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SNOW: Winners Announced For The 15th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll Awards

February 3, 2014

Winners Announced For The 15th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll Awards
Press Release from TransWorld SNOWboarding

Denver, CO – It was a wild night at the Ogden Theater on Friday as the top riders in snowboarding took the stage to accept their awards. With Emcee’s Preston Strout and Jack Mitrani at the helm, riders were recognized for the best in individual progression and style, while filmmakers were awarded for excellence in their video projects. Winners of the TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll awards are determined by polling over 100 pros and receiving one of these peer-selected awards is one of the highest accomplishments in snowboarding. If you missed the show live, catch all the action at or follow our Twitter and Instragram feeds @twsnow, #riderspoll15.

Here’s who won at the biggest night in snowboarding.

Men's Rookie Of The Year
 - Justin Fronius

Woman's Rookie Of The Year
 - Danyale Patterson

Women’s Video Part Of The Year
 - Desiree Melancon

Men’s Video Part Of The Year
 - Louif Paradis

Online Video Series Of The Year
 - Adidas Welcome series

Video Of The Year
- Déjà Vu

Standout Performance Of The Year
- Gigi Rüf

TWSNOW Men’s Readers Choice
 - Halldor Helgason

TWSWNOW Women’s Readers Choice
 - Jess Kimura

Legend Award
 - Bryan Iguchi

Women’s Rider Of The Year
 - Desiree Melancon

Men’s Rider Of The Year
- Gigi Rüf

The Riders' Poll Awards are sponsored by Red Bull, New Era, GoPro, Keystone, Krü 82 Vodka, Bird Dog Whiskey, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Zumiez, and Protect Our Winters.

About TransWorld SNOWboarding
TransWorld SNOWboarding is the world's number one snowboard media outlet with an audience of over 1.4-million. Celebrating 25 years since its inception in 1987, TransWorld SNOWboarding continues to successfully and creatively cover the snowboard culture with innovative photography, original videos, award-winning print and multi-layered digital magazines, snowboard instruction, consumer events and cutting edge awards shows. TransWorld SNOWboarding can be found online at and is based in Carlsbad, California. TransWorld is a division of Grind Media and Source Interlink.

About Grind Media
Source Interlink Media's GrindMedia is the world's largest action/adventure/outdoor media company, with 29 leading media assets featuring brands such as, SURFER, SURFING, TransWorld SKATEboarding, Bike, POWDER, TransWorld Motocross, Snowboarder, Canoe & Kayak and more. GrindMedia reaches more than 40 million engaged consumers every month through its print, online, mobile, TV/video and events. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia also produces more than 40 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll Awards, TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards, Powder Video Awards, Lowers Pro and EnduroCross. GrindMedia is also the exclusive action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit .