Preston presents Brandon Reis with the best overall rider award.
Last week was a big event for our Dutch riders at the Dutch championships in Laax.
They where all there riding 3 events:
-Big Air on Tuesday
-Halfpipe on Thursday
-Slopestyle on Friday
There where 3 age category’s:
-Joey van de Noort and Frits Rijpers competed in the Under 13
-Ziggey van Bouwhorst and Erik Bastiaansen where competing in the under 16
-Jazzley van Bouwhorst was competing in the under 19
And they all won some prizes, on the big air Joey and Ziggey where crowned Dutch champion, while Erik grabbed 2nd place behind Ziggey. Frits and Jazzley both grabbed a bronze medal. All and all a great start for our riders!!!
Next day halfpipe, this is the hardest event for the Dutch kids because there is no way to practice in Holland. This did not stop the boys, they all performed at their very best and this brought them some great results. For the second day in a row Ziggey became Dutch champion and Erik finished in 2nd place behind him again. Joey grabbed a Bronze medal in his Category.
The Final day Slopestyle, unfortunately Frits had gotten a serious case off the flew but he had to compete. Well done Fristi!!! Joey grabbed his second titel with a clean run, in the under 16 category Erik, after finishing 2nd twice, finally beat Ziggey (2nd) grabbing his first Dutch titel. Jazzley beiing one of the youngest kids in his category did an awesome job grabbing his second bronze medal.
Meanwhile our Belgian Youth riders where at Montafon riding a Chill and Destroy contest, they both did great Stef Vandeweyer taking home 3rd place and Jordy Keesmeekers beiing the winner
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Sarka Pancochova (CZE) takes World Snowboard Tour Overall and Slopestyle trophies home.
’’I have been working really hard this season, training and competing, it’s the best reward to be the World’s top woman overall snowboarder, then all the hard work pays off!’’
Sarka showed consistency throughout her season in both Slopestyle and Halfpipe, coming second at the X Games Slopestyle contest in Aspen. Though not many female riders compete in both Slopestyle and Halfpipe regularly, Sarka did beat competitors like second placed Enni Rukajärvi (FIN), third placed Silvia Mittermüller (GER) and last year’s Champion Cilka Sadar (SLO), who came in fourth this year.
There hasn’t been a royal family for slopestyle for a while , but with the 1st Bavarian Slopestyle Championship there is a new king.
Andre Kuhlmann from Garmisch Partenkirchen had been crowned on the 24th of March in the terrainpark of the Zugspitze. Blue skies and a perfect park made the event a true royal one.
Congrats King Andre the 1st!!
King Andre the 1st (2nd from left) and his royal household
This week the Dutch championships where held in Laax Suisse. There where supposed to be 3 events for our riders: Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air. Due to bad wheather the halfpipe competition got cancelled, there where rocks allover the pipe. For the 2 events that where left we had Flow Riders in every age category: Joey van de Noort, Youth Men (upto 12), Ziggey van Bouwhorst and Daniel Thio, Rookie (13-15), Jazzley van Bouwhorst and Jeremy Boshuizen, Junior Men (16-18) and in the Open Categorie Rocco van Straten and Aston Egelmeers.
And they all did great resulting in some exciting results:
Two kids became DUTCH CHAMPS in both of the events:
Joey van de Noort and Daniel Thio!!!! Well done and keep it up, they will hunt for you guys!!!!!!!!
But there was more Jeremy Boshuizen did great with 2 podium finishes, 2nd in slopestyle and 3rd in Big Air, whilst beiing the youngest kid in his category.
Ziggey finished on the podium in the Big Air becoming 3rd ,NICE!
In the open category Rocco had a tough time after he had just finished his 2 month recovery after his injury. Aston did good he finished just short of the podium in Slopestyle (4th place) and a 6th place finish in the Big Air. Well done for a first time competing in this open category.
This Saturday the Microns will compete in the Final event of the Chill and Destroy tour. Have fun there!