Los Angeles, CA – July 13, 2005 – BMX star Dave Mirra took home the ESPY for Best Male Action Sports Athlete of the Year defeating a host of other deserving candidates.

Dave killing it at X Games Vert… Congrats on the ESPY award Dave!  credit: Press Release

In a star-studded room full of celebrities and sports legends, Dave Mirra’s name was heard echoing through the air as the recipient of this year’s ESPY for the Best Male Action Sports Athlete of the year. With 18 X Games medals, 13 of which are gold, Dave is the most decorated X Games athlete of all time. Having competed in every X Games to date, Dave has swept his two premier events, the BMX Vert and Park competitions four times.

Always in the public eye, Dave was very appreciative in accepting this prestigious award stating, “Of all the awards that I’ve won, this is the ultimate compliment because this came from the fans.” Mirra looks forward to showing the fans why he was the correct pick for the ESPY at next months X Games 11 where he hopes to add more medals to his ever growing collection.

Dave is supported by his sponsors: Slim Jim, Haro Bicycles, T-Mobile, Fox Racing, DC Shoes, Oxy Acne Solutions, Bell Helmets, Dragon Optics, Maxxis Tires and Kicker.