Kotsenburg Wins Sochi 2014 Best of U.S. Award

03 April 2014 19:18
The moment when you realize you won the first ever Olympic slopestyle Gold: Sage Kotsenburg (USA)
The moment when you realize you won the first ever Olympic slopestyle Gold: Sage Kotsenburg (USA) -
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The United States Olympic Committee awarded U.S. Snowboarding’s Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) with the honour of Best Male Olympian for his gold medal performance in slopestyle snowboarding’s Olympic debut.

Back them, he scored a 93.50 when he landed a 1620 Japan with a grab that he invented and nicknamed the “Holy Crail.”

His win marked the first time a U.S. athlete secured the first gold medal of the Games since 1952.

On Wednesday the USOC named the full list of Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games honourers for Best of U.S., a new, fan-selected awards program that recognizes outstanding performances from the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A Best of U.S. Awards Show will air April 7 on NBCSN from 7-8 p.m. ET.

BEST OF U.S. HONOREES

  • Best Male Olympian: Sage Kotsenburg

  • Best Female Olympian: Erin Hamlin

  • Team of the Olympic Games: Meryl Davis and Charlie White

  • Moment of the Olympic Games: Noelle Pikus-Pace's medal celebration

  • Best Male Paralympian: Mark Bathum, Alpine Skiing Bathum,

  • Best Female Paralympian: Stephanie Jallen, Alpine Skiing

  • Team of the Paralympic Games: Men’s U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team

  • Moment of the Paralympic Games: Stephanie Jallen winning bronze in her first Paralympic race

  • Fan of the Games: Horace Mann Elementary

  • USG Building Dreams Award: Kori Ade