Hall of Famers

Connor Fields

Connor Fields is a long-time Las Vegan and graduate of Green Valley High School. Fields is one of the world’s most accomplished BMX racers and whose career includes a gold medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the first American to ever win Olympic gold in BMX racing.

Fields' career began at age 7 when his mom saw a flyer posted in a bicycle store about a race at the BMX track on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway property. Fields made a steady climb through the BMX ranks and at age 16 won his first USABMX age group title. Fields would end his amateur career with three age group national titles.

Fields turned pro in 2011 and began his quest to medal in the Olympics. In 2012, Fields qualified as part of the U.S. team for Olympics in London. Fields placed seventh, which fueled his fire to go for gold in 2016 in Rio. In 2020, Fields again qualified for the Olympics as part of the U.S. team in Tokyo, but a crash in the semifinals ended his hopes of a repeat. Fields retired from competitive cycling in 2022.

He is a graduate of UNLV and now devotes his time to many causes. Fields has begun coaching young aspiring BMX racers as well as motivational speaking. He also spends countless hours on his many charity endeavors.

The Fields File

Born: September 04, 1992
Claim to Fame: Fields is the first American man to ever win an Olympic gold medal in BMX racing.