The 17th annual ESPY Awards Show was held Wednesday night at the Nokia
theater in Los Angeles, where Shaun White took honors for Best Male
Action Sport Athlete. This marks the fifth straight year in a row he
has won the award.
Other athletes nominated this year included
surfing's Kelly Slater, skateboarding's Ryan Sheckler, and motocross
rider James Stewart. Unlike the other nominees, White is the only
athlete to compete professionally in two sports, snowboarding and
skateboarding, which may have played a deciding factor.
rider Torah Bright was also nominated for Best Female Action Sport
Athlete, but it was surfing's Maya Gabeira who took the award in this
The show, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, will be televised on ESPN and ESPN HD on Sunday, starting at 9 p.m. ET.