The O’Neil Evolution contest went down in Davos. The contest included a superpipe highest air contest, superpipe contest and the quarterpipe contest.
Our boys in Davos included: Markku Koski, Miikka Hast, Mario Kappeli, Thomas Harstad, Ståle Sandbech and UK rider Dan Wakeham.
Markku was invited for both the Superpipe contest and the quarterpipe contest. The rest of the team had to qualify. Thomas and Miikka both were a bit unlucky and didn’t make the cut. But Mario Käppeli qualified first in his heat. Dan Wakeham made the cut as well and Ståle Sandbech was the youngest rider to advance to the semifinals.
Thomas and Staale
Unfortunately Ståle , Mario and Dan didn’t make the finals on Friday, but props to Ståle for being the youngest rider and still ripping the pipe.
Markku showed some smooth riding during the finals jam session and placed 5th. Fact is, Markku was one of the most stylish and smoothest riders of the evening. Congrats Markku.
Saturday evening was time for the quarterpipe contest. Markku wasn’t really stoked on riding a 10 meter high junk of ice, but he tried his best and ended up in 10th place in the qualification and therefore didn’t make it into the final.
It was a fun weekend though and our boys showed some serious skills - during the contest and at the afterparty. ;)
While Davos was the big TTR event in Europe, the Nanshan Open was held in China. Our ambassadors there were Jakob Wilhelmson and Fredrick Austbö. Jakob was rocking the spot and won China’s one and only TTR contest. Congratulations Jakob. He convinced the judges with smooth 7’s and 5’s and took over 1st place. Fredrick didn't have lady luck on his side and ended up on 9th place.
Check out more details and photos HERE.
Congratulations boys. What a weekend!
Next stop for most of the guys will be the European Open , which will take place January 11th - 18th in Laax, Switzerland.
By the way, it’s dumping again in Europe. So enjoy the snow and take care!