Industry Press Release

Nominees Announced For 15th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards


Winners To Be Awarded In Denver, Colorado On Friday January 31, 2014 During SIA Weekend

Carlsbad, CA (January 22, 2014) — Each season TransWorld SNOWboarding gathers the votes of over 100 pros to determine the best riders, video parts, and performances of the year. For our 15th Annual Riders’ Poll Awards, veterans like Danny Kass, Andreas Wiig, Eero Ettala, John Jackson, Chris Bradshaw, and Terje Haakonsen all voted alongside up-and-comers such as Jake Kyzuk, Stale Sandbech, and Sage Kotsenburg, creating snowboarding’s largest survey of pro rider opinion.

To see who’s named the best this year, join us on Friday, January 31 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado for the biggest night in snowboarding. Doors up at 7:00 p.m. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. For those who can’t make it, catch videos of the winners at

This year’s nominees are….

Men’s Rookie Of The Year

– Ayumu Hirano

– Blake Paul

– Justin Fronius

Woman’s Rookie Of The Year

– Arielle Gold

– Christy Prior

– Danyale Patterson

Men’s Rider Of The Year

– Gigi Rüf

– Louif Paradis

– Mark McMorris

Women’s Rider Of The Year

– Desiree Melancon

– Jess Kimura

– Kelly Clark

Men’s Video Part Of The Year

– Halldór Helgason, Never Not

– Louif Paradis, Déjà Vu

– Mikey Rencz, Burton Presents [Backcountry]

Women’s Video Part Of The Year

– Desiree Melancon, Brain Dead, Heart Attack

– Hana Beaman, Real Women

– Jess Kimura, Real Women

Online Video Series Of The Year

Adidas Welcome series

Burton Presents [SNOWBOARDING]

Cooking With Gas

Video Of The Year

Déjà Vu

Jake Blauvelt’s Naturally

– Nike, Never Not

Standout Performance Of The Year

– Gigi Rüf Ultra Natural winner, Never Not ender

– Louif Paradis, X Games double gold winner, Déjà Vu ender

– Mark McMorris, slopestyle domination, sixth place Ultra Natural

Men’s TWSNOW Readers’ Choice

– Halldór Helgason

– Scott Stevens

– Torstein Horgmo

Women’s TWSNOW Readers’ Choice

– Desiree Melancon

– Jamie Anderson

– Jess Kimura

Legend Award

– Bryan Iguchi

New for 2014, we’ve changed venues to the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado. Industry guests RSVP now to save your spot at the bi