72 young snowboarders from 11 nations all over Europe and North America, competed at the second edition of French Fries Rookie Fest in Avoriaz, to get their qualification for the Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria.
The Rookies contest for 15 to 17 years old riders, happened on Saturday at the "Arare Snowpark" and Norwegian Marius Bakken resulted the winner, followed on the podium by Swiss talent Jonas Bösiger and Swedish ripper Anthon Bosh. The best trick of the day was a double back flip by the Swiss Lou Staub who was awarded with a "Guettho Blaster" byPioneer! Among the Rookie girls, French got both first and second place with Lucile Lefevre and Agathe Le Cornec, while the third place went to Nathalie Silkstone from England.
Sunday saw the Groms contest for under 14 years old riders at the "Chapel Snowpark". The best rider of the day resulted Steff Vandeweyer from Belgium, followed by his team mate Flor De Laat. Third on the male grom podium the French rider Sacha Moretti. Among the grom girls Chloe Sillieres from France was first, second Thalia Larochaix and Ayla Thidling third from England.
All the podium riders in each category (Rookie girls and boys, Grom boys and girls) are qualified for the Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria, from 3 to 7 April 2013.
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