Jill Kintner is one of America’s most accomplished female mountain bikers. She has titles in Downhill, 4x and BMX. She has three 4x World titles and two consecutive Downhill National Championship wins.
Her career began early on in life; she began riding BMX in 1989 at the age of seven, claiming her first National win in the girls 7-8 combined age class just a year later. Turning pro at 14, Jill won NBL National Series and ABA World Championship pro titles in 2002. She then moved on to 4x, and took her first National title as a beginner, bringing with it many more wins including; three UCI World Championship titles, 15 World Cup wins, 2 World Cup overall titles, and four U.S. National titles. Making the choice to go back to BMX in the hope of competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics was not an easy one but coach, Mike King persuaded her to compete. Unfortunately her return came with consequence and she suffered a knee injury but she went on to win a bronze medal despite her recurring knee problem.
Born in Burien, Washington on 24th October 1981, Jill was the only girl in her neighbourhood to ride a bike. She became disheartened with the lack of support for women at a national level within BMX which prompted her move to 4x, then later to downhill.
Jill proved once again that she could, and would dominate anything on two wheels. With wins all over the world, Jill has an impressive record in all disciplines, in downhill these include; two time Sea Otter Classic winner, two time USA Downhill Champion, US Open Downhill champion in 2011, two time Pro Gravity Tour winner as well as many other victories.