Tim Jitloff is coming into his own as a member of the U.S. Alpine technical racing team. The 2005 Junior World Champion in giant slalom, traveled to the Vancouver Games in 2010 but did not get a starting nod. He has a career-best finish of fifth in giant slalom on the World Cup circuit, having notched that performance in Sestriere, Ital y in 2009 and in Alta Badia, Italy in December.
- 2013: World Championships – 16th (giant slalom)
- 2013: U.S. Championships – Gold (giant slalom)
- 2011: World Championships – 14th (super-combined)
- 2009: World Championships – 22nd (slalom), 26th (giant slalom)
- 2009: U.S. Championships – Gold (giant slalom, combined)
- 2008: U.S. Championships – Gold (giant slalom)
- 2007: World Championships – 18th (giant slalom), 25th (slalom)
- 2007: NorAm Championships – Gold (giant slalom)
- 2005: Junior World Championships – Gold (combined)
Things to know:
1. Born near the California coast, Jitloff grew up near the many mountain resorts around Lake Tahoe. His parents, Alex and Pam, got he and his older brothers, Erik and Brian, into recreational skiing at local Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Jitloff spent much of his youth free-skiing. His brother Erik raced at the national level for many years in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to make the U.S. Ski Team.
2. In December 2007, Jitloff's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. More than two years later, she won the battle and is cancer-free, but her son remains involved in projects devoted to finding a cure. He has raced wearing a pink helmet to help raise awareness, and has taken part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in the Reno area.
3. In November 2008, Jitloff earned his SCUBA certification during a four-day class near Dugi Otak Island off the coast of Croatia. The course was led by his Slovenian ski technician Robbie Horvat, who runs a diving school there during the off season. Jitloff was first turned on to underwater exploration in May 2007 and uses the exercise primarily to rest his mind and body.