The Action Sports Legend, and Nitro Circus Co-Founder, Joins An Illustrious List of Recipients Including Usher, Michael Bloomberg and Tony Hawk

LOS ANGELES – Friday, April 14, 2017 – Travis Pastrana was honored with the presitigous Icon Award at the PTTOW! Summit in Rancho Palos Verdes, California this Wednesday. The event, an annual gathering of top CEO’s and CMO’s as well as influential voices in technology, the arts and sports, featured attendees Declan Moore (CEO, National Geographic Partners), Marcus Shingles (CEO, XPRIZE), Rafi Fine (Co-Founder, Fine Brothers Entertainment), Deepak Chopra, MD (author, founder of Chopra Foundation), Steve Aoki (Grammy-nominated DJ/producer and CEO) and more.       

This is an incredible honor. Everyone at PTTOW! has accomplished so much in so many fields,” Pastrana said afterwards. “Our goal with Nito Circus is to progress not only in action sports, but also as content creators, digital innovators and brand builders. PTTOW! is a tremendous opportunity to connect and learn from leaders across the cultural spectrum.”

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - APRIL 12: Travis Pastrana attends the 2017 PTTOW! Summit: Love & Courage at Terranea Resort on April 12, 2017 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for PTTOW!)

After an introduction by Terry Hardy (World Surf League co-owner and PTTOW! co-founder), Pastrana spoke of the passion that has fueled his career, first as a trailblazing action sports athlete, then as a multimedia star and industry pioneer. That same passion inspired him to co-found Nitro Circus, which grew into a global television phenomenon and then mushroomed into a sold-out live tour and digital media force. Later, it helped spearhead the creation of the Nitro World Games, taking action sports competiton to the next level. “If you follow your heart and do what you’re passionate about you’ll be successful,” he said. Afterwards, Pastrana MC’d a suprise FMX demo for PTTOW! attendees, featuring Nitro Circus Live’s world-class riders.

Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum musician Usher also received an Icon Award Wednesday. A short list of previous honorees includes His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Quincy Jones, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shaun White and Bob Pittman, illustrating the diversity and impact of these influential figures.  

PTTOW! is an invite-only, member network and summit that brings together inspiring leaders from the world’s most innovative companies, along with cultural icons, to showcase game changing projects and fuel transformational media partnerships shaping today’s culture. 

2017 PTTOW! Summit: Love & Courage

About Nitro Circus:

Nitro Circus, the world’s biggest action sports entertainment brand, creates electrifying live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide.  Co-founded by global superstar Travis Pastrana in 2003, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multiplatform phenomenon producing hit television shows, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings. That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus Live tour, which since 2010 has travelled the globe, playing to sold out stadiums on five continents. Taking Travis’ passion for progression to the next level, Nitro World Games introduced breakthrough innovations on its 2016 debut, completely rebooting action sports competition in the process. With over three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 20 million engaged fans across its social media platforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of action sports and entertainment. For more information visit