PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS – Jacob Gibbons
Team USA Years: This is my first year playing for Team USA.
Hometown: I was born in Ballwin, Missouri.
Current residence: I live in DeSoto, Missouri.
Personal website/social media pages: I have a Facebook page. My user name is Jake Gibbons. I also have instagram. My user name is 22_HOCKEY_46.
When did you begin playing hockey: I started playing inline hockey at the age of 7.
Current skating club/Coaches name: I currently play on the Rockwood Summit High School Varsity Tier 1 inline hockey team. My coach is Don Hager. In addition, I play select inline hockey for the Tour Blast organization. Don Hager is the coach for that team as well.
Occupation, current employer: I work part time as a referee for inline hockey at All American Sports Mall.
High school attended: DeSoto High School
Year of graduation: 2014
Location of high school: DeSoto, Missouri
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): I played roller hockey all four years of high school. My school did not have a hockey team so I played all four years for Rockwood Summit.
Other awards, honors, and statistics in hockey: I was leading scorer my junior year in high school for the Varsity Tier 1 division of MOIHA.
Life Goals: My short term goal is to attend college at UMSL and I hope to have an opportunity to play inline hockey for them. I am not sure what career path I want to follow. But I do know I want to be rich!
Career goals: Undecided.
Future goals you hope to obtain as a hockey player: I really want to play inline hockey at the college level. I would also love to play for team USA again in the future. Most importantly, I would love to play pro roller hockey someday.
Favorite sports figure: Wayne Gretzky.
Favorite food before a competition: I just love to eat.
Favorite movie: Miracle
Favorite place to shop: Total Hockey
Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: Eminem
Favorite possession: My hockey equipment.
Favorite hobbies: Playing hockey and hanging out with my friends.
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Dedicated.
What makes you a unique and special person: At the age of 17, I built a house and learned to drive a forklift. Not many kids my age can say that.
Father’s name: Bill Gibbons
Father’s occupation: General Contractor
Mother’s name: Joyce Gibbons
Mother’s occupation: Accountant at a resort
Brothers: Justin and Riley