Monster Energy congratulates team rider Sven Thorgren on taking first place in Snowboard Big Air at the Air + Style World Cup Beijing in China this weekend. In front of an energetic crowd at the famous Bird’s Nest Stadium, the 24-year old from Stockholm, Sweden rose to the top of a stacked field of elite big air snowboard riders in a World Cup event sanctioned by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Air + Style started in 1994 as an invite-only snowboard competition in Innsbruck, Austria, focused on big aerial stunts. Over the years, the stadium event featuring the world’s most talented freestyle snowboarders has grown into a global series that blends live music, action sports, art, and culture. Since 2010, Beijing has been a steady stop on the Air + Style circuit and the 2018 edition marked the third out of four 2018/19 World Cup Big Air events after competitions in Cardrona (New Zealand) and Modena (Italy).