COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced 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 Awards.TeamUSA.org through midnight Tuesday, Dec. 4.
A total of 11 sports – including boxing, diving, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, Para track and field, softball, speedskating, water ski, weightlifting and wheelchair 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.
Brittany Bowe, Long Track Speedskating
Earned four world cup medals – one gold, one silver and two bronzes – in two competitions in Obihiro and Tomakomai, Japan. Click here to vote for Bowe.
Virginia Fuchs, Boxing Captured her first world championships medal, a bronze, in New Delhi, India, winning each of her four victories by unanimous decision prior to the semifinals. Click here to vote for Fuchs.
Regina Jaquess, Water Skiing Won the women’s overall title after earning gold medals in slalom and jumping, and taking bronze in tricks at the Pan American Water Ski Championships, helping lead the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team to victory. Click here to vote for Jaquess.
Mattie Rogers, Weightlifting
Secured a bronze medal in clean and jerk at the world championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, becoming the first American since 1999 – and the first U.S. woman since 1994 – to win medals at back-to-back world championships. Click here to vote for Rogers.
Bradie Tennell, Figure Skating Won her second career Grand Prix bronze medal with 197.78 points at the Internationaux de France, landing both a triple Lutz-triple loop combination and a triple Lutz-triple toeloop combination in her free skate. Click here to vote for Tennell.
David Boudia, Diving
Earned the silver medal in the men’s three-meter at the Gold Coast Grand Prix in Australia, marking his first competition since the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and first in the three-meter since 2014. Click here to vote for Boudia.
Nathan Chen, Figure Skating Secured his second Grand Prix title of the season with 271.58 points at the Internationaux de France, landing three quad jumps in his free skate to top the field by over 15 points and qualify for the Grand Prix Final. Click here to vote for Chen.
Nick Itkin, Fencing At age 19, won his first senior world cup medal – a bronze – in men’s foil in Bonn, Germany, notching victories over Olympic and world champions en route to the podium. Click here to vote for Itkin.
Harrison Maurus, Weightlifting Set a junior world record in clean and jerk and placed sixth overall at the world championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, marking the best finish in decades by an American male at a fully contested world championship. Click here to vote for Maurus.
Daniel Romanchuk, Para track and field Became the first – and youngest – U.S. man to capture the men’s wheelchair title at the New York City Marathon just weeks after also winning his first-ever major marathon title in Chicago. Click here to vote for Romanchuk.
U.S. Women's Four Nations Cup Team, Ice Hockey Won its fourth consecutive Four Nations Cup title in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, winning four games in five days and outscoring opponents, 17-5, including a 5-2 win over host Canada in the final. . Click here to vote for the U.S. women's Four Nations Cup team.
U.S. Women's Japan Cup Team, Softball Claimed the Japan Cup title in Takasaki City, Japan, outscoring opponents, 31-4, as the No. 1 in the world and finish the 2018 international season with a 20-0 record. Click here to vote for U.S. softball team.
Nick Taylor and David Wagner, Wheelchair Tennis Won their 11th wheelchair doubles masters quad title at the ITF’s year-end doubles championship in Bemmel, Netherlands, a competition that featured the top-four quad doubles pairings and the reigning Paralympic champions. Click here to vote for the Taylor and Wagner.