6 Star Oneill Evolution Underway

January 7th, 2010

The first competition day for the men saw over 50 snowboarders battling for one of 17 spots in the semi finals of the 6Star O’Neill Evolution halfpipe competition this Friday. There, they will have to compete against the invited riders and some of Europe’s best ranked on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. Among those are current World Tour leader Marko Grilc (SLO), World No. 4 Peetu Piiroinen (FIN), last year’s second placed rider at O’Neill Evolution, Seppe Smits (NED), Swiss hopefuls Iouri Podlatchikov and Markus Keller, and current World No. 10 Sage Kotsenburg (USA). With a possible Tour lead change and a new Swatch TTR Top 10 ahead, the upcoming finals will see motivated riders who will show their best to impress judges and fans and earn as many Swatch TTR ranking points as possible.



The qualified riders for the halfpipe finals are as follows:

Grimsrud Per Iver Nitro
Yoshida Masakaze Kissmark
Piiroinen Petja Billabong
Willett Eric O`Neill
Bronckaers Kevin 686
Scherrer Jan Forum
Laari Ilkka-Eemeli Burton
Kleivdal Roger Sweet
Austbo Fredrik Quiksilver
Wakeham Dan Grenade
Hosokawa Kosuke Kissmark
Tevelle Maxence Burton
Lipsanen Janne Ripcurl
Käppeli Mario Forum
Fassnacht Fabian ONeill
Nilo Enzo Quiksilver