FREERIDE WORLD TOUR ATHLETE LINEUP ANNOUNCED


With the Freeride World Tour (FWT) announcing their full athlete roster for 2021, many questions resurface. Will one of the legends regain the title? Will an impressive rookie shock in their maiden year with a win? Or will one of the wildcards prove their inclusion and take the trophy. Only the world’s best big mountain athletes can answer these questions as they get primed for the 2021 FWT season.

48 athletes in four categories—seven snowboard women, nine snowboard men, eight ski women and 24 ski men—will fight to lift the trophy as the FWT champion. But the highly diverse field from all reaches of the globe guarantees this won’t be an easy feat. And surely last year’s world champions—Marion Haerty (Women’s Snowboard), Nils Mindnich (Men’s Snowboard), Arianna Tricomi (Women’s Ski) and Isaac Freeland (Men’s Ski)—aren’t ready to let go of the freeride side of the sports’ most valuable prize.

Athletes will need to be on point from their very first turn. And with the cut now at the third stop, only four snowboard women, six snowboard men, six ski women and 13 ski men (for a total of 29 riders) will get the opportunity to compete in the last two stops and the chance to stand on the podium.


Photo by Dom Daher / Freeride World Tour

Discover the names of the returning legends, tour wildcards and rookies…

The Top 13 FWT 2020
In ranking order

Isaac Freeland (USA)
Kristofer Turdell (SWE)
Andrew Pollard (USA)
Blake Marshall (NZ)
Reine Barkered (SWE)
Carl Regnér (SWE)
Drew Tabke (USA)
Carl Renvall (SUI)
Tom Peiffer (CAN)
Tanner Hall (USA)
Kevin Nichols (USA)

The Top FWQ 2020
“The Rookies”

Maël Ollivier (FRA)
David Deliv (SWE)
Julian Hampton (NZ)
Ross Tester (USA)
Cooper Bathgate (CAN)
Raymond McDermott (USA)

The Wildcards

Léo Slemett (FRA)
Sam Lee (NZ)
Yann Rausis (SUI)
Tao Kreibich (AUT)
Yu Sasaki (JPN)
Konstantin Ottner (GER)
Aymar Navarro (ESP)

The Top 6 FWT 2020
In ranking order

Arianna Tricomi (ITA)
Hedvig Wessel (NOR)
Elisabeth Gerritzen (SUI)
Jacqueline Pollard (USA)

The Top FWQ 2020
“The Rookies”

Zuzanna Witych (POL)
Tracy Chubb (USA)

The Wildcards

Maude Besse (SUI)
Juliette Willmann (FRA)

The Top 6 FWT 2020
In ranking order

Nils Mindnich (USA)
Victor de Le Rue (FRA)
Sammy Luebke (USA)
Cody Bramwell (UK)
Jonathan Penfield (USA)
Gigi Rüf (AUT)

The Top FWQ 2020
“The Rookies”

Hugo Serra (FRA)
Michael Mawn (USA)

The Wildcard

Blake Moller (USA)

The Top 4 FWT 2020
In ranking order

Marion Haerty (FRA)
Michaela Davis-Meehan (AUS)
Erika Vikander (USA)
Núria Castán Barón (ESP)

The Top FWQ 2020
“The Rookies”

Katie Anderson (USA)
Claire McGregor (NZ)

The Wildcard

Manuela Mandl (AUT)


Photo by Dom Daher / Freeride World Tour

As health and safety is always the priority for FWT organizers, they are actively working in conjunction with local authorities to make sure each competition is compliant with current regulations.

For more information on this winter’s Freeride World Tour, visit freerideworldtour.com, and be sure to follow the FWT’s social media channels (@freerideworldtour) to stay up to date with all the latest news as it drops.

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