Dakotah Norton


Athlete Profile

Name: Dakotah Norton 
Nick Name: Dak 
Date of Birth: April 30, 1992 
Current Team: The YT Mob
Height (cm): 181 
Weight (kg): 79 
Residence: Knoxville, Tennessee USA

Website:
https://www.instagram.com/daknorton/?hl=en

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Questionnaire

Why do you ride: For the freedom and challenge
What/who started you racing: James McAllister had this crazy idea to take a kid from a skate park in Michigan to race the fastest names in mountain biking… It was all history from there. 

Strength: Being well rounded

Weakness: Race experience
Most important people in your life and career: My mother, Grandfather and James McAllister.
Racing since: 2014
Professional since: 2015
Best part of racing: When things go right and it feels effortless
Hardest part: When it all falls apart and there is nothing to show for your efforts.
Worst moment in career: First World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) in 2015, crashing twice in my run and not qualifying for finals.
Best moment in career: Winning the Crankworx Pro Dual Slalom in 2015
General career goals: Be at the top of the results list at a World Cup.
Favourite food: Tacos
Favourite reading: I listen to quite a few audiobooks on my training rides
Favourite music: Indie Rock
Best idea of having a good time: A freshly prepped Motocross track!
Favourite place to travel to: Anywhere I haven’t ridden my bike before, I love riding new places.
Most respected mountain bike riders: Sam Hill
Other most respected athletes: Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Dungey

Favourite riding spots and courses: Mont-Sainte-Anne for racing, and Whistler for riding in general.
Advice to beginners: Ride everything. It's only going to make you better!
Other sports: Anything with two wheels
Other interests: Van builds and Espresso shots
If I was not a professional mountain biker….. I’d probably be going to the motocross track on the weekends and swinging a shovel at the trails during the week.

Career Highlights

Year 2020 Highlights:

World Cup DH #4 - Lousa (POR) – 5th 

World Cup DH #1 - Maribor (SLO) – 12th 

World Cup Overall DH – 15th 

 

Year 2019 Highlights:

World Championships Downhill – 8th

World Cup DH #8 - Snowshoe (USA) – 9th 

World Cup DH #1 - Maribor (SLO) – 10th 

World Cup Overall DH – 15th 

US National Champs Downhill – 3rd 


Year 2018 Highlights:

World Cup DH #1 - Losinj (CRO) – 5th 

World Cup DH #3 - Leogang (AUT) – 6th 

World Cup Overall DH – 22nd 

 

Year 2017 Highlights:

World Cup DH #7 – Val Di Sole (ITA) – 14th 

World Cup Overall DH – 34th 

US National Champs Downhill – 4th  

PRO GRT #5 – 1st 

 

Year 2015 Highlights:

US National Champs Downhill – 6th  

Crankworx Pro Dual Slalom – 1st 

Crankworx Pump Track – 3rd

Objectives for 2021:
I would like to find consistency, and be toward the top of the results list every weekend, and regularly be in the single digits in World Cup results.

Race Results

Year 2021

  • World Cup DH #1 - Leogang (AUT) - 9th
  • NW Cup - Port Angeles - 13th
  • Downhill Southeast Series #1 - 1st
  • Costa Rican National DH #2 - 2nd
  • Pro Gravity DH #1 - 2nd

Year 2020

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 15th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Lousa (POR) - 59th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Lousa (POR) - 5th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Maribor (SLO) - 35th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Maribor (SLO) - 12th
  • World Championships Downhill - 36th
  • Downhill Southeast Series #4 - 1st
  • Downhill Southeast Series #1 - 1st
  • Pro Gravity DH #1 - 1st