- Won three individual state championship titles (1600m, 3200m, and a cross-country title) and one relay championship (4x800m) while at Harry D. Jacobs High School.
- Signed a professional contract with Nike following his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin, and moved to Portland to train with his high-school coach Jerry Schumacher.
- Won his first professional 3000m steeplechase race at the Mt. SAC Relays in 2012.
- Placed sixth in the steelecahse at the 2012 Olympics in London.
- Two-time U.S.A. Outdoor Track and Field Championships champion in the steeplechase event (2013, 2015).
- Broke his American record in the steeplechase at the 2015 Paris Diamond League- Meeting Areva competition.
- Won silver in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, becoming the first U.S. man to medal in the event since 1984.
- Joel Jager — Father
- Cathy Jager — Mother
- Mallory — Sister
- Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States; Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, United States (2013)
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