Cooper Willsey


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Name: Cooper Willsey
Current Residence: Hinesburg, Vt.
Hometown: Hinesburg, Vt.
Birthdate: April 18, 1997
Birthplace: Burlington, Vt.
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Current Coach: Jake Hollenbach
Team: Cannondale p/b


High School: Champlain Valley Union H.S. (Hinesburg, Vt.) Class of '15
Other Sports Played: Nordic skiing (3 years)

Top National Championship Results

  • 3rd, 2013 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships, Juniors men 17-18

Career Highlights

  • 29th, 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships (Hoogerheide, Netherlands), juniors men
  • 1st, 2013 Cincy3 Harbin Park, UCI Junior
  • 2nd, 2013 Louisville Mudfund Derby, day 1, UCI Junior 17-18
  • 1st, 2013 Louisville Mudfund Derby, day 2, UCI Junior 17-18
  • 1st, 2013 Gran Prix of Gloucester, day 1, Junior 17-18

Favorite Race: Providence Cyclo-cross Festival

Favorite Place to Train: Catamount Family Center

Best Cycling Memory: Zolder World Cup holeshot & 2013 Louisville Day 2

Best Advice Received From a Coach When Starting Out: Never give up. Keep it fun.

Motivation: Not performing at my best

Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: To become a professional cyclo-cross racer and have a job within the cycling industry.

First Involvement in Cycling: Through mountain bike racing at the Catamount Family Center in Williston, Vt., when he was three years old

Did you know? Cooper considers himself addicted to cliff jumping.

Charity Work/Community Involvement: Cooper builds mountain bike trails in his community.

Hobbies: Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, building bike trails, biathlon and cliff jumping

Family: Parents are Jamie Willsey and Cynthia Ballas. Has a brother, Camden

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