Oakley Athletes Nominated For ESPYs

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It’s that time of year for ESPN to honor the best moments, teams and athletes from the year in sports. Time to recognize those athletes who have made an impact and taken their game to the next level. An ESPY nomination speaks volumes to an athlete’s impact on their respective sport, so it comes as no surprise that eight Oakley athletes made the cut.

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The 2008 awards hosted by Justin Timberlake at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, will air on ESPN, July 20th starting at 9PM ET.

BEST MALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE NOMINEES

Shaun White, Skateboarding & Snowboarding
Fourteen-time Winter and X Games medalist and 2006 Olympic gold medalist, Shaun White is the first X Games athlete to win gold in both summer and winter events for X. Most recently, White won his first gold last year in the Skateboard Vert competition.

Kevin Pearce, Snowboarding
Two-time Winter X Games medalist, Kevin Piece is an accomplished snowboarder who won the Arctic
Challenge in 2007 and Burton European Open in 2008.

BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE NOMINEES

Gretchen Bleiler, Snowboarding
Four-time Winter X Games medalist and 2006 Olympic silver medalist, Gretchen Bleiler is the reigning champion in SuperPipe winning gold at the 2008 Winter X Games. Bleiler finished the 2007 FIS World Cup standings in 5th, and the Grand Prix standing in 3rd.

BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER NOMINEES
Bob and Mike Bryan

BEST GOLFER NOMINEES
Annika Sorenstam

BEST DRIVER NOMINEES
Scott Dixon
Tony Schumacher

Author

Chris Hotell

Date

July 07, 2008