Neilson Powless


Neilson Powless placed 10th at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4.

Current Residence: Roseville, California
Hometown: Roseville, California
Birthdate: September 3, 1996
Birthplace: Eglin, Florida
Height: 6’0’’
Weight: 142 lbs.
Current Coach: Dario Fredrik
Team: Whole Athlete/Specialized
High School: Roseville High School, Class of 2015
Other Sports Played: Basketball, Triathlon, Cross-country Track

Disciplines: Mountain Bike (cross-country and short track cross-country) and Road


Career Highlights

2014 US Cup/Kenda Cup Bonelli Park Pro XCT – 1st place (17-18 Junior Men)
2014 US Cup/Kenda Cup Fontana Pro XCT – 1st place (17-18 Junior Men)
2014 Pan American MTB Continental Championships – 4th (Junior Men's Cross-Country)
Valley of the Sun Stage Race – 2nd place in General Classification
2014 UCI MTB World Cup, Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic – 6th (Men’s Juniors Cross-Country)
2014 UCI MTB World Cup, Albstadt, Germany – 10th (Men’s Juniors Cross-Country)
2014 Missoula Pro XCT – 5th (17-18 Junior Men)
2014 Specialized Catamount Classic – 3rd (Junior Men)
2012 XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon – 1st (15-19 Junior Men and Top Overall Amateur)

National Championships

2014 USA Cycling Cross-Country MTB National Championships – 1st in Short Track Cross-Country (15-18 Junior Men)
2014 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships – 4th in Time Trial (17-18 Junior Men)
2011 and 2012 XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon – 1st (15-19 Junior Men)

More Domestic Results for Neilson Powless

Hobbies: Racing bikes; Snowboarding; Swimming; Basketball; Running
Favorite Race: Nevada City Classic Criterium
Favorite Place to Train: Lake Tahoe
Best Cycling Memory: Getting sixth at the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup in Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic
Best Advice Received from a Coach When You Were Starting Out: Be patient.
Motivation: Winning
Hero/Role Model: Greg LeMond

Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: Ride on a Pro Tour team and compete in the Tour de France

First Involvement in Cycling: My parents were both professional triathletes, and they got me into triathlons at first. After a few years I chose the discipline I enjoyed the most, which was cycling.

Community and Charity Involvement: Pacer for the Tahoe Sierra 100-mile MTB race

Did you know? Neilson’s sister, Shayna, is also competing at the 2014 UCI MTB World Championships for Team USA and is a cross-country mountain bike national champion.

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