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Help GoPro Athletes Win an ESPY Award!

Four GoPro athletes have been nominated for a coveted ESPY – an annual award presented by ESPN to recognize amazing individual and team athletic achievements. Winners are chosen only through voting by the fans, so we need your help to take them all the way!

The ESPY GoPro athlete nominees are:

 

Best Male Action Sports Athlete – Ryan Villopoto

This year, Villopoto captured his fourth consecutive AMA Supercross crown, posting seven victories in 17 rounds. In 2013, he won the AMA Motocross title and is earning legend status in the sport, one podium placement at a time. Vote for Ryan Villopoto for Best Male Action Sports Athlete here.

 

We’re stoked about a double nomination for snowboarder Jamie Anderson for Best Female Action Sports Athlete and Best Female U.S. Olympian. 

After taking the SBD Slopestyle silver medal at X Games Aspen, Anderson went on to win the slopestyle gold in Sochi, Russia, in the event's Olympic debut, delivering a near-perfect final run and delivering a 95.25 score. She also finished the season first overall in slopestyle on the World Snowboard Tour. Vote for Jamie for Best Female Action Sports Athlete here and Best Female US Olympian here!

 

In the Best Male U.S. Olympian category, GoPro sponsored athletes Sage Kotsenburg and Ted Ligety each have a shot at the win. 

Snowboarder Kotsenburg threw down a fearless final run in the slopestyle competition, winning the gold medal and becoming the first male athlete to win an Olympic Gold in the sport, as well as the first Olympic champion of the Sochi Games. You can vote for Sage Kotsenburg for Best Male U.S. Olympian here.

 

Alpine skiier Ted Ligety won the giant slalom gold in Sochi with a blazing first run and held the lead in the second for the win. With the medal, he also became the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing (he won the combined event in 2006). You can vote for Ted Ligety for Best Male U.S. Olympian here. 

 

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Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

"Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos" - AdWeek