The United States Olympic Committee today announced the finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of November, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awards through midnight Monday, Dec. 11.
A total of nine sports – including alpine skiing, bobsled, curling, cycling, fencing, luge, Para snowboarding, speedskating and tennis – are represented among the 13 finalists across men’s, women’s and team categories. The finalists’ collective accomplishments tell the inspiring story of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes year-round.In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by DICK’S Sporting Goods and USG.
Summer Britcher, Luge
Raced to silver and bronze medals at the world cup in Winterberg, Germany, giving her an A tier 2018 Olympic qualification. Click here to vote for Britcher.
Brenna Huckaby, Para Snowboarding
Captured back-to-back gold medals in banked slalom races at the world cup in Landgraaf, Netherlands. Click here to vote for Huckaby.
Jamie Greubel Poser, Bobsled
Won two medals in her first three world cup races of the season, including the gold medal in Park City, Utah, and the silver medal in Whistler, British Columbia. Click here to vote for Greubel Poser.
Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing
Clinched her first slalom victory of the season – which marked the 26th of her career – and placed second in giant slalom at the world cup in Killington, Vermont. Click here to vote for Shiffrin.
Jennifer Valente, Cycling
Earned the silver medal in women’s omnium at the world cup in Pruszkow, Poland, and knocked off the reigning world champion to win gold in the event in Manchester, England. Click here to vote for Valente.
J.R. Celski, Short Track Speedskating
Collected three world cup medals, including two bronzes and a world record-breaking gold medal in the 5,000 relay. Click here to vote for Celski.
Eli Dershwitz, Fencing
Earned his first-ever world cup gold medal in saber, elevating him to No. 10 in the world rankings. Click here to vote for Dershwitz.
Mike Schultz, Para Snowboarding
Upset the defending world champion to win his first gold medal of the world cup season while also earning silver at the competition in Landgraaf, Netherlands. Click here to vote for Schultz.
John Shuster, Curling
Became the first American male curler to qualify for four Olympic Winter Games after leading his team to victory at the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trails. Click here to vote for Shuster.
Jack Sock, Tennis
Qualified for the ATP Masters Finals after upsetting the No. 3 and No. 5 players in the world in London, and winning five straight matches to take the title in Paris, earning a career-best No. 8 world ranking. Click here to vote for Sock.
Codie Bascue, Carlo Valdes, Sam McGuffie and Nathan Weber, Bobsled
Combined for three world cup medals, including two-man gold and bronze medals in Lake Placid, New York, and a four-man silver medal in Park City, Utah. Click here to vote for the bobsled team.
5,000-meter Men’s Relay, Short Track Speedskating
Keith Carroll Jr. (Honey Brook, Pennsylvania), J.R. Celski (Federal Way, Washington), Thomas Hong (Laurel, Maryland) and John-Henry Krueger (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) broke the world record in the men’s 5,000-meter relay with a time of 6:29.052 at the world cup in Shanghai, earning Team USA’s first gold medal in the event since 2013. Click here to vote for the men's 5000-meter relay team.
Fed Cup Team, Tennis
CoCo Vandeweghe (Rancho Santa Fe, California), Sloane Stephens (Coral Springs, Florida), Shelby Rogers (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) and Alison Riske (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) won the first Fed Cup title for the U.S. since 2000, defeating Belarus, 3-2, in a fifth-and-decisive doubles rubber match in Minsk, Belarus. Click here to vote for the women's Fed Cup team.