Vote McMorris to ride away with ESPY

Vote McMorris to ride away with ESPY

Innovator. Game-changer. Champion. No matter how you want describe Mark McMorris, the Regina native is redefining what is possible on a snowboard, and punctuating it with the maple leaf.

In addition to his X Games gold with a highest-ever score and the overall World Snowboard Tour title in slopestyle this year, the 19 year old has earned a prestigious nomination for the Best Male Action Sports Athlete ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) – the first Canadian to do so.

Now, he needs your help to stomp the landing.

The award is determined by fan voting – fans McMorris says he’s stoked to have on his side.

Mark McMorris

“To wear the Maple Leaf means a lot to me and it means a lot to be a part of the team,” said McMorris. “I know that Canadians have my back … I’m super-proud to be nominated for the action sports ESPY after a great season competing for Canada around the world. It’s going to be fun leading into Sochi 2014!”

To get on the nomination list, McMorris bumped off American rival and snowboard legend Shaun White, who has won the award six times including five consecutive years from 2008-12.

McMorris joins three other Canadians in the running for an ESPY this year. Canadian Olympians Sydney Crosby, Martin St. Louis as well as John Tavares are in the mix for best NHL player.

Voting continues through July 17 at 9 p.m. EST.

To show your Canadian support at the ESPYs this year vote for McMorris in Best Male Action Sports Athlete category and Crosby, St-Louis or Taveres in Best NHL Player Category.

Follow: @markmcmorris @CanadaSnowboard

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