FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Two winter sports stars from Fairfield county are vying for honors with Team USA — and you can vote for both of them.
Julia Marino of Westport and Tucker West of Ridgefield are among the athletes nominated for Team USA's Best of January. Click here to vote for your favorite.
Marino, 19, rocked the snowboarding world to its core last weekend by winning two medals at the X Games. Marino, making her X Games debut, won a gold medal Saturday in slopestyle to go with a bronze medal she won in Big Air. She became the first woman in 17 years to win two medals at the event, perhaps the most exclusive competition in all of snowboarding.
West won a silver medal with the mixed relay team at the World Luge Championships.
People can vote on the Team USA website. Click here for the link, and scroll down to the candidates. Voting ends Feb. 6.
Fan voting accounts for 50 percent of the final tally, and Olympic/Paralympic family voting accounts for 50 percent. Olympic/Paralympic family members include national governing body representatives and a panel of journalists who cover the Olympic and Paralympic movements.