Cyclist: Johnathan Freter
Racing Age/DOB: 23; March 17, 1992
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Current Residence: Columbus, Ohio
Racing Strengths: Climbing
Jelly Belly Cycling Team
1st Johnny Appleseed Road Race
3rd USAC Collegiate nationals Individual Pursuit
3rd Maderia Centennial Criterium
11th USAC U23 nationals road race
Top Three Career Results:
3rd USAC Collegiate Nationals IP
3rd Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb
12th Cascade Classic GC
2nd Nature Valley U23 GC
2nd USAC Collegiate Nationals Scratch Race
Goals for 2016: Team wins in the NRC; Podium at Cascade or win Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb (timing conflict in 2016); Podium a NRC or national level TT; Podium NRC Event
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Chocolate Chip Cookies (Warm and gooey), Hiking, Bourbon, Marginal Gains, Cooking
First Bike: Specialized Allez Sport
What would you be doing if you weren’t cycling? Working on towards my CPA and MBA or climbing an 8,000 meter peak.
Favorite Training Ride: Mount Evans via Squaw Pass
Favorite Race: USA Pro Challenge
Favorite Music: Depends on my mood. Current top Pandora stations are Zedd and The Civil Wars
If you could race any cyclist (dead or alive) who would it be and what discipline: Matt Brandt in his prime in a hilly road race.
If you could write the first line for your personal Wikipedia page what would it say: An Ohio cyclist who loves climbing mountains, going as fast as possible and gooey chocolate chip cookies.
Toughest race you’ve done and why: It’s a tie between the 2015 Amgen Tour of California with a broken wrist from a crash in stage one and 2014 Tour of Utah – seven days, 800 miles and nearly 60,000 ft of climbing on top of the first race with ProTour teams. Ouch.
What cycling accomplishment are you most proud of? Working up from junior cyclist in Ohio, through collegiate cycling to the UCI Conti ranks.
Any unique pre-race routines or lucky charms? Listening to a sports hypnosis and checking over my bike.