Upbringing


SCROLL DOWN

Upbringing


 

Nate was born and raised in Temecula California. As the youngest of five kids Nate had no choice but to learn fast or get left behind. Growing up in a very active family sport was always on the agenda and something his family was known for. Nate grew up playing soccer, baseball, riding bikes, and many other sports, but what caught his eye in 4th grade was running. In the beginning Nate competed in everything from 5k runs to the 100m sprint and long jump. In middle school Nate competed nationally in club track and field and once he found out he was a sprinter he started to find his way into the decathlon. Once in high school Nate focused solely on track and field and despite several injuries had some of the top marks in California.

 

College


College


 

After high school Nate attended Mt San Antonio Jr. College. As a decathlete for the Mounties Nate had a rough start with a torn ACL his very first season, but came back two years later to win the Decathlon State Championships. In 2008 Nate transferred to Cal State Long Beach on scholarship as a decathlete. Once again Nate struggled with injuries only competing for the team once during his two-year stay. Nate was Team Captain during his final year and received a degree in Psychology.

While attending Cal State Long Beach Nate was introduced to several track cyclist on the US and Canadian National teams. Having done rehab for his ACL on a bike Nate knew he liked cycling and decided to use these resources to make his way into the sport.

 

Cycling


Cycling


 

Nate's first ever time on the velodrome was October 15th, 2010. With the background as a decathlete he treated it like his 11th event and took to it almost over night. From that point on Nate made a commitment to himself and those who have always supported him that he would be 100% dedicated to making the 2016 Olympic Games as a track cyclist.

Within Nate’s short time as a cyclist he has made his way onto the US National Track Cycling Team, placed 3rd at the Pan-American Championships, and alongside Kevin Mansker and Matt Baronouski holds the American Record in the Team Sprint. The trio of Nate, Kevin, and Matt also won the 2013 National Championships in Team Sprint.

 

Current


Current


 

Nate currently lives in the Long Beach area. His wife, Ayla, works in the Kinesiology Department at Cal Sate Long Beach and is very active as well. From time to time you may see Nate and Ayla along PCH on their tandem! Nate is currently a employee of Ero-Sports as a bike fitter for all cycling disciplines.