Swiss protection gear brand TSG checked out the new junior snowboarders and found two young up-and-coming talents to add to their team this season: Leilani Ettel (DE) and Michael Schärer (CH).

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Leilani Ettel
14-years-old Leilani Ettel was born talented and cruised around on a range of boards since she was a little girl. It is therefore no surprise that at 13 she became the German half-pipe champion and German U15 youth champion at the same time. Since she has made her way onto the podium in the World Rookie Tour and managed to hold her ground in competitions all over Europe.
This season Leilani will spend much of the season in Laax with her family and develop her talent in the perfect conditions of the pipe. Back at home in Munich Leilani also dedicates time to her other hobbies and spends every free minute in the skate park or surfing on the Eisbach. Her future is bright.

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Michael Schärer
Michael Schärer is a 19-year-old snowboarder from the mountains of Grindelwald and is a student at the elite Davos Sportsgymnasium. This talented young Swiss snowboarder is riding a curve of progression that looks set to take him to the very top of the competitive world of Slopestyle. Michael first made his mark on the international Slopestyle radar in 2014 when he won the gold medal at the Junior World Championships, in Valmalenco, Italy.
Michael’s second place at the Pleasure Jam is just a taster of what we can expect from him this season. His smooth, stylish and super-technical riding is sure to keep his name at the top of the slopestyle circuit.
We are looking forward to seeing our new young team riders out on the hill and wish them great success and a lot of fun in the coming season. Both riders ride with TSG helmets, protective gear and goggles

Leilani Ettel Profil: http://www.ridetsg.com/leilani_ettel

Michael Schärer Profil: http://www.ridetsg.com/michael_schaerer