With 5 riders on the podium, Norway conquered the title of best team at the Protest World Rookie Fest 2011, hosted in Livigno, Italy, at the Mottolino Snowpark. Norwegian rising star Emil Andre Ulsletten resulted the best rider of the event and won, among the many prizes, his ticket to ride for the Oakley Arctic Challange in Oslo. Anna Gyrmati from Hungary won the girl category and got a ticket to the Rip Curl Sista Sessions in Austria.
As in the past edition, the Protest World Rookie Fest resulted a great platform for future stars of snowboarding, and it bring together in Livigno almost 100 selected riders from 15 nations. With a world class snowpark and the best under 18 years old riders from all over, the Protest World Rookie Fest in Livigno resulted again as the most awaited snowboard youth event of the season and bring in Livigno medias, team managers and snowboard fans from all Europe. Special guest of the event and Yeti of the Final Day was Roope Tonteri, former WSF World Rookie Champion, who stomped amazing tricks cab1260.
Among the Rookie section, reserved for riders born in 1993, 1994 and 1995, the norwegian rippers dominate the male category conquering first, second and third places. Emil Andre Ulsletten won the event with a sick run including fs1080, cab1080, boardslide 450out on the cannon-ball and switch bs900. He won a ticket to the Oackley Arctic Challange in Oslo, a filming trip to Chile, a photoshooting with Onboard Europe, Surf Camp in Santander by surftolive.com . On the male rookie podium other 2 norwegians: Peder Midttomme and Havard Bergheim. All of them won also tickets to the Ride Shakedown in Garmish and to the Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria. The best girl was the hungarian Anna Gyrmati, who was awarded with a ticket to the Rip Curl Sista Session in Austria and in inviation to a photoshooting with Cooler Magazine. Second girl on the podium was Katarzyna Rusin from Polland, and third Nora Thompson from Norway.