We are extremely proud to announce that we secured one of the two Olympic Trials Berths that were awarded this season, for the 2017 Olympic Trials to be held in Ottawa! The first berth went to the Canada Cup winner in December, which was Team Homan from Ottawa. The second spot was to go to the Scotties winner IF they medalled at the World Championship. Unfortunately this years Team Canada came in 4th at the Worlds, so that spot was awarded to the highest ranked team on the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) ..and that was US!! We are so thrilled that our hard work paid off. We started the season out perhaps a little slower than some may have anticipated, but we were really taking the time to try new things and to challenge ourselves with some new technical skills. We all know that in business, life and sport that changes just don’t come over night! But, with those changes, Team Jones finished the second half of the season extremely strong! Starting in January, Winning the Skins game, and the Continental Cup propelled us to capturing a Bronze at the Nationals. We finished 2nd at the Players Championship earning us 2nd on the Rogers Cup points. Finally in our last Major Grand Slam of the season in a field of this seasons event champions, we claimed the title as the first Champions Cup Champions!
It was a wonderful way to end our competition schedule.
We are now looking forward to a summer of training in the gym, and on ice.
Jennifer is also expecting her second child at the end of August! Perfect timing as we will most likely require a spare for just our first event of the season in September.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a major part of our journey to the 2018 Winter Olympics. We could not have earned our spot in the 2017 Olympic Trials this season with out you!
We are looking forward to challenging ourselves this off season in the gym with our trainers and nutritionist, mentally with our sport psychologist, as well as tactically/technically on the ice with our coaches. We have big plans and preparations in store for the next year and a half leading up to the Olympics, and we would love to be able to continue our partnership with GCS Energy Services.
Thank you again!
Kaitlyn & Team Jones ( Jennifer, Jill & Dawn)