Halldor Helgason: Rookie of the Year

Halldor Helgason becomes first Icelandic rider to win two Rookies of the Year.

Updated: January 30, 2010, 1:38 PM ET
By Tim Brodhagen | ESPN Action Sports

Icelandic snowboarding history was made Friday in Denver, Colo. as Halldor Helgason was awarded the Rookie of the Year award at the annual Transworld Riders' Poll Awards -- the same day as he topped the men's Slopestyle Elims at Winter X Games 14. The Akureyrian sensation thus becomes the only Icelandic shredder to win the Rookie of the Year at both of North America's largest snowboard magazines. The last rider to almost pull it off? Halldor's older bro Eiki. Here's what Halldor had ...

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