Pro Athletes

Katie Tsuyuki – 138 Transition and 145 Phoenix

Katie Tsuyuki made her Olympic debut at Sochi 2014, where she missed a spot in the final by one place, finishing as top Canadian female halfpiper in 13th place overall, best Canadian out of both genders.

Tsuyuki had made her World Cup debut in December 2005 in Whistler. She would record her best World Cup result in January 2010, finishing ninth in Stoneham, Quebec. Just a couple of weeks later, she was at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, not as a competitor, but as a forerunner for the halfpipe competition.

Katie is a four-time medallist at the Canadian championships, including her gold medal run in 2006. She debuted at the 2013 FIS World Championships where she finished 15th

Katie is a five-time medalist at the Canadian championships, including her gold medal runs in 2006 and 2017. She debuted at the 2013 FIS World Championships where she finished 15th.

Katie is qualifying for Korea 2018 which will take her to New Zealand, America, China and Switzerland all with the intentions of competing at the PyeongChang Olympics. 

Everett McEwan – REV

Everett has been snowboarding since the early days of the late 80s, and competed in his first race in 1988. Despite his early start, instead of racing professionally he went off to college and had a career in TV news for 17 years. But over the years he kept at it as a part-time amateur including winning age class USASA US nationals seven times in alpine (GS and SL). Everett also was a snowboard coach in the late 90s at Stratton Mountain, Vermont where he coached the famous Lindsey Jacobellis and then went onto to found the Ski Round Top snowboard race program before moving to Colorado. The year Everett turned 40, he left his job in TV news to be a stay at home dad and start a business in video production. He also decided to give Pro racing a chance. He jokes that it’s his “midlife crisis” to race against people half his age and to beat a lot of them. He has consistently made finals at the NorAm Race to the Cup and has gone from top 16 to top 10 and even the top five. He also has climbed the podium in smaller pro races in Canada, including winning the Ontario provincial championships in PSL. As well as providing video production and marketing work for Donek Snowboards, Everett is also test rider helping with development of Alpine/Race Snowboards and plates. He is also a member of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, the top US team and helps with promoting the sport of racing on behalf of the club through video.

Holly Crawford – 158 Custom Shape

This three-time halfpipe Olympian from Australia is known for going massive and for her technical abilities. Holly Crawford has stood on the podium at many World Cup and World Championship events and you can expect she is going to impress at PyeongChang this February. Holly rides a custom directional twin tip shape in the halfpipe you can’t miss her signature shape. Make sure you follow her Instagram as she makes her way to the Games.

Follow Holly @hollyskorea

Jack Lee – 157 Park Twin

Using his competitive diving background Jack is taking the slopestyle scene by storm. You can catch him flying over the jumps at Breckenridge. It was a backflip that made Jack fall in love with snowboarding and sparked his journey to the Olympics. Inspired by passion of legend Jeremy Jones Jack uses each slam to get motivated to stay on his feet and push his limits. Disc golf, hut tubbing and 10-meter platform diving are other hobbies he enjoys. This season Jack will be working on his can and switch back double 1080 and front and back 1260’s with the aim of crushing the RevTour stops and beyond.

Follow Jack @jack_p_Lee

Adaptive Pro Athletes

Evan Strong -150 Saber and 158 Phoenix

Evan Strong captured the gold medal and led a U.S. podium sweep in the Paralympic debut of men’s snowboardcross at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Evan is the 2012 Para Snowboard Cross World Champion, and 2013 US National Champion.

Mike Shea – Saber SRT

Mike captured the Silver Medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Teammates Mike and Evan seem to pass the top paralympic BX spot in the world back and forth. Mike is responsible for the development of our Baker banked slalom model, which he has taken to multiple World cup podiums.

Amy Purdy

Is there anything this woman can’t do? She’s a Paralympic bronze medallist, has placed in multiple world cups, was runner up on Dancing with the Stars (season 18). She also co-founded her own non-profit organization, Adaptive Action Sports, and is an amazing motivational speaker. When Amy first approached us a few years ago and said I’m a double amputee and I race boardercross, we had to wiggle our finger in our ear to confirm we heard her right. Amy has had a profound affect on the direction Donek Snowboards has taken just with that one little phone call. Because of her inspiration and impact on the sport of adaptive snowboarding, Donek builds boards for a large percentage US adaptive snowboarders and benefits from their innovative nature. We are very proud to work with her.

