Carlsbad, CA – Jan 31, 2004 – The Familie is proud to announce the addition of snowboarder, Andreas Wiig, to its roster. Wiig kicked off his career with The Familie by taking bronze in Slopestyle at the Winter X Games in Aspen, CO, January 23 – 27th 2004.

His medal-winning run consisted of Wiig attacking the rails and launching into a series of technical spin tricks, including a switch backside 900 as the finale.

“I was relaxed when I rode and felt I had almost one of my best runs that day,” Wiig said. “I felt like I could do better, but I am super stoked on my result.”

Wiig, a native of Asker, Norway, burst on to the international scene in 2002 at the Vans Triple crown in Snow Summit taking third. Since then, Wiig has made a name for himself thru impressive video parts and his recent move on the contest scene. So far in the 2003/04 season, Wiig has made the podium in every event that he has entered.

“Andreas is, in my opinion, one on the top 5 snowboarders in the world. He kills it in the backcountry, pipe, slope and rails. I am excited we are finally getting to work together. I look forward to having a long and fruitful relationship with Andreas,” said Todd Hahn, boardsport manager at The Familie.

Wiig joins the Familie roster alongside fellow riders and competitors, Eddie Wall, Mark Frank Montoya, JJ Thomas, Bjorn Leines and Jussi Oksanen.

Said Wiig: “I feel confident about signing with a strong organization like The Familie. I have seen how they work with other athletes and are able to help them both inside and outside the industry. It will be a lot easier to focus on my snowboarding now.”

Wiig is sponsored by Jeenus, Planet Earth Outerwear, Vans, Agency Bindings, and Electric. For more information of Andreas Wiig, please contact Todd Hahn at The Familie.

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