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Jessika Jenson headshot image

Jessika Jenson

Rigby, Idaho
Rigby, Idaho
Idaho Falls, Idaho
08/07/1991
5-5
118
Pro Slopestyle - Snowboarding
2

Jessika Jenson's 2016 season was highlighted by a pair of podium appearances at elite events--third at the Corona World Championships of Snowboarding and second at the Mammoth Mountain U.S. Grand Prix of Snowboarding. Jenson is an Olympian, having represented the U.S. in Sochi at the inaugural snowboard slopestyle event.  

A self-starter, Jenson began competing at age 14 at local Idaho resorts, namely Kelly Canyon and Grand Targhee. With appearances at every possible open event, Jenson began climbing the ranks and mingling with other talented riders. During the last four years, Jenson has continued to progress her riding and her bag of tricks, which includes her signature frontside 720.

The 2014 season was Jenson’s real breakout season. At the final two Olympic qualifiers at the Mammoth U.S. Sprint Grand Prix Jenson earned back-to-back third-place finishes, landing her a spot on the first-ever Olympic slopestyle snowboarding team. After a solid thirteenth place in Sochi, Jenson continued to climb the international ranks with an eighth at the Burton U.S. Open, punctuating a great season for this rising star.

Building upon her Olympic momentum, Jenson nabbed her first World Cup podium in the 2015 season, earning third place in slopestyle at Stoneham.

FIRST TRACKS
Jenson started skiing at age six at Kelly Canyon Ski Resort near Rigby, ID. By 10 she made the switch to snowboarding, and although she never had lessons, the entire Jenson family went to the mountain every weekend to “pretend to know what we were doing…we eventually caught on,” she says.  

OFF THE SNOW
When Jensen isn’t snowboarding, she likes to ride dirt bikes, wakeboards and mountain bikes. You can also find her jumping on trampolines and working out during the summer, and since she is on the road all winter, she has a lot of catching up to do with her friends at home. In her free time, she also makes neck warmers called J!Wow Nekk Armor.

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Team Info

  • Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center
  • 2018 Pyeongchang
  • Rigby High School
  • Years on Team: 2

Results

OLYMPICS
Teams: 2014
13th, SS, Sochi, RUS, 2014

World Snowboard Tour Rankings
12th,SS, World Snowboarding Championships, Yabuli, CHN, 2016
3rd, BA, World Snowboarding Championships, Yabuli, CHN, 2016
3rd, Big Air, 2016
10th, Slopestyle, 2016
12th, Slopestyle, 2014

FIS WORLD CUP
Nine starts, two podiums 
3rd, SS, Stoneham, CAN, 2015
13th, SS, PyeongChang, KOR, 2016

FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Teams: 2013
9th, SS, Stoneham, QC, 2013

GRAND PRIX
2nd, SS, U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2016
5th, BA, Big Air Fenway, Boston, MA, 2016
5th, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, CA, 2015
8th, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper, CO 2013
3rd, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, CA, 2014
3rd, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, CA, 2014
5th, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, CA, 2014
4th, SS, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth, CA, 2012

OTHER
7th, SS, Burton US Open, Vail, CO, 2016
10th, SS, Burton US Open, Vail, CO, 2015
8th, SS, Burton US Open, Vail, CO, 2014
5th, SS, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, Dec. 2013
1st, SS, Billabong Flaunt It Finals, Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA, 2013
1st, SS, Billabong Flaunt It Finals, Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA, 2012
1st & Best Trick, SS, Burton Am, Park City, UT, 2011
1st & Best Trick, SS, Burton Am, Mammoth, CA, 2011
1st, SS, U.S. Revolution Tour, Copper, CO, 2010
1st, SS, (Pro and Am division) Nikita Chickita, Brighton, UT, 2010
2nd, SS, U.S. Revolution Tour, Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA, 2012
7th, SS, USASA Nationals, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
7th, SS, Burton Canadian Open, Calgary, CAN, 2012