In the last days the Black Yeti visited the X-Games in Tignes driving a Jeep to chat with some of the "past Rookie Fest riders" and talk about the development of their snowboard carrier from their Rookie times to the X-Games. Some of them are now in the 10 top position of the TTR World Snowboard Ranking and many are now international stars which join world class events.

"If not for the World Rookie Fest I don't think I would be here" sayed Gjermund Braaten, formed World Rookie Champion in 2008, from the rider lounge at the X-Games in Tignes. "Go to the Rookie Fest, do good, and if you end in the top 3 then you gonna be a star!" ended Gjermund.

These are some of past years World Rookie Champions and winner of the World Rookie Tour events competed at the 2013 Europe X-Games:
Christian Haller (World Rookie Champion 2006)
Ulrick Badertscher (winner at the World Rookie Fest in Livigno 2006)
Gjermund Braaten (World Rookie Champion 2008)
Yuki Kadono (2nd place World Rookie Finals 2012)
Staale Sandbech (grom winner at the World Rookie Fest in Livigno 2009)
Seppe Smits (many partecipation at World Rookie Tour events)
Roope Tonteri (2 times World Rookie Champion in 2009 and 2010)
Sarka Pancochova (winner at the World Rookie Fest in Livigno 2008)

For info and media request:
mail: rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org
phone: 0039.331.9027656

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
web: worldrookietour.com and worldsnowboardfederation.org
Facebook fan page: facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mpora WRT channel: mpora.com/worldrookiesnowboardtour/

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