Jaelin Charlotte Kauf is an American freestyle skier who competes internationally. She competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in women’s moguls. She competed for the United States at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain, where she won a bronze medal in dual moguls. She won silver at the 2019 World Championships in dual moguls.
Medal record: World Championships
Silver medal 2019 Utah Dual moguls
Bronze medal 2017 Sierra Nevada Dual moguls
Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar catches up Jaelin Kauf is an Exceptionally Talented Silver Medalist World Championship Freestyle Skier here she talks about her fitness routine, her diet, skin care, hair care and her success story.
You were born at Vail, Colorado and grew up at Alta, Teton County, Wyoming, US. Both your father and mother were mogul skiers. Your love for moguls skiing must have started early in life. You trained at Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation. Tell us more about your journey of exceptional hard work, tenacity, and endurance?
I was born in Vail Colorado and my family moved to Teton Valley Wyoming right after I turned 3. I was raised in Teton Valley and grew up skiing Grand Targhee Resort. Since I remember, our lives have revolved around skiing. Our family was almost always one of the first cars to the ski hill and one of the last to leave. When we skied, we skied bell to bell. I was raised on the slopes and raised with a deep love for being in the mountains and especially on snow. My brother Skyler and I both were a part of the Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation growing up, which meant we participated in every discipline; we raced, skied big mountain, trained ski cross, moguls and cross country. It was always just about getting out on the hill, and never really mattered what we were doing.
Eventually both my brother and I started to get more serious about skiing and wanted to pursue mogul skiing more competitively. Unfortunately, our school’s absentee policy was not going to allow us the time needed to travel to compete at the next level. So, in 2010, just before I was starting high school, my mom, stepdad, bother and I moved to Steamboat Springs Colorado. Their public high school had a ‘skier’s schedule’ and worked very well with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club to accommodate our schedules.
Through my experience with Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) and living in Steamboat Springs, I realized that my Olympic dream could very well be a reality. It was there that I really learned how to work hard and what it was going to take to make my skiing dreams a reality. I had such an amazing group of coaches and supporters at SSWSC that really pushed me and made me the athlete that I am, and I would not be where I am without them. In 2014 after graduating from High school, I decided to take a year off before going to college to put everything I had into that dream of making the U.S. Ski Team. It took two years, but in 2016 I was competing on World Cup, had a World Cup Podium under my belt and was on the U.S. Ski Team.
Tell us how you were drawn to this sport of moguls skiing and your meteoric rise to be a member of the US National Skiing team?
I chased my brother into the sport as a young kid- he loved it and I wanted to do everything my big brother did. But over the years I tried about every other ski sport that was available to me and I was drawn to mogul skiing more than any other. What I really love about mogul skiing is the combination of all aspects of skiing into one perfected run. I think it is really so rare and different from the other disciplines in the way that it combines speed, technique and air, all into one run and you have to do all those 3 things almost flawlessly. It’s constant work to try and perfect that run as well as keep improving and pushing you while doing so.
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