Mike Minor – 162 Saber BX

Follow Mike @gnarlynubby

Ambassadors

Ryan Knapton – 162 Knapton

Riding since 1989 and hailing from Breckenridge, this Colorado native is on his pro model, the Knapton Twin. He loves all the resorts in Colorado for the bigger mountains and darn good snow in general. Other than Breckenridge, he has had some of the most fun at Beaver Creek and the various Aspen Mountains because of how empty they compared to Breck / Vail / Keystone. Although he hasn’t been back in over 15 years, Ryan also has mad love for Buck Hill and Hyland Hills in Minnesota with very tiny little hills (less than 200 vertical feet). He has so many great memories growing up riding those tow-ropes next to a small park / pipe and just loving doing that all night every night after school. Nowadays his ‘discipline’ is just cruising around the entire mountain and playing around with whatever seems fun to do that day.

When asked about his Knapton Twin he said – “Twin with my own specs… stiffer cuz I’m a heavier rider, wider so I can turn extra hard without ‘booting out’, larger sidecut radius for bigger turns, offset inserts cuz of the width so my bindings are centered on it better than what ‘center’ is with burton bindings, custom base die cut graphics, extra inserts on my newest board towards the tail so I can set it back on pow days (haven’t gotten to try this feature yet on the new board). I DO NOT recommend my exact specs for most anyone! But that’s what’s rad about Donek Snowboards and their specialization in customizing boards… you can get specs that are actually good for you and how you ride, rather than having to settle like with most company’s boards which basically takes a primitive ‘one size fits all’ approach.”

Fun fact…Ryan used to be one of the fastest Rubiks Cube solvers in the world (top 20). Now I play foosball and have won tons of events including Amateur Singles at Worlds and a second in Pro Doubles at Worlds.

His shout outs are to All his MN and CO shred bros. Extra thanks to his YouTube subscribers who leave mad nice feedback for his vids and extra thanks to those who point the camera at Ryan so he can make the vids, especially his girlfriend Kristin and his homie Nate Dogggg.

Follow Ryan
www.youtube.com/rknapton3 www.instagram.com/ryan_knapton/ www.facebook.com/Ryan-Knapton-1527305297533563/

Giri Watts – 162 Park Twin

This always smiling uber talented powder hound is the head of ski and ride at Copper Mountain. Giri has many years of experience and is one of our top freestyle and freeride board testers. His clean technique and creative eye for the lay of the land makes Giri stand out amongst the rest. Give him a high five when you see him, he’s a gem!

Follow Giri @giri_watts

Crispin Lipscomb 155 Transition and Park Twin

Want to know a guy who can ride it all? It’s Crispin. Two time halfpipe Olympian, backcountry specialist and current coach of the British Columbia snowboard team, this guy has grace and power. Crispin specializes in making snowboarding look easy and can teach that way too. He is husband to our artist Raffaella and they hold down a place called Area C, a jump, rail and skills improvement camp off the back of Silver Star and you can join them at anytime. Email Crispin for more information on attending his specialty camps. Crispin360@yahoo.com

US Amateur Athletes

Abby Benser

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Home mountain: Spirit Mountain and Mont Du Lac Favourite Discipline: Boarder X

The Donek you ride: Boarder X- 154 SRT and 152 Saber Alpine: 151 Secret

How to follow and know more about me: Follow me on Instagram @abby_benser and Facebook @Abby Benser

Shout Outs: Shout out to my mom for telling me to snowboard and shout out to my coaches for always believing in me

Angie DeLucia

Hometown: Simsbury, CT

Home mountain: Stratton, VT

Favourite Discipline: Slalom

The Donek you ride: Saber 152 and Pulse 189

How to follow and know more about me:
insta @angiedelucia4

Shout Outs: Thank you to my family, friends, and team for supporting me and pushing me to be the best that I can be! Go SoVT!

