FROM 100 METERS
Blazing a Trail.
Ask Jessica Jerome’s mother and she’ll tell you that her daughter eats, sleeps, and breathes ski jumping. For Jessica, bringing this passion to the world’s largest athletic stage required more than her physical gifts — it meant first proving that women deserved a place in what was always considered a man’s sport.
Reaching the Main Stage.
Nothing could ground Jessica’s love of flying. She went on to compete at the leading edge of her sport, becoming a three-time national champion, while proving to naysayers around the world that she deserved to represent Team USA and be part of the Olympic Winter Games. Thanks to Jessica and her teammates’ perseverance, the last sport to remain men-only will make its Olympic debut at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Soaring into History.
Once a self-described “test dummy” who checked conditions for male ski jumpers, Jessica now has the opportunity to represent her sport — and country — on the Olympic Stage. She can’t wait for the chance to inspire the next generation of ski jumpers, no matter their gender.