Each month, the United States Olympic Committee celebrates the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes through the Team USA Awards presented by Dow. The USOC announced today the five nominees in the female and male categories, and three nominees in the team category. Check out the list below to vote for your favorite performances from the month of September.
To cast your vote for the Best of September honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Morgan Craft (shooting)
Won gold at the ISSF Shotgun World Championship and secured an Olympic nomination, defeating U.S. teammate Caitlin Connor, 15-13, in the final. Click here to vote for Craft.
Adeline Gray (wrestling)
Defended her title by winning her third career 75 kg. gold medal at the World Wrestling Championships, the second-most in U.S. women’s history. Click here to vote for Gray.
Gwen Jorgensen (triathlon)
Claimed her second straight world title and 13th consecutive win at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, becoming the first U.S. woman to win back-to-back world titles. Click here to vote for Jorgensen.
Beezie Madden (equestrian)
Won the $1 Million Grand Prix FEI CSI5* with the field’s only clear round and helped the U.S. to a fourth-place finish in the FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final. Click here to vote for Madden.
Allysa Seely (paratriathlon)
Led a U.S. sweep of the PT2 class at the ITU Elite Paratriathlon World Championships, claiming her first world title and securing a quota spot for the 2016 Paralympic Games. Click here to vote for Seely.
Matt Anderson (volleyball)
Earned MVP honors, leading the U.S. in scoring and kills, and all players in serving, as Team USA won the FIVB World Cup and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. Click here to vote for Anderson.
Jordan Burroughs (wrestling)
Won his third career 74 kg. title at the World Wrestling Championships, becoming one of three U.S. freestyle wrestlers in history to win four or more world and Olympic titles. Click here to vote for Burroughs.
Will Groulx (Paralympic cycling)
Won the time trial and road race at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup, in addition to a gold medal and season world cup title in the men’s handcycle relay. Click here to vote for Groulx.
Vincent Hancock (shooting)
Won third world title at the ISSF Shotgun World Championship, earning an Olympic nomination and becoming the third athlete to win three men’s skeet world titles. Click here to vote for Hancock.
Michal Smolen (canoe/kayak)
Won bronze at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, confirming an Olympic quota and ending a 16-year U.S. medal drought in men’s K1 world championship competition. Click here to vote for Smolen.
U.S. Women's Eight (rowing)
Earned the U.S. its 10th consecutive gold medal in women’s eight competition at the World Rowing Championships, dominating the field for the length of the course. Click here to vote for the U.S. Women's Eight.
U.S. Men's National Team (volleyball)
Went 10-1 at the FIVB World Cup en route to the first U.S. title in 30 years, qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games. Click here to vote for the U.S. Men's National Team.
U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Group (rhythmic gymnastics)
Secured Team USA’s first-ever quota spot for the 2016 Olympic Games with a 13th-place finish in all-around competition at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships. Click here to vote for the U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Group.
In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Kellogg’s, Samsung and USG.