Mike Spinner Wins the PlayStation Trick of the Year
After dominating the AST Dew Tour in Freestyle Motocross (FMX) all season long, Nate Adams, 23 of Glendale, Ariz., was named the 2007 Athlete of the Year. Adams, who won his second consecutive FMX Dew Cup title this year, won the award by earning 476 out of a possible 500 points for the season-long competition. Adams received $75,000 and a trophy by edging out Ryan Sheckler and Shaun White for the honor.
“Athlete of the year was a total surprise,” said Adams, who clinched the trophy with a win at this week’s PlayStation Pro and finished second in the only event he did not win this season. “I am pumped, this is such an honor.”
Nineteen-year-old BMX Park competitor Mike Spinner won the 2007 PlayStation Trick of the Year after fans voted that his 1080, three complete rotations, at the Vans Invitational was the best trick of the 2007 season. Spinner, of Miami, Fla., was the first athlete to ever successfully land the trick in a BMX Park competition.
“It feels amazing and this is something that I have worked so hard for,” said Spinner, who will receive $10,000 for winning the award. “I did it at one of the best and most important events of the year because I also won the event. It’s just been crazy to have all this happening in my rookie year on the Dew Tour.”