See Jessica's current World Cup results: FIS's website.
Jessica started ski jumping when she was in second grade. She took a brochure home and begged her parents to sign her up, and they did, reluctantly. She already liked to ski, and loved to jump on skis, so it was a natural fit.
Jerome is a 9-time National Champion. In 2002, she became the first and only girl to ever score points in a men’s international Continental Cup ski jumping competition. She was just 14. She was sixth in the 2009 inaugural World Championships event. She finished the 2011 season ranked fifth in the world and was 9th overall in 2012. Jessica captured her first COC victory in Rovaniemi, Finland in December 2010 and her first World Cup podium (3rd) in Hinterzarten, Germany.
Jessica said she’s proud to be a part of the movement that led to women’s ski jumping being included in the Olympic Winter Games and helping to bring her sport to a higher platform. She hopes her efforts inspire young girls to go after their dreams.
When Jessica isn’t traveling or flying through the air, she likes to cook, run, and hang out with her siblings and her friends. She also happens to love cats – a lot.
Born: Feb. 8, 1987 in Jacksonville, FL
Hometown: Park City, UT
School: Westminster College, Salt Lake City
Longest Jump: 138m, Lillehammer
• 9-time U.S. National Champion
• 21 podiums on the Continental Cup
• 3rd Place Overall 2006 COC
• 5th Place Overall 2011 COC
• 3rd place in Hinterzarten, GER. 2011 World Cup
• 9th overall World Cup standings 2012
• World Championship teams in 2009 (6th), and 2011 (14th)