Russell-Finsterwald About me.jpg
Russell-Finsterwald About me.jpg





Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Birthdate: September 18, 1991

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 148 lbs.

Current Coach: Jim Lehman

Team: SRAM | Troy Lee Designs Race Team

High School: Coronado High School

Other Sports and Interests: Hiking, Dirt Biking, Camping, and Photography

Disciplines: Cross-Country





Over the past ten years, I have been working to achieve one goal - to successfully race at the highest level of mountain biking. I’m still working my way through the ranks, but I am consistently climbing my way to the top of the sport. The life experiences and the enjoyment cycling provides shaped me into who I am today. I started racing at the age of 13 and have been hooked ever since. Racing has taken me all over the world, to places I would have never seen otherwise. Everyday I head out on the bike, I still feel the same amount of enjoyment as my 13-year-old self.




2015 Elite Short Track National Champion

USA Cycling U23 XC National Champion  

Pan American XC U23 Champion                

2x USA Cycling Junior National Champion


3rd XC National Championships

3rd STXC National Championships

1st Chile Challenge Pro XCT Short Track

2nd Breck Epic Stage Race



Short Track National Champion

2nd Colorado Springs Pro XCT

3rd Wisconsin Pro XCT Short Track

4th Iceman Cometh

5th Cross Country National Championships

1st Colorado Springs US Cup Short Track

1st Palo Duro Canyon Mountain Bike Marathon  

2nd Sea Otter Classic Cross-Country

3rd- USA Cycling Short Track National Championships

5th- Wisconsin Pro XCT


5th- Subaru Cup Pro XCT  

2nd- Catmount Pro XCT Short Track        

2nd- USA Cycling U23 XC National Championships                                            

4th- USA Cycling Short Track National Championships