Jill Kintner

Going faster, getting stronger

Jill Kintner performs at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Windham, USA on August 9th, 2014.
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Hi, my name is Jill Kintner. My discipline is MTB downhill. I was born on 24 October 1981 in Burien, Washington, United States. My special talent is ripping turns. My philosophy of life is I see things as all-or-nothing. If I am going to do something, I want to be the best at it.


Jill Kintner has accomplished more on two wheels than the rest of us have been able to muster on our own two feet. After a successful professional BMX career, culminating in the NBL National Title when she was just 20 years old, she moved into the emerging sport of mountain bike four-cross (4X).

She quickly dominated the discipline, scoring three consecutive world championship titles and countless other accolades. Her first passion came calling once again when BMX racing was added to the line-up at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and Jill returned to her roots to score the coveted spot on the US Olympic team, bringing home a bronze medal.

She returned to 4X the following year and switched to downhill in 2010, earning an unprecedented run of three distinctly different US National titles in consecutive years: BMX in ’08, 4X in ’09 and downhill in ’10.

Jill is now focused on mountain bike downhill and slalom racing. She has well and truly proven her pedigree yet again with an impressive array of national titles, and wins at the likes of the Mountain Creek Spring Classic and the Kamikaze Bike Games.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 1st Place: Kamikaze Bike Games

      Mammoth Lakes, USA

  2. 2015
    1. 1st Place: 2015 Mountain Creek Spring Classic

      Mountain Creek, New Jersey

  3. 2014
    1. USA National Champion – Downhill and Slalom

    2. 1st Place: GIANT Dual Slalom

      Whistler, BC, Canada

    3. 1st Place: Fox Air DH

      Kintner also claimed 1st place in 2013

      Whistler, BC, Canada

  4. 2013
    1. USA National Champion – Downhill

    2. Underworld Cup Champion

      Port Angeles, Washington, USA

  5. 2012
    1. 1st Place: Sea Otter Classic - Slalom and Downhill

      Kintner also claimed the Sea Otter Classic - Slalom title in 2011

      Monterey, California, USA