Career highlight: 8th in the 2018 Amateur Nationals Criterium. I pulled off my first win as a Cat 1 at the Media Criterium in PA. This summer I finally begin to find confidence in my abilities, training, and experienced based knowledge. My teammate Will and I shared effort and kept the pace just high enough in the winning move. He attacked with 2 laps remaining for the final preem (I leaned over and told him to go for it. He was already planning to!). I followed any chasers wheels until he was caught with one to go. I jumped early into the last turn and took it all the way. Everything came together for a day, and riding aggressive paid off.
First race experience: 2013 Philly Phlyer Road Race with Temple University!
Favorite training road: Locally my favorite PA road is Shed Road in French Creek State Park. Favorite destination training road has to be Mount Lemmon in Tucson, AZ.
Best post race food: Chocolate protein recovery shake made with coconut milk and banana.
Who I ride for: I race for my mom Donna Burger. Her support and influence to push me to always step outside of my comfort zone and engage in a wide range of team and group based experiences was and is vital to my development as a person and athlete.