OLYMPICS | Erin Jackson Preparing for First-Ever Winter Games

01/29/2018 04:03 PM

Long track speedskater Erin Jackson is getting ready for her first-career Olympic Winter Games.

The Ocala, Fl. native qualified for a spot on Team USA during the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

In addition to qualifying for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Bridgestone Americas Inc. recently announced its support for Jackson.

Jackson has only been competing in long track speedskating for a short time, as she has spent most of her career competing in inline skating, winning 47 national championships and 11 world championship medals during her 15-year inline career.

Jackson joined Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff on Sports Night Monday to preview the upcoming Winter Games:

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games begin on Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea and last through Feb. 25.

Jackson will participate in the women’s 500 meter event on Feb. 18.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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