Sherwood was named the sportsman of the year and the overall sportsperson of the year when the trophies were handed out at the Awapuni Function Centre this week.
The judges may have had a guilty conscience after Sherwood didn’t even register last year when he won the Red Bull X-Fighters world tour, as well as a silver medal in Moto X Freestyle event at the X Games in Los Angeles.
This year he had an injury-disrupted season and finished only fifth in the X-Fighters and fourth at the X Games.
He did have multiple top five placings with a second and third in Mexico and Dubai.
The 22-year-old wasn’t able to receive the award last night because he is at the Big Boys Toys show in Auckland, but had his uncle Robin and aunt Denise collect it on his behalf.
The sportsman was a tough category this year, with All Blacks Aaron Smith and Aaron Cruden contenders, as well as speedway legend Peter Rees.
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