Chase Nelson

  
  


Chase Nelson headshot

Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Birthdate: May 17, 1996
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 140 lbs.
Current Coach: Chris Herndon
Team: Trek Southridge Racing
Disciplines: Downhill Mountain Bike
High School: Chatfield High School (Littleton, Colo.), Class of 2014
College: Univ. of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Class of 2018
Major: Bio Medical

Career Highlights

2014 NW Cup #1 Pro GRT, Port Angeles, Wash. – 1st in junior men’s downhill
2014 Reaper Madness, Bootleg Canyon, Nev. – 1st in junior men’s downhill
2014 Mountain Creek Spring Classic Pro GRT, N.J. – 4th in junior men’s downhill
2014 UCI MTB World Cup, Windham, N.Y. – 12th in junior men’s downhill
2013 Windham US National Pro GRT, Windham, N.Y. – 1st in junior men’s downhill
2013 California-Golden State Pro GRT, China Peak, Calif. – 2nd in junior men’s downhill
2013 Chile Challenge Pro GRT, Angel Fire, N.M. – 3rd in junior men’s downhill
2013 Pro GRT Gravity Open at Plattekill Mountain, N.Y. – 3rd in junior men’s downhill
2013 NW Cup #2, Grand Prix of Mountain Biking, Port Angeles, WA – 3rd in junior men’s downhill 1st American Jr. Expert)
2013 Reaper Madness DH at Bootleg Canyon Pro GRT, Nev. – 5th in junior men’s downhill
2013 UCI MTB World Cup, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada – 14th in junior men’s downhill

Chase Nelson on his way to a 12th-place finish in the juniors downhill at the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup in Windham, NY
Chase Nelson on his way to a 12th-place finish in the juniors downhill at the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup in Windham, NY

National Championships

2014 USA Cycling Gravity MTB National Championships, Angel Fire, N.M. – 5th in 17-18 junior men’s downhill

More Domestic Results for Chase Nelson

Best Cycling Memory: Making the 2014 U.S. MTB world championships team; 14th at my first world cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne in 2013; 1st at the 2014 Pro GRT in Port Angeles, WA.

Best Advice Received from a Coach When You Were Starting Out: When I was starting out I rode the chair up with Chris Boice at Snowmass, Colorado. I was having trouble with the big sweeping turns off of Banzai Ridge. Chris told me to stay off my front brake and your bike will track higher through the turn, allowing you to carry more speed with added stability through the off camber/double fall line/high speed/rocky turns.  Nate Hills and Rob Garcia and the Wolf Rock Racing Team where instrumental in every aspect of my developmental years…Thanks!

Motivation: Progressing in any sport, big powder days and rooting for my friends!



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