Minna Stess

Photos Joanne Barratt

Photo Ian Logan

 Minna can be seen at 1:21 in the Disney "Be a Champion" Commercial

Name:   Minna Stess

Nickname:   Minna Minna Chicken Dinna

Status:  PRO Skater 

Home:  Petaluma, CA

Age:  13

Favorite Skate Spot:    CA Training Facility

Favorite Trick:   Big backside airs!

Favorite Music:   Gorillaz

Favorite Food:   Mangoes & coconuts

Sponsors:    Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word, Santa Cruz Skateboards,  Independent  Trucks,  Bones Wheels, Vans, Merge4 Socks, Mob Grip, 187 Killer Pdas, Sonoma Old School Skate Shop

Follow Minna: instagram @minnask8    Twitter @minnask8   Facebook   Youtube 

Facts About Minna:  Turned pro at age 11 in 2017. Minna is the youngest female to be asked to compete at X-Games qualifiers (Boise, Idaho 2017).  The youngest female competitor at Vans Girls Combi and made finals (2018). Minna competed in the World Championships in Nanjing, China qualifying 2nd and making the semi-finals (2018). She also won the Mystic Cup in Prague (2018).  

** As of September 2019 Minna is ranked #4 in the world in Women's Park Skateboarding as the USA heads toward the Olypics in 2020.

 Minna has been featured in: Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, Sports International Magazine, Argus Courier Newspaper, East Bay Express Newspaper, and a 10 page feature in Girls Who Ride Magazine on "Young Rippers".  Minna is also the featured female skateboarder in Disney's new commercial "Be a Champion" and in Lego's new commercials.  Minna also has a part in the all female skate film "Quit Your Day Job". Currently she has filmed a spot with GN4LW for both LIFETIME TV as well as a promo for Flower Child Restaurant. Minna is also featured in the all girls skateboarding book, "It's Not About Pretty".  In 2019 Minna was named as one of the"30 inspiring individuals under 30 in Sonoma County."