Marketing Female Athletes will be spotlighting athletes in different sports leading up to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Some of them you may have already heard about but there definitely will be many whom you’ve never heard about until here and now!
Since the early days of skiing in her backyard, Jen Hudak has dreamed of winning an Olympic gold medal. Two X-Games gold medals, three U.S. Championships and two World Championship podiums later, it looks like she will have a chance when halfpipe skiing makes its Olympic debut in 2014. In 2010, she established herself as the premier U.S. halfpipe skier on the women’s side, sweeping the X-Games superpipe in both Aspen, CO and Tignes, France while also topping the overall AFP series rankings, the freeskiing equivalent to winning a World Cup globe. After suffering a torn ACL in early 2012, she has made it her priority to get back on top of her game with an aggressive cross-training fitness program.
In 2013, she strategically made her comeback at X-Games in Aspen, where she advanced to the finals and eased her way back into competition for the remainder of the season. Despite her setbacks over the years, Jen is determined to pick up where her close friend Sarah Burke left off, before her untimely death, and stand on the podium in Sochi when the event wins a medal in its inaugural year!