Athlete of the Year

2022 Athlete of the Year: Max Fey, Nordic Combined

The Empire State Winter Games and Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York annually present the Athlete of the Year award to a recent athlete who exemplifies sportsmanship, leadership, community service, academic excellence, and overall, what it means to be an Empire State Winter Games Athlete.

Finalists will all receive an award a 2023 Athlete of the Year Sport Award, complimentary registration for the 2024 Games, and a prize pack from Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York and the Empire State Winter Games.

The Overall Winner will receive an Athlete of the Year Award Plaque, complimentary registration for the 2024 Games, the opportunity to light the cauldron at the 2024 opening ceremony, a $1000 donation to a sport organization of their choice, and more!

Nominate An Athlete

Know of an ESWG athlete who you think should be named the next Athlete of the Year? We are accepting nominations for the 2023 Athlete of the Year through February 19, 2023!