World Rookie Finals – Takeru Otsuka (JPN) and Kokomo Murase (JPN) are Slopestyle World Rookie Champions 2017. Chase Blackwell (USA) and Sena Tomita (JPN) won the Halfpipe contest in Kaprun, Austria, 04. – 09. April 2017.
Around 140 riders from all over the world experienced a whole week full of snowboard action & fun in the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn.They battled out for the title of the World Rookie Champion in the Slopestyle competition and the first ever Halfpipe competition, which was won by Chase Blackwell (USA) and Sena Tomita (JPN).
Slopestyle World Rookie Champions are Takeru Otsuka (JPN) and Kokomo Murase (JPN). On the boys' side, Takeru Otsuka (JPN) topped the podium after having thrown a Blunt 270 on the first rail, a Frontside Double Cork 1080 and a Backside Double Cork 1080 over the jumps and finished his run with a Crippler Transfer to Nose Slide Prezel on the last features.
Kokomo Murase from Japan defend the title from last year with her winning run including a Blunt 270 on the rail, a Frontside 720 and Backside 720 on the kickers and a Rock to Fakie to Switch Board Slide on the last feature.
Slopestyle Finals Highlights:
Halfpipe Finals Highlights: