With a week left in the first round of the Nike Chosen Crew Video Contest the competition is as heavy as can be. All of the crews are busy uploading their best edits and photos in hopes of creating enough hype to move unto the second round. Recently, a crew out of Lake Tahoe, California has been making waves with their last-minute popularity surge.
Tahoe Chosen is a crew of three shredders who are all about putting down sick tricks and filming with their friends. We caught up with the trio to get the down-low on what their crew is all about.
Scottie “Banger” Hoffman
Joanna “PNut” Dzierzawski
Nick Geisen- Filmer
STYLE: Park, Urban, Backcountry
BUZZ: 360 Likes, 26 Comments
Where are you guys from and how many years have you been snowboarding?
We are from South Lake Tahoe, California and we’ve been snowboarding over 10 years. -Scottie Banger Hoffman
How did you come up with your Chosen Crew’s name: Tahoe Chosen?
It’s the perfect name, “Tahoe Chosen”. We are the chosen crew, and we are from Tahoe. Simple as that. -Scottie Banger Hoffman
How long have you been a Crew and how did you guys form?
We have been a crew for about a week. We always shredded the same mountain, but now because of this contest, we joined together more closely and created a perfect bond.-Scottie Banger Hoffman
We recently formed. Joanna hooked all of us up. It’s great riding with dedicated, rad people. -John Chevallier
What are you looking to get out of the Nike Chosen Contest?
I’m looking to have fun and try something new. Doing this contest is very different from what I normally do. Its nice to create new friendships with other riders.-Scottie Banger Hoffman
Do you have any strategies for filming?
Our strategy is to film unique features. Because this season we don’t have much snow, we want to document a high level of tree and rock riding.-Scottie Banger Hoffman
What is your favorite part about snowboarding?
My favorite part of snowboarding is putting all worries aside and having fun with my friends.- Scottie Banger Hoffman
What is your favorite snowboard film?
Any Mac Dawg film. – Scottie Banger Hoffman
After Lame or ANYTHING Travis Parker does.- John Chevallier
If Chosen, what do will your crew do to celebrate?
If chosen, to celebrate I would do the YMCA dance.- Scottie Banger Hoffman
Beers, High Fives & Hugs.- John Chevallier
What pro would you most like to live like and why?
I would most likely live like Jonah Owen, always hungry for filming and pushing snowboarding to the next level. That is his life. -Scottie Banger Hoffman
Describe a perfect day with your crew.
Wake up, everyone comes to my house for coffee and breakfast burritos. We go to the mountain. Film in the park and in the trees. Hopefully there is powder and we can send some pillows. Document the whole day on film. Come back home and watch all the footy. Do it all again the next day. -Scottie Banger Hoffman
Anything else you want to say about your crew?
We love snowboarding. Thank you.- Scottie Banger Hoffman
You haven’t seen snowboarding’s heart until you’ve seen Tahoe Chosen. -John Chevallier
Head to Tahoe Chosen’s page to help with their quest to be Nike’s Chosen.