud from France third.
Among the grom category, Andreas Penz from Austria arrived first thanks to his run: left double cork 720 safety grab, right misty 540 safety grab, switch left cork 540 japan grab, front 450 out. Andreas gained the prestigious Golden Ticket to enter for free every World Rookie Tour stops in the next season 2021.22. Timothé Roch from France and Lars Luchti from Switzerland conquered the second and third places.
Our World Rookie Champions, male and female, were both awarded with a spot for 2021.22 FIS World Cups Slopestyle, invitation for the 2022 Spring Battle at the Absolut Park and for the 2021.22 Hintertux Opening, and an invitation to a Red Bull Experience to be announced soon. Other participants where awarded with surf week with our historic partner SurftoLive.com and with many goodies from all our sponsors.