Name: Jessie Diggins
Sport: Cross-Country Skiing
Height: 5-4
DOB: 8/26/1991
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minn.
Hometown: Afton, Minn.
High School: Stillwater High School (Stillwater, Minn.) ‘10
College: Westminster College
Team/Club: SMS T2
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2014, 2018); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • PyeongChang 2018, gold (team sprint freestyle), 5th (7.5/7.5K skiathlon), 5th (10K freestyle), 5th (4x5K relay), 6th (sprint classic), 7th (30K mass start classic)
  • Sochi 2014, 8th (7.5/7.5K skiathlon, 4X5K relay), 13th (sprint freestyle), 38th (30K mass start)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – silver (sprint freestyle), bronze (team sprint classic), 4th (4x5K relay), 5th (30K mass start), DNF (7.5/7.5K skiathlon)
  • 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 classic)
  • Part of the first-ever U.S. team to win a world cup team sprint event, becoming the first U.S. cross-country skier to win a world championship gold medal (with Randall)
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: Daughter of Clay and Deborah Diggins...Has one sister, Mackenzie...Began skiing at age 3...Hobbies include dancing, hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming, reading, gardening and cooking.