14th Annual Riders’ Poll Winners

Scroll through the gallery for a recap of the night. For a list of the winners, see below.

Denver, CO – Snowboarding’s top riders made it out to the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday night for the 14th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards Presented by New Era. GT and John Jackson presided over the ceremony—the biggest off snow event in the industry—watching as the best riders of 2012 took the stage in recognition of individual progression and style in both riding and videography. To be recognized in this capacity by one’s peers is one of the highest accomplishments in snowboarding. Congratulations to all the nominees—here are the winners.

Red Carpet Video

Interviews with some of the Nominee’s as they arrive for the big night

Men’s Rookie Of The Year

Frank April

Frank The Tank had a breakout year on the pro scene with his ender in Videograss’ Enlighten. If there were a “Boardslide Of The Year” award, he would win that too. “I’m pretty stoked about the riders vote,” he said, “tonight with all the riders, it’s what it’s about.”

Women’s Rookie Of The Year

Corinne Pasela

Corinne made her mark on snowboarding this year with insane rail riding. Simple. In years to come, she will close the gap between Men’s and Women’s snowboarding. With style and technicality, her riding speaks louder than she did on stage. Shout out to Ohio.

Men’s Video Part Of The Year

Mikkel Bang

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love Mikkel’s riding. His style is on point, his tricks are progressive, and he loves to snowboard. His opener in Burton’s 13 showed all this, and the riders noticed.

Women’s Video Part Of The Year

Desiree Melancon

Desiree’s riding speaks for itself. One of the best. Her online full part got a lot of attention, with progressive rail riding and mellow style.

Online Video Series Of The Year

Salomon Team Vacation

Salomon may have re-written the book on team videos with Team Vacation. It’s always about the riding—and with the likes of Jed Anderson, Bode Merrill, Chris Grenier, Louif Paradis, and the rest, you’re in good company—but Tanner Pendleton’s skill behind the lens and in the editing bay made this series worth watching over and over again.

 

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