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 November.
To cast your vote for the Best of November honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Heather Bergsma (long track speedskating)
Earned a pair of gold-medal sweeps in the 1,000- and 1,500-meter events to rank among the top-10 winningest women in world cup history and claim the early lead in the ISU World Cup standings at both distances. Click here to vote for Bergsma.
Molly Huddle (track and field)
In her marathon debut, led all U.S. women and finished third in 2:28:13 at the New York City Marathon, becoming the first American woman to medal at the prestigious event since 2010. Click here to vote for Huddle.
Tatyana McFadden (Paralympic track and field)
Won the women’s wheelchair division of the New York City Marathon, finishing two minutes ahead of the field in 1:47:43 to complete an unprecedented fourth consecutive Grand Slam with 16 straight major marathon wins. Click here to vote for McFadden.
Mikaela Shiffrin (alpine skiing)
Won the FIS World Cup slalom with a two-run time of 1:27.95 to claim her 21st world cup slalom win and 22nd across all disciplines. The victory marked her 10th straight, tying the record for most consecutive world cup slalom wins. Click here to vote for Shiffrin.
Anna van Brummen (fencing)
Beginning the event ranked No. 187 in the world, upset two top-10 opponents to win the women's epee title at the FIE World Cup in Suzhou, China. The win marked her first individual world cup medal at the senior level. Click here to vote for van Brummen.
Abdi Abdirahman (track and field)
Finished third overall at the New York City Marathon with a time of 2:11:23, leading the strongest U.S. showing at the marathon since 2009. At age 39, he was the oldest finisher to medal at the event. Click here to vote for Abdirahman.
Miles Chamley-Watson (fencing)
Won his first individual world cup gold medal, defeating two top-five opponents – including the reigning Olympic champion – for the men’s foil title at the FIE World Cup in Tokyo. Click here to vote for Chamley-Watson.
Nathan Chen (figure skating)
Claimed the silver medal at the NHK Trophy with a personal-best 268.91 points, becoming the youngest American man to medal at a grand prix figure skating event and qualifying for his first Grand Prix Final. Click here to vote for Chen.
Mike Minor (Paralympic snowboard)
Struck back-to-back banked slalom gold medals at the opening IPC Snowboard World Cup, edging the reigning world champion by less than a second to earn the top world ranking in the men’s upper-limb impairment class. Click here to vote for Minor.
Ryan Stassel (snowboarding)
Finished third at the big air snowboarding Olympic test event in PyeongChang, using a variety of tricks that included a switch backside 1260 and backside triple cork 1440s. Click here to vote for Stassel.
Madison Chock and Evan Bates (figure skating)
Won their second grand prix silver medal in as many weeks at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup. The ice dancing duo turned in the best short dance of the event that earned a Level 4, the highest level awarded in figure skating. Click here to vote for Chock and Bates.
U.S. Men's Foil Team (fencing)
The U.S. foursome of Miles Chamley-Watson, Race Imboden, Alexander Massialas and Gerek Meinhardt took silver at the FIE World Cup in Tokyo. The U.S. defeated Italy, the reigning Olympic bronze medalists, en route to the final where it fell to Russia, the 2016 Olympic champions. Click here to vote for the U.S. Men's Foil Team.
U.S. Women's National Team (ice hockey)
Defeated rival Canada, 5-3, to claim its second consecutive – and seventh overall – Four Nations Cup title. Team USA outscored opponents 17-6 in the tournament, including a pair of shutout victories over Sweden (6-0) and Finland (4-0). Click here to vote for the U.S. Women's National Team.
In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by Coca-Cola, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Kellogg’s, Samsung and USG.