Jennie Bender currently skis on a professional Olympic development team based out of the Midwest called Central Cross Country, also known as the CXC Elite Team. A home-grown Vermonter, she graduated from the University of Vermont in 2010 before heading west to explore.
Jennie has skied at the 2008, 2009 and 2011 World Junior and U23 Championships and had multiple top 10 placements at the US Nationals. She podiumed twice at the Canadian Nationals and won the 2011 Classic American Birkebeiner. While skiing for the University of Vermont, she was a three-time NCAA competitor and one year NCAA All-American (top 10). In addition to skiing, Jennie enjoys running, road biking, dancing, riding horses and playing ultimate frisbee.