After making his mark on the record books last year with two championships, the MX of Nations, and the Monster Cup, Ryan Villopoto backed it up by defending his SX championship in 2012. These accomplishments have earned him a nomination for “Male Action Sports Athlete Of The Year” at this year’s ESPY Awards. Up against the likes of Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Travis Rice, Villopoto has a good chance of claiming the honor. Do your part for not only Villopoto but motocross as a whole and cast your vote at http://espn.go.com/espys/voting?vote=8082987&lang=en . VOTING ENDS TODAY, JULY 11TH AT 5PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME.