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Nate Wilson, Head Coach 

          Beginning his racing career at the ripe old age of twelve, Nate caught the cycling bug early and has yet to shake it. His dedication to the sport led him to compete in Europe as a member of the USA cycling national team for three years and culminated with his riding in the 2013 World Championships. While living the lifestyle of training, traveling, racing, and recovering, Nate was also enrolled as a student at the University of Colorado where he earned a B.A. in Integrative Physiology with a focus in athletic performance. Since that time, Nate’s competitive drive has translated into the coaching realm where he has held positions with Colorado-based coaching firms as well as the USA Cycling U23 Development Program. With Nate as your coach, you’re receiving coaching from a dedicated professional who is committed to helping you get where you want to go on the bike. 

          At this point, you’d be hard pressed to find an aspect of cycling that Nate has not encountered. Racing professionally as a salaried rider? Done. Packing for a weekend of racing while balancing a full class load? Done. Training through injury with a season on the line? Done. Maintaining the leader’s jersey in a stage race? Done. Winning a 100-mile mountain bike race? Done. Competing in a local crit and getting to the office early the next day? Done. It is his wealth of experience in all aspects of the sport that make Nate uniquely qualified. By combining his background as a cyclist with his education and years of coaching experience, he’s able to develop a unique approach for each athlete.

Education

B.A. Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder

Coaching Experience

  • Head Coach and Program Director - USA Cycling U23 National Team (January 2017 - Present)
  • USA Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach
  • TrainingPeaks Level 2 Certified Coach
  • Sport Science Consultant for USA Cycling U23 National Team (February 2015 - December 2016)
  • Associate Coach, FasCat Coaching (June 2014 - September 2015)

Personal Racing Highlights

  • 1st Bailey Hundo MTB Race 2014
  • 1st GC and KOM Mount Hood Cycling Classic 2012
  • 1st Superior Morgul RR 2011
  • 5th GC Ronde l'Isard 2013
  • 10th GC Tour of the Gila 2013
  • 10th St. 4 Giro della Valle d'Aosta 2012
  • 16th GC USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2013
  • Member Under 23 World Championship RR Team 2013

Jim Peterman, Ph.D., Associate Coach and Head Physiologist

        For as long as he can remember, Jim has loved cycling. His first experience with the racing bug was as a mountain biker. He eventually switched to the road, with a focus on time trialling (his favorite event). During his racing career, Jim has successfully competed in national championships as a junior, U23, elite, and masters rider. He has also competed in a variety of Pro Road Tour races such as the Redlands Bicycle Classic, Tour of the Gila, and Reading 120.

          As a bike racer, Jim has always wanted to know how to get faster. This desire led him to pursue a PhD in physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder. As you might expect, his research focused on cycling. This research covered the physical activity spectrum from light-intensity bike commuting as a means to improve health all the way to predicting elite-level time trial performance. In addition, Jim’s academic background has provided him with a wide ranging knowledge base on physiological factors that influence performance such as immunology and sleep physiology.

          Jim is a USA Cycling certified coach who brings a unique perspective to coaching. His education has taught him how to analyze the latest research on sports performance while his personal experience has taught him how this research can be implemented into training or racing. While Jim’s passion is certainly time trial racing, he has experience with various other cycling events (cyclocross, stage racing, crits, mountain bike racing, century rides) as well as
experience using cycling as a way to improve health.

         Jim uses his expertise to work with each individual athlete to design a custom coaching plan that best suits their needs and goals. He looks forward to working with you!

Education

Ph.D. Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder                                       M.S. Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder                                       B.A. Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder

Cycling Performance Publications

Peterman JE, Lim AC, Ignatz RI, Edwards AG, Byrnes WC.  Field-measured drag area is a key correlate of level cycling time trial performance.  PeerJ, 2015; 3(4): e1144.                                                                                                                               Lim AC, Peterman JE, Turner BM, Livingston LR, Byrnes WC.  Comparison of male and female road cyclists under identical stage race conditions.  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011; 43(5): 846-52.                                                                                      Reger M, Peterman JE, Kram R, Byrnes WC. Exercise efficiency of low power output cycling.  Scan J Med Sci Sports. 2013; 23(6): 713-721.                    Homestead EP, Peterman JE, Kane LA, Contini EJ, Byrnes WC. Estimating energy expenditure using individualized, power-specific gross efficiencies. Int J Sports Med. 2016; 37(14): 1129-1135.

Personal Racing Highlights

  • 1st CO State ITT Championships 2017
  • 3rd US National Elite ITT Championships 2013
  • 8th St. 3 ITT Tour of the Gila 2014
  • 5th GC Tucson Bicycle Classic 2014
  • 11th ITT Redlands Classic 2014