Name: Jake Adicoff
Sport: Nordic Skiing
Event: Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon
Classification: B3, Visually Impaired
Date of Birth: May 6, 1995
Birthplace: San Jose, Calif.
Hometown: Sun Valley, Idaho
Current Residence: Sun Valley, Idaho
High School: Wood River High School ‘13 (Sun Valley, Idaho)
College: Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)
Coach: Rick Kapala, Ashley McQueen
- 2014: U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Cross-Country National Championships, top-50 finish amongst able-bodied competitors, 10km, 8th 20km and 7.5km biathlon
- 2013: World Cup Canmore, 7th 10km
- 2012: USSA Cross-Country Junior National Championships, 3rd 15km
- 2011: USSA Cross-Country Junior National Championships, 5th 5km
Jake Adicoff has been a cross-country skier since he was in the second grade. He was initially introduced to the sport in 2002 through the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Junior Nordic Development team. Adicoff, who is legally blind after incurring chicken pox in utero, has experience in both alpine and Nordic skiing. He spent three years on the SVSEF’s Alpine C Team before transitioning full-time to cross-country in 2005. Adicoff has spent most of his competitive career racing in an able-bodied field, having competed in two junior national championships in 2011 and 2012. It wasn’t until the made the 2013-14 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Team that he fully shifted his focus to Sochi and the Paralympic Winter Games.
Adicoff, an honors 2013 graduate of Wood River High in Sun Valley, has been accepted to Bowdoin College in Maine and will start studying there after deferring for a year to chase his Paralympic dreams. He is a recipient of the 2011 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Dave Quinn Award, which honors athletes who exemplify the ideals of cross-country skiing, including a love of the sport, a strong work ethic, and overcoming hardship. In addition to skiing, Adicoff enjoys hiking and thrift store shopping.