Quiksilver Young Guns Snow: Meet the Finalists

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We’re heavy into Round 2 of the Quiksilver Young Guns Snow contest and the ten finalists are busy creating their longer edits that will be in contention for the grand prize, a session at High Cascade this summer with Quik pro Bryan Fox. Some of these faces may already be familiar to you, tearing up your local or not-so-local resort, but in case you have missed any of these up and comers, here is an intro to the finalists of Quik’s #YGSNOW. Keep posted because these guys have until March 6th to film one-minute videos that will be submitted to Quik and then be open to public voting from March 8th-22nd.

For more info on the Quiksilver Young Guns Snow contest, check out the YGSnow website.

Finalist 1 – Denver Orr

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Instagram: @rookie_orr
age: 16
home mountain: Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA
what riders do you look up to in/influence your snowboarding: I look up to Nicolas Muller and Travis Rice.
why did you enter the Quiksilver #YGSNOW contest? I entered the Quicksilver #YGSnow contest because I wanted to finally see if people like my riding and my videos, to be able to get to go to High Cascade, and to get noticed.
ever been to High Cascade? I have not been to High Cascade.
favorite videos you have seen this year? (movies or web edits) One of my favorite movies I have seen this year is the new Shredbots movie, Shredtopia, and my favorite video is Yagoons 16.

Finalist 2 – Sam Stillman

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Instagram: @samstillman
age: I am 17 years old.
home mountain: Hyland Hills, MN
what riders do you look up to in/influence your snowboarding: I've mainly looked up to Jed, Louif, (Danimals), and Boody ever since I can remember.
why did you enter the Quik #YGSNOW contest? I really want to ride in the summer!
ever been to HCSC? No. :-(
can you give us any leaks on your one-minute edit? #BOUTFIRE
favorite videos you have seen this year? Rendered Useless, Videogracias, Encore, The Dirty Boys video

Finalist 3 – Mathias Eckoff

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Instagram: @mathiaseckhoff
age: 17
home mountain: Oslo Vinterpark
what riders do you look up to/inflience your snowboarding: Torgeir Bergrem
why did you enter the Quik #YGSNOW contest? I thought it was a good way to get noticed and it also was fun to put together some instashots!
ever ben to HCSC? Never been to High Cascade.
can you give us any leaks on your one-minute edit? I have no clue yet, haha.
favorite videos you have seen this year? Uhm, the BYNDXMDLS episode is rad!

Finalist 4 – Ryoji Fujiya

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Instagram: @ryoji_fujiya
age: 11 years old
home mountain: Mt. Tomamu in Hokkaido, Japan
what riders do you look up to/influence your snowboarding: Yoshiaki Akamae (Hokkaido, Japan)
why did you enter he Quik #YGSNOW contest? In order to be in professinal boarder’s world.
ever been to HCSC? Not yet
can you give us any leaks on your one-minute edit? Just shooting now.
favorite videos you have seen this year? Huck Out

Finalist 5 – Brock Crouch

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Instagram: @brockcrouch99
age: 16 years old
home mountain: Mammoth Mountain

Finalist 6 – Lukas Caye


Instagram: @lukas_idcaye
home mountain: Hyland Hills, MN

Finalist 7 – Alec Little


Instagram: @aleclittle_
home mountain: Park City, UT

Finalist 8 – Nick Belbas


Instagram: @_nickbelbas
age: 15
home mountain: Hyland Hills, MN

Finalist 9 – Shunshi Komeno

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Instagram: @shunshi_komeno
age: 14 years old

Quiksilver #YGSNOW Finalists Instagram Feed

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