Cattabriga-Alosa, Eliassen & MSP Take Top Spots for 2011 PVA’s

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 29, 2011 1:04 pm

A mob of skiers and industry elite descended upon the Wheeler Opera house for the first time in PVAs history and “cranked it to eleven.” The Awards, hosted by the Powder senior editor Mitchell “Radical” Scott, introduced a new crop of rising skiers and continued to award veteran favorites.

Tom Wallisch

Tom Wallisch takes Top Male Spot

For the first time in the Powder Reader Poll’s 11-year history, someone other than Seth Morrison or the late Shane McConkey has taken the top male spot. Tom Wallisch edged out second and third place competitors, Seth Morrison and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, and came in first place this year due to voter record high voter turnout, with readers casting two and a half times more votes than ever before.

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa claimed the top spot for Natural Air, with a flat-3 over a giant crevasse in Petersburg, Alaska. He also won the Samsung-Verizon Best Male Performance for his segment in TGR’s Light the Wick. “I thought I had one of my best years I’ve ever had,” Cattabriga-Alosa said. “I think [the award] takes a well-rounded aspect, and I think what got me there was the big mountain gnar that I’ve been doing.”

Renee Herlocker

Grete Eliassen Wins Best Female Performance

Cattabriga-Alosa also won Best Male Performance, Best POV and Best Line in 2009, Best Powder in 2006, Best Male Performance in 2004 and Breakthrough Performer in 2003. This is his sixth year placing in the Powder Reader Poll.

The Samsung-Verizon Best Female Performance went to Grete Eliassen for her part in her signature movie Say My Name. She has been a regular favorite in Powder Reader Polls, and won she Best Female Performance in 2007.

Matchstick Productions claimed Movie of the Year for The Way I See It?their seventh Movie of the Year since the Powder Video Awards began in 2001. MSP has had over twenty athletes win individual categories in the last ten years.

Best Documentary went to Eric Iberg’s Like a Lion, the personal and raw film done on Tanner Hall’s life and skiing career. “This is one of the biggest years [Inspired Media] has had,” Hall said, “It’s great to be recognized for the countless hours put into the film. It’s so controversial and different and it’s being perceived as one of the best ski movies.”

Level 1 athlete Ahmet Dadali won his first Powder Award tonight?and second: The North Face Breakthrough Performer and Best Jib award for a technical s-rail transfer in Level 1 Productions’ Eye Trip. “[The winch] pretty much revolutionized urban for everyone. Now you can look at something and do it because you have the speed,” Dadali said. The film showcased his hyped-up urban skills but also showed the beginnings of his progression to park and backcountry jumps.

The full list of results are:

Women’s Reader Poll Winner: Ingrid Backstrom

Men’s Reader Poll Winner: Tom Wallisch

The North Face Breakthrough Performance: Ahmet Dadali

Samsung-Verizon Best Female Performance
Ingrid Backstrom. The Way I See It by MSP Films
Megan Michelson. Television by Powderwhore Productions
Grete Eliassen. Say My Name by Stan Evans Photography
Elyse Saugstad. The Invincibles by Mog Productions
Winner: Grete Eliassen

Best Line
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Cody Townsend in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Dane Tudor in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions
Ian McIntosh in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Winner: Ian McIntosh

Best Natural Air
Wiley Miller in Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
Kaj Zackrisson in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Richard Permin in The Way I See Itby MSP Films
Winner: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Best Jib
Sean Pettit in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Ahmet Dadali in Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
L.J. Strenio in Work it Out by Meathead Films
Tom Wallisch in Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
Cam Riley in Network by Stept Productions
Winner: Ahmet Dadali

Best Powder:
Sean Pettit, Jacob Wester and Henrik Windstedt in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Chris Erickson, Jake Sakson, Paige Brady and Will Cardamone in Television by Powderwhore Productions
Cody Townsend, Schroder Baker, Todd Ligare and Rachael Burks in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Dane Tudor, Brandon Kelly, Riley Leboe and Charley Ager in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions
Winner: MSP

Full Throttle Award Winner: Dana Flahr

Best P.O.V.
Julien Regnier in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions
Athan Merrick in Out of the Shadows by Dendrite Studios
Sammy Carlson in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Snowbird Buck Naked in G.N.A.R. The Movie by Unofficial Networks
Winner: Julien Regnier

Best Documentary
Like a Lion by Eric Iberg
G.N.A.R., The Movie by Unofficial Networks
Australis by Granite Films
A Life Ascending by Stephen Grynberg
Azadi Freedom by B4apres Media

Best Manmade Air
Sammy Carlson’s switch triple rodeo in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions
Tom Wallisch’s switch double 1440 in Side by Side by Field Productions
Parker White’s zero spin in Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
Bobby Brown’s triple flat 12 in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Winner: Sammy Carlson

Samsung-Verizon Best Male Performance
Sean Pettit in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Dane Tudor in Revolver by Poor Boyz Productions
Sammy Carlson in Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Winner: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Movie of the Year
Eye Trip by Level 1 Productions
Light the Wick by Teton Gravity Research
Side by Side by Field Productions
The Way I See It by MSP Films
Network by Stept Productions

Special thanks to the sponsors of the 2011 POWDER Video Awards and Reader Poll: Samsung and Verizon Wireless, Aspen/Snowmass, Red Bull, GoPro and The North Face.

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