Team USA

USA Cycling Names 2018 Pan American Continental Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships Team

(March 4, 2018) – USA Cycling announced today the 4 athletes that will represent the United States in Cross Country Mountain Bike at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Pereira, Colombia on April 4, 2018. The Pan American Championships are held annually for member nations of the Pan American Cycling Confederation. Riders competing in the Pan American Cycling Championships are selected by their respective national governing bodies and provide another avenue for athletes to qualify for World Championships.

"We have a very strong team headed to the Pan Am Continental Championships this year.  Erin Huck will be defending her title in the Elite Women’s Cross-Country race and Keegan Swenson will try to improve on his 5th place from last year in the Elite Men’s Cross-Country race.  I’m looking forward to a great event from all of our riders,” said Marc Gullickson, Performance Director of USA Cycling’s Mountain Bike Program.

The Team USA roster is as follows:

Erin Huck*

Boulder, Colo.; Construction Zone-SCOTT

Rose Grant

Kalispell, Mont.; Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis

Keegan Swenson

Herber City, Utah; Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis

Chloe Woodruff

Prescott, Ariz.; Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis

Automatic qualifiers are noted with an asterisk (*).

Haley Batten, Christopher Blevins, Kate Courtney and Lea Davidson also automatically qualified for the event; however, the athletes declined the invitation.

The USA Cycling 2018 Pan American Continental XCO MTB Championships selection criteria are available here.

Please contact Kelly Fox with questions at kfox@usacycling.org

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Please contact Kelly Fox with questions at kfox@usacycling.org