Name: Sam Luebke

Age: 15

Hometown: Kenai, Alaska

Local Mountain: Squaw Valley, California

Height: 5’6″

Weight: 140 pounds

Stance: Regular. Fifteen degrees front, negative-nine rear, and 21.5 inches wide.

Hook-ups: Oakley, Lib Tech, Bent Metal, Borderline, Star Bound Crew

Results: Five time USASA slopestyle champion; U.S. Open Junior Jam halfpipe champion; first place, Mt. Baker Banked Slalom, juniors division; first place, pro division,’04 Tahoe Rail Games rail jam.

Film: The Community Project

Influences:

1. Stewie Griffin

2. Ester Hotkiss

A fifteen-year-old punk wrecking transition with such authority seems wrong-until you realize he’s been shredding for nearly a decade. Sam isn’t one of those grommets perpetually lapping the hardpack, although he destroyed his slopestyle competition for five years running. This kid is all about the big-mountain lines nowadays. I’d expect nothing less from an Alaskan.-Dresser