The Gene Gillis Award - Jackson True


The Gene Gillis Award

For Outstanding Athletics

Jackson True

Jackson True is highly focused on and off-hill. He is very organized, thoughtful, and a great teammate. He trains with intensity and discipline.  His coaches recognize he is clearly on the path to success. He has been recognized by US Ski and Snowboard as a “Young Gun” for invitational camps. He won Jr Nationals U15 as the top mogul skier in the USA and qualified for the canceled US Nationals in Squaw Valley. Keep an eye out for this young athlete to go far in skiing and life.

Gene Gillis Award For Outstanding Athletics

This award is presented to one athlete in each discipline for outstanding results.  Gene Gillis was an Olympian and a founder of the Copper Mountain Race Team back in the 1970s.  in 1980, along with Mark Jones, Corky McDonald, and Fred Turner, Gene started the Summit Race Team, which provided full-time Alpine ski training for the first time in Summit.  His wife, Ina, passed away in March 2019.  Until her death, she lived in their house which is now surrounded by development in the River Run Village at Keystone.

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