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Best Action Athlete nominees  

Aleisha Cline -- Squamish, B.C. - Skiing
Credentials: The 33-year-old took the men's and women's titles in the fifth annual Saab Salomon Crossmax Skiercross event at the U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships. She grabbed the silver medal in the Ski Cross Freestyle World Cup. Was also a repeat winner of the 24 Hours of Aspen and the 2003 Winter X Games Women's Skier X competition.

Past ESPY's: none

Andy Irons - Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Surfing
Credentials: 25-year-old Andy Irons is the 2002 ASP World Champion. His 2002 WCT event results include three wins - the Rip Curl Pro (Aus), Billabong Pro (Spn) and Billabong Pro Teahupoo (Tah) and four top ten finishes. The Hawaiian also secured his first world title at the WCT at Sunset Beach.

Past ESPY's: none

Blair Morgan - Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, SnoCross
Credentials: Nicknamed Superman, Blair won the 2003 Winter X Games Snowmobile SnoCross competition. He earned his third Snow Week Magazine's Racer of the Year for year-end 2002, was the winner of both open and pro-stock Super SnoCross Indoor Series.

Past ESPY's: none

Shaun White - San Diego, California, Snowboarding
Credentials: White recently won the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe competition at X Games Global Championship I, helping the United States secure the top spot. He was also named the Outstanding Athlete of Winter X Games VII, a status he earned after winning the gold medal in both Men's Snowboard Slopestyle and SuperPipe.

Past ESPY's: none


past winners
'02 Kelly Clark

'01 Shaun Palmer

'00 Tony Hawk

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