An American cross country skier, Jessie Diggins, won the United States’ first-ever cross-country skiing gold medal at the Winter Olympics in women’s team sprint at Pyeongchang in 2018. She also won a gold medal in the team sprint in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013. She finished in the first position in the 2020–21 FIS Cross-Country World Cup.
Jessie Diggins Biography
Jessie Diggins was born on the 26th of August 1991, in Afton, Minnesota, United States of America. She’s currently 28 years old.
|Birth Name||Jessica Diggins|
|Date of Birth||August 26, 1991|
|Place of Birth||Afton, Minnesota, U.S.|
|Age||28 years old|
|Profession||Cross Country Skier|
Family and Education
Jessica Diggins is the youngest among two children to American parents Clay Diggins and his wife Debra Diggins. She has an older sister named Mackenzie Diggins.
Jessie attended Stillwater High School, Stillwater, Minnesota where she was a member of the school skiing team for 6 six years and won several competitions participating in inter-school and other skiing leagues.
She then enrolled at Westminster College as a member of the U.S. Ski Team.
Jessica Diggins Love Life
Jessie has been in a relationship with a guy named Wade Poplawski, who is a financial analyst. He studied economics at Colgate University and graduated in 2011. Just like his girlfriend, Wade is also good at sports and played ice hockey for the college team while studying at the university.
According to media reports, they both met at the wedding of mutual friends and they became friends. It didn’t take long for them to take their friendship to the next level. She posts a lot of their photos hanging out together to her Instagram page.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 4 inches|
Centimeters – 163 cm
Meters – 1.63 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 58 kg|
Pounds – 127 lbs
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Blue Eyes|
In 2010, she became a member of the Central Cross-Country Elite team and spent over a year with the team. Then, she was added to the US Ski Team in 2011, and after racing with Central Cross-Country for 2 seasons, she joined SMST2 (Stratton Mountain School T2 elite team) in 2012.
Jessica has won a total of 5 medals (Olympics – 1, World Cup – 4) including two gold, two silvers, and one bronze. She won her first gold in the team sprint in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 in Val di Fiemme. In 2015, she won a silver medal in the 10-kilometer freestyle race in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun.
Diggins finished third overall in the 2017–18 Tour de Ski, becoming the first American to finish on the podium in the overall classification. During the 2018 Winter Olympics, she and Randall became the first American cross-country skiers to capture a gold medal by winning the women’s team sprint at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
She likes raspberries and pickles, but not together.
- Sport – Adventure Sports, Jumping, Bungee Jumping, and Skydiving
- Hobbies – Reading Books, Canoeing, Gardening, and DIY Projects
Jessie Diggins Net Worth
Her net worth is currently unavailable.
Social Media Profiles
Jessie Diggins Facts
She was on skis before she could walk, her parents took her along with them up to the mountains in their ski backpack.
Growing up, she joined the Minnesota Youth Ski League at the age of 3 and spent every Sunday all winter long playing games and learning how to ski.
She spends her summer with her club training in Stratton, Vermont while she goes on racing in circuits in winter.
Jessie made her Olympic debut in 2014 in Sochi, finishing 8th in the 15-kilometer skiathlon event.
Jessie was chosen to carry the torch for the United States at the 2018 Olympics closing ceremony.
When she’s not skiing, Jessie loves to be active in other ways like hiking, camping, running, swimming, dancing or pick-up soccer games. She likes to read, is learning to play guitar and loves artsy-crafty projects.