Alise Willoughby is the daughter of Mark and the late Cheryl Post. She has two brothers, Jeremy and Nick. A former state champion gymnast, Willoughby became the first woman ever voted Rookie Pro of the Year by BMXer Magazine, as well as the youngest competitor to win the American Bicycle Association national title at 15 years old.
In 2014, Willoughby won the USA BMX Women’s Pro Series title, the same year her mother passed away from late stage melanoma. She went on to win her eighth-consecutive USA Cycling National Championship at the Gator Nationals in 2018.
Throughout her career, Willoughby has endured multiple surgeries, including a LCL, knee and hamstring reconstruction a year before the Olympic Games London 2012, and a broken tibia plateau 12 weeks before the 2014 World Championships.
Willoughby and her family are the driving force behind Pineview Park BMX in St. Cloud, Minnesota, which helped transform a vandalized city park into one of the top BMX facilities in the country. Willoughby also founded the annual Alise Post MS Race for a Cure at her home track in Minnesota to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis.
Alise and her husband, Sam Willoughby, were chronicled in the documentary “Every Pedal with You,” which recounts their relationship during the 2014 season.
When not competing Alise enjoys surfing, cooking, shopping and crafting.
Sport: Cycling (BMX)
Hometown: St. Cloud, Minn.
Currently Resides: Chula Vista, Calif.
Birthdate: January 17, 1991
Toyota Vehicle: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Olympic History: 2012, 2016
- 2010 UCI BMX World Championships, bronze
- 2014 UCI BMX World Championships, silver
- 2016 UCI BMX World Championships, bronze
- Olympic Games Rio 2016, silver
- 2017 UCI BMX World Championships, gold
- 2019 UCI BMX World Championships, gold
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