ESPY 2022 Awards: Full list of winners


The ESPY Awards 2022 kicked off on Wednesday evening and was celebrated by the biggest, best and most inspiring sports stars and athletes of the year.

Back in Los Angeles, the stars were honored at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at a star-studded show hosted by Stephen Curry.

Some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment presented the best athletes of the year and the most incredible moments in an inspiring and inspiring night of celebration and appreciation. There was no shortage of emotional speeches and joyful celebrations between the competitive nominations and special honorary awards.

Check out the full list of winners below. We will update the information throughout the show, and the winners will be highlighted in bold.

Best Athlete, Men’s sport
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Shohei Otani, Los Angeles Angels
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Best Female Athlete, Women’s sport
Oksana Masters, Cross-country skiing, Road Cycling, Biathlon
Sunisa Lee, gymnastics
Katie Ledecky, swimming
Candice Parker, Chicago Sky

The best athlete is a breakthrough
Trinity Rodman, Washington Spirit
Eileen Gu, skier
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies

Best Record Performance
Stephen Curry overtook Ray Allen for the most three-pointers in the history of the NBA
Jocelyn Alo broke Lauren Chamberlain’s record for the most home runs in Division I history (96)
Allison Felix, track and field, won her 11th career medal, surpassing Carl Lewis in the USA track and field record.
Tom Brady becomes the NFL record holder for the most passing yards, overtaking Drew Brees.

Best performance in the championship
Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams – Super Bowl LVI
Julianna Peña, UFC 269
Max Verstappen, F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche — Stanley Cup Finals

Best Comeback Athlete
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles
Diamond DeShields, Phoenix Mercury
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

The best game
An incredible goal from a corner by Megan Rapinoe
Justin Tucker ‘s Record 66 – Yard field Goal from an NFL Game
Ja Moranta’s Poster Dunk
Hansel Emmanuel with the play of the Year

The best team
Golden State Warriors, NBA
Chicago Sky, WNBA
Atlanta Braves, MLB
Los Angeles Rams, NFL
Oklahoma Sooners, NCAA softball
Georgia Bulldogs, NCAA Football
Colorado Avalanche, NHL

Best Olympian, Women’s Sport
Sunisa Lee, gymnastics
Oksana Masters, Cross-country skiing, Road Cycling, Biathlon
Katie Ledecky, swimming
Allison Felix, athletics

Best Olympian, Men’s sport
Nathan Chen, figure skating
Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey
Nick Mayhew, athletics
Caleb Dressel, swimming

The best game
*Kansas City Chiefs defeat Buffalo Bills in OT thriller (AFC Division Game) – WINNER!
UConn defeats North Carolina State in double OT (NCAA Elite 8 Women’s Basketball)
Kansas Rally with 16 points, which became the largest comeback in the history of championship games (NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship)
Bryce Young Rallies Alabama to beat Auburn in four OT (NCAA Football Iron Bowl)

Best College Athlete, Men’s Sport
*Bryce Young, Alabama Football – -WINNER!
Dante Polvara, Georgetown Men’s Soccer
Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga Men’s Basketball
Logan Visnauskas, Maryland Lacrosse

Best College Athlete, Women’s Sport
Aliya Boston, South Carolina Women’s Basketball
Jaelyn Howell, Florida State Football
* Jocelyn Alo, softball from Oklahoma — WINNER!
Charlotte North, Boston College Lacrosse

Best International Athlete, Men’s Soccer
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City
Sadio Mane, Liverpool
Kylian Mbappe, PSG

Best International Athlete, Women’s Soccer
Alexia Putellas, Barcelona
Sam Kerr, Chelsea
Vivianne Midema, Arsenal
Caroline Graham Hansen, Barcelona

Best NFL Player
*Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams – WINNER!
T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts

Best MLB Player
*Shohei Otani, Los Angeles Angels – WINNER!
Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
Jorge Soler, Atlanta Braves

Best NHL Player
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
Roman Josie, Nashville Predators
Igor Shesterkin, New York Rangers.

The best driver
Kyle Larson, NASCAR
Max Verstappen, F1
Steve Torrence, NHRA
Alex Palou, IndyCar

Best NBA Player
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
*Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors – WINNER!

Best WNBA Player
Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun
Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Links
Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix Mercury
Candice Parker, Chicago Sky

The best boxer
Tyson Fury
Shakur Stevenson
Katie Taylor
Michaela Major

The best MMA fighter
Alexander Volkanovsky
* Charles Oliviera IS THE WINNER!
Kamaru Usman
Kayla Harrison

Best Athlete, Men’s Golf
Scotty Scheffler
Cameron Smith
Justin Thomas
Jon Ram

Best Female Athlete, Women’s Golf
Nelly Korda
Ko Jin Yeon
Lydia Ko
Minji Lee

Best Athlete, Men’s tennis
Rafael Nadal
Dylan Olcott
Carlos Alcaraz
Felix Auger-Aliassim