Sean Bennett


Sean Bennett placed 37th at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4.
Sean Bennett competed at the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup in Albstadt, Germany. Photo credit: Rob Jones

Hometown & Current Residence: El Cerrito, California
Birthdate: March 31, 1996
Birthplace: Oakland, California
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 152 lbs.
Current Coach: Dario Fredrick
Team: Whole Athlete-Specialized
Disciplines: Mountain Bike (cross-country)
High School: El Cerrito High School, Class of 2014
College: Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
Major: Human Biology

Career Highlights

2014 Sea Otter Classic – 1st in junior men’s 17-18 cross-country
2014 UCI MTB World Cup, Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic – 8th in 17-18 junior men’s cross-country

National Championships

2014 USA Cycling Cross-Country MTB National Championships – 1st in junior men’s 17-18 cross-country
2013 USA Cycling Cross-Country MTB National Championships – 3rd in junior men’s 17-18 cross-country

More Domestic Results for Sean Bennett

Favorite Race: UCI MTB World Cup, Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic

Favorite Place to Train: Marin, California

Best Cycling Memory: Coming back from flatting at the 2014 MTB Nationals and being able to ride it back for the win after what I thought ruined my shot at a national title.

Best Advice Received from a Coach When You Were Starting Out: Just stick with it and keep it fun. If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right.

Motivation: Knowing my competition is out there training.

Hero/Role Model: My brother John

Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: Take it as far as I can. The goal is to ride pro and make a life out of doing what I love.

First Involvement in Cycling: My older brothers rode in high school and I grew up watching them race. I just loved being around it but never tried to ride until my freshmen year of high school.

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