Jessica's ski jumping career started when she was in second grade. The Park City Ski Club came to her school to promote an after school program for anyone who wanted to ski jump. She took a brochure home to her parents and begged them to let her go, they reluctantly said yes. Jessica always loved skiing this just gave her a chance to make something out of it.
She is a 10-time National Champion, she also is the only girl to score points in a men's international Continental Cup ski jumping competition in 2002. She was only 14 years when that happened, in that same year during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games she fore-jumped for the men's ski jumping event. To this day she has kept posting top 10 results on the World Cup tour.
On December 29th, 2013 she made history by winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and becoming the first nominee to the inaugural women's ski jumping Olympic Team. Jessica is a strong athlete, she overcame an leg injury that would have kept any other ordinary athletes away from sports. She has a strong will and is smart, she has an economic major at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.
What does she see from up there?
Jessica is getting ready to jump, what's running through her mind?
She's in mid flight, could this be a new record?