Anika Juneau

130 Saber

Follow Anika: www.anikajuneau.com /
Facebook @anikaJuneau
Instagram @anikaJuneau /
YouTube www.youtube.com/channel/UCl7nZ_2OjTdt3ur7qATg1Rg

Ashlyn ( Ash ) Overland

Hometown : Port Jervis , NY / Dover , VT

Home mountain : Mount Snow

Favorite Discipline : Boardercross

The Donek you Ride : Saber 138

How to follow and know more about me:
IG ashlyno.onthesnow@outlook.com

Shoutouts : to all my coaches throughout the years that have taught me so much . I appreciate all of you

Ashton Grogg

Hometown: Woodland Hills Utah

Home mountain: Park City Mountain Resort

Favourite Discipline: GS and Slalom

The Donek you ride: 180 secret and 162 saber

How to follow and know more about me: insta @ashton_snowboard , facebook page. @ashtonsnowboard

Shout Outs: my dad Aries Grogg

Billy Trautner – 155 Saber

Follow Billy : Instagram @Billy_Trautner / Facebook @BillyTrautner

Caiden Quick

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Home mountain: Arizona Snowbowl
Favourite Discipline: Slopestyle, boardercross and all mountain 
The Donek you ride:  135 Park Twin 
How to follow and know more about me: caidenquicksnowboarder
@caiden.quick.snowboard
Shout Outs: USASA Grand Canyon Freeride Team, Flagstaff Alpine ski and snowboard team, my family 

Carlie Capela

Hometown: Ramsey NJ
Home mountain: East Coast
Favourite Discipline: Slalom and Giant Slalom
The Donek you ride:  163 Pulse and 157 Pulse
How to follow and know more about me: Instagram @ccapela98

Devrett Gupta

Hometown: Portland Oregon
Home mountain: Mt. Hood Meadows, but I ride at Mt. Bachelor and live in Bend now
Favourite Discipline: Boardercross and freestyle events
The Donek you ride: Saber 160 and Knapton 157
How to follow and know more about me: Instagram @devrett
Shout Outs: MBSEF Freeride for coaching me and helping me become the snowboarder I am today. Also thanks to Black Strap Industries for the facemask sponsorship.

Drew Ellison

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Home mountain: Hidden Valley Ski Area
Favourite Discipline: Giant Slalom
The Donek you ride: REV 175, REV 163, Saber 163
How to follow and know more about me: Facebook: @drewellisonsnowboarder
Instagram: @themountain.drew
Twitter: @drewellisonsnow
Shout Outs: To my mom and dad for their constant love and support, and Brian Wilson for his coaching and advice

Garret Capela

Hometown: Ramsey NJ
Home mountain: East Coast
Favourite Discipline: Slalom and Giant Slalom
The Donek you ride: 157 Rev and 175 Secret
How to follow and know more about me: Instagram @garret.snowboards
Shout Outs: To my mom and dad for their constant love and support, and Brian Wilson for his coaching and advice

Hunter Bernard

Hometown: Madison CT

Home mountain: Mount Snow

Favourite Discipline: Slalom

The Donek you ride: Rev and a Secret

How to follow and know more about me: nstagram: @cashz123
Facebook: Hunter Bernard

Shout Outs: Huge thanks to my parents and coaches

Justin Varner

Hometown: Parker, Colorado
Home mountain: Breckenridge, CO
Favourite Discipline: Rail Jam or SBX
The Donek you ride: Donek Park twin and Saber BX
How to follow and know more about me: IG- @justin_varner or justinvarnersnow Facebook: Justin Varner

Kelsi Stephenson

Hometown: Eagle, Idaho
Home mountain: Steamboat Springs, Bogus Basin
Favourite Discipline: Giant Slalom
The Donek you ride: Secret 168
How to follow and know more about me: https://www.facebook.com/kelsi.stephenson
Instagram @kelsiandthebrain

Lexi Bullis

Hometown: Slinger, WI
Home mountain: Little Switzerland
Favourite Discipline: GS and SL
The Donek you ride: 157 REV and 170 REV
How to follow and know more about me: Facebook: Lexi Bullis Snowboard
Instagram: bulllis_07
Website: lexibullis.com
Shout Outs: Attitude Sports Fond Du Lac, WI, Murphy Media Group Inc, Emerald Iris Events

Livia Molodyh

Hometown: Welches OR
Home mountain: Mt Hood
Favourite Discipline: SBX
The Donek you ride: B1
How to follow and know more about me: Instagram: @livia_molodyh

