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Huge list of International names land in NZ for Billabong Bro Down 2012

Posted by David Read on Monday July 30 2012

The Billabong Bro Down 2012 is coming to Snow Park NZ this week. The action starts on Thursday 2nd, here’s the full low down:

The Billabong Bro Down presented by Xperia Sony Smartphone celebrates its 11th year, with a huge list of international riders returning to contest the 4star TTR Slopestyle event kicking off at Snow Park NZ, near Wanaka, New Zealand next weekend.

After a return to slopestyle format last winter in anticipation of the rising popularity in World-class slopestyle events and the addition of a 4-star TTR ranking, the Billabong Bro Down is set to be one of the most exciting international snow-sports events this winter. The prize-pool sits at US$30k total and as expected, the course features up to a dozen hits just to make things really interesting.

Snow Park NZ is widely regarded as the best location for international teams and athletes to train in their off-season, along with the cream of the Southern Hemisphere’s top riders – making the Bro Down one of the most hotly contested slopestyle events anywhere in the world.

The 2012 competitor list features many of the world’s top riders including TTR world number 3 and defending event champion Roope Tonteri of Finland, World rated number 5 the USA’s Eric Beauchemin, Jorn Simen (NOR) and USA female star Jamie Anderson.

Here’s the schedule with updated rider list below…

Thursday 2nd August:
Training day and competitor registration.
Launch Party, 7pm Buffalo Club, Queenstown (Tickets $10)

Friday 3
rd August:
Open Men, Women and Junior preliminary rounds.

Saturday 4th August:
Men’s, Women’s and Junior Finals.
Bro Down after party featuring Auckland’s infamous DJ set The ARC and NZ’s premier hip hop crew of the moment The HOME BREW CREW.

Transport
Free buses are available to Snow Park NZ from Wanaka on competition days.
Depart:
“Cheapskates” in Wanaka at 8am & 10am
Return:
from Snow Park NZ at 5pm
Additional buses provided for Woolshed after-party, following competition at 11pm and 12am.

The crew from Sony are going big with some insane electronic prizes. At the top of the heap is a Sony NEXF3 single lens kit camera.

The Billabong Bro Down is presented by Sony Xperia and supported by Sony, Mountain Dew, Skinny, Von Zipper, Dakine, The Edge, DVS, Snow Park NZ and TTR.

RIDER LIST:
MENS

1 Waki, Yahiro JPN
2 Inomae, Naoki JPN
3 Cinca, Patrick GER
4 Weissenbacher, Mathias AUT
5 Kulisek, Matts CAN
6 Parrot, Maxence CAN
7 Roy, Michaël CAN
8 Truchon, Antoine CAN
9 Farrow, Benji USA
10 Genannt, Vincent GER
11 Multhaup-Appleton, Milu NZL
12 Ciccarelli, Michael CAN
13 Beaulieu, Julien CAN
14 Zeestraten, Stef NZL
15 Kadono, Yuki JPN
16 Ryan, Liam NZL
17 Hall, Bevan NZL
18 Beauchemin, Eric USA
19 Comber, Ben NZL
20 Lundstrom, Tor SWE
21 Niemelä, Nuutti FIN
22 Glen, Joshua AUS
23 Lynne, Iver AUS
24 Nicholson, Tyler CAN
25 Rotsaert, Michael CAN
26 McAlpin, Joss AUS
27 Wood, Nick AUS
28 Laidlaw, Timothy AUS
29 O`Connor, Seamus IRL
30 Okamoto, Keiji JPN
31 MacLeod, Jimmy GBR
32 Seki, Isao JPN
33 Fujita, Kazushige JPN
34 Staveley, Cameron AUS
35 Tonteri, Roope FIN
36 Long, Pete AUS
37 Hubbell, Carl James NZL
38 Collingz, Jackson AUS
39 Walsh, Jay NZL
40 Good, Sam NZL
42 Jorn Simen NOR
43 Yoh Tanaka JPN

WOMENS
1 Michihara, Fuko JPN
2 Gasser, Anna AUT
3 Könz, Elena SUI
4 Szumovski, Christine AUT
5 Onitsuka, Miyabi JPN
6 Gallop, Jasmin AUS
7 Nakasima, Risa JPN
8 Prior, Christy NZL
9 Kikuchi, Tomoko JPN
10 Vanni, Emilia GBR
11 Staveley, Lauren AUS
12 Yoshizawa, Kozumo JPN
13 Itagaki, Yuka JPN
14 Walker, Ty USA
15 Rich, Jess AUS
16 Luxton, Stefi NZL
17 Pugh, Meg USA
18 Hirono, Asami JPN
19 Orchard, Hannah NZL
20 Ashton, Hannah NZL
21 Kato, Sayaka JPN
22 Duffy, Danika USA
23 Jenna Blasman USA
24 Rebbeca Torr NZL
25 Gyarmati Panka HUN

JUNIORS
1 Waki, Yahiro JPN
2 Ciccarelli, Michael CAN
3 Eccles, Dannin James NZL
4 Turnbull, Biba AUS
5 Rayward, JJ NZL
6 Judge, Sebastian William York CAN
7 Onitsuka, Miyabi JPN
8 Christie, Sam NZL
9 Nicholson, Tyler CAN
10 Moran, Silas USA
11 Humphreys, Asher Currin USA
12 Garcia Knight, Carlos NZL
13 McAlpin, Joss AUS
14 Herbert, Tim NZL
15 O`Connor, Seamus IRL
16 Fitch, Alex AUS
17 Walker, Ty USA
18 Gardner, Drayden USA
19 Gray, Angus NZL
20 Brunton, Fiona NZL
21 Grault, Dorian Kenny NZL
22 Duffy, Danika USA
23 Andrews, Freeman James NZL
24 Farrell, Lyon NZL