Winners to be awarded in Denver, Colorado on Friday January 30, 2015 during SIA weekend
Carlsbad, CA — Over 100 pro riders have voted in TransWorld SNOWboarding's 16th Annual Riders' Poll Awards to determine the best riders, video parts, and performances of the year. Veterans like Nicolas Muller, Scott Stevens, Halldor Helgason, Kimmy Fasani, Louis-Felix Paradis, Chris Bradshaw, and Gigi Ruf all voted alongside up-and-comers such as Johnny O'Connor, Alek Oestreng, and Chris Rasman creating snowboarding's largest survey of pro rider opinion.
In addition, the prestigious TWSNOW Readers' Choice Awards presented by Martin Guitar will be awarded, as voted on by thousands of readers and fans of TransWorld SNOWboarding.
New for 2015, TWSNOW, in partnership with Protect Our Winters (POW), will be presenting the Climate Activist Award to an individual who inspires others, takes meaningful action, and did something notable in the past year in the fight against climate change.
To see who's named the best the riders of the year, join us on Friday, January 30 at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado for the biggest night in snowboarding. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. For those who can't make it, catch videos of the winners at TWSNOW.com/riderspoll.
This year's nominees are (in alphabetical order)…
Men’s Rookie Of The Year
Women’s Rookie Of The Year
Men’s Rider Of The Year
Women’s Rider Of The Year
Men’s Video Part Of The Year
Bode Merrill, Heavy Mental
Jed Anderson, Crazy Loco
Kazu Kokubo, Stay Bad Ass
Women’s Video Part Of The Year
Desiree Melancon, Almanac
Marie-France Roy, The Little Things
Mary Rand, Yawgoons Full Part
Online Video Series Of The Year
Chikenmeat, Jon Stark
The Manboys, The Manboys
Video Of The Year
Pathology, Drink Water
Stay Bad Ass, Capita
Standout Performance Of The Year
Bode Merrill, one-footer over Pyramid Gap
Jussi Oksanen, retiring with a banger video part
Kazu Kokubo, 10 covers worldwide in one year
Men's TWSNOW Readers' Choice
Women's TWSNOW Readers' Choice
Climate Activist Award
The Riders' Poll Awards are sponsored by GoPro, Martin Guitar, Bird Dog Whiskey, and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
For more on TransWorld SNOWboarding and the prestigious Riders' Poll Awards, visit TWSNOW.com.
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