Jackson Harvey was born in Winter Park, CO, USA, and joined the Winter Park Competition Centre at a young age competing on the Rocky Mountain freestyle tour.
Raised by parents who both worked in the ski industry, with his mother hailing from Melbourne, Harvey is a dual citizen of Australia and the United States. He decided to relocate to Australia in 2022 to pursue his dreams of World Cup success with a strong belief that the Australian program is the best in the world.
Harvey's first international podium result came in 2019, where he notched a third place finish in the dual moguls at the Steamboat NorAm event – his first weekend competing at the NorAm level.
In 2021, Harvey placed third in the moguls at the U.S. Selections Event in Winter Park and after placing second and fourth at the FIS Australian National Championship at Perisher, showed he was ready for World Cup competition.
At his first World Cup event in Ruka, Finland, Harvey qualified for finals and placed 14th in a promising debut performance. At the following event in Idre Fjall, Sweden, Harvey had a personal best result of 11th in just his second World Cup start.
Harvey finished the World Cup season ranked 16th on the standings, and also made his World Championship debut in Bakuriani, Georgia, where he placed 28th in moguls and 19th in dual moguls.
At the 2023 Australian National Championships at Perisher, Harvey recorded his first win on day two, his first career victory at the FIS level.
Q & A
Childhood Ambition: Ski on television
Proudest Moment: Hearing friends and family cheer for me in the start gate at the Deer Valley World Cup
I began this sport .... as a ten year old growing up in the mogul skiing mecca of Mary Jane
Participation in other sports: Surfing, Frolf
Favourite overseas competition and why: Deer Valley! Can't beat it; massive crowd, under the lights, iconic course--it's the Superbowl of mogul skiing.
Sports Hero: Dale Begg-Smith and my teammates
When I am not training/competing I am: Studying, surfing, losing a frolf disc in a bush, connecting with friends and family or listening to music
Highest level of education achieved: High school, currently studying a Bachelors of Environmental Science and Business at Griffith University
Sponsors: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship--Tier 1, Dalbello, Boots by Burf
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