Jared Goldberg

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Jared Goldberg
— Alpine skier  —
Disciplinesgiant slalom, slalom, super combined, super-G, downhill
Born (1991-06-17) June 17, 1991 (age 27)
Boston, Massachusetts
Height6 ft (183 cm)[1]
World Cup debutLake Louise, Canada, 2012[2]
Olympics
TeamsUSA: 2014, 2018

Jared Goldberg (born June 17, 1991) is an American Olympic alpine skier, and a member of the United States Ski Team's alpine skiing program. He lives in Holladay, Utah.[3]

He was the 2010 U.S. Junior Championships combined champion, and won the downhill title in the 2013 U.S. Championships. Goldberg competed for the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and competed for the US in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Early life[edit]

Goldberg was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Don (the owner of a computer consultants temporary staffing company) and Annette Goldberg (a nurse).[4][5][6][7] His parents, both part-time ski instructors, met for the first time at Killington Ski Resort in Vermont.[4] His family moved to Utah when he was four years old, and his hometown is Sugar House, Utah.[8] He is Jewish and had his Bar Mitzvah celebration in a ski lodge.[9]

For high school, he went to Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, where he played the midfield position in lacrosse and also played on the golf team.[6][10] He attends Westminster College, where he studies mechanical engineering.[8][6][11] His teammates call him “Goldie.”[12]

Skiing career[edit]

Goldberg's club is Snowbird Sports Education Foundation.[8] He first started competing in both skiing and snowboarding.[4]

Goldberg was the 2010 U.S. Junior Championships combined champion, and took second in Junior downhill and third in junior giant slalom (GS) in the 2011 U.S. Junior Championships.[8] He took third in Super-G (SG) at the 2012 U.S. Championships.[8]

Goldberg won the downhill title in the 2013 U.S. Championships in Copper Mountain, Colorado, where he also took second in SG.[8] He took third in GS at the 2014 U.S. Championships.[8]

In 2013, Goldberg was the overall Nor-Am Champion, competing in three different circuits that season; Nor-Am Cup, Europa Cup, and World Cup.

Goldberg represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics and competed in Sochi, Russia, coming in 11th in men's combined (SC), and 19th in men's giant slalom.[13][8][1] At 22 years of age, he was the youngest member of the 2014 US Men’s Alpine Team.[14]

In the 2015 World Championships, Goldberg had the third-fastest downhill run, AC, in Vail/Beaver Creek.[8] In 2016, skiing at Snowbird in Utah, his left ski hit a hidden tree trunk and he snapped his Achilles tendon.[15]

He competed in the 2017 Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in February 2017.[16] In March 2017 he took second place in SG at the U.S. Alpine Championships.[17] In December 2017, he came in ninth at the World Cup in Val Gardena, Italy.[18][19]

He competed for the United States in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. He got 20th in Men's Downhill, 24th in the Men's Super-G, and 36th at the Men's Alpine Combined.[20]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2013 21 144 52
2014 22 81 39 15
2015 23 72 41 36 16
2016 24 93 44 44 21
2017 25 98 56 31
2018 26 62 26 15
  • Standings through 28 January 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jared Goldberg Bio, Stats, and Results," Olympics at Sports-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "Jared Goldberg". U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Jared Goldberg - U.S. Ski & Snowboard Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  4. ^ a b c Jared Goldberg 36th in Alpine combined, optimistic about downhill - The Boston Globe
  5. ^ "Sizing up some of the non-Israeli Jews in Sochi," The Jerusalem Post.
  6. ^ a b c "Team USA: Athlete Roster - Skiing," Archived 2016-07-12 at the Wayback Machine. 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Media Guide.
  7. ^ "Jared Goldberg: A Passion for the Mountains," First Tracks!! Online Ski Magazine.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Jared Goldberg | U.S. Ski Team - Alpine", alpine.usskiteam.com.
  9. ^ "4 Jewish Athletes To Watch at Sochi Winter Olympics", The Forward.
  10. ^ Lindsey Van. "Meet the 15 Utahns who will help represent the US at the Sochi Olympics", Deseret News.
  11. ^ "The Weirdest Dance Moves We've Seen in a While - Skiracing.com". www.Skiracing.com. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  12. ^ South Korea Olympics Get Jewish Athletes Going For Gold – The Forward
  13. ^ "Jared GOLDBERG | Alpine Skiing | United States – Sochi 2014 Olympics". m.sochi2014.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  14. ^ Jared Goldberg | NBC Olympics
  15. ^ "Sugarloaf a stop on road to recovery for U.S. ski team's Goldberg; Utah resident shakes off torn Achilles to resume budding international career," CentralMaine.com.
  16. ^ "Feuz claims World Championship downhill title," Skiracing.com.
  17. ^ "Ross, Cochran-Siegle win super G at US Alpine Championships," WTOP.
  18. ^ "Downhill Racer Jared Goldberg Is Headed To Second Olympics"
  19. ^ "Jared Goldberg Takes Career Best 9th" - Val Gardena Downhill - 2017 - Recent Videos - Alpine Test Gallery
  20. ^ "Jared Goldberg"

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