Jennie Reed


Jennie Reed
Jennie Reed

Date of Birth: April 20, 1978
Height: 5'7"/1.7m
Weight: 170 lbs./77 kg./12.2 st.
Place of Birth: Belleview, Washington
Hometown: Kirkland, Washington
Residence: Long Beach, California
Teams: OUCH Pro Cycling
Education: University of Washington
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Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results

  • 7th place — 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, Sprint
  • 10th place — 2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, Sprint
  • 11th place — 2012 UCI Track World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, Individual Pursuit
  • 5th place — 2012 UCI Track World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, Team Pursuit
  • 2nd place — 2011 UCI World Track Championships, Apeledoorn, Netherlands, Team Pursuit
  • 1st place — 2008 UCI Track World Championships, Manchester, England, Keirin
  • 3rd place — 2008 UCI Track World Championships, Manchester, England, Sprint
  • 3rd place — 2004 UCI Track World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, Keirin

Career Highlights

  • 5th place - 2011-12 UCI Track World Cup, London, U.K., Team Pursuit
  • 3rd place — 2011-12 UCI Track World Cup, Cali, Colombia, Women's Team Pursuit
  • 1st place — 2008 UCI Track World Cup, Los Angeles, California - Keirin
  • 1st place — 2007 Pan American Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Keirin
  • 1st place — 2004 UCI Track World Cup, Manchester, England - Keirin
  • 25 international track cycling medals (4 gold, 12 silver, 9 bronze)
  • 14-time USA Cycling National Champion

Points of Interest

  • In 2008, Jennie became the first American woman to win the world championship in the keirin.
  • One of the U.S. top sprint athletes, Jennie came out of retirement in 2010 to join forces with Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo in the team pursuit, an endurance track event.
  • Coached by Andy Sparks, Jennie shares the same coach as two-time world champion and training partner Sarah Hammer.


Jennie Reed's father introduced her to track cycling at the age of 16 at the Marymoor Velodrome in Redmond, Wash. She proved to be a quick study and won the match sprint and two-kilometer pursuit titles at the USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships. She won the national title in the pursuit the following year (1995) before placing second in 1996. Reed competed in the Juniors Track World Championships to cap each of those seasons.

Reed graduated from Issaquah High School in Washington in 1996 and enrolled at the University of Washington. During her first semester, she was invited by USA Cycling to compete with the national development program.

As she continued to hone her sprinting, Reed ascended the ranks, earning a spot contesting the match sprint at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Reed finished 10th. She added the keirin to her repertoire and in 2008 she became the first American woman to win the world championship in the keirin in Manchester, England. She continued competing in the match sprint and at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China she finished seventh.

After 14 years of international competition, Reed was considering returning to school and spending time with her family. Reed's former training partner, Sarah Hammer, called Reed to see if she was aware of changes to the events that would be contested at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. With the elimination of Hammer's specialty, the individual pursuit, Hammer was focusing on the team pursuit and was urging Reed to consider joining the three-woman team riding in the endurance event.

An accomplished sprinter, Reed would need to change her training regimen from being the fastest woman over short distances to being able to sustain speed over longer distances to succeed in the team pursuit.

The transition was successful as Reed contributed with Hammer and Dotsie Bausch to the Americans winning the silver medal at the 2011 UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

In her spare time Jennie enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends over a good cup of coffee, downhill skiing, inline skating and backpacking.

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