With the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards presented by New Era popping off this Wednesday, we compiled a closer look at the nominees’ 2012 year to give you some insight on why they got the nod from the TransWorld staff. Read on.

Best Team Nominee: Chocolate

Vincent Alvarez, lipslide. Photo: MULLER

It’s pretty obvious that Pretty Sweet had a lot to do with the Chocolate team’s nod: Vincent Alvarez’ awesome first part to MJ’s epic Bowie-fueled part—and don’t forget the Trunk Boyz. The Chocolate team was all over the place in 2012, shredding spots from the Back Panel across the globe.

The Trunk Boyz starring in The 2 Bears video also helped Chocolate’s cause.