Industry News 1/20/2016

EVENT: Nominees Announced for TransWorld SNOWboarding's 17th Annual Riders' Poll Awards

The biggest night in snowboarding is back for the 17th edition! For over a decade and a half, TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING has polled the professional snowboarding community to find their picks for the best riders of the year. With the exception of the Legend Award, which our staff chooses, and the Climate Activist Award, which we work with Protect Our Winters to decide, these awards are completely determined by the opinions of over 100 pro riders. While TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING hosts the awards, the winners are truly a reflection of peer acknowledgement—the highest honor any rider can receive.

This season, veterans like Arthur Longo, Chris Grenier, Eero Niemela, Scott Blum, Kimmy Fasani, and Pat Moore all voted alongside up and comers including Jake Kuzyk, Blake Paul, and Ozzy Henning.
To see the best riders of the year crowned, join us on Friday, January 29 at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado for the 17th Annual Riders’ Poll Awards hosted by the legendary Peter Line and Eddie Wall. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.
For those who can’t make it, catch videos of the winners at and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TWSNOW and #TWRIDERSPOLL for live coverage.
We’re proud to announce that this year’s nominees are:
Men’s Rookie Of The Year
Cole Navin: Rendered Useless ender
Max Buri: Eversince, Absinthe part
Yuki Kadono: Winning 2015 Air + Style LA, winning 2015 Burton US Open slopestyle
Women’s Rookie Of The Year
Hailey Langland: Winning 2015 Grand Prix Mammoth slopestyle, third 2015 Dew Tour slopestyle
Madison Blackley: It’s Lit, Too Hard part
Maria Thomsen: It’s Lit, Too Hard part
Online Video Series Of The Year
Blueprint 2, Pat Moore
The Manboys, The Manboys
Yawgoons, Yawgoons
Standout Performance Of The Year
Danny Davis and friends: Peace Park top to bottom opening line
Dylan Gamache: Carving progression
Yuki Kadono: The first back-to-back 1620 triple corks
Women’s Readers’ Choice                      
Jamie Anderson
Jess Kimura
Mary Rand
Men’s Readers’ Choice
Danny Davis
Mark McMorris
Scott Stevens
Video Of The Year           
Eversince, Absinthe
Encore, Deja Vu
Origins, TransWorld SNOWboarding
Women’s Video Part Of The Year
Desiree Melancon: Methods Of Prediction, Think Thank
Jess Kimura: SFD, Snowboarder
Mary Rand: Rendered Useless
Men’s Video Part Of The Year
Keegan Valaika: Eversince, Absinthe
Louif Paradis, Encore, Deja Vu
Scott Stevens: 2032, ThirtyTwo
Women’s Rider Of The Year
Desiree Melancon: Methods Of Prediction, Think Thank part
Jamie Anderson: Winning 2015 Burton US Open slopestyle, second 2015 X Games slopestyle
Mary Rand: Rendered Useless part
Men’s Rider Of The Year
Jason Robinson: Eversince, Absinthe ender
Louif Paradis: Encore, Déjà vu ender
Mark McMorris: In Motion, the Sports Syndicate full movie, winning 2015 X Games slopestyle and big air, second 2015 Burton US Open slopestyle, winning 2015 Dew Tour slopestyle
The Riders’ Poll Awards are sponsored by Under Armour, Protect Our Winters, and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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