The U.S. Ski Team’s Jacqueline Wiles has been on quite the journey over the past year and a half. At 27-years-old, Wiles has been a rising star on the powerhouse U.S. women’s World Cup speed team for a number of years now and has earned her way to two third-place downhill finishes on the World Cup, one coming in 2017 in Altenmark-Zauchensee, Austria, and the other coming almost exactly one year later in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, site of the 2021 World Championships.

Unofortunately, that momentum came to a screeching halt just days after her second World Cup podium in the final race series before the 2018 PyeongChang games where she suffered a traumatic knee injury after a hard fall in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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Now returned to snow and looking towards her first World Cup start in almost two years, Wiles talks about everything from her relationship with the great Lindsey Vonn, the unique dynamics of the World Cup speed team, her plans for the coming season, and her post-ski racing career in aviation. You won’t be disappointed.

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