Name: Evan Jager
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 3,000-meter Steeplechase
Height: 6-2
Weight: 145
DOB: 3/8/1989
Birthplace: Algonquinn, Ill.
Hometown: Algonquinn, Ill.
High School: Harry D. Jacobs High School (Algonquin, Ill.) ‘07
College: Portland State University ‘13
Team/Club: Bowerman Track Club
Coach(es): Jerry Schumacher
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, silver
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 6th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 6th (3,000m steeplechase)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2009 (5,000m); 2013, 2015 (3,000m steeplechase)
  • Top finish: 5th – 2013 (3,000m steeplechase)
Personal: Son of Joel and Cathy Jager...Has one sister, Mallory...Made his steeplechase debut early in 2012 and won the event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with only a handful of career races...Ended the 2015 season ranked No. 2 in the world in the 3,000-meter steeplechase...Collected his first national outdoor championship title with a time of 8:20.67 in 2013...Set the American record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 8:06.81 in just his fifth career event start...Left the University of Wisconsin a year early to sign with Nike and follow his coach, Jerry Schumacher to Portland, Oregon, where he enrolled at Portland State University.