Riders Poll 15: Women’s Rider Of The Year

Riders Poll 15: Women's Rider Of The Year

To be nominated for Rider Of The Year in the TransWorld Riders Poll is a hell of an achievement. It’s the ultimate acknowledgment by the rider’s peers that he or she has done some really insane boarding because it’s the world’s best snowboarders that vote on these nominations. Click through the pages to see the top 3 nominees. The winner will be announced January 31 during the 15th Annual Riders Poll Award Show at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado.

About the 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.

Desiree Melancon

Desiree Melancon Photo Tim Zimmerman

Desiree Melancon. 2014 TransWorld SNOWboarding Women’s Rider Of The Year Nominee. Photo: Tim Zimmerman.

Desiree’s part in Think Thank’s tenth release Brain Dead and Having a Heart Attack is insane. Lots of gnarly street stuff with proper style, holding her own and then some in the video.


Jess Kimura

Jess’s Real Women part from the spring showed how well rounded of a rider she is, as well as her shots in Nike’s NeverNot part 1. Basically just a G.

Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark. 2013 Winer X Games. Photo: Chris Wellhausen.

Kelly claimed her third X Games Gold Medal in a row last season with a run that overtook Elena Hight’s alley-oop double backside rodeo, the first to ever be landed in Women’s competition. She won the US Open and continues to dominate Women’s halfpipe riding.