Among the 85 qualified riders there had been 11 Völkl rookies.
After a qualification day under light snow falls, the sun came back in Ischgl for a super final day at the 2013 Völkl World Rookie Finals for an unforgettable edition.
A perfectly shaped Ischgl Snowpark hosted the most amazing challenge ever for the titles of 2013 World Rookie Champion. The level in the final was extremely high and all the riders pushed their limits starting from the early morning trainings with double to double, corks and huge back side rodeo from the first and second jumps. The competition format was judging in overall impression, with 3 run each rider, best run counted for the final ranking.
Here are the final rankings from our Völkl rookies:
7 Wicki Berenice SUI
14 Grünwald Tobias GER
18 Grünwald Max GER
-- Wakita Tomoki JAP
-- Cédric Neff SUI
7 Rofner Birgit AUT
9 Nymoen Kristine NOR
9 Escobar Andre CHI
16 Inamura Keita JAP
22 Bakken Marius NOR
Among the male rookies Jonas Bosiger from Swiss resulted the best rider of the day and got the title of 2013 WSF World Rookie Champion with a run including Back 1080 Double Cork, Frontside 720, 50-50 backside 360 out on the pole kicker, huge Method on the hip, Backside boardslide and frontside 50-50 front 360 out on the multi jib obstacle.
"I saw an incredible level of riding at today finals. I knew the rookies here were good, but I didn't expect such a high level" said Air & Style founder Andrew Hourmont at the prize giving ceremony. "Some of this rookies already ride like Pros." ended Andrew.
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