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 for Best of September. Check out the list below to vote for your favorite performances.
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 Monday, Oct. 9.
Regina Jaquess, Water Skiing
Defended her slalom and overall world titles, while also claiming silver in women’s jumping at the Water Ski World Championships before adding three medals at the Malibu Open Water Ski Championships. Click here to vote for Jaquess.
Shawn Morelli, Para-cycling
Claimed two gold medals in the C4 time trial and road race at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, finishing the season ranked No. 1 overall in the C4 road rankings. Click here to vote for Morelli.
Grace Norman, Paratriathlon
Defended her world title at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, extending her unbeaten streak in ITU competition dating back to July 2016. Click here to vote for Norman.
Sloane Stephens, Tennis
Won her first career Grand Slam singles title at the US Open, upsetting five seeds and defeating Madison Keys in the first All-American final since 2002 to improve from No. 83 to No. 17 in the world rankings. Click here to vote for Stephens.
Dania Vizzi, Shooting
Won the women’s skeet gold medal at the ISSF World Championships for Shotgun, topping a world-class finals field that featured the reigning Olympic gold and bronze medalists. Click here to vote for Vizzi.
Jeff Fabry, Para Archery
Won the men’s W1 gold medal at the World Archery Para Championships – 14 years after winning his first world championship title. Click here to vote for Fabry.
Kent Farrington, Equestrian
Riding aboard three different mounts, won a CSIO5* class, while adding a pair of titles at CSI3* and CSI2* Grand Prix events to maintain his No. 1 world ranking in show jumping. Click here to vote for Farrington.
Will Groulx, Para-cycling
Claimed three silver medals in the H2 time trial, road race and handcycle relay events at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, finishing the season ranked No. 2 overall in the H2 road rankings. Click here to vote for Groulx.
Adam Pickos, Water Skiing
Claimed his second consecutive and second career world tricks gold medal at the Water Ski World Championships, helping lead the U.S. to the team title. Click here to vote for Pickos.
Duke Ragan, Boxing
Became the first American boxer to advance to a world championship gold-medal bout in the men’s bantamweight division since 1999, taking silver at the AIBA World Boxing Championships. Click here to vote for Ragan.
U.S. Team Sinclair, Curling
Posted a perfect 6-0 record to win the Shorty Jenkins Classic and improve to No. 8 in the world rankings – the highest for a U.S. women’s curling team since 2013. Click here to vote for Team Sinclair.
U.S. Mixed Four, Para-rowing
The U.S. team of Jennifer Sichel, Jaclyn Smith, Zachary Burns, Danielle Hansen and Mike Varro claimed its fourth consecutive silver medal at the World Para-rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida. Click here to vote for the mixed four.
U.S. Women's Pair, Rowing
Having switched from quadruple sculls earlier in the season, the U.S. women’s pair of Megan Kalmoe and Tracy Eisser edged Denmark in the final 500 meters to take silver at the World Rowing Championships. Click here to vote for the women's pair.
In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by DICK’S Sporting Goods and USG.