Karissa Schweizer burst onto the scene with a monster kick at the 2016 NCAA XC Championship to win her first NCAA title and upset race favorites Erin Finn and Anna Rohrer. She didn't even win a state XC title in her native Iowa! But she has transformed into a champion at Missouri.
Since she has won the NCAA indoor championship and outdoor championship, she is a clear favorite to win an NCAA XC championship again. Not much is known about this shy, small town Iowa girl but we want to find out what makes the "Unknown Champion" tick and how she came to dominate the NCAA system.