Walker Finch

  
  


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Walker Finch
Current Residence: Fort Collins, Colo.
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.
Birthdate: April 1, 1997
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colo.
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Current Coach: Greg Romero
Team: Haro Promax

Personal Website: WalkerFinch.com

 

High School: Poudre H.S. (Fort Collins, Colo.) Class of '15
 

Career Highlights

  • 2-time #1 National age group rider
  • 5-time top-5 National age group rider
  • 3-time top-10 Men's national rider
  • 2011 BMX National Championships, 1st (14 yrs)

Hobbies: Riding bikes, snowboarding, skateboarding, music, hanging out with family and friends, and training

Favorite Race: The Grand Nationals because it is the largest race of the year and has the most excitement.

Favorite Place to Train: At home in Colorado with his litte brother, Sully Finch, because they both have fun training with and pushing each other.

Best Cycling Memory: Winning the Grand Nationals for the first time at the age of 12.

Best Advice Received From a Coach When Starting Out: "When I first started out in BMX, the best advice I received from my coach was not to rush things and not to get discouraged when they don’t happen right away, because in this sport it's all one big progression."

Motivation: "Success, as well as wanting to better myself day by day."

Hero/Role Model: His dad, and top successful athletes.

Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: Winning a world championship title, winning the #1 amateur title, winning the #1 National age group title again, being a top consistent rider all year long, and winning at least six races a year. Career goals include turning pro and eventually elite pro, going to the world championship as an elite, winning a Supercross World Cup race, and being selected for the Olympic Team.

First Involvement in Cycling: "I first became involved in cycling because of my Dad. He was a racer when he was a kid
and wanted my brother, sister, and I to give it a go to see if we enjoyed it as much as he did when he was a kid, and it turned out that we did enjoy it just as much if not more."

Family: Son of Doug and Jennifer Finch. Has a brother, Sullivan, and a sister, Addison, who are both accomplished BMX racers in their own right.



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