Where Is Colin Strickland Now? Murder Of Ex-Girlfriend After Love Triangle


Colin Strickland’s Cycling Career Ended In 2022 After Murder Of Mo Wilson

It’s been two years since Colin Strickland has been living a low-key life after his cycling career was cut short when his name came in connection (but not convicted) to the 2022 murder of professional cyclist Mo Wilson.

So, fans wonder about the whereabouts of the gravel racing champ who won four Red Hook Crit races.

Strickland got in hot water in mid-2022 after his now ex-girlfriend, Kaitlin Armstrong, fatally shot Wilson in a rage of jealousy in a love triangle. As reported, Armstrong used the same handgun the Texas-born racer bought for each of them for safety purposes.

In the wake of the murder controversy, many sponsors cut ties with him, which eventually cost him his cycling career.

Get more on Colin’s career and relationship, as well as insights on the details of the murder and arrest.

Quick Facts

Name Colin Arturo Strickland
Date of BirthNovember 7, 1986
Place of BirthJohnson City, Texas
Age37 Years Old (as of February 2024)
Height6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
Weight165 lbs (75 kg)
ProfessionBicycle racer (former)
Sexual OrientationStraight
Career Active2010-2022
Social MediaInstagram

What Happened To Colin Strickland? Is He Still Racing?

The year 2024 marks two years since Strickland has been away from the race track following the murder of a fellow professional cyclist and once-girlfriend, Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson. He now refers to himself as a “former bicycle racer.”

His life and career turned upside down after his then-on-off girlfriend and business partner, Katilin, gunned down Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson on May 11, 2022, in jealousy, thinking the two had a romantic connection.

American Former Cyclist Colin Strickland Opted Out From Cycling After The 2022 Mo Wilson Murder Incident
American Former Cyclist Colin Strickland Opted Out From Cycling After The 2022 Mo Wilson Murder Incident (Source: CBS News)

Along the way, during police investigations, many sponsors dropped him out of deals. Even after Kailtin’s sentence for the crime while he was proven not guilty, Colin’s life couldn’t make a U-turn.

Strickland last competed in a cycling race during the 2022 Holland TX Classic – Heartbreaker Edition on February 19, 2022.

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Reason For Strickland Leave Cycling

After Mo’s death, some went ablaze on the internet, blaming Colin’s actions, which sent his then-partner, Armstrong, into a rage and led to the woeful crime.

In May 2022, he released a statement stating he never intended to reconcile his romance with Wilson or to mislead anyone.

“There is no way to adequately express the regret and torture I feel about my proximity to this horrible crime. I am sorry, and I simply cannot make sense of this unfathomable situation […] It was not my intention to pursue along an auxiliary romantic relationship that would mislead anyone. [..]”

Probably, it left a deep scar on him, and as a result, he opted out of his racing career.

Where Is Colin Strickland Now? What Does He Do Now?

Strickland went low-key after the murder of Mo Wilson, so there are no exacts of his whereabouts. Born on November 7, 1986, in Johnson City, Texas, Colin lived in Texas until the abovementioned incident.

As reported in an early June 2022 statement (before Kaitlin’s arrest), Colin’s close friend, David, confirmed that he was not in Texas. Moreover, he added that he wouldn’t disclose the racer’s address for his safety until Armstrong was arrested.

Kaitlin Armstrong, Moriah Wilson and Colin Strickland (left to right)
Kaitlin Armstrong, Moriah Wilson and Colin Strickland (left to right) (Source: The Independent)

After more than a year of Kaitlin Armstrong’s arrest from Costa Rica, Strickland appeared in the Austin courtroom in November 2023 to testify against her in the trial of the murder of Mo Wilson. However, it’s unclear if he still lives in his hometown.

No update on the current professional venture of the gravel racing champ is out. He has switched his Instagram profile to private. Moreover, there are no updated posts on his YouTube channel @colinstrickland9275, which has over 1.53K subscribers.

Murder Of Mo Wilson: A Love Triangle Led Rage And Crime

On May 11, 2022, the New Hampshire native cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson was found dead in the home of her friend Caitlin Cash’s home in Austin, Texas. She was shot two times in her head and one time in her chest; the autopsy report concluded the time of death at 8:30 pm.

The police investigation found that hours before her murder, she was out for a swim at Deep Eddy Pool and dinner with the 2019 Unbound Gravel winner Colin Strickland. According to his statement, he had dropped her and left for home.

Moments before her death, a black Jeep Grand Cherokee belonging to Colin’s on-off girlfriend, Kaitlin Armstrong, was at the neighborhood of the scene.

