2016 ESPY Awards: Best Action Sports Athletes nominees
And the nominees are...
Announcing the nominees for the 2016 ESPYs for the male and female Best Action Sports Athlete categories. To vote for the female nominees, click here: xgam.es/ESPY16-Female. To vote for the male nominees, click here: http://xgam.es/ESPY16-Male. Voting closes when the live show starts on Wednesday, July 13, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Kenworthy won four X Games medals in 2016: silver in both Aspen SuperPipe and Slopestyle. He was the first athlete to medal in each event at the same X Games since 2005, capturing bronze in both Oslo SuperPipe and Big Air.
Kennelly rode largest wave ever for a woman and won the Pure Scot Barrel Award at the 2016 Big Wave Awards, the first time a woman has captured that honor.
Barros took second in the Sosh Freestyle Cup Marseille, second in the Mystic Skate Cup Bowl and second in the Van Doren Invitational at Huntington Beach. His 2016 X Games gold was his sixth title in nine X Games Park competitions.
Three-time X Games Women's Snowboard SuperPipe gold medalist, Chloe Kim, became the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s in a snowboard competition last year. The 16-year-old is nominated for two ESPYs this year: Best Female Action Sports Athlete and Best Breakthrough Athlete. The Breakthrough is an award category that includes both men and women from across the sports spectrum. She is the only woman nominated in the category this year. If she wins she will be the first action sports athlete to do so. To vote for her, click here: xgam.es/votekim.
McMorris captured gold in Slopestyle and silver in Big Air at the 2016 X Games Aspen. He also finished first in Slopestyle at the Dew Tour Breckenridge and the Laax Open.
After clinching her third World Surf League world title in four years in Maui, Hawaii, last month, is ready to relax and enjoy her epic win. In one of the most heated title races in pro women's surfing history, Moore eventually bested the season's star comeback surfer, Courtney Conlogue. Carissa Moore became the youngest female to win the World Champion title in surfing history in 2011 at age 19. Last year, she added a third title to her list, after a thrilling race to the finish on the WSL tour.
Ryan Dungey won his second-consecutive Supercross championship after capturing first place in nine of 17 races. He also won the 2015 AMA Motocross title.
The first-ever women's snowboard slopestyle Olympic gold medalist, Jamie Anderson, continued her reign, taking first at the Laax Open 2016 slopestyle, first at the Burton U.S. Open slopestyle and first at the World Cup Pyeongchang. She was also first overall on the World Snowboard Tour slopestyle and won both slopestyle and big air at the 2016 World Championships.
Nyjah Huston is a seven-time X Games Skateboard Street gold medalist, and five-time Street League Skateboarding champion. At 21, he is one of the most dominant competition skateboarders in history.