Sage Kotsenburg & Jamie Anderson ESPY Nominees for Best Olympian

Womens Slopestyle Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson draped in a U.S. flag. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Jamie boosting the jump line at Sochi. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Getting lost in the air was easy at the massive Sochi Slopestyle course. Can you spot Jamie in this photo? Photo: Chris Wellhausen
This perspective really gives you an idea of how big the kickers were. Jamie Anderson, Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Coming in for touchdown, Jamie finishes out her run. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Sage is known for his gnarly crabs, here's an epic rocket air. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Jamie Anderson on the podium with Enni Rukajarvi and Jenny Jones at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Getting inverted was only a small part of Sage's winning olympic run, his main goal was to stay stylish. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Sage hits the jib section, he's a talented man on jumps and rails. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Another shot of Sage's epic rocket air. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Sage's signature holy crail grab. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Sage Kotsenburg in the winners circle. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Sage Kotsenburg and Jamie Anderson of the USA Snowboarding team pose with their gold medals in the Olympic Park during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Kaitlyn Farrington took a unique approach to her runs starting with an air to fakie on her backside wall. She brought home gold for America while Kelly Clark took bronze. Those medals come after no American men medaled in pipe.
Kaitlyn wasn't expecting much going into Olympic halfpipe and was just happy to make finals.
Kaitlyn didn't go as big as some of the other women but had a technical, creative run.
Flower power. Kaitlyn spreading the love.
Kaitlyn got the third U.S. snowboarding Olympic gold medal from Sochi.
Kelly Clark tearing through a snowy halfpipe. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Kelly Clark sure knows how to ride a pipe. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Kelly boosting above the lip. Photo: Chris Wellhausen
Four peat X Games medalist Kelly Clark accepting yet another medal. Photo: Chris Wellhausen

Our favorite US Olympians have been nominated for ESPN’s ESPY awards! Sage Kotsenburg, Jamie Anderson and Kaitlyn Farrington are up for Best Male and Female U.S. Olympians, and we’re here to remind you how much they deserve it. Remember how awesome that 1620 Japan air made America look? And that bacon olympic medal he got on Conan? Who could forget Jamie’s gold medal winning run at Sochi in 2014, marking her fifth competitive gold since 2007.

Kaitlyn Farrington, U.S. Halfpipe gold medalist is up against Jamie for the title, but we think they’ll be stoked for snowboarding regardless of who of the pair takes the it.  And while you’re voting don’t forget to show some love for four-time XGames pipe gold medalist Kelly Clark, who’s nominated for The Best Women in action sports award.

These athletes are the pride of our community, and we couldn’t be more stoked to have them representing us in the eyes of the general public. Their positive attitudes above all make them terrific examples of snowboarders who are in it for the fun of it, but can dominate competitively at the same time, and they never fail to make us proud.

What can you do to help show your support for Jamie, Sage Kelly and Kaitlyn? Vote, vote and vote again. Every day from now until July 16th you can submit a vote each for Sage and Jamie to help guarantee what we already know, they’re winners.


Here’s how to vote.

1. Click the link on the bottom of this page, or click here.

2.  Click the “Click Here For More Categories” button.

3. Click on the Best Male and Female U.S. Olympian buttons.

4. Click on Sage, Jamie, Kaitlyn, or Kelly’s picture to vote.

5. Repeat until July 16th at 9 pm!

Click here to Vote!