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Snowboarding - 17. April 2012.

Celia Petrig nominated 2012 WSF World Rookie Champion in Ischgl

Celia Petrig (SUI) won the 2012 Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria, and was crowned WSF 2012 World Rookie
Champion with a special prize giving ceremony including live music and
special guests. It was the largest edition ever of the World Rookie Finals with more than 90 riders and 20 national teams.



Despite of bad weather conditions it was possible to complete the event
in Ischgl and to nominate the WSF 2012 World Rookie Champions.  Several
program variations took place to face the heavy snowfalls and low visibility conditions but at the end all the riders were able to hit two runs during the Rail Session on Friday, and one run in the slopestyle on Saturday.  Celia Petrig was the best girl: she  won thentitle of WSF 2012 World Rookie Champion and got amazing prizes which will support her snowboard career.

Among the groms, Swiss Romana
Petrig was the best girl. The grom champions got "Golden Tickets" to
enter for free every World Rookie Tour event 2013.



During the prize giving ceremony, the Austrian punk band "Sempre Caoz"
played the World Rookie Tour Song written during the Music Workshop with
riders and with some special people from local social organization
"Lebenshilfe Tirol". The song it was also used in the soundtrack of the
official video of the event: check it! Among the other side activities
included in the event program there was a Safer Sex Workshop for the
older riders organized by Gummi Love, and an Avalanche Clinic by PIEPS
for the groms.



Many other prizes were assigned to the top riders of the event:  2 all
inclusive snowboard trip to Australia, a video shooting with the Pirate
Movie Production, several invitation to Onboard and Cooler photo
shootings, 5 invitations to the  2013 Halfpipe Rookie Fest in Monte
Bondone Italy, avalanche tranceivers by Pieps and many other goodies.
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