Kerry Werner was born and raised in the small town of Birdsboro, PA. He was introduced to mountain biking at the age of 15 and took to it like a fish to water. In the fall of 2009 he enrolled at Lees McRae College, in Banner Elk, NC, and became a crucial member of the cycling team through 2014. He earned 2 gold mountain bike omnium medals and numerous others throughout his collegiate mountain bike cycling career. Through collegiate racing he was also exposed to cyclocross for the first time. Cyclocross quickly became he favorite style of bike racing and his last three years of college he took gold at D1 National Championships.
Over the last six years, his continued drive in the sport has lead to being a USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Team member at 2008, 2012, and 2013 World Championship. He has attended 3 Pan-American Championship races as a National Team member and placed 3rd, for U23 Men, in 2012. In 2013 he won U23 Gold at National Mountain bike Championships and followed that up with 2nd place the next year at his first elite nationals.
In 2014 he signed with Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies for his first fully support professional cyclocross season. This ultimately lead to 4 UCI Cyclocross race wins and 6th in the ProCX Series overall. Now in 2015 Kerry is signed with Raleigh-Clément Professional Cycling Team for Mountain Bike and Cyclocross. Here he hopes to clinch top 5 in the ProCX Series overall and attend World Championship with USA Cycling in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
Throughout Kerry’s mountain bike and cyclocross career he has won U23 National Mountain Bike Championships, 2nd at Elite National Mountain Bike Championships, and won 3 consecutive collegiate D1 National Cyclocross Championships. Currently, he is ranked 66th in the World for Cyclocross, with 4 UCI wins and 4 UCI podium appearances in 2014-2015.