Jerry
Rice

Place of birthHigh Wycombe

Age28
Height5' 11"
Weight90kg

Jerry Rice represented Team GB at his maiden Olympics in February 2018, finishing 10th in PyeongChang to record his best-ever placing in an elite-level race.

He made his debut World Cup appearance in the final race of the 2015/16 season, when he finished 15th in Konigssee, and his first appearance at a global championships came at the same track in February 2017, when he finished 19th in the World Championships. He competed predominantly on the World Cup circuit in 2017/18 and has been selected to do the same in 2018/19. 

A former semi-professional rugby league and union player who played full back in both codes for Hemel Stags and Amersham & Chiltern, Jerry spent time playing Sevens in the summer but developed a love of winter sports during two seasons sliding the world-famous Cresta run in St Moritz. That led him to contact British Skeleton and, after impressing in testing, he slid for the first time in Lillehammer in late 2012.

Jerry finished second in the Europa Cup standings in 2014/15 after picking up four podium placings, including a second-place finish in Igls in the final race of the season. He went on to be crowned the 2016/17 Intercontinental Cup Champion, with that title following eight races across Europe and North America between November 2016 and January 2017.

JERRY IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Jerry the bear, Doo Dah, Gerald, Jah, Jerry ‘Ginseng’ Rice
  • Most likely to be spotted: being inappropriately boisterous and loud, or alternatively away with the fairies.
  • Least likely to be found: reading, shrinking, not playing with my hair
  • Me in three: jolly, huggable, oblivious
  • Hero: Dominic Rice, my little brother. He’s the funniest person I know
  • Random fact: I have a crescent moon scar on my left buttock