Born in Victoria, Jeane moved to Whitehorse, Yukon with her family when she was in grade four. At the age of 14, she won the Yukon a silver medal at the 1995 Canada Games and made the Jr. National Team. Much like today, there were great opportunities for women to compete in Olympic weightlifting and Jeane got to compete in 6 consecutive Junior World Championships where she won 3 silver medals.
Today, Jeane holds 6 Canadian records (1 junior, 4 senior). She’s a 15-time medalist at the University World Championships, a 10-time medalist at Pan American Championships, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist and World Championships Bronze and Silver medalist. Jeane is the first Yukoner to have participatde at the Summer Olympic Games, placing 8th in Beijing.
Working with young athletes inspired Jeane to return from post-Olympic retirement to have another kick at the can. Jeane took a break from teaching at Whitehorse Elementary, a French Immersion school in the Yukon, to study Sports Performance at Camosun College in Victoria and train at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. Unfortunately, Jeane got injured in the London qualification process, but she was able to continue working closely with her friend and training partner Christine Girard in her lead up to the games.
Currently Jeane works in Athlete Services and Strength and Conditioning at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.
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