Nate went from a USAC Cat 5 to Cat 1 in one, short season
Born and raised at the foot of the Wasatch Front in Northern Utah, Nate started riding mountain bikes at 15. Nate picked up MTB racing at a sport/expert level in high school, and while attending college in Salt Lake City worked as a bike messenger, which opened his eyes to a love of road riding.
While mulling over the decision to either join the French Foreign Legion, or race bikes, Nate thankfully opted to racing bikes. Astonishingly, Nate went from a USAC Cat 5 to Cat 1 in one, short season. After a brutal winter of training, and a number of notable race successes as an amateur, he signed with the Competitive Cyclist Racing Team.
Nate’s strengths are climbing and time-trialing, though he’s not afraid to throw down in a crit or circuit race. He brings added depth to the Team’s stage racing depth, and knows that in his neo-pro season, he will be grinding himself into the ground to keep Team on the podium.
Career highlights pre-2012
1st overall, 2011 Cascade Classic (Cat 2); 1st, 2011 Cascade Classic Stage 2 (ITT/Cat 2); 1st overall, 2011 Bikes For Kids Stage Race; 2011 Utah State Road Race champion; 2nd, 2011 Porcupine Classic Hillclimb; 5th, 2011 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Road Race; 1st, 2011 Tour of the Gila Stage 3 (ITT/Cat 3); 2nd overall, 2011 Tour of the Gila (Cat 3)