The ESPY Nominations were announced on Wednesday and while the category for male action sports athletes gave some love to not one, but two professional skateboarders, the women's category didn't mention a one. We have some thoughts on which pro female skateboarder they should have nominated...
Here are the ESPY Nominated Action Sports Athletes. All amazing and well deserved nominations.
BEST MALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE NOMINEES
Gus Kenworthy - Freestyle skiing
Nyjah Huston - Skateboarder
Pedro Barros - Skateboarder
Mark McMorris - snowboarder
BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE NOMINEES
Chloe Kim - Snowboarding
Keala Kennelly - Big wave surfer
Jamie Anderson - Snowboarding
Carissa Moore - Surfing
We also noticed that there are five male athletes in "Best Male Action Sports Athlete" category that were nominated, but only four in the women's.
Surely they had room for one top notch female skateboarder?
While we love and support all four of these amazing female action sports athletes that have been nominated, and every single one of them is badass and a winner in our book, we'd like to nominate who we think in women's skateboarding had a top notch year and should have been nominated for that fifth spot.
|Photo Ian Logan|
|Photo Ian Logan|
|Photo via Hoopla|
|Photo: Brian Shamanski|
PRO SKATEBOARDER ALLYSHA LE (BERGADO)
is our pick for the
2016 ESPY's Nominees "Best Female Action Sports Category"
An ESPY Award (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) is an accolade to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony.
Allysha had a banner year in 2015 - just look at some of the stats we uncovered:
*First Place at The Van Doren Invitational
*First Place at Super Girl Pro
*First Place at Exposure Skate
*Her own pro model with Hoopla was released
*Later in the year she became the first female skater to be on Creature Skateboards
*Nominated for Tranworld's Female Skateboarder of the Year
*#9 in ranking out of 99 female skateboarders on the Boardr Global Ranking System
*Only female invited on tour & featured in the video "Packed Van" by The Skateboard Mag
*Featured in a full page in The Skateboard Mag Issue #145
*Graced the cover of Coping Block Magazine
*Was a stunt skater in the movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks ROADCHIP"
*Featured in her own Protec Profile Video
*Was on The Ride Channel's "The Weekend Buzz" with her BFF Lizzie Armanto
*Innovative tricks and progression throughout the year - how about her one footed inverts for starters?
We think it's about time the ESPY'S started considering female pro skateboarders in it's category for "Best Female Action Sports Athlete".
Tell us what you think!