Stats:
USA Cycling #: 179924
Strava Athlete #: 2524648
Racing Age 2017: 25

Bio:
Essence Barton is a year old graduate of California Lutheran University with her Bachelors in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. She is currently pursuing her teaching credential and masters in physical education and biology at CLU. Essence has been racing bikes since the age of 5, racing in junior Olympic at the age of 10, Junior expert at the age of 13, and finally going to the World Championships at the age of 17 and 18. She has won a number of cross country, downhill, dual slalom, and short track national titles during her racing career. As of now, Essence is currently 4 time Collegiate Dual Slalom National Champion and hopes to continue racing gravity events as well as enduros.
 
Race Results 2016:
2 Podiums
2016 Kenda Cup West: Enduro Pro Women - 1st, 1st

Race Results 2015:
6 Podiums
2015 Kamikaze Games: Women GRT DH Pro - 4th
2015 Kamikaze Games: Women Dual Slalom Pro - 2nd
2015 Kamikaze Games: Women Enduro Pro - 1st
2015 Kenda Cup West: Enduro Pro - 2nd, 1st
2015 Sea Otter Classic: Downhill Pro - 18th
2015 Sea Otter Classic: Dual Slalom Pro - 7th
Southridge Winter #3: Open Downhill Women - 1st

Race Results 2014:
2 Podiums
2014 Sea Otter Classic: Cat 1 Downhill 19-29 - 1st
2014 Sea Otter Classic: Cat 1 Dual Slalom Open - 1st

Race Results 2013:
17 Podiums
2013 USA Cycling Collegiate MTB Nationals: Dual Slalom Division 2 - 1st
2013 USA Cycling Collegiate MTB Nationals: Downhill Division 2 - 4th
2013 USA Cycling Collegiate MTB Nationals: XC Division 2 - 5th
2013 USA Cycling Collegiate MTB Nationals: Short Track Division 2 - 4th
2013 Parkfield Classic Mountain Bike Race: Dual Slalom Women A - 1st
2013 Parkfield Classic Mountain Bike Race: Downhill Women A - 2nd
2013 Parkfield Classic Mountain Bike Race: Short Track Women A - 2nd
2013 Fresno State Mountain Bike Race: Super D Women A - 1st
2013 Fresno State Mountain Bike Race: Downhill Women A - 1st
2013 Fresno State Mountain Bike Race: XC Women A - 1st
2013 Fresno State Mountain Bike Race: Short Track Women A - 2nd
2013 Kenda Cup West: Cat 1 XC 19-29 - 1st, 2nd - 2nd Overall in Series
2013 Kenda Cup West: Super D 19-29 - 1st, 1st, 1st - 1st Overall in Series
2013 Sea Otter Classic: Cat 1 Downhill 19-29 - 3rd
2013 Sea Otter Classic: Cat 2 Dual Slalom Open - 1st

Race Results 2012:
10 Podiums
Collegiate MTB Nationals Downhill: 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Collegiate MTB Nationals Dual Slalom: 1st, 1st, 1st
Collegiate MTB Nationals XC: 1st
Collegiate MTB Short Track: 1st

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