Jennifer Jackson, but most call me Jenn, others call me Jackson, some call me JJ, and some just bark. I recently gave up on my aspirations to be a really fast cross country skier and have since developed a biking habit and am working on that now. 2017 was my last season pursuing cross country skiing, and my first testing the waters of cross country mountain biking.
Aspire to live a fulfilling life, but don’t really have any plans – so far it seems to be going pretty well though 🤘
From 2013-2016, I was a member of the Thunder Bay National Team Development Centre, and then went on to train and compete independently in 2017. Those four seasons were highlighted by representing Canada at two World Championships, 7 World Cup starts, a Canada Games gold medal, two Junior National titles, one U23 National title, and several other National and NorAm podiums. While in Thunder Bay, I also completed my Mechanical Engineering Technologists Diploma at Lakehead University.
Summer 2017 saw the start of a new athletic chapter in mountain biking. Pages turned quickly as I raced through the season; winning the U23 National Championships, placing second at the Canada Summer Games, and qualifying for the World Championships. Unfortunately the dream debut season came to a jarring halt at the World Cup in Mont Sainte-Anne with a broken knee-cap that would put me out for rest of the year.
For 2018, I’ll be moving up to the Elite ranks; taking the AWI Racing plaid to Canada and US Cup events as I continue gaining experience and improving UCI ranking for international race opportunities.
Please check out the blog for news, updates, and a little more flavour of life.
On the bike…
2nd – Canada Summer Games XCO (U23), Winnipeg MB
2nd – Canada Summer Games Relay, Winnipeg MB
3rd – Canada Summer Games XCE, Winnipeg MB
1st – National Championships (U23), Canmore AB
7th Elite – Canada Cup, Horseshoe Valley ON
4th Elite – Canada Cup, Baie Saint Paul QC
8th Elite – Canada Cup, Mont Tremblent QC
4th – Ontario Road Provincial Championships (1st U23), Owen Sound ON
1st – Ontario Mountain Bike Provincial Championships (1st U23), Haliburton ON
On the skinny skis…
2016-17 Highlight Results (2nd year U23)
21st – Classic Sprint, World U23 Championships
1st – 50km Classic, Gatineau Loppet
1st – 50km Skate, Sleeping Giant Loppet
2nd – 5km Skate, National Championships (1st – U23)
2015-16 Highlight Results (1st year U23)
3rd – Classic Sprint, Canmore NorAm
2nd – Skate Sprint, Lappe NorAm (1st – U23 Trials)
2nd – 10k Classic, Lappe NorAm (1st – U23 Trials)
2nd – Skate Sprint, Eastern Canadian Championships
29th – Skate Sprint, World U23 Championships
2014-15 Highlight Results (Junior)
1st – Classic Sprint, Canada Winter Games
3rd – 5k Skate, National Championships
1st – 10k Classic, National Championships (4th Senior)
2nd – Classic Sprint, National Championships
1st – 20k Skate, National Championships
2013 Junior National Champion in 5km individual skate & 10km mass start skate, 3rd in classic sprint, and 2nd Overall Aggregate.
2012 Yuletide Blast – 1st
2010 OFSAA Nordic – 1st
Other Sporting Achievements
Lappe Sawdust Run course record – 21:36.5
10km road PB – 37:18
Did 12 pullups in a row once
2nd place in Eastview dodgeball tournament in 2011