Jordan Cooper

Jordan Cooper

Jordan recently joined the GO Bike Team this year and wants to focus on Xterra and other triathlons. We are excited to have her on the team…

Jordan moved to Gunnison in 2006 to attend WSCU, from which she graduated with honors with a major in history and a minor in English. She was part of the cross country and track teams for three years until an IT Band issue refused to subside. Due to all of the cross training (hours in the pool and on the bike), as well as a class created by Jenny and Brian Smith, she decided to try her hand at Xterra triathlons. In short, Jordan says shes in love.

Her first race was the sprint course at Beaver Creek, Mountain Championship (2011) where she placed 7th female overall and 2nd in her age group. Following Beaver Creek, she competed in a medium length raced called Xterra Indian Peaks in Eldora, CO where again she placed 2nd in her age group. That September she also competed in the Xterra USA Championship in Ogden, Utah and took 5th female over all, and you guessed it… 2nd in her age group. She was awarded Runner-Up for off-road female traithlete age 20-24 by USA Triathlon for the 2011 season.

Jordan also competed in my first mountain bike race at WSCU’s collegiate race in 2011 and took 6th/14. Unfortunately last year Jordan’s IT Band flared during the Gothic to CB 4th of July race– a week before her Xterra season began– and she spent the rest of the summer in PT.

This year Jordan has a great base with lots of strength training and focus on the bike, and she is looking forward to more Xterras and the addition of several mountain bike races. Her first race of the season will be the Beti Bike Bash in Bear Creek, CO, followed a week later by Xterra Moab. Jordan also plans to race Xterra Mountain Championship (Beaver Creek), Xterra Indian Peaks, Xterra USA Championship (Ogden), as well as the Grand Junction Off-Road– as hopefully a few other mountain bike races (yet to be decided).

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