Macauley Kilmer

Hometown: Commerce Township, Michigan
Home mountain: Alpine Valley in White Lake, Michigan
Favourite Discipline: Giant Slalom
The Donek you ride: 152 Pilot
How to follow and know more about me: Instagram: @_mackilmer Twitter: @mackilmer
Shout Outs: Team RipTurn @teamripturn, Jonathan “JP” Perry – Coach Team RipTurn, USASA, MHSSA – Michigan High School Snowboard Assoc., My Mom and Dad, My friends and teammates

Max Gordon

Hometown: Belle Plaine
Home mountain: Hyland Hills
Favourite Discipline: Boardercross
The Donek you ride: 162 saber
How to follow and know more about me: instagram @max_gordon01

Nathan Bautista

Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ
Home mountain: Hunter Mountain, NY
Favourite Discipline: Giant slalom
The Donek you ride: Pulse 175, Pilot 145
How to follow and know more about me: instagram @snow_n8
Shout Outs: davehirschberg @snowride0 , @garet.snowboards , @ccapela98

Olivia Bellek

Hometown: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Home mountain: Hunter Mountain
Favourite Discipline: Slalom
The Donek you ride: Pulse and Saber
How to follow and know more about me: Instagram:snowboarding.olivia

Rachel DeFelice – 138 Transition

Follow Rachel @raysinator

Sumner Orr

Hometown: Weston, VT
Home mountain: Okemo Mountain
Favourite Discipline: SBX and Slopestyle
The Donek you ride: Sabre 140, Park Twin 138
How to follow and know more about me: @sumner.orr.rides
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sumnerorr/
Shout Outs: Coach Eddie Johnson, Coach Luke Bonang, my brothers Caleb and Liam, and my Mom
and Dad

Wesley Wolkowinsky

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Home mountain: Arizona Snowbowl
Favourite Discipline: Giant Slalom
The Donek you ride: 140 Saber
How to follow and know more about me: @WesleyWolko557
Shout Outs: Thanks to my team, coaches, family, and everyone who has helped me along the way! Special thanks to Red Feather Lodge for the athletic scholarships to help me get to Nationals

Aten-Wa Theba

Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Home mountain: Hyland Hills
Favourite Discipline: BX
The Donek you ride: SRT (might change later throughout the season)
How to follow and know more about me: @atownshreds17 or on Facebook under my name
Shout Outs:G-Team MN

Dennis Duran

Hometown: Las Vegas, New Mexico
Home mountain: Angel Fire Resort and Sipapu Resort
Favourite Discipline: SBX
The Donek you ride: Saber BX
How to follow and know more about me: Facebook- Snowboarding By Dennis Duran YouTube- Dennis N Chesca Duran
Shout Outs: El Paso Dent Repair, The Front, Sipapu Winter Sports. My girlfriend Franchesca, my daughter Hadassa Marie, and my mother Annie

Tyler Guenter

Hometown: Nevada City
Home mountain: Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl
Favourite Discipline: Snowboard Cross
The Donek you ride: B-1
How to follow and know more about me:@tyler_guenter
Snapchat tyler_guenter
Facebook @tylerguenter
Shout Outs: Thanks to Katie, Sean and the whole Donek crew for everything they have done. Thank you to all my coaches and trainers who have shaped me the way I am today. And thank you to my friends and family that support and push me to be the greatest I can be

Bryan Meyung

Hometown: Frisco, Colorado
Home mountain: Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone
Favourite Discipline:Boardercross
The Donek you ride: Saber, Park Twin
How to follow and know more about me: @Thatguybry311
Shout Outs: Wife, Donek, Gopro, Keggers, 686, Cincysnowcats, and my friends and family back in Indiana

Drew Moryn

Hometown: Harris, Minnesota
Home mountain: Wild Mountain
Favourite Discipline: Boardercross
The Donek you ride: Sabre & Twin Junior
How to follow and know more about me:Instagram : @drew_snowgirlFacebook: @drewmoryn
Shout Outs:@wildmountain for being so supportive over the years.Also to @rideMN for supporting young action sport riders and last but not least a big thank you to Donek for the continued support and awesome snowboards!!!

