ESPYs 2015: Full Winners List

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The best athletes in the world hit the red carpet in Los Angeles for the 2015 ESPYs, which aired live on ABC Wednesday.

Joel McHale played host to superstars including the World Cup champion U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and former Yankee great Derek Jeter. Caitlyn Jenner made her first television appearance as the Arthur Ashe Courage Award recipient. Hollywood also showed up in force with “Southpaw’s” Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams; Halle Berry and Britney Spears also presented.


Here are the winners:

Best Team
U.S. Women’s Soccer – FIFA (WINNER)

New England Patriots – NFL
Connecticut Huskies – NCAA Women’s Basketball
Golden State Warriors – NBA
Chicago Blackhawks – NHL
Ohio State Buckeyes – FBS

Best Male Athlete
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (WINNER)
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
JJ Watt, Houston Texans

Best Play (bracket-style)
Odell Beckham catch vs. 16. Albany goalie lacrosse goal (WINNER)
Bahamas Bowl Hail Mary vs. 15. Dwayne Bravo cricket catch
Lionel Messi goal vs. 14. Jerian Grant dunk
Malcolm Butler INT vs. 13. Josh Sheehan triple back flip
Stephen Curry step back 3 vs. 12. Ameer Abdullah TD run
Ronda Rousey armbar vs. 11. Gerald Green dunk off the glass
Tyler Ennis goal vs. 10. Shoni Schimmel circus shot
Kevin Pillar catch vs. 9. Jeremy Menez goal

Best Comeback Athlete
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots (WINNER)
Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing

Best Female Athlete
Ronda Rousey, MMA (WINNER)
Breanna Stewart, UConn Basketball
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
Serena Williams, WTA

Best Moment
Lauren Hill

Jimmy V Award for Perseverance
Devon and Leah Still

Pat Tillman Award for Service
Danielle Green

Icon Award
Derek Jeter

Arthur Ashe Award for Courage
Caitlyn Jenner

Best Championship Performance
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (WINNER)

American Pharoah, Race Horse
Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball

Best Male College Athlete
Marcus Mariota, Oregon Football (WINNER)

Jack Eichel, Boston University Hockey
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Basketball
Logan Stieber, Ohio State Wrestling
Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt Baseball

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Mo’ne Davis, Little League Baseball (WINNER)

Odell Beckham Jr, New York Giants
Cardale Jones, Ohio State Buckeyes
Jordan Spieth, PGA

Best NBA Player
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (WINNER)
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
James Harden, Houston Rockets
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Best Record-Breaking Performance
Peyton Manning throws record-509th touchdown pass (WINNER)

Lauren Chamberlain hits 91st home run in NCAA softball
Devin Hester takes punt in for 20th touchdown return
Klay Thompson scores 37 points in a single quarter

Best Upset
Mississippi over Alabama, FBS (WINNER)

Georgia State over Baylor, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Kansas City Royals wins AL Pennant

Best Fighter
Ronda Rousey, MMA (WINNER)

Donald Cerrone, MMA
Terence Crawford, Boxing
Gennady Golovkin (GGG), Boxing
Floyd Mayweather Jr, Boxing

Best Jockey
Victor Espinoza (WINNER)

Javier Castellano
Joel Rosario

Best Game
Patriots vs. Seahawks, Super Bowl (WINNER)

A’s vs. Royals, MLB AL Wild Card
Spurs vs. Clippers Game 7, NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals

Best Coach/Manager
Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors (WINNER)
Geno Auriemma, UConn Huskies
Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Blue Devils
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes

Best Comeback Athlete
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots (WINNER)
Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing

Best International Athlete
Lionel Messi, Barcelona/Argentina (WINNER)
Novak Djokovic, ATP
Lewis Hamilton, Formula One
Lydia Ko, LPGA
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid/Portugal

Best NFL Player
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (WINNER)

Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
JJ Watt, Houston Texans

Best MLB Player
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels (WINNER)
Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians
Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

Best NHL Player
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks (WINNER)
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
John Tavares, New York Islanders

Best Driver
Kevin Harvick, NASCAR (WINNER)
Erica Enders-Stevens, NHRA
Lewis Hamilton, Formula One
Juan Pablo Montoya, IndyCar
Will Power, IndyCar

Best WNBA Player
Skylar Diggins, Tulsa Shock (WINNER)
Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury
Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx
Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

Best Male Golfer
Jordan Spieth (WINNER)

Rory McIlroy
Billy Horschel

Best Female Golfer
Lydia Ko (WINNER)
Stacy Lewis
Inbee Park

Best Male Tennis Player
Novak Djokovic (WINNER)
Marin Cilic
Roger Federer
Stan Wawrinka

Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams (WINNER)
Simona Halep
Petra Kvitova
Maria Sharapova

Best Female College Athlete
Missy Franklin, Cal Swimming (WINNER)
Taylor Cummings, Maryland Lacrosse
Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball
Micha Hancock, Penn State Volleyball
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Basketball

Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Ryan Dungey, Motocross (WINNER)
Tucker Hibbert, SnoCross
Nyjah Huston, Skateboarding
Mark McMorris, Snowboarding
Josh Sheehan, Freestyle Motocross

Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Kelly Clark, Snowboarding (WINNER)

Paige Alms, Surfing
Stephanie Gilmore, Surfing
Laia Sanz, Enduro/motorbike

Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Krige Schabort, Triathlon (WINNER)

Joe Berenyi, Cycling
Josh Pauls, Sled Hockey
Mike Shea, Snowboarding
Andy Soule, Nordic Skiing

Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Becca Meyers, Swimming (WINNER)

Kendall Gretsch, Triathlon
Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing
Tatyana McFadden, Track and Field
Greta Neimanas, Cycling

Best Bowler
Jason Belmonte (WINNER)
Parker Bohn III
Mike Fagan

Best MLS Player
Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy (WINNER)
Obafemi Martins, Seattle Sounders
Lee Nguyen, New England Revolution
Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls

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  1. George says:

    Oh, Brady also set a Super Bowl record with 37 completions on 50 attempts.

  2. George says:

    NE trailed the Seahawks by 10 points with 12:10 remaining in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLIX. Tom Brady then completed 13 of 15 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns for the win. This against the #1 pass defense. There was no cheating or deflated balls. ESPN lost whatever credibility they had left.

  3. Reblogged this on Simple Sports Notes and commented:
    ESPYs 2015: Full Winners List

  4. Deanna says:

    Erica Enders-Stevens should have won Best Driver!

  5. Nancy says:

    Coach K should have gotten best Coach and Erica Enders should have gotten best driver

  6. Crystal says:

    I love the fact that a LIttle League Baseball player won! Mo’ne Davis, you are awesome, you beat the best of the best and I can’t wait to see what your future holds for you! WTG girl!!

    I thought it was hilarious that a horse, American Pharoah, won am ESPY! Can you imagine how the others felt? Being beat by a horse. Bless their hearts! :)

  7. Crystal says:

    Leah Still deserves as many awards as she can get! The most courageous, intelligent little girl that I have ever seen. So very inspirational! Leah Strong…Still Strong! Love ya chic! lol

  8. Micheline says:

    Good write-up. I certainly appreciate this website. Stick with it!

  9. kris bishop says:

    Congrats to LeBron for showing that America is on your d*** by winning the Best Championship Performance even though you didn’t win a championship

    • Crystal says:

      Micheline, I agree. This article was nicely written. I loved how they had every category, the nominees, and the winners listed. Variety…you have a great thing going here!

  10. Zach says:

    Jenner is a joke and a disgrace to the American Society

    • Crystal says:

      Zack…..oh…Zack, what is one to do with that derogatory, racist comment! I am not going to bash you, however, I will give you MY OPINION. Can you image being locked up in a cage for 60 plus years then all of a sudden, being set free? I am not a transgender however they are a part of our society and we, as Christians, should accept everyone for whom they are. I do not condone this, because I am a Christian, however it isn’t my place, nor yours, to judge her actions. I personally think it took guts to have done this entire transformation in the eyes of the public. I praise her and somewhat, admire her for doing what she needed to do, in order to feel like herself and to finally be set free. Be Blessed my friend.

  11. Beth says:

    ESPN needs to stop pretending that they twist or play things the way they want them. BEST Athlete, I mean Best……Stephan, I mean if it’s not Lebron I could think I don’t know what’s what

  12. Maria Woods says:

    Who is producing this show!!!! What a joke, giving a trophy to Lebron James..didn’t he and his team loose? The opening was shocking, why would you allow the hurtful and shameful dialogue on national TV.

    • Crystal says:

      Maria Woods, the category was “Best Championship Performance”. It wasn’t “The Best Championship Performance By The Winning Team”. I agree with the decision, but there were several, who were not nominated, that I thought should have been nominated, under this category. There were some great nominations, and I bet it was a close, tight race. Be Blessed Friend!

    • Beth says:

      Learn to spell first and foremost and second Lebron carried a team.Follow your sports

      • Kinsey says:

        The category was “best championship performance.” They didn’t win a championship. By contrast, American Pharoah was the first horse in 37 years to accomplish what he did, and he did it in fantastic style. ESPN done messed up on this one.

  13. George Pallos says:

    What a great program, how inspiring. I smiled through the whole show. #love@theEspy’s

    • Crystal says:

      Beth, it really wasn’t your place to tell anyone about “spelling”. I saw nothing wrong with the post. However, with that being said, YOUR post would leave a person to believe, that YOU need a “grammar” class or two. To be correct, your statement should have read (pay attention to the commas), “First and formost, learn to spell, and secondly, LeBron carried the team throughout the championship games.” Always keep in the back of your mind that “People who live in glass houses should never throw stones.” (Author unknown) Hope you have a Blessed day and there is only one Judge and that is Jesus Christ, therefore do not judge others unless you want to be judged.

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