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Cyclocross

Scott Funston

U23 Men’s National Team Member

D.O.B January 28, 2000
Hometown Maple Valley, Washington
School University of Colorado Boulder (B.S. Mechanical Engineering)
Residence Boulder, Colorado
Pro Teams Blue Competition Cycles (2021-Present)

Meet the Athlete

Scott got started in cycling through his dad. He raced the local cyclocross series and got Scott intro racing BMX at age six. When he was about 9, he started racing cyclocross and XC mountain bikes. Scott has been loving the off-road endurance side of the sport ever since. He did many development trips with USA Cycling when he was a junior in both cyclocross and mountain bike. He went on to race both the cyclocross and mountain bike World Championships in 2018.

Scott recently finished 4 years of collegiate cycling with the Colorado Mesa University where he raced on the mountain bike, cyclocross and road teams. During his time there, he won multiple individual medals and team relay national championships. Currently, he is focused on cyclocross where he races as part of the Blue Competition Cycles team. Since graduating, he has officially relocated from Grand Junction to Boulder, Colorado to be closer to the team. The 2021-22 season was his first year with the team and he had many stand out results. He won his first UCI race at Major Taylor then won both the U23 Pan American and National Championships. The 2022-23 cyclocross season will be his first year as an elite and he hopes to put together strong performances at the World Cups and Nationals.

What are your pre-race rituals?

I always eat pancakes on race morning.

I always eat pancakes on race morning.

What is your favorite post-ride snack?

Ice cream sandwich

Ice cream sandwich

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

I believe sports has helped me stay calm under pressure and taught me how to deal with adversity. I think I am better prepared to take on challenging or stressful situations than most of my peers through my experience in athletics.

I believe sports has helped me stay calm under pressure and taught me how to deal with adversity. I think I am better prepared to take on challenging or stressful situations than most of my peers through my experience in athletics.

Points of Interest

Scott Funston POI 1

U23 Cyclocross National Champion

U23 Pan American Champion

Scott Funston POI 2
Scott Funston POI 3

2nd place in the Team Relay at CXWorlds

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