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50 Most Influential People in Action Sports

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43: Nate Adams

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Freestyle motocross star Nate Adams has 13 X Games medals and is renowned for his meticulous, calculated style. He is the only rider to have won two consecutive Red Bull X-Fighters titles (2009 and 2010) but suffered serious arm and shoulder injuries late in 2011. The 28-year-old tied Travis Pastrana for the most X Games Moto X medals and should soon be back on top.