Former Student Makes Olympic Team

Brown (from his website)

William “Jake” Brown, a former Northern Michigan University student-athlete, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in biathlon, a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. 

In 2015, Brown was a member of the Wildcat Nordic ski team while attending graduate school pursuing a master's degree in exercise science. He was coached by Sten Fjeldheim and Shane McDowell. He went on to finish his NCAA career at the U.S. Nationals as an All-American with a top-five finish. 

“Success breeds success, and thanks to them (Fjeldheim and McDowell) I was able to finish my NCAA skiing career as an All-American in Steamboat Springs, Colo.” said Brown. 

For more information on Brown and his achievements, visit


Prepared By

Jessica-Ann Woodard
Student Writer

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