Reigning Monster Energy Supercross Champion Cooper Webb Nominated for First ESPY Award in the Best Athlete, Men’s Action Sports Category

Fan Voting Taking Place Now Through Friday, July 9 at ESPYS.com  

ELLENTON, FL – June 22, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – ESPN recently announced the 2021 ESPY Award nominations and two-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Cooper Webb is nominated for his first ESPY Award in the Best Athlete, Men’s Action Sports Category.

The Red Bull KTM athlete had an amazing Supercross season winning 8 of 17 races including the final race of the season in decided fashion while claiming his second Supercross championship. Webb visited the podium 13 times during the season and now sits 11th on the All-Time wins list with 19 career victories. Remarkably, all those wins were captured in the last three seasons where Webb has won the title twice in three years.

Supercross fans can cast their votes for Cooper Webb up through Friday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Vote Here – 2021 ESPY Awards – Best Athlete Men’s Action Sports.

210622 Red Bull KTM athlete Cooper Webb winning his eighth and final race of the 2021

Red Bull KTM athlete Cooper Webb winning his eighth and final race of the 2021 season at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, earning his second Supercross championship in three years. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Webb is competing 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.

210622 Red Bull KTM athlete and two-time Supercross champion Cooper Webb

Red Bull KTM athlete and two-time Supercross champion Cooper Webb is nominated for his first ESPY Award in the Best Athlete, Men’s Action Sports Category. Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 10 live from New York City on ABC. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

This year marks the 29th iteration of the ESPY Awards which will be broadcast live on Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC from The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport in New York City. Sports fans can vote across 32 different categories for their favorite athletes, plays and sports moments from this past 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 back-to-back years – 2015 and 2016 in the same Best Athlete, Men’s Actions Sports category.

About Monster Energy Supercross:

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship on the planet. Founded in America and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in 1974, Supercross is currently co-sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the official global governing body for motorcycle racing, thus making it a formal World Championship. Over 17 weeks and a million-dollar All-Star Race, Supercross attracts some of the largest and most impressive crowds inside the most recognizable and prestigious stadiums in North America to race in front of nearly one million live fans and broadcast to millions more worldwide. For more information, visit SupercrossLIVE.com.

About Feld Entertainment, Inc.:

Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit americanmotorcyclist.com.

Source: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

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