Jessie Diggins’s Bio

HOMETOWN Afton, Minnesota
AGE 20
TEAM Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC)
  • 2011 Junior World Championships, Otepaa, Estonia, 7th (5km Skate)
  • 2011 US XC Nationals, Rumford, Maine, 1st (1.4km Freestyle Sprint)
  • 2010 Haywood NorAm Mini-Tour, Rossland, BC, 1st (Overall)
  • 2010 Haywood NorAm Mini-Tour, Rossland, BC, 1st (5km Skate)
ABOUT I’ve decided to give Nordic skiing everything I’ve got, so I am currently taking a year off in between high school and college to train full time with the CXC Elite team. My plans are to attend NMU in the fall of 2011. Am I nervous about taking the chance and postponing my education? Absolutely! But I’m also excited to see what happens.

My family and friends give me the best support any athlete could ever dream of. My parents and little sister (and dogs!) are always there for me and back me up 100%. My coaches and teammates are fun to be around and provide help and encouragement. Without them, I’d be nowhere!

I love to ski because I love the lifestyle. I like to work hard, to train as much as possible and to push myself to the limit. Sometimes it’s hard, but it is also the most rewarding thing I know; I always feel better after a workout, no matter what. I also like to travel to new places, meet awesome people and make new friends on the road. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming year of training and racing across the United States.

So far, everything is going well, and I’ll keep updating!

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