• Youth Getting to Work in "Pretty Wise"

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Youth is wasted on the young, some say. Well, in “Pretty Wise,” the new film by People Films, it certainly appears like the crop of 11 rising stars (along with three veterans) are effectively putting their early years and blossoming talent to good use. Hitting the city streets from Quebec to Anchorage, the backcountry powder in Whistler and Montana, and then Austria, Mt. Baker, Japan and Mammoth, as well, along the way, the spotlight is shined on faces you’ve certainly seen but maybe not yet been able to identify. Theirs are names and faces you better get to know.

Jake Koia

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www.jakekoia.com

Date of Birth:
November 23, 1984
Hometown:
Arrowtown, New Zealand
Sponsors:
Oakley, Red Bull, Lib Tech, Flux

Career Highlights

    • 2010: 1st, Billabong Bro Down Big Air
    • 2010: 1st, Dew Hut Jam Rail Jam
    • 2008: 1st, Cardrona Big Air
    • 2007: 2nd, Slopestyle ALTS
    • 2006: Best Trick & Best Overall Rider, Red Bull King of the Rail Contest – Australia
    • 2005: 3rd, Oakley Stylewars Slopestyle