USACYCLING  • Samantha Scott
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Olympic Development Academy - Cyclocross

Samantha Scott

D.O.B May 1, 2005
Hometown Boise, Idaho
Residence San Diego, California

Meet the Athlete

Cycling has always been a way to put my competitive side to good use! I discovered my love for my bike through my International Baccalaureate Outdoor Education Program at school, during my middle school years in Boise, Idaho. This program was important to my first introduction to riding. It was a 70 mile/7 day gravel ride and camp out. From that single trip I have grown from a casual cyclist to a competitive cyclist in three years. My love for the outdoors has never gone away especially when I put myself onto the steepest hills that bring me to the best views. During my early development I was mentored by local UCI cyclist Anna Megale who is on Trek CXC as well as her husband-mechanic Ian. They encouraged and developed my love for cyclocross to the level it is today. My current team is Velosport Elite, where I am the only female cyclist with 12 guys. The one thing I have learned is that I am capable of more than I think, and to not be closed minded when something hard comes up. Throughout the last year of quarantine I have focused on maintaining my love for riding bikes without any racing. My awesome team directors have been putting on safe team camps that give me a chance to explore new routes and even more steep climbs. I'm really looking forward to my future in cycling and seeing where it can take me!

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

I would tell myself any goal is possible if you work hard for it.

I would tell myself any goal is possible if you work hard for it.

What is your favorite post-ride snack/meal?

In-N-Out of course! Nothing tastes better than a post ride/race burger!

In-N-Out of course! Nothing tastes better than a post ride/race burger!

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

One thing I have learned is to leave everything out there on the course no matter what, its always important just to finish with a good effort!

One thing I have learned is to leave everything out there on the course no matter what, its always important just to finish with a good effort!

Points of Interest

S Scott POI1

One race I will always remember is my first cyclocross nationals. This race is very important to me because I remember the feeling of accomplishment after achieving my goal of being the first 15 year old across the line.

Jingle cross! This race weekend I was proud of being on the podium each day as well as believing and doing better and better each race.

S Scott POI3
S Scott POI2

Even though this is just a local cyclocross event, I learned how to use real race strategies and play around with it while taking the win.

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