Academy Snowboard Co. is proud to announce that Chad Otterstrom has joined the family. Chad has been killing it this year as usual and most recently cleaned up at the “Sessions contest with a 1st in the rail jam and a 2nd in slopestyle. Chad rides for Four Square, Defcon gloves, Smith, Alycium, Bluebird Wax, Breckenridge, Active Ride Shop and is represented by the Familie Action Sports Management. This year Chad is filming with Sean Johnson’s new production company called Defective Films for the Promo Copy Video.

“We are so stoked to have Chad join our family. Chad is not only an incredible rider, but one of the hardest workers out there. But most importantly, Chad is a good person and is already friends with all of our riders so it was a perfect fit. They are not just a team of riders, they are a team of friends states Jeff Baughn, marketing director for Academy.

“I’m stoked to be riding for Academy and to design my first pro model. It’s going to be a good year, states Chad.

Academy will be offering a limited edition Chad Otterstrom Pro Model available in a 148, 152 and a 156.5 cm. Check with your local rep for more details or check www.academysnowboards.com