Gwen started out at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she swam and ran for the Badgers. She earned a master’s degree in accounting, passed the CPA exam, and worked for Ernst & Young in Milwaukee as a tax accountant. Soon after graduating and beginning her new job, USA Triathlon, who was pursuing former college swimmers and runners, encouraged Jorgensen to enter the sport of triathlon. In 2010, she was selected as USA Triathlon’s Rookie of the year following her silver medal at the World University Triathlon Championships in Spain.
From there, Gwen has gone from strength to strength with incredibly as successful career in triathlon, with a total of 25 gold medals and 37 podium finishes.
In 2016, Gwen won four gold medals during the season, including at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, 2016 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds and at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama.
- 2nd place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel;
- Winner of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games;
- 3rd place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- Winner of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds;
- Winner of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama;
- 38th position at the 2012 London Olympic Games; and
- 4th place at the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games.
22016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel 11 Sep, 2016 - Elite Women - 01:59:16
12016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 18 Aug, 2016 - Elite Women - 01:56:16
32016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 16 Jul, 2016 - Elite Women - 00:57:29
12016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds 11 Jun, 2016 - Elite Women - 02:00:33
12016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 14 May, 2016 - Elite Women - 01:56:02