USACYCLING  • Alise Willoughby
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Olympic Team - BMX Racing

Alise Willoughby

Elite Women's National Team Member, Rio 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist, Tokyo 2020 Olympian, 2x World Champion

D.O.B January 17, 1991
Hometown St. Cloud, Minnesota
School University of San Diego ‘15, Kinesiology
Residence San Diego, California

Meet the Athlete

Hailing from small town, middle America, Alise (Post) Willoughby, is one of the most successful BMX racers to ever swing her leg over a bike. In fact, she is the winningest rider in USA BMX history, male or female. Alise started racing BMX at the age of 6 after a nudge from one of her older brothers, and after a few practice laps and one “chicken out” from racing, Alise finally entered her first race. And the rest, as they say, is history.

What is your favorite post-ride snack/meal?

A Klean Athlete Protein Smoothie!

A Klean Athlete Protein Smoothie!

What is your favorite quote or piece of advice to live by?

I know it might sound a bit cliché, but my mom always told me to "Never EVER Give Up" and I have hung on to those words.

I know it might sound a bit cliché, but my mom always told me to "Never EVER Give Up" and I have hung on to those words.

Growing up, how did youth sports, cycling or others, impact who you are today?
Sports are everything! I was a very competitive gymnast and track & field athlete alongside my BMX Career, right up through high school graduation. Competing at a high level, setting goals, practicing with different teams, creating lifelong relationships, juggling it all while being a good student, and riding the emotional wave of sport have all taught me skills that I can carry into any aspect of life confidently, and I believe successfully. Sports have definitely helped shape my character...

Sports are everything! I was a very competitive gymnast and track & field athlete alongside my BMX Career, right up through high school graduation. Competing at a high level, setting goals, practicing with different teams, creating lifelong relationships, juggling it all while being a good student, and riding the emotional wave of sport have all taught me skills that I can carry into any aspect of life confidently, and I believe successfully. Sports have definitely helped shape my character and I am grateful for the balanced life outlook they've provided me.

Points of Interest

ALISE WILLOUGHBY POI 1

2017 UCI BMX World Championships win in Rock Hill, SC

2016 Rio Olympic Games Silver Medal

ALISE WILLOUGHBY POI 2
ALISE WILLOUGHBY POI 3

2019 UCI BMX World Championship win in Zolder, Belgium

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