Utah-based Hannah Finchamp started racing at the young age of nine years old, and on a bike twice her body weight. She enjoyed the challenge off-road triathlon provided, and through drive, resolve and talent, she won back-to-back XTERRA World Championships in 2012 (women 15-19, time 3:05.55) and 2013 (women 15-19, time 3:11.02) in Kapalua, Maui.
Finchamp followed her passion into mountain biking. In cyclocross, she placed third twice in the U23 National Championships in 2016 and again in 2017. She went on to collect five Collegiate National Championships.
She also achieved success in cross country mountain bike racing. Finchamp made the 2019 TEAM USA World Championship Team, and was selected for USA Cycling’s women’s mountain bike Olympic long team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 set for next summer.
After being a member of the Clif Pro Team from 2013-2019, Finchamp joined the new Orange Seal Off-Road Team, a mix of four cross country and cyclocross racers.
When she’s not on the bike training or racing, Finchamp is a USA Cycling certified coach and certified athletic trainer helping clients reach their athletic goals. With bachelors of science degrees in athletic training and exercise science, her coaching philosophy is “centered around evidence based practice and exercise physiology” and understands that each client’s physiology is unique.
Learn more about Finchamp in this personality-revealing interview by Anthony Nocella, appearing in the late spring issue of Cycling West.
Editor’s Note: Bonnie is a paid subscriber to Cycling West.