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 Monday, Feb. 6.
Heather Bergsma, Speedskating
Bergsma claimed three medals at the ISU World Cup in Berlin, extending her overall world cup points lead by more than 200 points and tying for second all-time with 19 world cup wins at 1,000 meters. Click here to vote for Bergsma.
Erin Hamlin, Luge
Hamlin set a USA Luge record with three world championship medals, winning gold in the one-heat sprint and adding a pair of silver medals in the two-run singles and team relay. Click here to vote for Hamlin.
Julia Marino, Slopestyle Snowboarding
In her X Games debut, Marino became the first female snowboarder to earn two medals at a single X Games since 2003, winning gold with a dominating performance in slopestyle and a bronze in big air. Click here to vote for Marino.
Elana Meyers Taylor, Bobsled
Meyers Taylor won four medals in four women’s bobsled world cup races, including three golds to close out the month. Her golds were highlighted by wins over the two-time defending Olympic champion. Click here to vote for Meyers Taylor.
Serena Williams, Tennis
Williams won a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open, regaining the No. 1 world ranking and surpassing Steffi Graf for the most major titles in the Open Era. Click here to vote for Williams.
Nathan Chen, Figure Skating
Chen became the first man ever to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance en route to winning the U.S. title. His overall score of 318.47 broke the previous record by more than 43 points. Click here to vote for Chen.
Travis Ganong, Alpine Skiing
Ganong won his second FIS Ski World Cup downhill, leading five Americans into the top 30. He nailed the bottom portion of the course, taking the victory by 0.38. Click here to vote for Ganong.
Andrew Kurka, Para Alpine Skiing
Kurka led Team USA with three medals at the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships, highlighted by his first career world title in the men’s downhill sitting class. Click here to vote for Kurka.
Alexander Massialas, Fencing
Massialas defeated two of the world’s top-four foil fencers to claim his first Paris World Cup title and earn the No. 1 world ranking. He also aided the U.S. to the bronze medal in the team event. Click here to vote for Massialas.
Kyle Snyder, Wrestling
Snyder won the men’s 97 kg. gold medal at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix, winning three straight matches by technical fall and becoming the first American man to win the prestigious tournament since 2009. Click here to vote for Snyder.
Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Sailing
Stu McNay and Dave Hughes won their fourth Miami world cup medal – and third gold – in the last five years, earning the Sunbrella Golden Torch Award as the top-performing American team. Click here to vote for McNay and Hughes.
U.S. Team Relay, Luge)
The U.S. earned silver in the team relay, marking thier first-ever world championship luge relay medal and improving Team USA’s overall medal haul to three – a program record and most since 2009. Click here to vote for the U.S. luge relay team.
U.S. Men’s National Junior Team, Ice Hockey
Led by Troy Terry’s shootout heroics, the U.S. men won its fourth IIHF World Junior Championship title, going unbeaten for the first time in tournament history and defeating Canada in the gold-medal game. Click here to vote for the U.S. Men's National Junior Ice Hockey Team.
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