Young Swede ripper Sven Thorgren has spent the last few seasons showing people who da boss on the World Rookie Tour. He’s totalled up 5 top-3 finishes on the Rookie Tour and took the overall title in Ischgl for the 2011/12 season. Now don’t think just because Sven was competing on the WRT he couldn’t bring it to the big boy leagues…
In 2011 he kicked off his year with a 4th place finish on the glaciers of Dachstein in Austria for the O’Neill Pleasure Jam. He went cruising his way to Olso for The Arctic Challenge as a wildcard entry (for winning the WRK) and boy oh boy what a wildcard he was. Facing up against a heavy rider list including Torstein Horgmo, Chas Guldemond, Peetu Piiroinen and Eric Willett: he stormed his way into 14th place as the highest ranking Swede.
After his 6 Star WST debut, he jetted off to Laax for the Burton European Open scoring up at 8th place to finish off the season in the Northern Hemi. He then turned everything on its head and headed to the land of red wine and steak to compete in Chile at the World Rookie Fest.
He came back into the 2012 season with more amplitude, style and composure than before having finished his studies (Yeah. He managed to stay in school whilst doing all this). It was a whirlwind year competing in the Dew Tour, World Snowboarding Championships, O’Neill Evolution, Burton European Open, Quicksilver Flachauwinkl Spring Battle, Burton High Fives, Billabong Brodown and London Freeze…posting top 10 results in every-single competition.
He seems to have had a slightly mellower year in 2013 filming with the Scandalnavians crew putting his obvious talent on film for teenage girls across the nation to drool over. Oh, and he also managed to nail a tidy looking triple cork in Åre late this season. Busy man eh?