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First Team Report of '07!

Jan 12 2007 / Friday

Check it out, peeps! Happy New Year! Here's a little update on what our snow team has been up to...

fradrickbackflipFredrik backflips the jumps at Breckenridge, Colorado.

Fredrik Austbo is back on track and feeling 100%. He was spotted having fun in the park in Colorado early in the season with the Norwegian team. Fredrik’s back in Europe right now, getting ready for a little TTR Series action and then he's off to the European Open. He’ll be competing in a handful of contests and then he plans on heading to the States to start filming with Standard Films.

We here at etnies wanted to congratulate Markku Koski for the bronze medal he won at the Winter Olympics last year, so we actually bronzed the boots Markku wore during the event. Congratulations again, Markku! He recently placed third at the O’Neill Evolution Superpipe Contest this past weekend, as well as a TTR event in Davos, Switzerland. Markku will stay in Europe to compete in the European Open in Swtizerland and then head to Colorado for the Winter X Games later this month.

thomasfredrikThomas & Fredrik.

bronzebootMarkku's bronzed ThirtyTwo boot.

John Jackson will be heading out to the Secret Spot somewhere in Idaho with the Standard Films crew. He’s pretty amped to get back out into the backcountry. He’ll be there for a couple of weeks and then head to Aspen for the Winter X Games. John will be competing in the Slopestyle event, so be sure to check back here on the site for results.

Tyler Lepore continues to enjoy the deep powder sessions in the local mountains of Vancouver, BC. He will be focusing his energy filming with the Capita crew this Winter. They don’t have a name for the video yet, so be sure to check back for more details.

markkujan07Markku Koski on the podium at the O’Neill Evolution Superpipe contest in Davos, Switzerland.

Janna Meyen has been enjoying the massive amounts of snow in the Northwest. The only thing she’s been up to since I last talked to her was shredding lots of powder and snowmobiling. She’s currently heading to Colorado to ride Breckenridge and Keystone and practice for the Winter X Games. Can Janna keep her title as gold medalist and possibly be the first athlete to five-peat? We’ll be rooting for Janna!

Congratulations to Hampus Mosesson for winning the first TTR event in China! The winning run consisted of a backside 720, a frontside 360 shifty and a 360 bonk off the barrel. Hampus made the TTR top 30 rank, so he’ll be given an opportunity to keep shining as long as he’s into it. Hampus will make his way toward the States later this month to start filming with the Mack Dawg crew this season.

hampusnashuaHampus winning the fifth annual Nanshen Open in China.

Leanne Pelosi, or shall I say Multi-Tasker-Pelosi, is working on another film project this season. Yes, it’s true! The film company is called Runway Films and they will showcase a handful of the best female shredders in the world. In addition, she’ll be heading to Colorado to attend the Zumiez 100K, and shortly after that, she’ll be competing at the Honda Sessions in Vail. Leanne will also compete in the Winter X Games on January 25-29 in Aspen, Colorado. Good luck, Leanne! We’ll be rooting for you!

Our French Canadian hunter Benji Ritchie will be heading to Whistler to start filming again with White Out films. He drove straight through Canada from his hometown in Quebec shortly after the new year. Forty-nine hours and one speeding ticket. Damn 5.0!

stianpowderStian in deep concentration.

Stian Solberg has been snowboarding in Norway with his brother and friends. He’ll be making his way to the States to start filming with Defective Films this month. Stian will be here for the next few months chasing the snow with the rest of the Defective crew.

Wille Yli-Luoma spent some quality time in Europe with his family and daughter Lilou over the holidays. He’s back in the States now, engulfed in some powder somewhere in the Northwest. Wille will be focusing his efforts this season on another banging part with Mack Dawg films. After taking some time away from filming with them last season, Wille’s pretty stoked to be working with Brad and the rest of the Dawger crew this year. That’s all for now. Keep praying for snow.

Upcoming Events:

Honda Vail Sessions, January 11-14 in Vail, Colorado
European Open, January 20-27 in Laax, Switzerland
SIA Trade Show, January 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Winter X Games, January 25-29 in Aspen, Colorado

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