Gage Hecht started racing in 2007 at the age of 9. Gage found success very quickly dominating the local Colorado Cyclocross and Road Series in the junior ranks. Gage tackled Cyclocross Nationals in 2008 for the first time and achieved a second place finish. In 2009 Gage trekked to Bend Oregon and brought home the 10-12 year old National Road Title. Gage returned to Bend Oregon that December and captured the 2009 10-12 year old Cyclocross National Championship. In 2010 Gage secured the 10-12 National TT Championship and a 4th place in both the Road and Criterium National Championships and his first 13/14 year old Cyclocross Championship. The 2011 Cyclocross Series saw Gage’s development excel once again capturing impressive results in the Senior Men’s CAT 3 Division. Gage laid down one of his most impressive weekends taking 8th place at the Fort Colins USGP in the Senior Men’s CAT 2/3 Division. In 2012 Gage successfully defended his 13/14 year old Cyclocross National Championship in dominating fashion.
In order to be named to the Academic All-Star class athletes must compete at one of the USA Cycling National Championships and have a term GPA of at least 3.5.