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Women’s Rookie of the Year: Kennedi Deck
Having established herself with Canada's SRD crew, delivering impressive footage in the film Twist, Kennedi's part in The Uninvited is what those paying close attention have been waiting for. With a style reminiscent of a certain Canadian rail rider by the last name Anderson, Kennedi stands out in the streets. A two-song opener—worthy of its length—with impressively proper tricks and original spots nominated Kennedi not only for the Rookie of the Year award she won, but for Women's Video Part of the Year as well. This doesn't happen often, and it is an indicator of just how deserved this award is. Seemingly out of nowhere, Kennedi's name is circulating in the snowboard world, and we can't wait to see where she goes from this noteworthy rookie season.
About Riders’ Poll: For 20 years, TransWorld SNOWboarding has polled the professional snowboarding community to find their picks for the best riders of the year. Each season, these awards are decided by the opinions of over 100 pros. While TransWorld SNOWboarding hosts the awards, the winners are truly a reflection of peer acknowledgement—the highest honor any rider can receive.