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 January.
To cast your vote for the Best of January honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Adeline Gray (wrestling)
Won gold at the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event for freestyle wrestling, defeating many of the top Olympic contenders in the world. Click here to vote for Gray.
Katie Ledecky (swimming)
Set a world record in the 800 freestyle (8:06.68), won the 200 and 400 freestyle, and recorded lifetime bests in the 100 (53.75) and 200 freestyle (1:54.43) at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin. Click here to vote for Ledecky.
Staci Mannella (Paralympic alpine skiing)
Won four medals in two events and became the first and youngest U.S. alpine skier (age 19) to capture a medal (gold) for Team USA in the 2016 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup season opener. Click here to vote for Mannella.
Natalie Snodgrass (ice hockey)
Finished +8 with seven points, and scored the game-tying and gold medal-clinching goals as the U.S. defeated Canada in the 2016 IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship. Click here to vote for Snodgrass.
Mariel Zagunis (fencing)
Qualified by name and helped the women’s saber team secure a berth for the Rio 2016 Games with an individual gold medal and fourth-place team finish at the FIE World Cup in Athens. Click here to vote for Zagunis.
Sean Doherty (biathlon)
Picked up three medals in three races at the IBU Junior World Championships to become the all-time career leader in individual medals at that event with 10. Click here to vote for Doherty.
Declan Farmer (sled hockey)
Led the World Sled Hockey Challenge field in goals (7) and points (13) – setting the U.S. tournament record for points – as Team USA claimed its second consecutive tournament victory. Click here to vote for Farmer.
Race Imboden (fencing)
Became the first U.S. fencer to win back-to-back individual titles and led Team USA to its second straight gold medal at the Paris World Cup. Click here to vote for Imboden.
Jamie Stanton (Paralympic alpine skiing)
Won three medals – two silvers and one bronze – in IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup men’s standing slalom competition. Click here to vote for Stanton.
Jake Varner (wrestling)
Claimed the 97 kg. silver medal at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix, one of the most challenging international men's freestyle tournaments of the year. Click here to vote for Varner.
Women's National Under-18 Team (ice hockey)
Defeated Canada, 3-2, in overtime to win the 2016 IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship. Team USA finished with a 4-1-0-0 record and outscored opponents 23-3. Click here to vote for the Women's National Under-18 Team.
National Sled Hockey Team (sled hockey)
Won its second consecutive – and third in four tries –World Sled Hockey Challenge, allowing the fewest shots on goal and boasting a perfect 10-for-10 penalty kill in the tournament. Click here to vote for the National Sled Hockey Team.
Women's National Team (volleyball)
Qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament, marking the U.S.’s sixth win of the last seven tournaments dating back to 2014. Click here to vote for the 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.