Year of birth: 2000
Weight / Height: 57 kg / 168 cm
Hometown: Rocklin, California
Hobbies: Skimboarding, slacklining, hiking, rock climbing, art, clothing design, music
Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan
Favorite Drink: Frozen Lemonade

Rider's Talk

What is your racing background? When and why did you start?
I started racing in January of 2015. In October of 2014, I started riding mountain bikes with my friends just for fun. My dad has been riding mountain bikes for 25 years, so he encouraged me to enter a race. In 2016, I started focusing on racing and really had a breakthrough. So I haven't been racing for long, but I feel like my progression into the sport has been quick.

What place did you finish in your first race?
I raced Novice in my first race, it was a local TBF race at Granite Bay and I came 15th.

What’s your favorite part about riding for SCOTT? What are your future goals?
Riding for Scott definitely has a great ton of positives. Probably my favorite part is that I'm surrounded by great people, and I can still work with the same coach that I had last season, since we work pretty well together. Also, all the bikes look like a work of art and ride like a dream.

What keeps you going during the off season, if you ever have an off season?
During the off season I like to take time off the bike, cycling is such an intense sport training wise that during off season, it's nice to take some time away from that. If I do go on a ride, I like to hit the bike park up at Northstar, and now that I have a Scott Genius I know that I'll be messing around on that next off season. Also I just like focusing on some of my other passions and hobbies. I love slacklining, painting, skimboarding, and I cliff jump a lot too. Along with just hanging out with friends and family, it's nice to just relax so you can recharge and prep for next season.

What are your favorite Races?
Probably my favorite races that I've done are the Transrockies Moab stage race out in Utah. It's a 3 day race and the trails are crazy, I rode all of them blind and it was honestly a blast. My other favorite race is the NorCal League race at Fort Ord. I love the Fort Ord course. It has some climbs and some decent descents too.

Where are we going to find you training most often?
I live in Rocklin, I enjoy training mostly on country roads, so I would probably be found mostly out by Penryn or up in Newcastle, since some of my favorite training roads are out there. I train multiple times a week out at Granite Bay with my high school team too, so that too.

What music do you listen to when training or before a race?
I listen to a variety of music, it just depends what I'm into at that time. I love listening to EDM and rock when I'm training. But other times I just listen to rap. Whatever is on my soundcloud or apple playlist at the time really.

Do you have a favorite pre-race food?
I always eat the same thing before a race. For breakfast, I eat a bowl of Weetabix (a British cereal) with raisins and yogurt on top. When I get to the race, I eat a bagel with cream cheese, then an hour before the race I eat a Natures Bakery raspberry bar.

Do you have any funny habits that you have to do before you race?
I do the same thing every single race. As I mentioned I always have to eat the same thing. Also if I do well in a race, the next race I don't change anything, I mean anything. I won a NorCal, and my gloves ripped in between the time to the next NorCal, and I wouldn't change to new gloves because I was so superstitious about it!

For your legs: hairy, electric, waxing or razor?
Hairy for now.....

What do you put in your back jersey pockets when you go for a training ride?
Gel, chews, a tube, co2, tire levers, a tool, and my phone

Top 3 artists on your iPod that gets played the most?
The Weeknd, Suicideboys, Frank Ocean

Energy drink or coffee?
Coffee all the way

Call the guys for training or getting called:

5 of the best ways to kill time:
Painting, being on my laptop, napping, listening to music, slacklining

Number of crashes at training:
Maybe I crash once every ten training rides on my road bike, maybe every three on my mountain bike

Number of times my training bike gets clean per week/month/year:
I clean my bike maybe 3-4 times a week in the winter, twice a week in the summer

3 words that describe Scott:
Fun, innovative, colorful