Vote On Team USA's Top Athletes From April

May 04, 2016, 8:45 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 April.

To cast your vote for the Best of April honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow, visit TeamUSA.org/Awards. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, May 9.

Female:

Gwen Jorgensen (triathlon)
Won the New Plymouth ITU World Cup in her first world cup appearance since 2014 before adding a silver medal at the ITU World Triathlon Series stop in Gold Coast, Australia. Click here to vote for Jorgensen.

Hilary Knight (ice hockey)
Named MVP of the IIHF Women’s World Championship and led all tournament players with seven goals, helping the U.S. to its third consecutive world title. Click here to vote for Knight.

Helen Maroulis (wrestling)
Qualified for the 2016 Olympics, winning five matches by technical fall to claim the 53 kg. title at Trials and securing a U.S. quota spot by winning gold at the Olympic Qualifier. Click here to vote for Maroulis.

Tatyana McFadden (Paralympic track and field)
Began her pursuit for a fourth straight wheelchair marathon grand slam with victories at the Boston and London marathons, just six days apart. Click here to vote for McFadden.

Ashley Wagner (figure skating)
Earned a personal-best score at the World Figure Skating Championships to claim silver – her first world medal and the first U.S. women’s world medal since 2006. Click here to vote for Wagner.


Male:

Mikey Brannigan (Paralympic track and field)
Broke two world records in five days at the University of California-San Diego Triton Invitational and Penn Relays, shaving nearly 53 seconds off the men’s 5,000m record. Click here to vote for Brannigan.

J’Den Cox (wrestling)
Qualified for his first Olympic Games, winning five matches against top-international opponents to earn a U.S. quota spot and winning the 86 kg. division at Trials. Click here to vote for Cox.

Kanak Jha (table tennis)
Became the youngest male table tennis player ever to qualify for the Olympics and qualified the U.S. men’s team by winning the 2016 North American Olympic Trials. Click here to vote for Jha.

Paul Kroll (boxing)
Defeated reigning world champion Mohammed Rabii of Morocco by unanimous decision in the fifth round at the final World Series of Boxing match of the season. Click here to vote for Kroll.

John Orozco (gymnastics)
Won three medals – including two golds – and helped the U.S. men win the team title at the Pacific Rim Championships before adding three medals at the Rio Gymnastics Qualifier. Click here to vote for Orozco.


Team:

Joe Polo and Tabitha Peterson (curling)
Became the first Americans to earn a podium spot at the World Mixed Doubles Championships, recording a 9-1 record en route to the bronze medal. Click here to vote for Polo and Peterson.

U.S. Women’s National Team (ice hockey)
Went undefeated, outscoring its opponents 23-2 and defeating rival Canada in the gold-medal game to claim its third straight world title – and sixth in seven years. Click here to vote for the U.S. Women's National Ice Hockey Team.

Stu McNay and Dave Hughes (sailing)
Won silver and bronze medals at two major international events, including one of the world’s most prestigious Olympic-class regattas, featuring top Olympic-medal contenders. Click here to vote for McNay and Hughes.


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.