Chelsea Wolfe is a trans BMX freestyle rider. Beginning with BMX racing at 6 years old in April of 2000, Chelsea competed at the state and national level until her early 20’s. Leading up to her 15th birthday, she took interest in BMX freestyle. After much prodding and trying to ride a department store bike from the bicycle co-op where she volunteered, her parents gave her her first freestyle bike for her birthday; though she broke the frame within five months. By that point, Chelsea was hooked and has drifted further into freestyle ever since.
She got her start in freestyle competitions in 2014 in the Florida BMX park series and spent the next several years competing at the state level. In 2016, she had just begun to travel nationally for BMX freestyle and the announcement came that the sport would be included in the 2020 Olympic Games. She began work to start competing internationally and took the course for her first UCI C1 event two years later. After several strong placings in North American C1 events, she dove head first into her rookie UCI World Cup season, ending the year’s overall points ranked 5th in the world. Other accomplishments that she’s extremely proud of during the 2019 season are a third place finishes at both the US National and Pan-American Championships. Though 11th place at the 2019 UCI World Championship was her lowest finish of the season, she’s still very proud of that result for her first year.
Chelsea Wolfe Olympics
BMX Freestyle rider Chelsea Wolfe qualified as an alternate to represent the U.S. at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. On June 12, 2021, Wolfe wrote on Instagram about what it meant to qualify as an alternate for the Olympics as a transgender athlete.
“I searched for so long trying to find out if there had ever been a professional trans bmx rider to show me that who I am would be okay and unfortunately I found no one,” Wolfe wrote. “Eventually I started to meet some amazing women who helped me accept that I am a woman just like any other and that I deserve a place to exist in the world just like everyone else.”
On March 25, 2020, Wolfe threatened to burn a US flag on the podium if she won an Olympic medal. “My goal is to win the Olympics so I can burn a US flag on the podium. This is what they focus on during a pandemic. Hurting trans children,” Wolfe wrote on Facebook, along with a link to a PinkNews story about the Trump administration’s stance on transgender girls in female athletics.
Wolfe, who identifies as a transgender woman, told Fox News that the Facebook post, which has since been deleted, doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about her home country.
“Anyone who thinks that I don’t care about the United States is sorely mistaken,” Wolfe told Fox News. “One of the reasons why I work so hard to represent the United States in international competition is to show the world that this country has morals and values, that it’s not all of the bad things that we’re known for. I take a stand against fascism because I care about this country and I’m not going to let it fall into the hands of fascists after so many people have fought and sacrificed to prevent fascism from taking hold abroad. As a citizen who wants to be proud of my home country, I’m sure as hell not going to let it take hold here.”
Chelsea Wolfe BMX Age
Chelsea Andrea Wolfe was born on May 5, 1993, in Lake Park, Florida.
Chelsea Wolfe Teeth
Transgender athlete Chelsea Wolfe was involved in an accident where she lost her front six teeth. In an interview, she said: “I had an accident where I flipped over the handlebars smashed out my front six teeth, crushed my jaw, split my lip in two places, broke my…”
Chelsea Wolfe Height
Chelsea Wolfe stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175.26 cm) tall.
Chelsea Wolfe BMX Transition
Wolfe identifies as a transgender woman. Wolfe will compete in the BMX Freestyle at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. International Olympic Committee (IOC) policy specifies conditions under which those who transition from male to female are eligible to compete in the female category.
Among them is that the athlete has declared that her gender identity is female and that the declaration cannot be changed, for sporting purposes, for a minimum of four years. The athlete must also demonstrate that her total testosterone level is below a specific measurement for at least 12 months prior to her first competition.
Chelsea Wolfe Net Worth
Chelsea Wolfe’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.