Tess Oliver grew up in Grand Marais, MN (small town on north shore of Lake Superior about 40 miles SW of Canadian border). After completing her high-school education, she went on to obtain her bachelor degree in Physics at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. From there Tess went on to get a masters and her PhD in Physics at West Virginia University. While attending school at WVU, Tess discovered her passion for cycling. She continues to find ways to enjoy the sport. Whether it is supporting others, competing in events or just out for a social ride.
She competed with the WVU collegiate club team, winning the Atlantic Conference Division 1 Collegiate Road Omnium Individual Champion in 2014 and 2015.
In 2015, Tess placed 7th in the USA Cycling Division 1 Collegiate Road Nationals Time Trial. Tess is very active racing several races on the USA Cycling Pro Circuit.
She is no stranger to the pro criterium scene and has raced in several Professional National Championships.
In 2016 she spent a month in Europe, working on her skills while racing in Holland and Belgium.
Being an all-around cyclist, Tess enjoys all disciplines of road racing including criteriums, road races and time trials. During the 2016 season, Tess finished 16th overall in the USA Crits Championship Series. Following it up with a 9th place finish at Glencoe Grand Prix.
Outside of cycling, in the summer months, she helps on the farm, taking care of chickens, tending the garden and bailing hay. In the winter, you’ll probably find Tess on occasion riding her snowboard. Tess currently lives with her husband Duncan in Cambridge, OH tending to the farm in her spare time. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at the College of Wooster.