Elite Woman Rider
Hailing from small town, middle America (St Cloud, Minnesota to be exact), Alise Post has been hailed as the most successful modern-day female BMX racer to swing a leg over a bike. Alise started racing BMX at the age of 6 and immediately fell in love with the sport. Her older brother Nick was an avid racer and pushed to get her started in the sport. After a few practice sessions, Alise entered her first race and won. ...and the rest, as they say, is history.
Her love of racing pushed her to win her first Girls Overall National Championship at the young age of 10, beating out thousands of other girls for the title. Just to make sure no one thought it was a fluke, she repeated the feat three more times - finishing up her amateur career with well over 100 National victories and numerous Local, State, Regional and World Champ titles.
Needing a new challenge, and despite the season being well under way, Alise decided to make the jump to the pro ranks mid-season in 2006. She turned 15 three months prior (the minimum age to enter the Pro category) and went for it. After taking two third place scores in her first two races, it didn't take her long to win her first Pro race; standing atop the podium in just her third try. Alise finished up her rookie season with 5 wins; enough to earn her ABA's Women's Pro National No.1 title. At 15 years old, Alise became the youngest to ever win the Pro Championship. And, for the icing on the cake, "The Beast" was voted "Rookie Pro of the Year" by the readers of BMXer Magazine - an honor that, up until now, had been exclusively reserved for males.
Following her start in 2006, Alise won the Women's Pro National Champion title again, but this time by a landslide. This feat made her only the third woman to win it in back-to-back years.
In 2008, Alise had a bit of a reality check. Injury, new competition and sponsorship woes brought new challenges to her. By the end of the year she was once again up for the No.1 title, until a fluke crash in the last qualifying round at the Grandnational Championship Finals took her out of contention. Though she still got a Number 2 on her plate out of the year, she is definitely looking to get back on the top slot for 2009 - aboard a brand new bike and for an all new sponsor; Redline Bicycles.
No.1 title chases aside, Alise has loftier goals. After watching BMX make its debut at the Beijing, China Olympic Games in 2008, and despite the fact that she was one of the best female BMX racers the US had to offer, Alise was too young to be eligable for the most prestigious race on Earth. Despite missing the 19-years-of-age cutoff by about 12 months, she looks forward to 2012 - and had three years to train and focus for a shot at an Olympic Gold. By then, she'll be 21 and just entering her prime.
Away from the track, Alise has exceled at just about everything she tries. An all-star in gymnastics and track, Alise had caught the eyes of several Division 1 colleges while still in high school. Amazingly, she found the time between all of her extra-curricular activities and BMX travel to maintain a straight A report card.
Alise knows what it takes to succeed, her drive and work ethic are unparalleled. She is the total package - smart, good natured, outgoing, attractive, and, above all, a champion.
Start of worlds journey!
By Alise Post#11 on July 24, 2010
Had an awesome time in Dubai yesterday...we flew 15 hours in from San Fran...did some sight seeing in the crazy heat (of course we were in the somewhat airconditioned van though!), got... MS Race for the Cure Recap
By Alise Post#11 on June 04, 2010
Amped Up After Twin Wins, Alise Jets to Twin Cities for First-Annual MS Race June 4, 2010 by BMXNEWS.COM Editors Alise Post had a pretty busy Memorial Day Weekend. Starting in... "Accept the Challenge" and Support me in my 1st Annual MS Charity Race
By Alise Post#11 on May 28, 2010
Hello friends and family of Alise Post and Joel, Eli and Colleen Stark-Haws, I urge you to "Accept the Challenge" and support the MS Society by either making a donation or attending... Alive and well in Coppenhagen
By Alise Post#11 on May 04, 2010
Got in to Copenhagen this morning around 7:30am safe and sound. No problems with travel. ( sorry i didn't call you mom and dad while i was in Washington.) We ate, slept... Madrid, Spain
By Alise Post#11 on March 29, 2010
The First round of the SX season kicked off in Madrid, Spain this past weekend. It was the biggest showing of women the SX circuit has ever seen, and quite a large... DeSoto National Champs
By Alise Post#11 on March 29, 2010
I was not able to blog until now about the national championships in desoto TX because we went to spain right after it and I had no internet...so here's a little recap... Alise; Live from Spain
By Alise Post#11 on March 25, 2010
Hello from Spain! I obviously got here fine and am situated. The hotel is really nice and is SUPER close to the track (which we haven't been allowed to see yet...the building... Superbowl Sunday
By Alise Post#11 on February 19, 2010
This fun filled game day also happened to be Sam’s house warming party…or should I say “apartment warming” party. As if there isn’t enough excitement for the football and commercials on superbowl... better SOONER than later
By Alise Post#11 on January 24, 2010
Put a 2nd down in the books for Day One of the sooner nationals for Alise Post. and Jared Graves for that matter. Dominique Daniels and Randy Stumpfhauser took the wins for... Friday Night Lights
By Alise Post#11 on January 22, 2010
We are here in Guthrie and the track is lookin good. I got a good solid practice in during practice today, and am feeling good for the races this weekend. It's a... Birthday Time!
By Alise Post#11 on January 19, 2010
January 17th is always a spectacular day every year... BECAUSE IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!! =] This year all kinds of stuff was "happening on jan 17th" according to my dad. A bunch of... Reno day 2
By Alise Post#11 on January 11, 2010
Sunday of Reno is alllwaaayyyssss interesting....at the track AND at the hotel. Let's start with the racing. Wasn't feeling too good out there today, definitely had some tired legs. I drank some...