The cycling community is mourning the tragic loss of 25-year-old Anna Moriah Wilson, the native of East Burke, Vt., who was shot and killed last week in East Austin, Tex.
According to cycling magazine VeloNews, Wilson was in Texas ahead of last Saturday’s Gravel Locos, a gravel cycling race in Hico, where she was a favorite to win. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Thus far, detectives in Texas have only said that they have identified a “person of interest” in the shooting.
Wilson was a rising star in the gravel cycling community, according to VeloNews, having already amassed 10 victories heading into the summer season.
A former ski racer who attended Burke Mountain Academy and Dartmouth College, Wilson was raised in a Vermont home with strong skiing ties. Her father, Eric Wilson, was a member of the U.S. Ski Team, while her aunt made a couple of Olympics as a Nordic racer.