Name: Jessie Diggins
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Height: 5-4
DOB: 8/26/1991
Birthplace: Afton, Minn. , Minn.
Hometown: Afton, Minn., Minn.
College: Westminster College
Team/Club: SMS T2
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2014)
  • Sochi 2014, 8th (7.5/7.5K skiathlon), 9th (4x5K relay), 13th (sprint), 40th (30K mass start)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – silver (sprint freestyle), bronze (team sprint freestyle), 4th (4x5K relay), 5th (30K freestyle), DNF (skiathlon 7.5K)
  • Years of Participation: 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 4 (1 gold, 2 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2013 (team sprint freestyle)
  • Silver – 2015 (10K freestyle), 2017 (sprint freestyle),
  • Bronze - 2017 (team sprint freestyle)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 FIS World Cup Standings, 6th (overall), 7th (distance), 10th (sprint)
  • 2016 FIS World Cup Standings, 8th (sprint, overall), 9th (distance)
Personal: Began skiing at age 3...Part of the first-ever U.S. team to win a world cup team sprint event (with Kikkan Randall)...Also became the first U.S. cross-country skier to win a world championship gold medal (with Randall in team sprint)...Hobbies include reading, camping, canoeing, hiking, cliff-jumping, swimming, dancing, playing violin and working on craft projects.