Industry Press Release

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


Denver, CO (February 1, 2014) — It was a wild night at the Ogden Theater on Friday as the top riders in snowboarding took the stage to accept their awards. With Emcee’s Preston Strout and Jack Mitrani at the helm, riders were recognized for the best in individual progression and style, while filmmakers were awarded for excellence in their video projects. Winners of the TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll awards are determined by polling over 100 pros and receiving one of these peer-selected awards is one of the highest accomplishments in snowboarding. If you missed the show live, catch all the action at or follow our Twitter and Instragram feeds @twsnow, #riderspoll15.

Here’s who won at the biggest night in snowboarding.

Men’s Rookie Of The Year

– Justin Fronius

Woman’s Rookie Of The Year

– Danyale Patterson

Women’s Video Part Of The Year

– Desiree Melancon

Men’s Video Part Of The Year

– Louif Paradis

Online Video Series Of The Year

– Adidas Welcome series

Video Of The Year

– Déjà Vu

Standout Performance Of The Year

– Gigi Rüf

TWSNOW Men’s Readers Choice

– Halldor Helgason

TWSWNOW Women’s Readers Choice

– Jess Kimura

Legend Award

– Bryan Iguchi

Women’s Rider Of The Year

– Desiree Melancon

Men’s Rider Of The Year

– Gigi Rüf

The Riders’ Poll Awards are sponsored by Red Bull, New Era, GoPro, Keystone, Krü 82 Vodka, Bird Dog Whiskey, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Zumiez, and Protect Our Winters.

About TransWorld SNOWboarding

TransWorld SNOWboarding is the world’s number one snowboard media outlet with an audience of over 1.4-million. Celebrating 25 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 is a division of Grind Media and Source Interlink.

About Grind Media:

Source Interlink Media’s GrindMedia is the world’s largest action/adventure/outdoor media company, with 29 leading media assets featuring brands such as,