From Logan to St. George, the state of Utah boasts a long history of athletic excellence at all levels of competition. The Governor's State of Sport Awards showcase the highest achievements in Utah individual and team sports during the 2014 calendar year, as voted on by you—the fans and citizens of the Great State of Utah.
Governor Gary Herbert will speak at the ceremony and present awards to winners in ten categories. World renowned entertainer and motor sports enthusiast Jay Leno will be our special guest, along with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Stein Erksen. Together with its presenting sponsors, the Utah Sports Commission is proud to host the 2015 Governor's State of Sport Awards as we celebrate Utah: The State of Sport.
Tuesday, April 21
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Vote for your favorite Utah athletes, coaches, teams, games and highlights begining in March!
Eriksen is one of the skiing legends around Park City, and one of the city's earliest, even though he never competed for the United States. He won the gold medal in the giant slalom in the 1952 Winter Olympics, held in his native country of Norway.
Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”
The ski industry forever changed 34 years ago when Edgar Stern developed Deer Valley Resort based on the concept of providing a luxury hotel experience by combining first-class guest service, luxury accommodations and gourmet food with skiing.