Riders Poll 15: Men’s Rookie Of The Year

Riders Poll 15: Men's Rookie Of The Year

Rookie Of The Year was a movie about a kid who broke his arm and then the Chicago Cubs made him throw baseballs as fast as he could for them while it was still broken. Thing was, he was better when his arm was broken. We like to think we’re not that sinister. These are the up and comers to watch out for, according to our poll of over 100 of today’s top riders.

About the 15th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders Poll

Welcome to the biggest night in snowboarding! Over 100 of snowboarding's biggest pros voted on the best riders, video parts, and performances of the year for the 15th annualTransWorld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll and the results are in. Categories include Men's and Women's Rookie Of The Year, Men's and Women's Rider Of The Year, Men's and Women's Video Part Of The Year, Online Video Series Of The Year, Video Of The Year, Standout Performance Of The Year, the prestigious TransWorld SNOWboarding Legend Award, and, as voted by you, the Men's and Women's Reader's Choice Award. The winners will be revealed on during SIA weekend on Friday, January 31 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO for the biggest night in snowboarding.

Ayumu Hirano

ayumu hirano burton us open 2013 photo aaron blatt

Ayumu Hirano. 2013 Burton US Open. Photo: Aaron Blatt

The way Ayumu took to the contests last season—getting 2nd at the US Open and the X Games—makes you think he’ll be around for a while and push the U-Ditch to new heights. Not many riders can say their backside air is higher than they are older (14 years old last season during the Open, 19-foot airs).


Blake Paul

GO Boardin

Jackson Hole, Wyoming has taught this kid well. His shots in GO Boardin show his style and board control: two of the most important things a rider can display.


Justin Fronius

The Last Ones teaser from Videograss

Fronius is a murderer. Not in an actual serial killer way, the way he rides a snowboard. He got the ender in Videograss’ The Last Ones amongst a pretty heavy roster in his first year of filming with them. That’s pretty crazy.