Pro Cyclist Mo Wilson Was Fatally Shot In May 2010 At Her Friend's Residence In Austin
Pro Cyclist Mo Wilson Was Fatally Shot In May 2010 At Her Friend’s Residence In Austin (Source: Instagram)

During the investigation, it came out that Mo and Colin briefly had a relationship from late October 2021 to November that lasted for a week. He had broken up with Kaitlin then, but they reconciled later.

However, Armstrong was not pleased with his connection with Mo.

On May 10, 2022, when Wilson arrived in Austin, Texas, to prepare for the Gravel Locos bike race, she reached out to Strickland, and they planned to hang out, which the latter claims as “purely platonic.”

As reported, Colin didn’t tell Kaitlin about his plans with Mo, fearing of her reaction. However, Armstrong had access to Strickland’s messages and tracked his whereabouts.

So, she later approached Mo Wilson at her friend Cash’s Austin residence and fatally shot her, which authorities ruled as homicide out of rage and jealousy.

According to a police affidavit, Armstrong reached home later than Colin on the night of the murder and seemed calm as if nothing happened. Moreover, no one in the neighborhood heard gunshots, implying that she used a silencer.

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Initial Police Investigation Failed To Arrest Kaitlin Armstrong

A day after the murder, on May 12, police took Colin and Armstrong in custody for investigation. During his affidavit, Strickland confirmed buying two handguns for Armstrong and himself. It turned out that the casings from the gunshots matched the 9mm Sig Sauer handgun in the duo’s possession.

However, despite video evidence of her vehicle at the sight of the murder scene, Kaitlin got out after a clerical error. There were discrepancies in her date of birth in the warrant and the police department database.

After her release, Kaitilin made her move to flee from the United States.

As reported, she sold her Jeep Cherokee for cash to a CarMax dealership. Then, she flew to Houston and took flights to LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark Airport in New Jersey before going abroad.

How Was Colin’s Murder-Convict Fugitive Girlfriend, Kaitlin, Arrested?

From different sources, the US Marshals found out that Kaitlin fled to Costa Rica using her sister’s passport. Further investigation narrowed the search to Santa Teresa. However, it was nothing short of a needle-in-a-haystack challenge to locate her.

Professionally, Katilin was a yoga teacher and licensed realtor. So, with the help of local authorities, the US Marshals Damien Fernandez and Emir Perez devised a plan and placed an ad on Facebook looking for a yoga instructor.

Katilin Armstrong Then And Now; She Underwent Plastic Surgery To Change Her Appearance After Murder Of Wilson
Katilin Armstrong Then And Now; She Underwent Plastic Surgery To Change Her Appearance After Murder Of Wilson (Source: NY Post)

Surprisingly, Armstrong, who changed her name to “Beth,” contacted them. As reported, she underwent plastic surgery to change her appearance, which included a $6,000 nose job and brow lift.

Upon confirming her identity, they arrested her on June 29, 2022, after a 43-day run at a hostel in Santa Teresa. The officials also found receipts of payments for plastic surgery.

Colin Strickland’s Testified In The Trail Against Armstrong

After Armstrong didn’t plead guilty to the charge of murder on July 21, 2022, she was detained on a $3.5 million bond at Travis County Jail, with her delayed trial date on October 30, 2023.

On the fourth day of the trial, on November 3, Strickland appeared in the courtroom to testify against Kaitlin Armstrong, stating that she was a “passive-aggressive” girlfriend and addressing the “tumultuous” on-off relationship.

The jury verdict found Kaitlin guilty of murder on November 16, 2023, and sentenced her to 90 years in prison, with parole eligibility after 30 years of sentence.

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How Much Is Strickland’s Net Worth As Of 2024?

As of 2024, Colin Strickland has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Most of his earnings came from his career as a professional cyclist and sponsorships. However, after early 2022, no update on his current profession is available.

He had sponsorship deals with brands like Specialized, Enve Composites, and Rapha until they cut him off during a police investigation following Mo Wilson’s murder in May 2022.

Colin started cycling as a form of transportation, later earning him recognition as a professional cyclist.

Having embarked on his cycling journey from the 2010 North American Handmade Bike Show, he began to collect fame with victories in 2012, winning the Pace Bend Road Race, Matrix Challenge, and Miller 64 Twilight Crit.

Former Cyclist Colin Made $1 Million Net Worth From His Cycling Career
Former Cyclist Colin Made $1 Million Net Worth From His Cycling Career (Source: Instagram)

In 2015, he competed in 57 races (his highest-ever count) and won seven, including the 2015 Red Hook Crit in Milan. Strickland won three Red Hook Crits in 2016 (in Brooklyn, London, and Barcelona), where the prize money for the winner was $1,000.

The two-time Gravel Worlds winner (2017 and 2018) gathered notable attention after emerging victorious in the 2019 Unbound Gravel 200, ahead of many UCI World Tour professional riders. The prize pool for the race was $250,000.

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