Best male athlete with a disability espy award

The Best Male Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award, known alternatively as the Outstanding Male Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award, has been presented annually since 2005 to the male, irrespective of nationality or sport contested, adjudged to be the best athlete with a physical disability in a given calendar year. Between 2002 and 2004, the non-gender-specific Best Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award was presented, but the award was bifurcated by gender prior to the selection of the candidates for the 2005 ESPY Awards.

Balloting is undertaken over the Internet by fans from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee, and awards are conferred in June to reflect performance and achievement from the twelve months previous to presentation.

List of winners

Year Sportsperson Nation represented Sport(s) contested
2004 Kyle Maynard  United States Mixed Martial Arts
2005 Marlon Shirley  United States Track and field
2006 Bobby Martin  United States American football
2007 Casey Tibbs  United States Track and field
2008 Ryan Kocer  United States Wrestling
2009 Jason Lester  United States Triathlon
2010 Steve Cash[1]  United States Ice sledge hockey
2011 Anthony Robles[2]  United States Wrestling
2012 Kyle Maynard  United States Mixed Martial Arts

See also


  • Enumeration of past winners from