A consecutive victory for team USA! Lindsey Jacobellis secured Team USA’s first and second gold medal of the 2022 Winter Olympics winning the “women’s snowboard cross” and “snowboard cross mixed team” title.
And while Lindsey was certainly beyond happy for the win, even happier were her parents: Ben and Anita Jacobellis. Scroll down to learn more about them.
Who Are Lindsey Jacobellis Parents?
Lindsey Jacobellis’ parents, Ben and Anita Jacobellis are her biggest supporters. The two were up all night watching their daughter hit the course in China.
“It was just a dream come true. I didn’t watch it live because I don’t ever watch it live. I was hiding,” Anita shared.
Her parents even added that they had a good feeling about Lindsey’s run. Seeing their daughter doing “well and confident,” the husband-wife was sure that Lindsey would “get it done”.
And the child sure did! Lindsey, right out of the gate, never lost the lead, earning her that gold medal at the women’s snowboard cross.
“She did it. She did it and it was just so amazing,” Anita shared after the victory. As for the father, he said that they’d “been looking forward to this day for quite some time.”
Meet Lindsey Jacobellis Father, Ben Jacobellis
The proud father of the gold medalist, Ben Jacobellis had a big impact on his daughter’s passion. While Lindsey was just a child, she would often chase him down the slopes. And considering Ben wouldn’t wait for his daughter, Lindsey had to “not be afraid to go fast.”
“And my mom was always like, ‘You don’t have to stay up with them, we could go on other runs.’ And I was like, ‘No. I like going fast, I wanna stick with them,’” Lindsey recalled.
Also, back when Lindsey fell during the 2006 Olympics in Italy just moments before she was set to secure her first gold medal, her father was there to witness it. Later, he assured her that there would always be another chance. “The sky is the limit for Lindsey, you know? It always has been,” Ben shared.
Ben Jacobellis Age
Ben Jacobellis was born in Nov 1951. That made him 70 years of age in 2022.
Also, it means he was 34 when he had Lindsey.
Ben Jacobellis Job
Ben Jacobellis is an electrical limited contractor, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) in Oct 2008. Back then, he worked at a company named Electronic Security & Control Systems Inc.
As of 2022, Ben might have long left his job.
Is Ben Jacobellis On Instagram?
No, we couldn’t find Ben on Instagram.
However, here’s his Facebook @ben.jacobellis.
Meet Lindsey Jacobellis Mother, Anita Jacobellis
Lindsey’s mother, Anita Jacobellis is her “mental rock.”
According to the olympian, it was only because of her mother, she stands where she is today. “I love you so much, MOM. Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me in my life.” she once posted on Mother’s Day.
Besides being Lindsey’s “mental rock,” her mother is a fighter as well. When Lindsey was just a kid, Anita was diagnosed with breast cancer, which she completely beat by 2004.
Commemorating 11+ years of her mom being cancer-free, Lindsey took it to her IG in Oct 2015, to write, “Hey ladies! It’s breast cancer awareness month! Make sure to check yourselves!!! My mother is 11+ years cancer-free! This is due to regular checkups and early detection. Get on it! @keepabreast”
Anita Jacobellis Age
Anita Jacobellis was born in Feb 1952. That made her the same age as her husband i.e. 70 in 2020.
However, Anita was 33 when she gave birth to Lindsey.
Anita Jacobellis Job
Anita Jacobellis is an educator. She was a private tutor for the American snowboarder Meghan Tierney when she was young.
“She was so much fun to work with, she made me laugh every day. She’s a great kid, very wise and sophisticated in her thinking,” Anita recalled her days with Meghan.
Is Anita Jacobellis On Instagram?
No, Anita wasn’t on Instagram.
However, find her over Facebook @anita.jacobellis.
What Is Anita Jacobellis Maiden Name?
Anita’s maiden name wasn’t revealed.
When Did Lindsey Jacobellis Parents Tie The Knot?
Lindsey’s parents got married before 1980.
How Many Kids Do Lindsey Jacobellis Parents Have?
Ben and Anita Jacobellis share two kids — Lindsey and Ben Jacobellis Jr.
While the olympian needs no introduction, her 5-year-older brother Ben is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer who worked as a “P/M and Engineer” at Electronic Security & Control Systems Inc.
Also, he is a professional skateboarder, who inspired Lindsey. “I always wanted to do everything Ben was doing but try to be better,” Lindsey explained.
For education, Ben Jr. attended Choate Rosemary Hall, the University of Vermont (for his BSAD from 2001 to 2005), and CET/BICSI (for his RCDD degree in 2010).
Ben Jr. was born on 26 April 1980, making him 41 years of age in 2022.
Where Do Lindsey Jacobellis Parents Live?
Lindsey’s parents resided in Roxbury, Connecticut as of 2022.