Ontario's Jenn Jackson competes in Mountain Bike Cross-Country action at the Canada Games in Winnipeg on Sunday, July 30, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Jenn Jackson


  • Won gold in the women’s cross-country mountain bike event at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games
  • Finished 10th at the official Olympic test event of the Paris 2024 venue
  • Finished fifth at the 2023 American Continental Championships
  • 2021 and 2023 Canadian Champion in cross-country
  • 2017 Canadian U23 Champion in cross-country
  • Debuted at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2019
  • Competed at the FIS Nordic U23 World Ski Championships in 2016 and 2017; brother Ryan competed at those same world championships in the junior division   

A Little More About Jenn

Getting into the Sport: Grew up riding bikes but only started racing after she quit competitive cross-country skiing at age 22… Outside Interests: Still loves to cross country ski in the winter… Would like to work in the bike industry after she’s finished racing… Has a degree in mechanical engineering from Lakehead University… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Dreams only work if you do”…. Inspired by Olympic medallist Catharine Pendrel as a beacon for what is possible; now also a close friend and mentor…

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2023 – GOLD (cross-country)

UCI World Championships: 2023 – 24th; 2022 – 59th; 2021 – 46th; 2020 – 28th; 2019 – 32nd