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Ella Erickson

Elite Women's National Team Member

D.O.B March 29, 2003
Hometown Hayden, Idaho
School North Idaho College
Residence Hayden, Idaho
Pro Teams Commencal USA (2022); Commencal Junior World Cup Team (2021)

Meet the Athlete

Ella started out racing BMX and then transitioned into racing downhill when she was 11, competing in regional races. She raced the National Championships for the first time in 2018 and started competing internationally in 2020. Ella raced her first World Championships in 2020 and placed 5th. She raced all of the World Cups in both 2020 and 2021 as a junior gaining experience on the international stage. Some of her most notable results include: being a three time national champion, 3rd place at the 2021 Snowshoe World Cup, and 3rd at the 2020 Maribor World Cup, all in the Junior Women's class. Ella is compassionate, driven, and approachable. Her parents and younger sister all race downhill as well, and Ella loves being able to share her passion with them.

What is your favorite post-ride snack?

Wendy's Chocolate Frosty

Wendy's Chocolate Frosty

What are your pre-race rituals?

Before racing, I like to warm myself up by jump roping and doing some yoga. I also like to listen to music and take deep breaths to stay clam. I envision myself riding the course smooth and fast multiple times.

Before racing, I like to warm myself up by jump roping and doing some yoga. I also like to listen to music and take deep breaths to stay clam. I envision myself riding the course smooth and fast multiple times.

What is your favorite piece fo advice to live by?

Look where you want to go.

Look where you want to go.

Points of Interest

Ella Erickson POI 1

In 2021, I won Junior National Championships with a time that put me in 3rd place for pro women

World Cup in Snowshoe West Virginia 2021 where I got 3rd place

Ella Erickson POI 2
Ella Erickson POI 3

Leogang, Austria, where I raced my first international race (World Champs 2020)

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