Jessie Diggins is Golden!

The dream of winning an Olympic Gold medal began in Afton, Minnesota where Jessie Diggins began skiing before she could even walk. Introduced to the sport by her parents who would put her in their ski backpack, Jessie was always there to push them to ski faster. The passion for skiing sent Jessie on a journey to become one of the most successful cross country skiers the U.S. has ever produced. 

In 2011, Jessie became a member of the U.S. Ski Team and made skiing her full-time job. Those years of hard work began to pay off and she began to move up the world rankings. In 2017, Jessie became the first American to take home four World Championship medals. And in 2018 with the whole world watching, Jessie and her teammate Kikkan Randall became the first Americans to ever bring home the Olympic Gold in cross country skiing.