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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
New names added to Hall of Fames

By ESPN Action Sports

Mat Hoffman will be added to the BMX Hall of Fame in June.

New inductees have been recently added to the BMX and Skateboarding Hall of Fames.

In skateboarding, on May 10, during the IASC Skateboarding Summit in Anaheim, Calif., four new names were added to Skateboarding Hall of Fame. They were Danny Bearer, the 1964 National Championships winner; Jay Adams, an original Z-Boy; Peggy Oki, the lone female Z-Boy; and skate pioneer Mark Gonzales.

Four others received Icon Awards: John Humphrey, who was the first licensee of a skateboard patent; Frank Nasworthy, who helped introduce skateboarding's first polyurethane wheels; photographer Glen E. Friedman; and California punk rock legends Black Flag.

In the world of BMX, the 2012 National BMX Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will take place June 16, under the Olympic Flame at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. There will be a new category honoring the women who have contributed to BMX over the years. They will also pay tribute to the first USA Olympic BMX Team by inducting all four of its members -- Mike Day, Donny Robinson, Kyle Bennett and Jill Kintner -- as special honorees.

Five other new names will be added to the BMX Hall of Fame. They are pioneer BMX racer John Palfreyman, Jr.; BMX racer Eric Carter; BMX Freestyler Mat Hoffman; Torker Factory Team's Steve Johnson; and photographer Windy Osborn.