A local BMX star is getting national attention this week. Brett Banasiewicz has been named Toyota USA’s 2012 athlete of the year.
Banasiewicz was one of three finalists. Anyone who competed in the Dew Tour was eligible.
Banasiewicz is still recovering from a head injury from a serious BMX fall in August.
In response to his injury, several major competitions, including the Dew Tour and the X Games, now require athletes to wear certified helmets.