Name: Jake Adicoff
Sport: Nordic Skiing
Discipline(s): Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing
Event(s): Middle-Distance Cross-Country, Sprint Cross-Country, Long-Distance Cross-Country
Classification: B3
Height: 5-9
DOB: 5/16/1995
Birthplace: San Jose, Calif.
Hometown: Sun Valley, Idaho
High School: Wood River High School (Sun Valley, Idaho) ‘13
College: Bowdoin College ‘18, Math and Computer Science
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2014, 2018, 2022); four-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 3 silvers)
  • Paralympics Winter Games Beijing 2022, gold (mixed relay cross-country), silver (long-distance cross-country, sprint cross-country), 6th (middle-distance cross-country)
  • Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, silver (10-kilometer classic), 4th (1.5-kilometer sprint classic), 5th (20-kilometer free)
  • Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, 6th (20K classic style, 4x2.5K mixed relay with Tatyana McFadden), 7th (cross-country freestyle), 8th (cross-country sprint), 14th (biathlon sprint)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2021 – gold (middle-distance cross-country), silver (sprint cross-country), bronze (long-distance cross-country)
  • Years of participation: 2021
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2021 (middle-distance cross-country)
  • Silver – 2021 (sprint cross-country)
  • Bronze – 2021 (long-distance cross-country)
Personal: 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...Adicoff has spent most of his competitive career racing in an able-bodied field, having competed in two junior national championships in 2011 and 2013. 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...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...Son of Sam Adicoff and Sue Conner...Has one brother, Willie...Hobbies include hiking, pottery and thrift store shopping.