With two consecutive Olympic appearances—the 2006 and 2010 Winter Games—and numerous national and international titles behind her, Black Hawk native and Central High School graduate Jana Lindsey has little left to prove in the cold winter air—or any other kind of air for that matter. We managed to catch up with the busy aerialist back in May on a quick stop-over in the Black Hills during a whirlwind post-Olympic tour that included a trip to Washington, D.C. where she met the President. Joining her was her boyfriend and fellow professional skier, Justin Johnson. The two met three years ago at a U.S. Ski Team fund raiser in Chicago and tell a humorous story about their first date, which coincided with Jana getting her wisdom teeth out. Currently Jana is continuing her studies as a communications major at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and weighing her options for the future. “I would love to stay involved in skiing in some capacity,” she says.
(Read more blurbs from the past five years of FACES in the Summer ’10 FACES)