Carlsbad, CA – July 15, 2004 – Core Tour King of Dirt, 4 Time X Games Gold Medallist, Vans Triple Crown Dirt Champion, and now you can add ESPY Best Action Sports Athlete to Ryan Nyquist’s growing list of achievements.It seems that there is nothing that this North Carolina BMXer can’t win; ESPY’s included. Nyquist took home the coveted award Sunday night during the 12th annual awards show at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Nyquist came out on top over skateboarder, Bucky Lasek; Supercross Champion, Chad Reed; and Freestyle Motocross Rider, Brian Deegan.

The ESPY’s first year of online voting to decide winners resulted in over 10 million fans casting their vote. Out of the 38 ESPY categories Best Male Action Sports Athlete is a relative newcomer, only added to the list of awards in 2000. Nyquist now joins the elite group of winners as the first BMX rider to date.

“I’m very excited about winning an ESPY,” said a thrilled Nyquist. “It’s the first time any person from BMX has won the award and to win while going up against such heavy hitters from the skateboard and motocross world is quite amazing. “

The freestyle BMX world wouldn’t be the same without Nyquist, whose amazing talent and numerous accomplishments have etched his name in the BMX history books as one of the sport’s most consistent and progressive riders. Nyquist looks to add another two X Games Gold Medals to his collection this summer at the 2004 X Games in Los Angeles, CA, August 5 -8th.

Ryan Nyquist is currently sponsored by Haro Bikes, Split, Adidas, Butterfinger, T-Mobile, Napster, Ogio, and Jiffy Mart of Los Gatos. For more information regarding Ryan Nyquist, please contact Steve Astephen at The Familie.

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