If any of you Tar Heel shredders are looking for a hometown hero we got you covered. Meet the pride of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Luke Winkelmann. The nineteen-year-old who grew up riding at Appalachian Ski Mnt. had a breakout year in 2019, taking home “Rookie of the Year” honors at the Burton US Open and winning the MVP award at the first annual Red Bull Recharged. This snowboarder from south of the Mason Dixon is going places in 2020.