With the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards presented by New Era popping off tonight(!), we compiled a closer look at the nominees' 2011 year to give you some insight on why they got the nod from the you, our loyal readers, for the New Era Readers' Choice Award. Read on.
Words by Mackenzie Eisenhour
New Era Readers' Choice Award Nominee: Dennis Busenitz
Like Nyjah, restating the reasons our readers—the ones that vote to choose the winner of this award—might have for choosing Busenitz as their 14th Annual TWS Awards "Choice" might start getting redundant. Instead, head home tonight and rewatch both his Tampa Pro–winning run and ender in Since Day One.
New Era Readers' Choice Award Nominee: Neen Williams
Already a crowd favorite when he showcased his ninja heelflip off a house for a sequence in our November 2011 Roll Call—Neen continued to gather steam through the year's end by locking down first part in Shake Junt's Chicken Bone Nowison and promptly turning pro directly thereafter.
New Era Readers' Choice Award Nominee: Nyjah Huston
First, insert further 11.11.11 musings here. Second, take note of Nyjah's $450,000 generating triple first-place spots at Street League along with his Pro Spotlight in our May 2011 issue. Third, it's safe to say Nyjah has had one hell of a "Choice" year.
The winners will be announced tonight in Hollywood, California. Follow us @transworldskate on Twitter/Instagram for up-to-the-minute news and photos.