Do you know who is the rookie who just won a gold medal at the Winter X Games during the snowboarding slopestyle event? Well her name is Enni Rukajarvi also known as Enni Rukaj. We would like to take you on a little adventure into her life and career from her biography in our story and we will show you some of her best performances in the videos below.
First of all, we would like to congratulate Enni on her gold medal at the Winter X Games while Jenny Jones won the silver medal and Jamie Anderson the bronze. Rookie or not she has been constantly been surprising everybody with awesome performances and incredible scores. It has been amazing seeing her dominate every TTR slopestyle event. Just last December she rocked at the Dew tour and before that she nailed it at the 3 star Oakley Girl Sessions event in April. You can see Enni Ruakajarvi’s photos here.
In November 2010 she ranked No. 1 in the TTR World rankings, earlier this month she took 1st place in La Milona, Spain during the 9th FIS Snowboard World Championships. It is pretty clear this girl is coming to reign the slopes, some are already calling her the Snowboarding Queen. With Enni’s medals and the rest of the other skiers from Finland, their country is in the first three spots at the medals table.
20 year old Enni Rukajarvi was born in Rukajärvi in Ruka, Lapland, Finland. With the icy weather like they have in Ruka, skiing came pretty normal at age 7, she was already on her way but it wasn’t until age 10 that she started snowboarding. These days she resides in Kuusamo, Finland and practices at Vuokatti and Ruka. Her boyfriend is one constant support and company when she is riding, you did know she is dating fellow WX snowboarder Antti Autti right? They make a great couple.
Some of the best results in Enni’s snowboarding career are:
* In 2007 4th at the World Junior championships, Bad Gastein, Austria.
*January, 2008 she won first place at the Youngster tour.
*In 2008 she won 1st place Finnish Snowboarding Championships.
*November 2008 she placed 3rd at the Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam in Schladming, Dachstein, Austria.
*In 2009 1st at the Youngster Tour and the Finnish Snowboarding Championships.
*1st at the Oakley Girlsessions in Finland. See Enni Rukaj’s picture here.
*1st at the Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam.
*1st at the 2011 FIS World Snowboard Championships, La Molina, Spain.
*3rd – 2011 O’Neill Evolution, Davos, Switzerland.
*4th at the 2010 Winter Dew Tour, Breckenridge, Colorado.
*1st at the 2010 Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam, Schladming, Austria.
*1st place – 2010 Jr World Championship, Snow Park, New Zealand.
*1st place – 2010 Jr Wold Championship, Snow Park, New Zealand.
*4th at the 2010 Burton US Open.
*1st at the 2010 Burton CAN Open in Olympic Park, Canada.
*1st at the 2010 Roxy Chicken Jam, Saalbach, Austria.
*1st at the 2010 Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland, 4th at the 2010 TR World Ranking, Season End Ranking.
Do you think she will continue taking gold medals? Absolutely!! Congratulations once again to Enni. Would you like to send her a message? Check out her videos below.
Note: The snowboarder in these pictures are not Enni Rukajarvi.