NewsSportsYellowknife NewsYellowknife cross-country skier makes Olympic team SHARE ON: Cameron Wilkinson, contributor, Monday, Jan. 29th, 2018 One more Yellowknife-native will be in South Korea next month.Jesse Cockney was named to the Team Canada Olympic Cross-Country Skiing team, making this his second outing for the Winter Games.Cockney, a second generation athlete, says the preparation for next month has been strenuous, but he’s more than ready for the challenge.“For anyone who has been through [cross-country], it’s a very tiring process. It takes a lot to be one of the best. You almost have to be the best athlete, the strongest one there and still execute a perfect strategy. You need to be well-rounded.“Luckily with cross-country, you get to train in many different ways. It’s a very versatile sport to train for.”Cockney will head out to South Korea on Sunday. He says he’s a little upset that he’ll have to miss his Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.He added that since he’s cheering for the underdog, he has no problem being the underdog.“Maybe I need to buy one of those masks that they wear after their wins,” Cockney chuckled. “That’d be a good way to celebrate.”It’s very Jon Montgomery-esque.The Olympic Games will kick-off on February 9th.