The evening of September 8, 2005 saw over 1,700 riders, industry leaders, and snowboarding’s biggest fans come out of the woodwork to celebrate TransWorld SNOWboarding’s 7th Annual Riders’ Poll and Readers’ Choice Awards.

The night began with a special K2 Snowboards-sponsored cocktail hour with DJ RS2 spinning records in the On Broadway Karma Lounge, DJ Slipmatt in the 686 Ultra Bar, and DJ Episode in the Suzuki Vault.

Next up was a surprise performance from the cult status performers, the Suicide Girls!The awards show was hosted by The Dingo, and presenters Peter Line, JP Walker, and TWS editors Jen Sherowski, Cody Dresser, and Chris Coyle, all added to the mix of video presentations and acceptance speeches from this year’s award winners. The show was followed by the much anticipated world premiere of Neoproto’s Some Kinda Life, and then the dance floor opened to San Francisco’s DJ Jefrodisiac late into the evening. Check out www.transworldsnowboarding.com for event slideshows and video! Later in the year, see the issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding dedicated to the coveted award winners, voted on by over 150 riders including the Readers’ Choice, which is chosen by votes from hundreds of TWS online readers.

And the winners of the 7th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards are:

Readers’ Choice Award
Female: Leanne Pelosi, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Male: Travis Rice, Jackson Hole, WY

Rider of the Year
Female: Leanne Pelosi, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Male: Chad Otterstrom, Breckenridge, CO

Rookie of the Year
Female: Anne-Flore Marxer, Preverenges, Switzerland
Male: Eero Niemela, Ojakkala, Finland

Standout Performance the Year
Mads Jonsson, Oslo, Norway

Congratulations to all the winners and a special thank you to this year’s sponsors!

The 7th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards is presented by American Suzuki and is proud to be associated with sponsors Neoproto Films, K2 Snowboards, 686, Red Bull, ThirtyTwo Snowboard Footwear, and etnies. For more information on TransWorld SNOWboarding and the Riders’ Poll Awards, please visit transworldsnowboarding.com.

About TransWorld SNOWboarding

TransWorld SNOWboarding, based in Oceanside, Calif., is published by TransWorld Media, a subsidiary of Time4 Media, the world’s leading publisher of leisure-time magazines. TransWorld SNOWboarding is the world’s number one snowboard magazine with an audience of 1.1 million. Time4 Media is a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).

About American Suzuki

The Automotive Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea, California, was founded in 1985 by Suzuki Motor Corporation. ASMC markets its vehicles in the United States through a network of nearly 540 automotive dealerships in 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide automobile, motorcycle and outboard motors manufacturer with sales of more than two million new vehicles annually. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has operations in 125 countries. For media information and photos visit: www.media.suzuki.com