Connor Fields

Cycling

Name: Connor Fields
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): BMX
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
DOB: 9/14/1992
Birthplace: Plano, Texas
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Green Valley High School (Henderson, Nev.) '10
College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas '18, Marketing
Team/Club: Chase Bicycles
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (gold)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 7th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 13th
  • Years of participation: 2011-15
  • Top finish: 7th – 2011, 2014
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, 7th
Personal: Son of Michael and Lisa Fields...Began competing in BMX at age 7 after his mother saw a flyer advertising the local BMX track at a bike shop near their home in Las Vegas...His parents drove him to practice five nights per week, sometimes driving five hours so he could try new tracks and race against different people...Is a second-generation American...Has overcome multiple injuries, including a spleen laceration in 2009 and torn ligament in 2012...Met Canadian BMXer Tory Nyhaug at summer camp at age 8, and they have been best friends ever since...Supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation and JoyProm, which organizes proms for kids with special needs...Interests include playing fantasy football, cooking and snowboarding...His go-to indulgent snacks are donuts and fried chicken...Won the geography bee in 5th grade with the answer to the final question being Rio de Janeiro.

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