With a nickname like “Nasty,” it’s pretty easy to see why Cory Nastazio is known as one of the bad boys of BMX.
After claiming silver at the 2000 X Games and gold at the Australian X Games in ‘02, Nasty’s accomplishments earned him the NORA Cup in 2002 and ’03. However, his career took an unexpected turn when, in April 2004, his Honda Civic crashed into a tree and he landed in the ICU for two weeks. But despite a hemorrhage on one side of his brain, broken ribs, and a collapsed lung, Nasty battled back and made a full recovery.
Since then, Nasty has returned to true form by winning the 2006 Extreme Thing contest and landing in the top 10 overall in the Dew Tour’s BMX dirt rankings in both ’05 and ’08.
When he's not throwing his trademark Superman seatgrab or the occasional double backflip, Nasty is always busy. And we're not talking just within the world of action sports either. Famous for his tattoos, spiky hair, and crazy personality as much as his skills on a bike, Nasty's popularity has landed him in the pages of Maxim, Rolling Stone and Stuff magazines.