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GRANT HARRISON, MSE, CPT

Grant earned a Master of Science- Exercise Physiology at the University of Kansas in 2008 and began coaching with Source Endurance in 2011. Grant combines his formal schooling education with over a decade of racing experience to help his athletes succeed in their respective discipline. As a coach, Grant has led various types of athletes achieve athletic success while implementing his knowledge of physiology, nutrition, and principles of strength training.

Grant is a competitor in several cycling disciplines as well as other team sports. His first taste of competitive cycling was racing mountain bikes in Minnesota as a teenager.  Into young adulthood, he played college football, competitive soccer, and hockey.  Most recently his cycling aspirations are in road, cyclo-cross, and his resurgence into mountain bike racing.

In his Masters program, Grant participated and assisted with many strength and conditioning studies with the capstone of his program being the formulation of his own project, which analyzed the psychological skills, coaching, and performance of cyclo-cross athletes.

As a coach, Grant has led various types of athletes achieve athletic success while implementing his knowledge of physiology, nutrition, and principles of strength training.

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Education

  • M.S. Exercise & Sport Science – Human Performance, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
  • B.S. Exercise Science – University of Kansas

Certifications

  • ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • USAC Level 2 Coach Certification
  • Training Peaks Level 2 Coach
  • ISSA- Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

 

 

Coach Palmares

2018

  • Copper Harbor Trails Fest- Men 25-29: 3rd
  • Chequamegon 100 5th place Men 25-29
  • USAC Mountain Bike Marathon Nationals 

2017

  • UCI Jingle Cross-4th, M3
  • Lutsen 99er Male, 50-59  4th place + leadville 100 qualifier
  • USAC Mountain Bike Marathon Nationals 

2016

  • Dirty Kanza 200-7th Overall (Male)
  • USAC Mountain Bike Marathon Nationals 

2015

  • Jingle Cross: 1st, W3
  • Dirty Kanza 200- 7th Overall (Male)
  • Gateway Cup- 7th, W 3/4
  • Spring Fling Crit Series- 2nd, 4th, W4

2014

  • Ken Woods Memorial Road Race- 1st, M3
  • Gateway Cup Criterium-  1st and 2nd, M 3/4
  • Velotek Grand Prix- 
    • 3rd Stage 2, W4
    • 1st- 2nd Stage 3, W4
  • La Crosse Omnium Road Race and Criterium- 2nd, M3

2013

  • Silver Island Road Race- 1st, M4/5
  • Rose Festival Twilight Criterium- 1st, M4/5
  • Wisconsin Criterium Championships- 2nd, M3
  • La Crosse Omnium Road Race- 2nd, W4

2011:

  • USA cycling- North Central-Regional Development Camp- Assistant Coach

 

Publications:

  • Siedlik, J.A.. Harrison, G.A., Brigman, R., Graham, Z.A., Weir, J.P., Gallagher, P.M., Vardiman, J.P. Methods Comparison: Assessing agreement of physiological parameters obtained from exercise on two different cycle ergometers.
  • Masters Thesis: Examined the parameters of psychological skills, coaching & performance on Cyclo-cross National Championship elite and amateur athletes.
  • Webinars: Nutritional Considerations for Cycling