Jill Kintner

Jill Kintner

Jill Kintner
Birthday: October 24, 1981 (35)
Hometown: Bellingham, WA, USA
Top disciplines: Downhill, Slalom, Pumptrack

A quick scroll through Jill ‘Jilly’ Kintner’s 31 past Crankworx podiums almost speaks for itself. A lover of bikes since the age of two, and a competitor from the age of eight when she kicked off her career on the BMX track, Kintner’s two-wheeled dominance has been apparent since Crankworx’ first days, an experience she remembers clearly, and not just for the fact that she took first place in her event: “I did the 4x, and it was raining I think, but it was one of the best events I had ever been to. Well organized, chill vibe, all kinds of stuff going on in the village, and the slopestyle seemed so surreal standing at the bottom looking up the hill. Paul Bas made a name for himself winning that event outta nowhere. I remember that the most clearly, Paul, and then Zinc who loaned him a mountain bike. I was new to the sport and really loved how mountain biking felt to be around, in nature on a mountain, and with solid people.”

With a Crankworx career that’s now spanned well over a decade, she says it’s hard to pin down a favourite moment.

“It’s kind of all the little things that add up for me; I love being in the thick of it with event pressure, the coffee shop in the morning, tweaking on bikes, seeing my friends in one place, riding all day, and then relief after each event. Crankworx is the most hectic week with 3 practices a day, and it goes by so fast, so I enjoy the moments I can with people I meet throughout the process. Taking the crown meant a lot to me as well, and the party after was all time fun with our crew.”

With the memory of winning Queen of Crankworx 2016 fresh in her mind, her goals and intentions for the year ahead are clear: “Win the events I enter, and defend my crown.”

Past Crankworx Podiums:

2004 Biker X at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2005 Biker X at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2006 Biker X at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2009 Telus Dual Slalom at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2009 Air DH at Crankworx Whistler – Silver
2009 Giant Slalom at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2010 Colorado Dual Slalom – Gold
2010 Colorado DH – Gold
2010 Ultimate Pump Track Challenge at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2011 Jeep Air DH at Crankworx Whistler – Silver
2011 Dual Slalom at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2011 Giant Slalom at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2011 Ultimate Pump Track Challenge at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2012 Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2013 Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2013 Giant Dual Slalom at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2013 Fox Air DH at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2014 Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox at Crankworx Whistler – Silver
2014 Giant Dual Slalom at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2014 Fox Air DH at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2015 Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox – Silver
2015 Giant Dual Slalom at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2015 Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2015 Fox Air DH at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2016 Mons Royale Dual Speed & Style at Crankworx Rotorua – Gold
2016 Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox – Gold
2016 Crankworx Rotorua DH presented by iXS – Gold
2016 Official European Whip-Off Championship presented by Spank at Crankworx Les Gets – Silver
2016 Crankworx Les Gets Dual Slalom – Gold
2016 Les Gets Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox – Gold
2016 Fox Air DH at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2016 Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2016 Giant Dual Slalom at Crankworx Whistler – Gold
2016 Queen of Crankworx