25/07/2011 | by Uli Köhler
Ludvig Billtoft from Sweden and Klaudia Medlova from Slovakia took the honours for men and women at the 2star Summer Rookie Fest 2011 in Val Senales, Italy, the first event of the World Rookie Tour 2011-12.
With 24 riders from Italy, Switzerland, Cezch Republic, Sweden and Slovakia, the event was hosted in the Nitro Gentlemen’s Snowpark, one of the best summer glacier park in Europe.
In the male rookie category Ludvig Billtoft rode the strongest and won an all-inclusive invitation to the legendary 3Star slopestyle “World Rookie Fest” in Livigno, Italy. Martin Mikyska from Czech Republic and Nicholas Bridgman from Italy nabbed second and third with solid runs on the slushy summer snow. For the rookie girls the Slovakian ripper Klaudia Medlova put in a solid shift and her high level of riding won her section, followed on the podium from Verena Rohrer (Sui) and Katerina Yanova (Czk). In the young grom division, with kids born from 1997 and up, the male winner was Dario Burch from Switzerland while the female winner was Katerina Vojockova from Czech Republic.
The event tooke place during the Summer Rookie Camp, an international training meeting dedicated to riders under the age of 18 who wish to improve their skills for the upcoming World Rookie Tour. The 2Star Slopestyle “Summer RookieFest” happened on the last 2 days of the camp, and saw the participation of many of the campers, plus national rookie teams that joined the meeting.
The Summer Rookie Fest was organized by the World Snowboard Federation in collaboration with Board Riders and the Asociace Ceského Snowboardingu and made possible thanks to NItro, Snowpark.it, supported by Cableway Val Senales, Gentlemen’s Riders, Neuro, energized by Red Bull. You can watch it on Onboard European Snowboard Magazine, Board.TV, Free Magazine, Freeride.CZ, Snowpark.it and Entry.