Help Jacqueline defray the costs of competing on the world stage as a US representative of women's skiing. Donate a few dollars, or more if you can, so she can reach her full potential as an elite athlete. Here is your chance to support a champion's dream.
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Athletes on the US Ski Team who are below the A-Team level must pay for their travel and training expenses. This can range from $15,000 to $35,000 dollars per year. My teammates and I created "Under the Suit: The Bodies of the Ski Team" 2017 calendar to share our story and raise money. We wanted to come up with a creative way to fundraise, create awareness, and showcase our unique bodies and personalities. It has been a lot of work on part of all the athletes. And yes, that's me on the cover.
Every purchase is tax-deductible through World Cup Dreams organization, a 501 C3 Non-Profit organization, and every calendar has the full season's World Cup schedule! Your support goes directly towards covering unfunded ski team athletes' costs. What an awesome cause to donate to, and a great gift for any ski racing fan. Click here to buy one!
HOW I GOT HERE
Born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest, I grew up skiing on Mount Hood. Weekend trips to the mountain became a regular activity for our family. My older brother and I loved it so much we had to join a program. The local race team was cheaper than getting basic lessons and once started I never looked back. Of course, I still played every other sport and was a tomboy who loved to get dirty. At the end of the day, ski racing was what lit my fire and is still my true passion.
I have always had a need for speed, developed from chasing my brother all over the mountain. When I began ski racing my focus was to get better every year, competing hard and striving to qualify for the next big race. Currently, I am coming off my best race season ever. Last year I was able to accomplish many of my goals. This summer my focus was strength and flexibility training in the gym and speed training in Chile and New Zealand with the US Alpine ski team. I learned a lot during the 2015 and 2016 tours and I feel I am better prepared both mentally and physically for this season.
My goal in 2017 is to top last year's results. I want to ski better, go further and continue to push the limits and my potential. I know it's possible if I give it my all and keep working hard. I am excited, nervous, anxious, as I work through the 2016/2017 season. I approach it with confidence because of my training, my teammates, my coaches, and most of all, my community of support.
That's where you come in. Ski racing is expensive - mostly for the travel. A season expenses will exceed $25,000. That means I am always looking for help to defray my costs. What you donate will help pay for food, travel, lodging, training, equipment, and much more.
26th, DH, Sochi, RUS, 2014
WORLD CUP HIGHLIGHTS
17th, DH, Val d'Isere, FRA, 2016
17th, DH, Lake Louise, CAN, 2016
Three top-20 World Cup finishes, 2016
21st, DH, Lake Louise, CAN, 2015
Scored World Cup points three times in three different disciplines (DH, SG, AC), 2015
Points over three straight races during rookie season, 2014
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLES
DH, Copper Mountain, CO, 2014
DH, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013
FIS JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Teams: 2012, 2013
8th, SC, Quebec, CAN, 2013
9th, SC, Le Massif, CAN, 2013
Two-time member of World Junior Championships Team (2012, 2013)
Top 10s in DH and Combined at 2013 World Juniors
2013 NorAm super G title
2013, second in both DH and overall NorAm standings
I have had so much support already throughout my career. I would like to give a big thank you to all my supporters and sponsors: Rossignol, The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, Nike, Dianese, Reusch, Director's Mortgage and Wiles Law Group, LLC. Social Media and Website support is provided by StoryGuide.
I also want to thank all of my loving family and friends who have been there for me every step of the way. I truly appreciate all that you do and I could not have done it without all of your help.
Thank you to all my past coaches who believed and pushed me every day as well as everyone at White Pass Ski Team, PNSA, Western Region and The US Ski Team.
Lastly, a special thank you to my mom, dad and brother Steele, for instilling in me the love of skiing and showing me unconditional love and support. I love you all very much and truly appreciate all that you do for me.
© Team Wiles 2017