USAC


Wyatt Weisel, a great friend and member of the USA Cycling community, passed away December 11, 2017 after a long battle with lupus. Wyatt loved the challenge, camaraderie, and teamwork required for bicycle racing. He was a great competitor, accomplished bike racer and a member of the 2008 Masters Team Pursuit National Champions. His illness took away his racing, but did not diminish his drive to help others. Wyatt served as Chairman of the Northern California Cycling Foundation for 11 years. He successfully mentored 48 junior athletes through the NCCF/ Team Specialized program. During this time, the team produced 34 National Championships, participated in 38 European trips, and for all 11 years was awarded the USA Cycling Center of Excellence designation. In Lieu of flowers, Wyatt’s family has established a memorial fund in his honor. Gifts to the Wyatt Weisel High Performance Grant Fund will be dedicated to junior cycling development.



PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Wyatt Weisel High Performance grant exists to help support the future of American cycling. This grant has supported many USA Cycling superstars in their early years of international competition. Athletes who have been selected for USA Cycling National Team Program events/trips are invited to apply. Designed to offset financial barriers to participation, this grant provides crucial support for travel and training costs associated with attending National Team Programs events throughout the year.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Athletes must be seeking financial support enabling them to attend and participate in a National Team Program event
  • Athletes receiving Elite Direct Athlete Support from USA Cycling are not eligible
  • Athletes must be a minimum of 15 years old


DETAILS

  • Grant funds must be used for the purpose(s) referenced in the application
  • Athletes may receive no more than two grants per calendar year
  • Grants for domestic travel are awarded up to $750
  • Grants for international travel are awarded up to $1,500
  • Applications are accepted year-round
  • Applications are only accepted via the online portal


REVIEW PROCESS AND GRANT AWARDS

Grant applications will be reviewed by a three-person panel with representation from the USA Cycling Foundation, the Sport Performance team, and a third USA Cycling staff member. Grants will be issued based on available funds at time of disbursement.