After a qualification day under light snow falls, the sun came back in Ischgl for a super final day at the 2013 Volkl World Rookie Finals for an unforgettable edition. Jonas Bösiger interrupted the scandic legacy and bring back in Swiss the World Rookie Champion title for the male category, while Katerina Vojackova from Czech Republic conquered the femal title.
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.
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. For the girls Katerina Vojackova from Czech Republic won the 2013 WSF World Rookie Champion title with huge Backside and Frontside 360, 50-50 Indy on the Pole-Kicker, Backside air on the hip, Backside Boardslide and Front-Tail slide to Fakie on the final jib obstacle.
In the male grom category Norwegian Isak Ulstein won with Backside720, Frontside 720, Backside Rodeo5, Halfcab mute, 50-50 to Backside Noseblunt and frontside 50-50 to frontside 360out, while Taelor Mattingley from USA was the best grom girl with Stalefish, Backside 360, Method, Fronteside air on the hip, 50-50 and 50-50 nose slide in the jib area.
"I saw an incredible level of riding at today finals. I knew the rookies here were good, but I didn't expect such an high level" said Air & Style founder Andrew Hourmont at the prize giving ceremony."Some of this rookies already ride like Pros." ended Andrew.
During the prize giving were awarded prizes for an overall value of 15.000€: 2 all inclusive trips to the 2013 Australian Rookie Fest in Tredboo, a wildcard to the next season Air & Style, a wildcard to the upcoming Red Bull Innsnowation in Val Senales, Italy, a filming session with Pirate Movie Productions, invitations to the Onboard Sand Session photoshooting, many invitation to the 2014 World Rookie Tour events in Livigno, Monte Bondone and Ischgl, and many other prizes by the sponsor of the event Volkl, Pieps, Ischgl and Blue-Tomato.
Check rank, story and pictures at worldsnowboardfederation.org/article1103-2013-volkl-world-rookie-final-results.html
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