Carson Beckett


Carson Beckett headshot 2014

Current Residence: Benton, Kentucky
Hometown: Benton, Kentucky
Birthdate: May 17, 1997
Birthplace: Paducah, Kentucky
Height: 5’6’’
Weight: 132 lbs.
Current Coach: Daniel Matheny
Team: Wood-N-Wave
High School: Marshall Co. High School, Class of 2016
Other Sports Played: Basketball

Career Highlights

2014 Montgomery State Bell Classic/TBRA State Championship – 1st place, XC Cat 1 (15-29)
2014 Pro XCT Specialized Catamount Classic Pro XCT – 7th place, Cat 1 (17-18 Junior Men)
2014 USA Cycling European Race Camp participant
2014 UCI MTB Cleran Cup (Belgium) – 10th place
2014 US Cup/Kenda Cup Colorado Springs Pro XCT – 2nd place, Cat 1 (17-18 Junior Men)
2013 NICA/Tennessee League Varsity State Champion
2013 Tennessee State Champion, XC Cat 1 (19-29)
2013 Lock 4 Six Hour Festival, XC – 1st place (Solo Open Men)
2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 TBRA Championships

National Championships

2014 USA Cycling Cross-Country MTB National Championships – 2nd in Super D (15-18 Junior Men) 
2014 USA Cycling Cross-Country MTB Nationals – 3rd in Short Track Cross-Country (15-18 Junior Men)
2014 USA Cycling Cross-Country MTB Nationals – 3rd in Cross-Country (17-18 Junior Men)
2013 USA Cycling Cross-Country MTB Nationals – 1st in Super D (16-18 Junior Men)
2013 USA Cycling Cross-Country MTB Nationals – 1st in Cross-Country, Cat 2 (15-18 Junior Men)

More Domestic Results for Carson Beckett

Hobbies: Outdoor enthusiast; Sports
Favorite Race: National Championships (2013 & 2014) at Bear Creek
Favorite Place to Train: His home training course at Land Between the Lakes in Grand Rapids, Kentucky, along beautiful Kentucky Lake
Best Cycling Memory: First trip to Europe with USA Cycling team 
Best Advice Received from a Coach When You Were Starting Out: If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've gotten.
Motivation: Love of the sport and all it entails
Hero/Role Model: Hard to name just one because there have been many people who have been rold models and people he looks up to in the world of cycling

Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: Continue to experience the international level of cycling, visit places he has only imagined and make an impact on those around him with his faith. Hopes to ride for a college team as well as a professional team.

First Involvement in Cycling: Started riding local trail with his dad since the age of 5 and always looked forward to riding with all the older guys on the team.

Community and Charity Involvement: Trail maintenance on his local trail; Church youth group

Did you know? Carson has been a dual-sport athlete in school (cycling & basketball) while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Family: Son of Steve and Ann Beckett...has two sisters (Paige and Sydney) finished the Leadville 100.

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