Gwen Jorgensen

Pro Since 2010
31 Age USA

BIOGRAPHY

Gwen Jorgensen is a professional triathlete from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After swimming and running at the University of Wisconsin, Gwen qualified for the 2012 Olympics in only her 2nd year racing triathlons.

Jorgensen was a member of the track & field, cross country and swimming teams at Wisconsin. She swam for three years in college before switching to track on a full-time basis. She earned All-American honors in both track and cross country. She is also a three-time NCAA Championship participant in track and two-time cross country participant.

As a standout runner and swimmer, Gwen turned to triathlon after being identified by USAT’s Collegiate Recruitment Program. In her first competitive triathlon she earned her elite card with an eighth-place finish (second amateur) at USAT’s Elite Development Race in March 2010 in Clermont, FL..Currently she is a member of the USA Triathlon National Team. Gwen qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games to represent the United States in London and is a dominant force on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2x World Champion
  • 2x USA Elite National Champion
  • 2x USA Triathlon "Female Athlete of the Year"
  • 15x ITU World Triathlon Series Winner
  • 2013 – USAT Elite National Champion (Sprint and Olympic Distance)
  • 2010 – USAT Rookie of the Year
  • 2010 – USAT Elite Duathlete of the Year

 

SPONSORS

Specialized, ASICS, Oakley, Red Bull, USA Triathlon, HED., The Island House, Columbia Threadneedle, EY, 24-Hour Fitness, Project Clothing

HOBBIES

Accountant, cooking, reading, going to the farmer’s market, eating, trying new foods

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