Freestyle motocross and rally car racing superstar Travis Pastrana married professional skateboarder Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins in a private ceremony on Saturday. Pastrana, an X Games competitor since 1999, is one of the most decorated athletes in action sports. Hawkins competed in Women's Skateboard Vert at the X Games from 2003 to 2010, picking up three gold medals, three silver, and one bronze.
"They were married in San Diego on Saturday before a small private gathering of close friends and family," confirms Travis Clarke, Pastrana's longtime agent with the Wasserman Media. Group. "They wanted to keep it private."
That wish may come as something of a surprise to Pastrana fans who watched his very public marriage proposal on the Megaramp in Las Vegas in June at the close of the Nitro Circus Live tour and saw him post a seven-volume engagement photo album of their adventures together at TravisPastrana.com, but so far the event appears to have been almost entirely paparazzi-proof (perhaps they're saving the footage for their forthcoming film Nitro Circus 3D?).
On Monday morning Pastrana posted a single wedding photo to his public Facebook page, with the note, "We've officially tied the knot!"
Hawkins was less restrained in her first tweet after the ceremony: "WOOOO HOOO I'VE GOT THE MOST AMAZING HUSBAND! Thanks to our friends and family for sharing our special day with us!"
Pastrana, who is still recovering from his injuries in the Moto X Best Trick contest at X Games 17, is planning to compete for Race4Change in the 2011 East African Safari Classic Rally next month, November 19-28. In his first post-wedding tweets on Monday, he was asking fans to text RACE to 50555 to make a $5 donation in support of the Race4Change microfinance program.
Pastrana's friend and Nitro Circus partner Andy Bell presided over the wedding ceremony. Guests reportedly included Nitro Circus stars Jolene Van Vugt, "Special" Greg Powell, and Cam McQueen, as well as pro athletes including Chad Kagy, Ryan Sheckler, Anthony Furlong, and Kenny Bartram.