Industry Press Release

TransWorld SNOWboarding Announces Team Shoot Out 2012 Winners


Carlsbad, CA (August 13, 2012) — For the first time in Team Shoot Out’s four year history, the TransWorld SNOWboarding readers voted on this year’s winning teams. The event, which was comprised of four teams of outerwear brands: Burton AK, Nike, Oakley, and Special Blend, was held over 10 consecutive days. After each team submitted their best in photography and video, it was up to the readers to decide the winners.

Over a period of three weeks, voting was open online on, first rolling out with the four TransWorldSNOWboarding cover shots (July 16), then the videos (July 23), and finally, the photo galleries (July 30).

“For this year’s event, we really wanted to involve our loyal readers,” stated TransWorld SNOWboarding Content Director Nick Hamilton. “It was cool to see the votes stack up each week as our readers voted and shared their picks across the social media outlets.”

And the winners of the 2012 TransWorld SNOWboarding Team Shoot Out are…

Best Cover: NIKE

Rider: Sage Kotsenburg

Location: Montafon Austria.

Photographer: Frode Sandbech

Best Video: OAKLEY

Riders: Eero Ettala, Stale Sandbech, Eiki Helgason, Erik Botner, Marie-France Roy

Photographer: Andy Wright

Filmers: Joonas Kenttamies, Johannes Brenning, Sean Aaron

Location: Squaw Valley, California

Best Photo Gallery: SPECIAL BLEND

Riders: Stevie Bell, Austen Sweetin, Daniel Ek, Nic Suave

Photographer: Ian Ruthern

Filmers: Nathan Yant, Kyle Schwartz

Location: Snowbasin, Utah

Overall Team Shoot Out 2012 Winning Team: NIKE

Riders: Scotty Lago, Peetu Piiroinen, Gjermund Braaten, Sage Kotsenburg

Photographer: Frode Sandbech

Filmers: Joe Carlino, Sam Hiltner, Christoph Weber

Location: Austria

Congratulations to all of the winning teams! The TransWorld SNOWboarding readers have spoken. To check out more on this year’sTeam Shoot Out, click here. To subscribe to TransWorld SNOWboarding, go online to

About TransWorld SNOWboarding

TransWorld SNOWboarding is the world’s number one snowboard media outlet with an audience of over 1.4-million. Celebrating 26 years since its inception in 1987, TransWorld SNOWboarding continues to successfully and creatively cover the snowboard culture with innovative photography, original videos, award-winning print and multi-layered digital magazines, snowboard instruction, consumer events and cutting edge awards shows. TransWorld SNOWboarding can be found online at and is based in Carlsbad, California.

TransWorld SNOWboarding is published by the leading action sports media company, TransWorld Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corp. ( is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and is the leading media company