Jack was introduced to the sport of skiing at 2 years old and started ski racing when he was 6. All of his skiing before 12 included lots of driving which made him appreciate the sport as it wasn’t something he could walk out of the door and participate in.
His first FIS race experience came in 2017 at Copper Mountain, the mountain he grew up skiing at. Although his path to skiing started off a little rocky his hard work and determination was going to pay off. In 2018 Jack was #1 rank in Giant Slalom in his age group. He qualified for and placed 4th in the 2018 Longines Future Ski Champions race and was, the fastest American in the U16 group.
2020/2021 ski season was challenging for everyone but for Jack is was a comeback season. His rehab took two surgeries and 15 months of recovery with Covid on top of an injury getting time to be on the snow, after missing a whole year of racing, was extremely difficult. Less racing meant less opportunity. Opportunity is what he needed coming back from injury, but he battled through and made sure to capitalize on what he was able to participate in. If anything, he was taught to focus on himself and to only focus on what he could control. Recovering from his injury has been one of his biggest wins of the season. His ultimate goal with skiing is to compete at the world cup level on the US Ski Team.
He is most excited to be joining the Axis Team because that means he will be supported by a group of well-trained Physical Therapists that understand the demanding sport of ski racing. There are not many clinics that understand the sport and its demands. By remaining healthy with the support of the Axis team he has an advantage over his competition. We are excited to work with him and have him as an #AxisAmbassador.