The Suzuki Nine Queens “WANNA BE A QUEEN” online video competition has been a major success and another little step to progress the sport of women freeskiing. We received 24 submissions from established pros to new up and coming shredders. The level of riding was incredibly high across the board. All the videos were watched and evaluated by the pre-qualified Queens and choosing the winners proved to be very difficult.
After much discussion amongst the Queens a unanimous decision was reached on who will have the honor to conquer the “Chateaux” for 2012.
So without further ado, the three qualified riders are:
1. Lisa Zimmermann:
This up and comer from Germany was very much a surprise for all the judges. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, the fifteen year-old impressed the judges with an almost flawless 1080 tail grab, amongst other banger tricks in her video. “It is a dream come true to be invited” Lisa said, the German freeski scene is stoked and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us at the event.
2. Eveline Bhend:
On the other end of the spectrum from Lisa, Eveline Bhend is an established 30 year old pro rider, who displayed a variety of solid tricks over large kickers in her video. The Swiss born sent through a great video last year but was sadly injured before the competition. It’s retribution time for her!
3. Michaela Utsi:
This 19 year old Swede may possibly be the first lady to stomp a flatspin 900, and that is what sealed the deal for the Suzuki Nine Queen judges. As well as fact that Michaela had style oozing out of every trick in her video.
Congratulations to three soon-to-be Queens!
To amp up the Big Air competition part of the event held on saturday march 24th , Suzuki Nine Queens have decided to invite 11 more ladies from the online qualification:
Additional Invitees for the Big Air competition:
- 1. Camilla Berra (SUI)
- 2. Julie Bernard (FRA)
- 3. Colline Ballet Baz (FRA)
- 4. Silvia Bertagna (ITA)
- 5. Lilly Ida Murud (NOR)
- 6. Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen (NOR)
- 7. Arianna Tricomi (IT)
- 8. Suzanna Stromokva (SK)
- 9. Sabrina Cakmakli (Ger)
- 10. Erika Durtschi (USA)
- 11. Darian Stevens (USA)
- 12. Jamie Crane Mauzy (USA)
It will truly be the biggest and best women’s only big air event ever held. To see all the girls in action on the impressive “Chateaux”, come join us at Serfaus, Fiss, Ladis on the 24th of March for the final competition.