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Jessie Diggins

Stratton, Vt.
Afton, Minn.
Afton, Minn.
Cross Country A

Timing has always been a strength for 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins—the upstart racer kicked off an international career in 2011 by snagging a spot on the World Championship team in Holmenkollen, an experience she highlights years later as a medal winner as “amazing and key to getting to the next level.” The next level came in 2013 when the Minnesota native teamed with Kikkan Randall to win the team sprint at the World Championships and then in 2015 when she won a silver medal in the 10k freestyle at the Falun World Championships. Then, she teamed up with Randall to win the first Olympic gold medal for the United States in cross country skiing in the team sprint at the 2018 Games.

Diggins is known for an aggressive style of racing and a seemingly boundless source of energy, a strength she continued to draw on in 2015-16 to take her first individual World Cup victory at the Tour de Ski. There, she won the 5k freestyle individual start in Toblach, Italy, making her only the fourth U.S. woman to win an individual World Cup. This win was just the first of many historical results throughout the 2015-16 season for Diggins, which included six World Cup podiums in total.

With a family that loved being active and outdoors, Diggins joined the Minnesota Youth Ski League when she was three. She started by just skiing with friends on Sundays but gradually expanded to every day of the week as she joined the high school ski team and then Central Cross Country Team (CXC).

When she's not skiing, Jessie loves to be active in other ways like hiking, camping, running, swimming, dancing or pick-up soccer games. She likes to read, is learning to play guitar and loves artsy-crafty projects.

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Team Info

  • Stratton Mountain School Elite Team
  • Years on Team: 8


Gold, Team Sprint FS, Pyeongchang, KOR 2018
5th, 10k FS, Pyeongchang, KOR 2018
5th, Sprint CL, Pyeongchang, KOR 2018
7th, 30k mass start CL, Pyeongchang, KOR 2018
8th, Skiathlon, Sochi, RUS, 2014
13th, Sprint FS, Sochi, RUS, 2014

2nd, 10k FS, Falun, SWE, 2015
4th, 4x5k Relay, Falun, SWE, 2015
1st, Team Sprint FS, Val di Fiemme, ITA, 2013
4th, 4x5k Relay, Val di Fiemme, ITA, 2013
23rd, 10k FS, Val di Fiemme, ITA, 2013

1st, Team Sprint FS, Quebec, CAN, 2013
2nd, Team Sprint FS, Milan, ITA, 2012
2nd, 4x5k Relay, Nove Mesto, CZE, 2016
2nd, Sprint FS, Lahti, FIN, 2016
3rd, 4x5k Relay, Lillehammer, NOR, 2015
3rd, 10k FS, Nove Mesto, CZE, 2016
8th, Overall in World Cup Sprint Standings, 2015-16
8th, Overall in World Cup Standings, 2015-16

Stage World Cup
1st, 5k FS, FIS Tour de Ski, Toblach, ITA, 2016
3rd, Sprint FS, Ski Tour Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, CAN, 2016
6th, Sprint FS, Ski Tour Canada, Canmore, Alberta, CAN, 2016
8th, Sprint FS, FIS Tour de Ski, Lenzerheide, SUI, 2016
8th, 5k FS Pursuit, FIS Tour de Ski, Lenzerheide, SUI, 2016
5th, 3k FS Prologue, FIS Tour de Ski, Oberhof, GER, 2014
8th, 2.5k FS, Falun, SWE, 2013
11th, 15k Skiathlon, Ski Tour Canada, Canmore, Alberta, CAN, 2016

2018, 30k CL Mass Start, Craftsbury, VT
2016, 30k CL Mass Start, Craftsbury, VT
2012, Sprint FS, Rumford, ME
2012, Sprint CL, Rumford, ME
2012, 20k CL Mass Start, Rumford, ME
2012, 10k FS, Rumford, ME
2011, Sprint FS, Rumford, ME

Won nine U.S. Junior titles
Seventh in Junior World Championship relay
Won three State Championships in Minnesota

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