Cheryl Mass was a child protégé, attracting sponsorship deals aged just 11. She also appeared in the now famed women's snowboarding movies Transfer and Dropstitch when still just a teenager. Despite this early recognition, it wasn't until a decade after her initial sponsorship deals that she would win her first competition - Best Trick at the Roxy Chicken Jam. This initial competition success was then further backed up by becoming the first Ticket to Ride World Tour champion in 2006, before recording another victory at the Roxy Chicken Jam the following year. She is also the first female snowboarder to land a 900 in a Slopestyle event. Unfortunately, she also became infamous for having one of the worst accidents, when at the Winter X Games 13 she was knocked unconscious for several minutes after falling through the gap between to landing slopes. She also won Snowboarder Magazine's Female Rider of the Year in 2011. Born in Uden, Holland, on the 28th September 1984, Maas is renowned for her confidence on the slopes, as well as her enthusiasm in learning new tricks. This makes her one of the most exciting women in the sport. Maas rides in a goofy stance and has a smooth, confidant and energetic style on the slopes. She is also happy to take on big tricks. She is currently sponsored by Nitro, Volcom, Nixon, Electic, Vans, Celtek and Rockstar.
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