Sponsored AKOVA Groms

Sponsored AKOVA Groms is our sponsored athlete program that celebrates and supports kids who compete in action sports, excel and perform recreationally, and live an active, outdoor, healthy lifestyle, encouraging others around them to do the same. We are honored and proud to sponsor youth athletes that are pushing the boundaries for their age and are always looking for new potential team members.

Jax Allen

Jax, 12 yo, can be found year round riding the mountains around Lake Tahoe. Jax has been riding and competing in the Vans Methodology, Big Air and USASA events for the past few years. When Jax isn't on the mountain you can find him at the dojo working on his next degree black belt, working out at gymnastics, surfing Pismo Beach or riding his mountain bike on the local trails.

Kylie Crane

Kylie is a 7-year-old Utah native. She's been snowboarding since she could walk at 11 months old. She now loves to both ski and snowboard at her home resort of Solitude Mountain. Her favorite place to ski is "anywhere in the trees!" When she's not shredding on the mountain, she enjoys camping and hiking with her little brother and her parents.

Dominic DeStefano

Dominic DeStefano, 11yo, holds 17 Series Championship Titles in SL, GS, Boardercross, SlopeStyle and Rail Jam, but that's not what makes him an inspiration. Dom was born with a rare genetic disorder called Galactosemia, at 8 days old he battled for what doctors believed was his last breath to only triumph against all odds. Snowboarding became his love and therapy at age 5, when his local mountain's adaptive program NAASA, helped Dom build the strength and confidence to shred.

Rory Duncan

Rory is 8 years old from Michigan. Rory found a love of snowboarding at the age of 5. He loves competing with USASA in Slopestyle, Rail Jam, GS, Slalom, and Boardercross. His dream is to one day compete in Slopestyle and Big Air at the X-Games and Olympics. When he is not on the slopes, you can find Rory skateboarding, mountain biking, horseback riding, and perfecting his backflip!

Cami McCarthy

Cambria (Cami) Is an 8-year-old Vermonter and currently a U-10 Alpine Ski racer for Killington Mountain School/Ski Club. Cami has been skiing since she was 3 years old and learned to ski in Pennsylvania at Blue Mountain Resort in the Pocono Mountains. Cami has an absolute LOVE for all things carving. She feels most at home on a slalom race course or fast & icy groomers! She also loves trees on a powder or soft Spring day! When Cami isn't shredding, she enjoys gymnastics, horseback riding, biking, golf, and hiking with her older brother, little sister, & parents.

Neva Peterson

Neva has been obsessed with snowboarding since she first got on a board at age 2. Each year since she takes her riding to new levels and locations. Her favorite disciplines are bordercross and halfpipe and she's especially inspired by the female athletes who are paving the way for girls like her. When the snow melts, Neva enjoys skateboarding, racing BMX, and building with LEGOS, especially vehicles.

Harley Ruffle

Harley is a 4 year old snowboarder from Killington, VT. Harley started snowboarding at 2 years old. He has managed to ride over 100 plus days per season in 2 consecutive years. When he isnt on the snow he loves flipping on the trampoline, playing with his dogs, and skateboarding.

Ayden Swan

Ayden is a 12 year-old, multi-sport athlete from Tottenham, Ontario, Canada. She is a competitive snowboarder going bigger and bigger in the park each time out. Off the snow, Ayden loves wakeboarding, skateboarding, and hiking. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite food is pizza.

Phineas Townsend

Phineas is 9 years old and lives in Summit County, CO. With Keystone across the street and his dad an avid snowboarder, Phineas gets a lot of time on the hill and his rapid progression really shows it. He has competed in USASA and may again, but mostly loves lapping the park, sending huge jumps, and free-riding pow with his dad and friends.

Blake Turbeville

Blake has been snowboarding since he was 5 in Boone, North Carolina. His home mountain is Appalachian Ski Mountain where he rides 4-5 days a week. His favorite disciplines are SBX and Slopestyle. His favorite riders are Luke Winklemann and Zeb Powell. In the offseason he enjoys hiking, trampolines, and riding ATVs.

Leland Vogt

Leland is a 5-year-old snowboarder and skateboarder from Incline Village, NV (Lake Tahoe). He’s been riding as long as he’s been walking, picked up his first sponsor at the age of 2, and several others before turning 5. He looks forward to lighting up the 7-and-under Ruggies age group in USASA snowboard competitions next season.