Hewitt, Jessica

Track Type: 
Short
Date of Birth: 
October 9, 1986
Hometown: 
Kamloops, B.C.
Coach: 
Frédéric Blackburn
Jeffrey Scholten
Training Centre: 
Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal
Biography: 

ISU biography Website

International senior seasons: 4 (2008-09, 2010-2013)

2012-13 Season
In her fourth international season, Jessica competed at her third world championships. She won the silver medal in the relay, but did not participate in individual races ... In six World Cups, she won two silver medals in the relay ... In her final World Cup season ranking, she was 31st in the 500 m, 13th in the 1000 m and 16th in the 1500 m ... At the domestic level, she was second overall at the fall World Cup selections in September and third at the Canadian Open Championships in January ... She was third overall in the final Canadian season ranking.

2011-12 Season
This was her third international senior season ... After competing in three of six World Cups, his season classifications were: 28th in the 500 m (1 race), 34th in the 1000 m (1 race), and 35th in the 1500 m (3 races) ... At the Canadian Open Championships in Saguenay, Que., she placed sixth overall. She was third in the 1000 m, seventh in the 500 m, fifth in the 3000 m, and 13th in the 1500 m ... At the national team selections no. 2 in Calgary, she ranked second overall. She was third in the 500 m, second in the 1000 m, first in the 1500 m and first in the 3000 m ... Her final Canadian ranking was seventh.

Personal bests
500: 43.518, Sept. 14, 2012, Calgary
1000: 1:29.223, Feb. 9, 2013, Dresden, Germany
1500: 2:21.742, Feb. 8, 2013, Dresden, Germany
3000: 5:16.606, March 14, 2009, Heerenveen, Netherlands

Career highlights
Olympics:
At the selections for the 2010 Games, she placed eighth in the 500 m, 12th in the 1000 m and eighth the 1500 m.
World Championships (3): Competed at the 2009, 2011 and 2013 championships ... Won silver in the relay in 2013 and bronze medals in 2009 and 2011 ... She was 11th overall in 2011, skating in the individual distances.
World Cups (19): Won one gold medal, four silver and three bronze in the relay ... Her best race finish was fourth in the 1000 m during 2012-13 season ... Her first event was World Cup #1 in Salt Lake City, Utah (Oct. 17-19, 2008) when she raced the 1000 m and 1500 m, and went on to compete in all six events that season.
National competitions: In her last nine Canadian Open Championships, she had a best ranking of second overall in 2010 ... She has won a gold, four silver and five bronze medals in individual races ... Her best season Canadian ranking was third in 2010-11 and 2012-13.

Facts: 

She started speed skating at the age of 10 ... Her hobbies include snowboarding, fishing, soccer and running ... She has skated out of the Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club in Kamloops, B.C.

Results: 
2013-2014500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
World Champ.    SILVER 
Olympic Games13   SILVER 
WC-Overall19169 416
WC-4 (Kolomna)221512 4 
WC-3 (Torino) 108 4 
WC-2 (Seoul)411440 BRONZE 
WC-1 (Shanghai)9 5 4 
Olympic Trials1, 5, 34, 3, 34, 4, 3  3
2012-13500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-1352nd: 13  4 
WC-2 710   
WC-3 42nd: 10 5 
WC-4 2nd: 1517   
WC-52nd: 8 8 2 
WC-6 82nd: 7 2 
WC-Rank3113fourth 16 2 
World Champ.    2 
Fall Selections3, 62, 27, 6  2
Cdn Open6322 3
Cdn Rank     3
2011-12500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-1DNF 1st: 16 4 
WC-22nd: 8 13   
WC-5 82nd: 168  
WC Rank283435 5 
Fall Selections5614  6
Selections #23211 2
Cdn Open73136 6
Cdn Rank     7
2010-11500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-1  1st: 14; 2nd: 6 3 
WC-2 1st: 7; 2nd: 12  2 
WC-5 613 2 
WC-66 8 3 
WC Rank 2021 2 
World Champ.131112 311
Fall Selections873  7
Cdn Open6634 3
Cdn Rank     3
2009-10500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Olympic Sel.8128  11
Cdn Open1322 2
Cdn Rank     6
2008-09500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-1 102nd: 13 3 
WC-2  18 3 
WC-3 16  4 
WC-4 142nd: 17 3 
WC-5 2nd: 1618 1 
WC-67     
WC Rank283035 3 
World Champ.    3 
Cdn Open539  4
Cdn Rank     5
2007-08500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Open1476  10
Cdn Rank     8
2006-07500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Open13915   
Cdn Rank     13
2005-06500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Open18468 8
Cdn Rank     15
2004-05500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Open18222322 24
Cdn Rank     23