Hamden celebrity of the week
Jen Hudak, 32 years old
With hometown roots grounded in Hamden, Jen Hudak has gone on to become an American freestyle skier. She is a two-time world champion and has secured five X-Games medals, four national titles and was an ESPY nominee. After several injuries, Hudak retired from her career as a professional skier and now serves as a life coach to help retired athletes in transition. In 2018, Hudak appeared on the 30th season of The Amazing Race with teammate Kristi Leskinen, finishing third. The two became the first team to place in the top three for all 12 legs of the competition and hold the record for the highest average score of any female team in all 30 completed seasons.