The Norwegian Championships took place last week confirming, once again, an extraordinary snowboard action. Silje Norendal (17), after an amazing season and her international breakthrough, ended the season with two golds, two silver medals and the King`s Cup at the Norwegian Championships.
The halfpipe championships were held March 27 in Oslo Winterpark, which also will be the arena for the World Snowboarding Championships in 2012. Shaper Claes Högstrøm had made a perfect pipe, suitable for both the juniors and older riders. About 70 riders, aged from 12 to 37, showed up and the level was very good. We saw several 9`s and 10`s and an overall good level in all the age groups.

BigAir – Big tricks
Friday was the big day for big tricks in the BigAir Championship. 94 riders ranging from 12 to 32 years old competed on the big jump in the Trysil Park – with one mission – a spot on the podium.
Silje Norendal impressed the judges with strong riding, and stomping frontside rodeo 720, a trick very few female riders are able to stick. This gave her the second gold during the Norwegian Championships. Marte Søderlund placed second and Dina Treland in third. Roger Kleivdal took his second gold at the Norwegian Championships with his switch backside 1080 doublecork. Stian Aannestad placed second and Ulrik Badertscher in third.

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