Women's Readers' Choice Presented by Toyota
While acclaim from one's peer group is vitally important to a professional snowboarding career, it's equally important that they resonate with their fanbase, and that's exactly what these three ladies accomplished after last winter. Anna Gasser, Jamie Anderson and Robin Van Gyn have left an indelible mark in snowboarding but also with their fans, and one of them will earn the Women's Reader's Choice award at the Rider's Poll Awards show on December 15th. The choice is yours, now!
Anna Gasser is coming off of one of the best winters that any competitive female has ever had, with major podiums at the X Games and Air & Style as well as tons of coverage across the board in snowboarding's biggest outlets. As a favorite heading into the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Anna is positioned to quickly become the newest face of competitive snowboarding.
Jamie Anderson has shaped competitive snowboarding as we know it, as she has won more events than nearly any snowboarder on earth, and that's why year after year, she get the nomination. It's hard to find a rider who has been more dominant than Jamie and her quest for another Olympic gold kicks off yet again in a few short weeks. Jamie is a mainstream staple at this point and she's riding better than ever, but the question remains if she will win this award, as Anna and Robin are hot on her heels, and it's any woman's game at this point.
Robin Van Gyn
Robin Van Gyn had a season for the record books in the video part realm, as she spent a good chunk of her season filming with Travis Rice, Bryan Fox and Austen Sweetin for Quiksilver's new film Depth Perception. In it, she handles some of the most insane backcountry terrain in recent memory and steps to some of the most hair-raising lines, spines, chutes and booters. A historic showing deserves to be a part of a historic night. Well done, Robin.