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WMA: Champion Patterson nominated for ESPY award

WMA Champion Jessica Patterson Aims for ESPY Award Bend, Ore. (July 3, 2008) -- The Women's Motocross Association's multi-time National Champion Jessica Patterson, of Tallahassee, Florida has been nominated for a 2008 ESPY award. With ...

WMA Champion Jessica Patterson Aims for ESPY Award

Bend, Ore. (July 3, 2008) -- The Women's Motocross Association's multi-time National Champion Jessica Patterson, of Tallahassee, Florida has been nominated for a 2008 ESPY award. With the support of the motocross community Patterson hopes to bring home this prestigious award.

The ESPYS, Excellence in Sports Performance, is the premier sports awards event, put on by ESPN, that honors individual and team athletic achievements and other sports-related performances each year.

Sports icons nominated for a 2008 ESPY include; Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, and Danica Patrick -- household names and amazing company for WMA motocrosser, Patterson.

Patterson has been nominated for Best Female Action Sport Athlete for her performance in the 2007 AMA/WMA Women's Motocross National Championship presented by Kawasaki. The 25-year-old racer dominated the Championship winning an impressive 10 out of 12 motos and the title. She even suffered a painful hand injury in moto one of the Thunder Valley National, but rode through the pain in the second moto to salvage points.

Other nominations in the category include: Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, Surfer Stephanie Gilmore, and Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis.

"I'm incredibly honored and excited to be nominated for an ESPY Award", said Jessica Patterson. "I'm really looking forward to be being at the awards show at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on July 16th. And I'm hoping to represent women's motocross by winning it."

The 2008 ESPYS will be hosted by Justin Timberlake, and air Sunday, July 20th at 9 PM ET on ESPN. Celebrities such as Lance Armstrong, David Beckham, Ashanti, Zac Efron, and Samuel L. Jackson will be presenters at the event.

The winner of each ESPY category is decided by fan votes, to do so visit www.espys.tv. Voting continues through July 12th and motocross fans are encouraged to vote for Jessica Patterson and support the sport we all love.

-credit: ama

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