Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Jenn Jackson


Active Elite Details:

Category: Athlete
Sport(s): Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing
Position/Title: Participant
Sport Association(s):

     ♦ AWI Racing

     ♦ Ontario Cycling Association
          
Date of Birth: February 20, 1995
Place of Birth:  Toronto, Ontario
Currently Residing:  Horseshoe Valley
Springwater Connection:  Grew up in Midhurst, Graduate of Forest Hill Public School and Eastview Secondary School
Social Media:  Instagram and Twitter @ JennJackson
                          Website:  jacksonjenn.wordpress.com

Highlights:

2017 - National Champion U23, Mountain Biking
2017 - Canada Summer Games Silver Medalist, Mountain Biking
2017 - National Champion U23, Cross Country Skiing
2017 - World Championship U23 Team, Mountain Biking
2017 - World Championship U23 Team, Cross Country Skiing
2016 - World Championship U23 Team, Cross Country Skiing
2016 - Ski Tour Canada World Cups, Cross Country Skiing
2015 - Junior National Champion, Cross Country Skiing
2015 - Canada Winter Games Gold Medalist, Cross Country Skiing
2013-2015 - Junior National Ski Team
2013 - Junior National Champion, Cross Country Skiing
2010 - 1st OFSAA Nordic Ski Championships

Narrative:

Jenn grew up running and riding bikes through the Simcoe County forests.  Even now, as an athlete having represented Canada in multiple World Championship events, Jenn still enjoys the same trails.
During high school, Jenn won a full set of OFSAA medals in Nordic Skiing, was a three-time OFSAA finalist on the track and competed at four cross country running, one swim and one basketball OFSAA's.
After graduating from Eastview in 2013, Jenn moved to Thunder Bay where she spent the next four years at Lakehead University, studying Mechanical Engineering, and skiing with the National Team Development Centre.
In 2017, Jenn transitioned from skiing to mountain biking, moving back near her hometown of Midhurst to take advantage of the local roads, trials, and to have friends and family close by.
Jenn now competes across North America as a cyclist and also aspires to represent Canada abroad at international events.

Interests:

Endurance sports, sport science, mechanics and movement, food.

Interesting Facts:

Represented Canada alongside brother Ryan Jackson at the 2016 and 2017 World Championships for Cross Country Skiing.
National Champion in both Cross Country Skiing and Mountain Biking, also nominated to World  Championship teams for both sports in 2017.
Medalist at Winter and Summer Canada Games.
Engineering Technologist - Lakehead University

Media:

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