Minna Stess

Minna Stess ~ Photo Bryce Kanights

Image via HyperX

Name:   Minna Stess

Nickname:   Minna Minna Chicken Dinna

Status:  PRO Skater - Team USA Skateboarder ~ Women's Park

Home:  Petaluma, CA

Age:  15

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, HyperX, Santa Cruz Skateboards,  Independent  Trucks,  Bones Wheels, Vans, Merge4 Socks, Mob Grip, 187 Killer Pads, Sonoma Old School Skate Shop

Follow Minna: instagram @minnasstess    Twitter @minnastess  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).  

Minna is  the youngest member of  Team USA Skateboarding.

Minna won the 2021 USA Nationals in Women's Park at age 15

Minna has been featured in: Forbes, Sports Illustrated, The Players Tribune, Vogue, The Washington Post, 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 also has a part in the all-female skate film "Quit Your Day Job". She has filmed a spot with GN4LW for both LIFETIME TV as well as a promo for Flower Child Restaurant. 

Minna is 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."