5. Year of Nyjah Huston
Photograph By Brett Wilhelm/ESPN
Yet again, it was a quite a year for skateboarder Nyjah Huston. Huston came into 2013 as the reigning 2012 Street League champion and the one to watch. Although he started the year with three victories, his bid to sweep this year's Street League was cut short when he had to withdraw from X Games Munich due to a rib injury. No matter. He still took the overall title. But he missed out on Thrasher's Skate of the Year title again, losing out this time to Nike pro Ishod Wair.