“Chloe Dygert Owen is a native of Brownsburg, IN who relocated to Washington state to push herself to quickly become one of the top competitors in the cycling world. In May 2013, she completed her first road cycling event and two months later she stood on the podium in multiple events at the Junior Nationals. An ACL injury in early 2014 took her off the road but not for long. She quickly returned in 2015 to earn both the Junior National Champion and Junior World Champion titles in time trial and road races.
BORN: January 1, 1997
HOMETOWN: Brownsburg, IN
NICK NAME: Chloe or Bug
OLYMPIC MEDALS: 2016 Olympian, Silver Medalist, Team Pursuit
OTHER TITLES/NOTABLE WINS: 2017 UCI Track World Championships, Individual Pursuit (Gold), 2017 UCI Track World Championships, Team Pursuit (Gold), 2016 UCI Track World Championships, Team Pursuit (Gold), 2015 UCI Junior World Championships, Road (Gold), 2015 UCI Junior World Championships, Individual Time Trial (Gold)
Team USA Cycling invited Chloe to join the USA Olympic Women's Pursuit Team. Chloe helped lead her team to a UCI Word Championship title (2016), setting a first-time record in USA Cycling for men or women. She then qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. As part of the team pursuit squad, Chloe brought home a silver medal for Team USA.
In early 2017, Chloe earned her first individual elite world title by more than 7 seconds during the women's individual pursuit at the UCI World Track Cycling Championships. The U.S. women's team pursuit squad also went on to defend their world championship title.
Chloe has combined her love for cycling with her passion for continued education through involvement in Junior Achievement. She wants to educate female cyclists that pursuing a college education will expand their career opportunities for their lives off the road.