Jesse Cockney made his Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 where he competed in both the shortest event (sprint) and the longest event (50km mass start). He enjoyed an impressive junior career, winning three gold medals at the 2011 Canada Winter Games and finishing sixth in the classic sprint at the 2011 FIS World Under-23 Championships.
Cockney made his World Cup debut in January 2011. He recorded his best individual result at the Canmore stop in December 2012 when he finished ninth in the free sprint.
Getting into the Sport: Started skiing in Yellowknife when he was three… Has been skiing competitively for nine years… His family skied a lot while growing up so he’s never really known anything else… Moved to Canmore at age seven where he moved up through the developmental system… Outside Interests: Enjoys cooking, climbing and anything related to the NFL… During the off-season likes to travel to parts of the world that skiing doesn’t take him to… Odds and Ends: Had his Olympic dream sparked by Simon Whitfield winning the triathlon at Sydney 2000… Favourite Olympic memory is his disbelief at waking up to the news on the radio that Chandra Crawford won the sprint at Turin 2006…
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Notable International Results
FIS World Championships: 2015 – 10th (4X10km relay), 13th (team sprint free), 14th (sprint classic); 2013 – 12th (4x10km relay), 40th (sprint classic); 2011 – 12th (4x10km relay), 15th (sprint free), 48th (15km classic)