DRAFFENVILLE – Carson Beckett made it official on Friday that he plans to continue his cycling career at the collegiate level at Brevard College in Brevard, NC.
Carson’s recent career highlights include 3-time Varsity Tennessee State Champion as part of the 3-time State Champion Marshall County High School Mountain Bike Team.
As a member of the high school team, Carson was awarded with the National Interscholastic Cycling League’s Trek All-Star Student Athlete award in 2014.
Carson races for the Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team and placed in the top five of all five US Cup/Pro XCT junior 17-18 races series national events in 2015.
In 2013, Carson became the National Champion in both the Cross Country and Super D events at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships and in 2014, took 2nd in Super D and 3rd in both Cross Country and Short Track.
Carson was selected by USA Cycling to the USA team to compete at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Norway and again selected to represent the United States at the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Andorra.
He is a 2-time USA Cycling selection to race in Europe as part of a junior team and is currently ranked 19th in the world among juniors.
Carson plans to pursue a degree in Exercise Science.