Oceanside, Calif.–December 3, 2008–The biggest night in snowboarding is blowing it out with its last hurrah in Las Vegas! The 10th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards, presented by GORE-TEX®, will be held at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Wednesday, January 28 on the second night of the SIA trade show.  This invite only event brings out top snowboarding pros to cheer on their own picks for the top spots in the sport.

The nominees are:

Men’s Rider Of The Year:
Travis Rice (Lib Tech)
Jake Blauvelt (Forum)
Gigi Rüf (Volcom)

Women’s Rider Of The Year:
Torah Bright (Roxy)
Jamie Anderson (Salomon)
Marie-France Roy (Rome)

Men’s Rookie Of The Year:
Louif Paradis (Salomon)
Eiki Helgason (Rome)
Lucas Debari (Burton)

Women’s Rookie Of The Year:
Raewyn Reid (DC)
Bev Vuilleumier (Salomon)
Ellery Hollingsworth (Burton)

Men’s Video Part Of The Year:
Travis Rice: Brainfarm/That’s It That’s All
Pat Moore: Forum/Forum Or Against ‘Em
Jake Blauvelt: Forum/Forum Or Against ‘Em

Women’s Video Part  Of The Year:
Annie Boulanger: Absinthe/Ready
Marie-France Roy: Rome/No Correct Way
Natasza Zurek: Runway/See What I See

Standout Of The Year:
Travis Rice—That’s It, That’s All Involvement/New tricks
Gigi Rüf—Three Film Parts in One Season
Johan Olofsson—NoBoarding Film Part in Aesthetika

Readers’ Choice:
Men’s and Women’s Winners TBA

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Huge thanks to presenting sponsor GORE-TEX® and sponsors New Era and Namco Games We Ski & Snowboard for their support. For more information on Transworld SNOWboarding and the Riders’ Poll, please visit transworldsnowboarding.com.

About TransWorld SNOWboarding
TransWorld SNOWboarding is the world’s number one snowboard magazine with a print audience of 1.4-million. Found online at transworldsnowboarding.com, TransWorld SNOWboarding is based in Oceanside, California and published by TransWorld Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation.

Bonnier Corporation (bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.

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