Let’s not lie, the Disney Channel’s original movie Motorcrossed made us want to defy gender stereotypes, cut our hair, and become bad-ass BMX racers. Thankfully, U.S. Olympian Alise Post from St. Cloud, Minnesota, has brought our dreams to fruition, while even managing to keep her long locks and girly fashion (bonus points!) At 5’2″ and 128 pounds, this fierce 21-year-old has a body of a gymnast, and while gymnastics is yet another area she excels in, don’t let her petite frame fool you. After finishing with the eighth best time of 39.890 in her Olympic BMX seeding run on Wednesday, Alise continues to prove that she is a staunch competitor and that this sport is not exclusive to boys. We hope she flies around the race track today during the women’s cycling BMX finals. And while you watch her tear it up, be sure to check out the reasons why we love Alise Post.
Alise Post has so much swag that she has earned the nickname, “The Beast”
Alise is way more accomplished than most her age, and she has a winning streak, including being the youngest to win the pro championship, to show just how unstoppable she is. She’s also has been called the most successful modern-day female BMX racer. Casual.