World Rookie Tour 2019
Nick Pünter wins World Rookie Fest
TSG Ambassador invited to X Games Norway
Congratulation to TSG’s Nick Pünter for winning the 2019 World Rookie Tour Fest by Rock and Ride. Nick brings home an invitational ticket to the official X Games Norway qualification event in Hafjell.
I. Heavy snow fall followed by the sun
The 2019 World Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride in Livigno and Mottolino Snowpark welcomed 90 riders from 10 nations! Heavy snowfall during the first two days made qualification impossible but the crew enjoyed uncountable powder runs. Finally the sun came out and qualifications and finals took place under blue sky.
II. Amazing Set-Up
The amazing set up consisted of three lines: M with four tables, three kickers (eight, ten and twelve meters), a jib crounch box and a pole jam; L with a thirteen meter kicker and a fifteen meter kicker and a cannon box; XL with a eighteen and nineteen meter kickers and a rainbow pyramid.
The World Rookie Tour helps young riders to make their dream come true
Once again the riding level was insane. Rookies and Groms did their best to win the legendary World Rookie Fest Champion title and a spot in the X Games Norway qualification event.
III. TSG rider wins
The Swiss TSG ambassador Nick Pünter showed an amazing run and ended up first. He won the 2019 World Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride Champion title and the ticket to the X Games Norway Qualification Event, taking place February, 16th in Hafjell! Nick now is only one step away to join the X Games Norway! Together with Nick on the rookie podium were Øyvind Kirkhus (2nd) and Gabriel Almqvist (3rd).
Odin Røhrt won in the groms’ category followed by Benedikt Fridbjornsson and Sander Mork Danielsen.
Tina Steffensen won Girls Rookie with a 50/50 front 260 out, indy, backside 360 melon, frontlip grab. The Grom Girls also showed their best: Evy Poppe took first place with a blunt 270, frontside 720 indy, backside 9 mute and cab 270 in 270 out, followed by Mia Brookes and Kamilla Espeli Olsen.
IV. Partnership with X Games
Marco Sampaoli, World Rookie Tour Co-Founder, is excited about the partnership with the X Games Norway: “This is a great recognition for our project to help our World Rookie Tour riders to make their dream come true and to become professional snowboarders! Last year WRT Champion, Takeru Otsuka got a ticket to the X Games Norway and won the gold medal and before him many of todays big snowboard names were Rookie Tour Champions. Our mission is to discover and support the next snowboard star.”
The next events in February and March take place in the USA and Japan. Check the tour calendar here
V. World Rookie Fest Video Recap
Now watch the future stars os snowboarding in action.
Nick in a training run before the contest:
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