MERGE4 Brand Ambassador Minna Stess Places 3rd in Rio

A HUGE congrats to MERGE4 Brand Ambassador, Minna Stess for taking 3rd place in the Women's Park division of the STU Open Rio 2022! 

Minna rocked a mismatched pair of MERGE4 X Jimbo Phillips Eyes in blue and pink at the contest like a boss! We like to think her MERGE4 socks gave her the edge to snag 3rd place, but we know it's all about her talent and versatility as a skateboarder! Keep killing it Minna!


Minna started competing in pro events at age 11. Minna is the USA National Women’s Park champ for 2021. Minna also got 3rd place in USA Nationals in 2019. Minna got 4th in Xgames in 2021. 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 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."