| Date of Birth:
April 11, 1983
Place of Birth: Edmonton, AB
Residence: Montreal, QC
Years on National Team:
During the sweltering days of summer, you can find action junkie Jennifer Heil where there's big enough wave to surf on. And in the winter months, she has an even more hazardous pastime - hurtling herself down icy slopes loaded with moguls at breakneck speed.
As the reigning World Cup moguls champion in the past two seasons, as well as the 2005 World Champion in dual moguls, it's virtually impossible to argue that she's not the best female mogul competitor in the world today.
Just 22, Heil is entering her sixth season on the National Freestyle Ski Team. That's amazing until you realize she started skiing at the ripe young age of two. As a young girl watching the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics on TV, the Edmonton native was blown away by Jean-Luc Brassard's gold-winning medal performance for Canada in the moguls. From that day forward, she knew what she wanted to do.
While pursuing her skiing goals, Heil also finds time to pursue an education, as she continues to work toward a Bachelor of Commerce degree at McGill University. And while an MBA may be on the horizon, her more immediate goal is to write herself a new Olympic chapter after her heartbreak at the Salt Lake City games four years ago. Heil, then just a fresh-faced 17-year-old, missed the podium by 1/100th of a point, finishing a heartbreaking fourth. This time, she's hoping things turn out a whole lot better.
February 26: McBean talk motivates medallists
February 25: Homecoming Heil
February 25: Sponsors lining up
February 23: Champ has heart of gold
February 18: Heil ready to go home
February 14: Jenn's staying!
February 13: All Heil giggling Jenn
February 12: Jenn fans the flames
February 12: Canucks jump to it
February 12: Compelling coverage
February 12: Bad omen doesn't stop Heil
February 12: The United mistakes!
February 12: Heil's gold medal no surprise to family, friends
February 12: Coach bawls after victory
February 11: Gold for Canada
February 10: Gimme chocolate!
February 9: SUN Prediction: Gold Medal
January 29: It's better than gold
2006 Freestyleskiing Coverage