Jen Hudak

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Jen Hudak
Medal record
Women's Freestyle skiing
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FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2011 Deer Valley Halfpipe
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2009 Inawashiro Halfpipe
Winter X Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Aspen Superpipe
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2009 Aspen Superpipe
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2007 Aspen Superpipe
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2008 Aspen Superpipe
New Zealand Winter Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2011 Cardrona Halfpipe
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2011 Cardrona Big Air

Jennifer Hudak (born September 7, 1986) is an American freestyle skier, [1] specializing in the halfpipe event. Her professional skiing career began in 2004, when she won the US Free Skiing Open.[ citation needed ] In 2005 and 2006, Hudak won the Junior National and U.S. National Halfpipe Championship, respectively.[ citation needed ] She tore her ACL in 2012. [2] She graduated in 2017 from the University of Utah with her bachelor's degree in psychology. [3]



Hudak appeared on the 30th season of The Amazing Race with teammate Kristi Leskinen [4] where they finished in 3rd place.

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