COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of January, 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 Tuesday, Jan. 30.
A total of 10 sports – including alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, cycling, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Para alpine skiing, Para Nordic skiing and snowboarding – 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
Became the all-time singles victory leader in USA Luge history after securing two gold medals and one silver medal during the month of January. Click here to vote for Britcher.
Kelly Clark, Snowboarding
Booked her fifth trip to the Olympic Winter Games, becoming the first U.S. snowboarder to do so, after claiming the halfpipe title at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth Mountain, California. Click here to vote for Clark.
Jessie Diggins, Cross-Country Skiing
Bridged a 10-second gap to overtake Krista Parmakoski of Finland, taking third place and becoming the first American to finish on the podium in the Tour de Ski. Click here to vote for Diggins.
Oksana Masters, Para Nordic Skiing
In the women’s sitting class, swept all three gold medals in the cross-country sprint, mid-distance and long-distance events, and added a gold medal in biathlon sprint at the world cup in Oberried, Germany. Click here to vote for Masters.
Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing
Became the first person to claim five straight world cup victories since 1997 after her come-from-behind victory in slalom at the world cup in Flachau, Austria. Click here to vote for Shiffrin.
Nathan Chen, Figure Skating
Won his second consecutive U.S. title in San Jose, California, defeating the field by more than 40 points and qualifying for his first Olympic Winter Games. Click here to vote for Chen.
Casey Mittelstadt, Ice Hockey
Named tournament’s most valuable player and top forward at the IIHF World Junior Championship after registering 11 points and helping Team USA to the bronze medal. Click here to vote for Mittelstadt.
Andy Soule, Para Nordic Skiing
Claimed two medals in the men’s sitting class, including silver in cross-country sprint and bronze in cross-country mid-distance at the world cup in Oberried, Germany. Click here to vote for Soule.
Jamie Stanton, Para Alpine Skiing
Upset the defending Paralympic champion to capture his first gold medal of the world cup season in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. Click here to vote for Stanton.
Shaun White, Snowboarding
Scored his second career perfect 100.00 at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in Snowmass, Colorado, qualifying for his fourth Olympic Winter Games. Click here to vote for White.
Women's Team Pursuit, Cycling
Kelly Catlin (Arden Hills, Minnesota), Chloé Dygert Owen (Brownsburg, Indiana), Kim Geist (Emmaus, Pennsylvania) and Jennifer Valente (San Diego, California) stormed to win the gold medal at the track world cup in Minsk, Belarus. Click here to vote for Women's Team Pursuit.
Men's Foil Team, Fencing
Alexander Massialas (San Francisco, California), Race Imboden (Brooklyn, New York), Miles Chamley-Watson (New York, New York) and Gerek Meinhardt (San Francisco, California) won their third straight world cup title at the event in Paris, strengthening their hold on their No. 1 world ranking. Click here to vote for Men's Foil Team.
Team Relay, Luge
Singles racers Summer Britcher (Glen Rock, Pennsylvania) and Tucker West (Ridgefield, Connecticut), together with the doubles team of Matt Mortensen (Huntington Station, New York) and Jayson Terdiman (Berwick, Pennsylvania) captured a world cup silver medal in the team relay. Click here to vote for Relay Luge Team.