The following is a press release from Feld Entertainment and Monster Energy Supercross:
ESPN recently announced the 2021 ESPY Awards nominations and two-time Monster Energy Supercross champion Cooper Webb is nominated for his first ESPY Award in the Best Athlete Category, Men’s Action Sports category. The Red Bull KTM athlete has had an incredible Supercross season winning 8 of 17 races, including the last race of the season decisively, while also winning his second Supercross championship. Webb has been on the podium 13 times during the season and now sits at 11e on the all-time winning list with 19 career wins. Remarkably, all of these victories have come in the last three seasons where Webb has won the title twice in three years. Supercross fans can vote for Cooper Webb until Friday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Vote Here – 2021 ESPY Awards – Best Men’s Action Sports.
Webb competes in the Best Athlete, Men’s Action Sports category, against Japanese snowboarder Yuto Totsuka, Norwegian snowboarder Marcus Kleveland and two-time World Surfing League champion Gabriel Medina.
This year marks the 29e iteration of the ESPY Awards which will air live Saturday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC from The Rooftop at Pier 17 at Seaport in New York City. Sports fans can vote in 32 different categories for their favorite athletes, plays and sporting moments from last year.
Ryan Dungey (four-time Supercross champion) was the last Supercross athlete to be nominated for an ESPY Award, in which he won twice in a row – 2015 and 2016 in the same category of Best Athlete, Men’s Action Sports.