Three ace ladies won awards at the 6th Annual TransWorld Snowboarding Riders’ Poll Awards last week. ThirtyTwo rider Janna Meyen was chosen Rider of the Year in a poll voted for by 100 of the World‚Äôs top professional snowboarders. Janna had a fantastic season in 03/4 – claiming X Games gold in slopestyle, 1st place at the Triple Crown and 1st in both slopestyle and the rail ram at The Session in Vail. ‚ÄúThis means a lot to me,‚Äù she said when she went to collect her award. ‚ÄúSometimes I feel like I get overlooked. I just love riding my snowboard.‚Äù
Canada‚Äôs Leanne Pelosi won rookie of the year while Gretchen Bleiler was top female rider in the reader‚Äôs choice awards.Travis Rice was male snowboarder of the year, Marc Frank Montoya was rock star of the year and Jeremy Jones was the male reader‚Äôs choice.