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Nate Adams (born Nathaniel Adams on March 29, 1984) is an United States motocross rider and extreme sports athlete. A resident of Temecula, California, he attained national fame when he won the World Freestyle Motocross Championship in 2002.
Adams was born in Phoenix, Arizona and began riding when he was eight years old when his father bought him his first dirtbike. He graduated from Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, AZ in 2002. While successful in local and regional circuits, he became well known in freestyle motocross by winning his first freestyle championship at age eighteen in 2002. Since then, Adams has won the gold medal at the X Games in 2004, the Gravity Games in 2003, and has enjoyed top finishes on the Vans Triple Crown. In 2007, Adams was awarded AST Dew Tour Athlete of the Year. In 2009 Adams became the Red Bull X-Fighters champion clinching the title at Londons Battersea powerstation. He also took the title the following year in 2010, becoming the first rider to win double championships, and also the first rider to win back-to-back championships.
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