Jesse Cockney

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Date of Birth: July 26, 1989
Place of Birth: Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Hometown: Canmore, Alberta
Club: Foothills Nordic Ski Club
Development Centre: CNEPH
Coach: Louis Bouchard
Wax Technician: Joel Jaques
Years on Senior Team: 7
Years on Junior Team: 2
Career Highlights


Website: www.jesscockney.blogspot.com
Personal Sponsors: E.Grubens Transport, Nuna Logistics, McElhanney Group & Dr. Suzanne Perkins
Equipment:
Skis: Fischer
Poles: Swix
Boots/Bindings: Fischer/Rottefella

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Background

National Ski Team Background:
In his sixth season on Canada’s senior development squad, Jesse proved he is ready to contend with some of the best in the world after finishing a career-best ninth in the World Cup skate-ski sprint race on home snow in Canmore last year. Jesse is making his third appearance on the senior squad following an impressive junior career capped off with three gold medals at the Canada Winter Games in addition to finishing sixth in the classic-sprint race at the Under-23 World Championships.
 
Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:
Jesse started skiing at an early age with his family in Yellowknife, N.W.T. Temperatures of -30 C didn’t really make for an overly enjoyable first few years of skiing, but thankfully his parents were persistent and kept him in the sport when he moved to Canmore at seven years of age. Growing up with the sport in Canmore, Jesse developed through the system from Jackrabbit, to Racing Rabbit, to the Banff Ski Runners. Jesse credits a tight-knit group of friends and support group that keep him motivated to aim high. This will be his fourth season training and racing full time with the Alberta World Cup Academy
 
Personal:
Jesse’s is proud of his aboriginal heritage as an Inuvialuit, and has a personal goal to be a positive role model for youth growing up in the North, and on reserves across the country.

Notable Results

2013 – World Cup, Canmore, Alta.: 9 (Sprint F)
Eight-time medalist on 2013 Haywood NorAm Circuit
2011 – U23 World Championships, Otepaa, Estonia: 6 (Sprint C)
2011 – Canada Winter Games, Halifax: 1 (15km C)
2011 – Canada Winter Games, Halifax: 1 (Sprint F)
2011 – Canada Winter Games, Halifax: 1 (4x5km Relay)
2009 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Duntroon, Ont. 1 (30km F)
2009 – OPA Tour: 3 (Sprint F)

Full Results

World Championship Results:
2012 – Under-23 World Championships, Erzurum, TUR: 29 (Skiathlon)
2012 – Under-23 World Championships, Erzurum, TUR: 47 (15km C)
2012 – Under-23 World Championships, Erzurum, TUR: 39 (Sprint F)
2011 – Under-23 World Championships, Otepaa, EST: 6 (sprint classic)
2011 – Under-23 World Championships, Otepaa, EST: 27 (15km free)
 
World Cup Results:
2013 – Word Cup, Canmore, CAN: 9 (Sprint F)
2013 – World Cup, Quebec City, CAN: 32 (Sprint F)
 
National Results:
2013 – Haywood NorAm, Grande Prairie, Alta.: 2 (30km F Pursuit)
2013 – Haywood NorAm, Grande Prairie, Alta.: 3 (15km C)
2013 – Haywood NorAm, Grande Prairie, Alta.: 1 (Sprint F)
2013 – Haywood NorAm, Nakkertok, Ont.: 1 (30km C Pursuit)
2013 – Haywood NorAm, Nakkertok, Ont.: 3 (15km F)
2013 – Haywood NorAm, Duntroon, Ont.: 2 (Sprint C)
2013 – Haywood NorAm, Thunder Bay, Ont.: 3 (Sprint C)
2013 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, Alta.: 2 (15km C)
2012 – Haywood NorAm, Ottawa: 1 (Sprint F)
2012 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, Alta.: 1 (Sprint F)
2012 – Haywood NorAm, Whistler, B.C.: 3 (Sprint F)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Rossland, B.C.: 1 (Sprint F)
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta.: 4 (Sprint C)
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta.: 6 (15km C)
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta.: 6 (10km F)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Cantley, Que.: 5 (Overall Mini-Tour)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Cantley, Que.: 1 (Sprint F)
2011 – Haywood NorAm, Thunder Bay, Ont.: 3 (Sprint C)
2009 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Duntroon, Ont. 1 (30km F)

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