Adaptive Amateur Team

Dave White Jr

Hometown: Davis & Truckee, CA
Home mountain: Squaw Valley USA
Favourite Discipline: Snowboard Giant Slalom
The Donek you ride: 
How to follow and know more about me: www.DavesCPLD.com
Instagram : @CerebralPalsyShredder ; Facebook : Dave White Jr. (athlete page)
Shout Outs: Joanne and Catherine White; Adaptive Action Sports

Courtney Mould

Hometown: Totowa, NJ
Home mountain: Loon Mountain
Favourite Discipline: GS, BDX
The Donek you ride: Saber BX 155
How to follow and know more about me: IG, @courtney_shreddit ;  FB, @courtneyshreddit
Shout Outs: New England Disabled Sports and my #1 fan: mom

US U10 Team

Bennett Schneider

Hometown: Hudson, WI
Home mountain: Trollhaugen – Dresser, WI
Favourite Discipline: Alpine Events & Rail Jam
The Donek you ride: We are not totally sure, but after talking with Sean it sounded like it would be the park twin for freestyle and the Saber for racing. Approximately 132
How to follow and know more about me: Instagram @bnet2017, Facebook: Bennett.Schneider.50
Shout Outs: To the team at Donek for the opportunity, all my friends at Trollhaugen and my boy @zandaman_shredz

Levi Decareau

Hometown: Newfields NH
Home mountain: Sunday River
Favourite Discipline: Boardercross
The Donek you ride: probably the junior
How to follow and know more about me: Instagram @levid2548
Shout Outs: Mom,Dad and my brother Travis. Gould Acadamy for the Great coaches and training. Maine Mountain Series for their hard work providing amazing events to compete at.

Lily Aoki

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Home mountain: Appalachian Ski Mountain Blowing Rock, NC
Favourite Discipline: Boardercross
The Donek you ride: Excited to build my first custom Donek! 110cm
How to follow and know more about me: @Lilyaoki
Shout Outs: The Capua Family, Appalachian Snowboard Club, Liberty Mountain Snowflex, Recess Skate Shop, USASA Southeastern region, and all of the Donek Teammates

Riley Wolkowinsky

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Home mountain: Arizona Snowbowl
Favourite Discipline: Slalom
The Donek you ride: 135 Saber
How to follow and know more about me: @RileyWolko
Shout Outs: Thanks to my Mom and Dad for getting me started early so I could be here now! Special thanks to Red Feather Lodge for the athletic scholarships to help me get to Nationals

Sloane Alexander

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Home mountain: Mad River Mountain
Favourite Discipline: Slalom and Giant Slalom
The Donek you ride: S.A. 110
How to follow and know more about me: @tinyshreddersloane
Shout Outs: Mad River Mountain(Bellefontaine Ohio), Aspen Ski and Board (Columbus, Ohio), Phillip’s Original (Columbus, Ohio) and of course Mom & Dad for supporting these ambitions of mine!

Nick Trouskie

Hometown: Rifle, Colorado
Home mountain: Aspen/Snowmass
Favourite Discipline: Racing
The Donek you ride: 120 Junior
How to follow and know more about me: @nicktrouskie Instagram ,Nick Trouskie Athlete Facebook
Shout Outs: Donek, USASA, Mom and Dad

Canadian Amateur Athletes

Ben Swaine – 125 Junior

Follow Ben @benjibobby07

Fanny Girardin – 150 Saber

Follow Fanny on Facebook @fannygirardinsnowboardcrossathlete and on Instagram @fan_gir

Vanessa Moore – 105 Junior

Follow Vanessa on Instagram @vanessashreds and on Facebook @Vanessamooresnowboarding

Oskar Klein – 151 Freestyle Twin

Follow Oskar@Oskar__Klein

Brooke D’Hondt – 140 SaberBX

Follow Brooke @pwderprincess

Luke D’Hondt – 135 SaberBX

Follow Luke @lukedhondt

Corben Marchiel – 135 Park Twin

Follow Corben@mr_magoo_too

Anthony Shelly

Hometown: Whistler, BC
Home mountain: Whistler Blackcomb
Favourite Discipline: Boarder Cross
The Donek you ride: 137 Donek Park Twin
How to follow and know more about me: Instagram @tonyshreddy
Shout Outs: Regin Snowboarding and Mom and Dad

Josh Klein – 148 Park Twin

Follow Josh @joshbklein

Seth Klein – 150 Flux

Follow Seth @kleinseth

Sheldon Klein – 157 Knapton

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Hallie Rainbow

Australian Amateur Athletes