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Lindsey, Jana


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Date of Birth: September 18, 1984

City/State of Birth: Black Hawk, South Dakota

Current Residence: Rapid City, South Dakota

Olympics and Events Attended:
2006 Olympics, Torino, Italy ~ Freestyle Aerials
2010 Olympics, Vancouver, Canada ~ Freestyle Aerials

Brief Biography:
Lindsey first became interested in aerials when she saw it on TV as a demonstration sport in 1988. She went to her first aerials camp at age 10 and qualified for her first jump at age 11. Lindsey was a member of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team as an aerials skier. She is the only South Dakota native to be named to the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team. In 2010 Lindsey again qualified for the U.S. Olympic freestyle team and ended up in 17th place in Vancouver, Canada. Lindsey was the second-best American at the 2005 World Championships, finishing 10th behind teammate Emily Cook, who was seventh. Lindsey finished a career-best 16th in the World Cup rankings in 2002-03, but missed the 2003-04 season with a torn left ACL. She placed 18th in the 2004-05 World Cup standings.
Lindsey was a gymnast before switching to aerials. In 2003 she tore her ACL and used the time off to teach tap-dancing to children in South Dakota. She enjoys camping, tap dancing and Pilate's. These days, Lindsey splits time between Rapid City, South Dakota and Park City, Utah, but has planned to move permanently to Park City.
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