Chloe Kim, Nyjah Huston and more action sports stars up for ESPYs

The 2016 ESPY Awards take place on Wednesday, July 13. Photo: Courtesy of ESPN Images

The 2016 ESPY Awards take place on Wednesday, July 13. Photo: Courtesy of ESPN Images

ESPN announced the nominees earlier this week for the 2016 ESPY Awards and there is no shortage of action sports stars up for ESPYs.

The two dedicated action sports categories, Best Male Action Sports Athlete and Best Female Action Sports Athlete, are a who’s who of the best stars in our realm right now.

Ryan Dungey, Nyjah Huston, Gus Kenworthy, Pedro Barros and Mark McMorris round out the male category while the females are Chloe Kim, Keala Kennelly, Jamie Anderson and Carissa Moore.

Chloe Kim Oslo X Games

Chloe Kim soaking up all the glory at this year’s Oslo X Games. Photo: Courtesy of Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images

Bethany Hamilton is also nominated for Best Female Athlete with a Disability while Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is up for the male version of the same category. And the aforementioned Kim is also up for Best Breakthrough Athlete alongside pitcher Jake Arietta, MAA fighter Conor McGregor and basketball player Karl-Anthony Towns.

Kim, 16, had herself a spectacular winter, winning her second and third X Games gold medals and becoming the first female snowboarder to land back-to-back 1080s in the halfpipe. She is clearly the future of snowboarding. Kim would be the first snowboarder to ever win the Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY, were she to win.

Voting is now open to the public, so vote early and vote often. The 2016 ESPYs take place on Wednesday, July 13 in Los Angeles at 8 p.m.

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