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Gwendalyn Gibson Athlete Bio
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Gwendalyn Gibson

Elite Women's National Team Member

D.O.B April 5, 1999
Hometown Ramona, California
School Colorado Mesa University B.S. Exercise Science
Residence Grand Junction, Colorado
Pro Teams Norco Bicycles (2015-Present)

Meet the Athlete

Gwendalyn started out racing in the SoCal NICA league as a freshman in highschool and quickly fell in love with the sport. In 2016, she won Nationals in Mammoth California and the following year, she began racing internationally. She also started university the next year at Colorado Mesa and was a 2x Collegiate National Champion. In 2021, she finished up her U23 career with a top 10 at the World Championships and two top 5 performances at the final World Cups. Now in 2022, she is starting her first elite season with at top 15 at the first World Cup in Brazil. She is looking forward to the challenges and learning opportunities ahead in her elite career and is happy to be apart of team USA.

What are your pre-race rituals?

I like to write down process based goals I can focus on in the race AND pre race dessert the night before, Nutella and banana.

I like to write down process based goals I can focus on in the race AND pre race dessert the night before, Nutella and banana.

Growing up, how did youth sports impact who you are today?

My two primary sports when I was younger were XC running and XC cycling. The coaches I had in highschool for those sports were some of the first people who made me belive I could truly take the sport as far as I wanted and achieve something like an olympic dream. Without them I might have never perused sport at an elite level.

My two primary sports when I was younger were XC running and XC cycling. The coaches I had in highschool for those sports were some of the first people who made me belive I could truly take the sport as far as I wanted and achieve something like an olympic dream. Without them I might have never perused sport at an elite level.

What is something you would tell your younger self if you could go back in time?

Slow down! Everything doesn’t have to happen all at once and focus on your own timeline because progression looks different for everyone. This is something I’m still telling myself haha!

Slow down! Everything doesn’t have to happen all at once and focus on your own timeline because progression looks different for everyone. This is something I’m still telling myself haha!

Points of Interest

Gwendalyn Gibson POI 1

Finishing top 10 at Worlds 2021 After a rough reason it was such a good feeling to put things together on the day that mattered most for me and have one of my best performances to date.

Top 5 at the Home World Cup in Snowshoe 2021 Finishing off the season on high note at a home World Cup with my whole family there was something special.

Gwendalyn Gibson POI 2
Gwendalyn Gibson POI 3

Top 15 in my First Elite World Cup 2022 Still soaking this one in! I wasn’t sure what to expect for my first elite World Cup and it’s a great and relieving feeling when all of the hard work shows.

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