Jessie is a dynamic skier who came onto the World Cup scene in a few short whirlwind years. After a run of national championships, the Minnesota native moved to World Cup races, began scoring points for the USA in her first week and never looked back. At 20 she was the youngest woman to finish top-5 in the world in a World Cup distance race. At the age of 21, she became the youngest American World Champion and the first U.S. Woman to win a Championship title with teammate Kikkan Randall. At age 22, she won silver at the U-23 World Championships, and tied the nation’s highest female Olympic distance result with an 8th place in the Sochi Winter Olympics. Last season Diggins ended a 33 year draught in Championship-level distance medals by winning the silver medal in the 2015 World Championships 10km skate.
A fresh face to the world of XC skiing, Jessie is a hard-working athlete who looks for success on the highest international stage and shares that spirit with junior athletes and corporate sponsors alike. Her social media sites are followed around the globe as she shares her lively outlook on professional racing and Olympic goals. She gives back and inspires young athletes through a children’s blog, as an ambassador for Fast and Female, and with many school talks and junior’s clinics. Jessie also shares her skills by passing them along to younger athletes, coaching ski sessions with her SMST2 club team twice weekly during the summer.
World Champion in 2013 team sprint with Kikkan Randall – first ever World Champs Gold for U.S. Cross Country Skiing!
2015 World Championships Silver Medalist in the 10km skate - all-time best distance result for an American Woman!
8th place in 2014 Winter Olympics - all-time best distance result for an American Woman in the Olympics!
World Cup team sprint Gold with Kikkan Randall (2012) – first team sprint World Cup Gold for U.S. Cross Country skiing!
Member of 2011, 2013, and 2015 World Championship teams and 2014 Olympic Games!
U.S. National Champion 5 times, Junior National Champion 9 times (2007-2012)