U.S. Team Speed Skier Jackie Wiles shares her plans for the season in this first episode of The Inside Line podcast
The Inside Line is a Co-Production of WiSP Sports and Ski Racing Media. The presenter is Gabbi Hall.
Podcast length: 29’45”
The Inside Line is sponsored by Team Ski Safe, the Official Medical Bracelet of WiSP Sports. Ski Safe is a medical ID bracelet meant to be worn on or off the slopes. As we know skiing is one of the world’s most popular winter sports, and as with any sport, there is a risk of injury. Ski Safe can help put your mind at ease knowing that you are prepared in case of an emergency. When an emergency does happen, time is critical, and the Ski Safe bracelet will allow first responders and your emergency contact to access your secure medical history to facilitate a rapid medical response. Visit their website at teamskisafe.com and when you order your bracelet remember to mention The Inside Line.
Gabbi Hall from Ski Racing Media hosts our all new skiing podcast ahead of the start of the Audi FIS World Cup season which features Fresh Tracks – the latest news and updates of alpine racers including who is looking good in training, who is rehabbing from injury and who to look out for this season. Gabbi’s first guest on the show in The Mixed Zone is Jackie Wiles from Aurora, Oregon, a speed skier known as one of the ‘Speed Unicorn’ from Team USA who races Super G, Downhill and Alpine Combined on the Audi FIS World Cup Tour. Jackie won the U.S. National Title in 2013 & 2014 and made her Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games. She achieved her first World Cup podium place earlier this year finishing third in the downhill at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee in Austria.
Jackie injured her knee in January and will spend most of the season managing it:
“I’m just trying to get as strong as possible and not push going back to snow too early because during the season you tend to los a bit of muscle mass also. For me I think it’s extremely crucial to just like not flare the tendon and get really strong and hopefully I’ll be on snow beginning of November in Colorado – hoping they get some early snow and I get can get over there and get back on and feeling good on the snow – that’s the goal.”
MORE SKIING here
RELATED: Powder Run
Follow Jackie Wiles:
Follow Ski Racing Media:
Follow Gabbi Hall:
Meet Gabbi Hall
A California native, Gabbi grew up ski racing in Lake Tahoe and moved to Vermont to ski on the NCAA circuit for St. Michael’s College, where she served as team captain and studied journalism. The 2017-18 season will be Gabbi’s third covering the women’s FIS Alpine World Cup Tour for Ski Racing Media. Previously, Gabbi worked as a broadcast TV producer and social media manager in higher education. Gabbi can be reached via email at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.