The 2016 Governor's State of Sport Awards celebrate Utah's sports industry and honor excellence in high school, amateur, collegiate, Olympic and professional sports for the 2015 calendar year.
The categories and nominees have been selected by various sports media and industry leaders throughout Utah. Now it's up to a very qualified panel of judges, you the fans, to vote for the winners.

Welcome to the 2016 Governor's State of Sport Awards, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank

Thank You for Voting. The 2016 Voting is Now Closed!

Please Check Back May 10th at 10pm and the Winners Will Be Posted.

From Logan to St. George, the State of Utah boasts a long history of athletic excellence at all levels of competition.  This year’s awards event showcases the highest achievement in individual and team sports during the 2015 calendar year, as voted on by you, the fans and citizens of the Great State of Utah.

We will be honoring James L. Easton and Vern Law as this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, and will also be presenting a comittee selected award to adaptive athletes David Blair and Nicole Roundy for their  2015 accomplishments in track and field and snowboarding, respectively.

Together with our many partners, we are proud to host the 2016 Governor’s State of Sport Awards as we celebrate Utah, The State of Sport.

Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, May 10
Vivint Smart Home Arena
7 pm – 9 pm


2016 Special Guests

Vern Law

Nicknamed the “Deacon," Vernon Law played 16 seasons in the major league, all with the Pittsburgh Pirates. During his 1960 season, he recorded the best season ever by a pitcher, led the National League in complete games (18 games)  and won the National and American League Cy Young Award.

Scott Blackmun

Scott Blackmun is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic Committee. He is an ex-officio member of the USOC's board of directors and has served on the International Olympic Committee Marketing Commission since March 2011 and the Programme Commission since May 2015. 


James L. Easton

James L Easton has led a life devoted to the pursuit of high performance in sports. As a businessman, archer and philanthropist, Jim has spent his life working to improve and maximize the human sporting experience.