When Fabian Rießle crowned himself junior World Champion with the team in his home in the Black Forest, he had already competed in the World Cup a couple of times - he made his debut on January 4th, 2009 in Schonach. In the following year he won the overall ranking of the Continental Cup and since the 2011/12 season he is a member of the A-team in the World Cup.
The resident of Freiburg is described by his teammates to be always in a good mood, but still ambitious and focused, had his breakthrough season in 2011/12 where he could achieve two podiums and an overall rank 14. In his leisure time, Fabian, who is called "Rio" by his friends, likes to snowboard, listen to music and meet friends.
Born in St. Maergen, Fabian already earned the respect of his teammates, and receives praise from the coaches especially for his abilities in the cross-country part. Despite his positive development in jumping there's still room for improvement for Riessle, who got first interested in Nordic Combined by his brother Philipp.