Matts Kulisek is undoubtedly one of Canada’s best freestyle riders. Kulisek picked up snowboarding to become a better surfer but quickly made a mark on the snowboard scene. With a career of seven podiums in TTR events, including a second place at the Billabong Ante Up in 2010 and two podiums at the RIDE Shakedown in 2011, Kulisek is always a threat coming into the finals. Matts also has three top tens on the FIS World Cup tour, including a second place in the Big Air contest at Stoneham in 2011. Kulisek’s father was a ski coach, while his brother is a pro skater. Kulisek also practices the competitive sport of sun tanning.