Minna Stess - Women's Park
Photo: Bryce Kanights
- Discipline: Women's Skateboard Park
- Birthday: 4/4/2006
- Birthplace: Greenbrae, CA
- Current hometown: Petaluma, CA
- Stance: Regular
- Instagram: @minnastess
- Facebook: @minnastess
- Twitter: @minnastess
- Sponsors: Santa Cruz skateboards, Independent Trucks, Vans Shoes, Bones Wheels, Mob Grip, Bronson Bearings, Girl is Not a 4 Letter Word, 187 Pads, Merge 4 Socks, Sonoma Old School Skate Shop
During the King of Groms Championship in 2014, Minna was the first female to compete in all three finals (street, mini ramp and bowl), the first female to win mini ramp, and the first female to win an “ATV” award. In 2018, Minna came in 1st place during the Mystic Skate Cup Ladies Bowl in Prague and took 2nd at La Kantera in Spain. More recently, she has competed in the X Games and Dew Tour and took 3rd place in the 2019 USA Skateboarding National Championships Women’s Park Finals.
Minna is a member of USA Skateboarding and on track to represent Team USA in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where she would be the youngest U.S. Olympian since Donna Elizabeth de Varona in 1960. Minna has been featured in Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess – Be a Champion” campaign, The New York Times, VOGUE, ESPN, Girls Who Ride Magazine, East Bay Express, Thrasher, Concrete Wave, “Strong is the New Pretty” and the Exposure Skate Calendar. Off her skateboard, Minna is the fun, humble, responsible but relaxed, always authentic, neighbor-next-door style kid that we all love. She’s consistently appreciative of every opportunity to push her skateboarding, connect with her fans and friends, and have fun doing what she loves more than anything else.
Born and raised in Petaluma, Calif., Minna Stess began skating while she was still in diapers. She has been on a constant and steady rise to the top of park skateboarding ever since. By the time she turned eight, Minna was winning competitions such as the Northern California Amateur Skateboard League.