COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of February, 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, March 5.
A total of 10 sports – including alpine skiing, bobsled, boxing, figure skating, freestyle skiing, long track speedskating, Para Nordic skiing, Para snowboarding, rugby 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.
Brittany Bowe, Long Track Speedskating
Earned two world cup gold medals, an overall bronze at the World Sprint Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and a world title in the 1,000-meter at the World Single Distance Championships in Inzell, Germany. Click here to vote for Bowe.
Chloe Kim, SnowboardingWon her first world title in halfpipe at the world championships in Park City, Utah, topping the field by 9.5 points. Click here to vote for Kim.
Oksana Masters, Para Nordic Skiing Captured five world titles and six overall medals at the world championships in Prince George, British Columbia. Click here to vote for Masters.
Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing
Won three medals – including golds in super-G and slalom – and became the first skier in history to win four consecutive world titles in the same event (slalom) at the world championships in Are, Switzerland, while adding three world cup medals to improve her total to 57 overall. Click here to vote for Shiffrin.
Elana Meyers Taylor, BobsledPiloted U.S. sleds to gold and silver world cup medals in Lake Placid, New York, and Calgary Alberta, to finish third in the overall world cup standings. Click here to vote for Meyers Taylor.
Aaron Blunck, Freestyle Skiing
Won gold in halfpipe at the world championships in Park City, Utah, marking his second straight world title in the event. Click here to vote for Blunck.
Mick Dierdorff, SnowboardingEarned the first two world championship titles of his career, winning gold medals in snowboardcross and mix gender team snowboardcross at the world championships in Park City, Utah. Click here to vote for Dierdorff.
Keith Gabel, Para SnowboardingSecured two medals – including one gold and one bronze – in the men’s snowboardcross LL2 division at the world cup in Big White, British Columbia. Click here to vote for Gabel.
Aaron Pike, Para Nordic Skiing Captured the bronze medal in the men’s sitting class of the biathlon sprint at the world championships in Prince George, British Columbia, the first world championship medal of his career. Click here to vote for Pike.
Richard Torrez Jr., BoxingClaimed a gold medal at the Strandja Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, earning four wins throughout the event by either unanimous decision or technical knockout. Click here to vote for Torrez.
Madison Chock & Evan Bates, Ice Dance Won the gold medal at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Anaheim, California, topping the field by nearly four points with their season’s best 207.42 total score. Click here to vote for the Chock & Bates.
USA Men's Eagles Sevens, Rugby Earned its fourth straight silver medal in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney, tying for the No. 1 ranking in the world. Click here to vote for the Men's Eagles Sevens.
Mick Dierdorff & Lindsey Jacobellis, SnowboardcrossWon the mixed gender snowboardcross gold medal at the world championships in Park City, Utah, an event that will make its Olympic debut in Beijing in 2022. Click here to vote for Dierdorff & Jacobellis.