Best U.S. Male Olympian ESPY Award

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The Best U.S. Male Olympian ESPY Award has been presented annually since 2009 to the sportsman or team affiliated with the United States Olympic Committee and contesting sport internationally adjudged to be the best. The award serves in practice to replace the Best Male Olympic Performance ESPY Award, which was presented in 2005, and the Best U.S. Olympian ESPY Award presented in 2006.

Balloting for the award is undertaken by fans over the Internet from amongst between three and five choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee, and the award is conferred in June to reflect performance and achievement over the twelve months previous.

List of winners[edit]

Year Athlete Sport and discipline or event contested Other nominees
2009 Michael Phelps Swimming Bryan Clay (Track & Field)

LaShawn Merritt (Track & Field)


Angelo Taylor (Track & Field)

2010 Shaun White[1] Snowboarding (halfpipe) Apolo Anton Ohno (Speedskating)
Shani Davis (Speedskating)
Evan Lysacek (Figure Skating)
Bode Miller (Skiing)
2011 No Award Presented
2012 No Award Presented
2013 Michael Phelps Swimming Ashton Eaton (Decathlon)

Ryan Lochte (Swimming)

2014 Sage Kotsenburg Snowboarding (slopestyle) Joss Christensen (Slopestyle skiing)
Ted Ligety (Alpine skiing)
Charlie White (Ice Dancing)
David Wise (Halfpipe Skiing)
2015 No Award Presented
2016 No Award Presented
2017 Michael Phelps Swimming Ashton Eaton (Decathlon)

Ryan Murphy (Swimming)


Kyle Snyder (Wrestler)

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