Vote On Team USA's Top Athletes From December

Jan. 05, 2016, 5:07 p.m. (ET)


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 December.

To cast your vote for the Best of November honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 10.

Female:

Heather Bergsma (speedskating)
Collected eight medals over two ISU world cups, the most of any female skater, and improved to No. 1 in the Grand World Cup point table with 1,020 points. Click here to vote for Bergsma.

Summer Britcher (luge)
Earned her first career world cup medal and added four more to claim the lead in the overall standings and help USA Luge break its single season record for world cup medals. Click here to vote for Britcher.

Jamie Greubel Poser (bobsled)
Medaled on consecutive weekends at world cup events, earning the gold in Winterberg and the bronze medal in Koenigssee. Click here to vote for Greubel Poser.

Oksana Masters (Paralympic Nordic skiing)
Opened the world cup circuit with three medals at the IPC Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon World Cup, as the only non-Russian cross-country sit skier to reach the podium. Click here to vote for Masters.

Lindsey Vonn (alpine skiing)
Won four consecutive golds, improving her career total to 71 world cup titles, claiming victories in downhill, super-G and giant slalom races. Click here to vote for Vonn.


Male:

Kent Farrington (equestrian)
Rode his horse Voyeur to victory in the IJRC Top 10 Final, becoming the first American winner since the event’s inception in 2001. Click here to vote for Farrington.

Simi Hamilton (cross-country skiing)
Led Team USA in Toblach with a second-place finish in the 1.3K freestyle sprint, his first world cup podium finish since 2013 and the sixth men’s sprint podium in U.S. history. Click here to vote for Hamilton.

Chris Mazdzer (luge)
Earned his first ever individual gold and helped Team USA to its first ever team relay gold, to help as USA Luge broke its single season record for world cup medals. Click here to vote for Mazdzer.

Tyler Walker (Paralympic alpine skiing)
Claimed 12 medals over four IPC Alpine Skiing competitions in the men’s sitting division for super-G, slalom, giant slalom and super combined. Click here to vote for Walker.

Shaun White (snowboarding)
Won the Breckenridge Dew Tour in superpipe, his first major win since before the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Click here to vote for White.


Team:

Women's 4x5K Team (cross-country skiing)
Claimed bronze at the FIS World Cup in Lillehammer to mark only the third time in history that Team USA reached a relay podium. Click here to vote for the Women's 4x5K Team.

Team Relay (luge)
Defeating Latvia by .871 of a second, the U.S. earned its first ever team relay gold medal at the FIL World Cup in Lake Placid. Click here to vote for the Team Relay.

Men's Eagles Sevens (rugby)
Improved to No. 3 in the world, the team’s highest ranking since joining the tour, with a third-place finish in Dubai and a plate final appearance in Cape Town. Click here to vote for the Men's Eagles Sevens.


In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by Coca-Cola, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Kellogg’s, Samsung and USG.