Before Jillian Seamon found weightlifting and Crossfit, her athletic career consisted of many sports, focusing on basketball and track and field in high school. A three-time District 2 champion and state qualifier in the javelin at Hazleton Area High School, she went on to a standout collegiate career at the University of Delaware. There she won two Colonial Athletic Association javelin championships, set the 30 year old school record in the event, and was named the Female Athlete of the Year at UD following her senior season.
Jillian went on to graduate school at the University of Georgia before earning her master’s degree in athletic training at East Stroudsburg University. Her education included the classes for National Association of Sports Medicine's "Performance Enhancement Specialist" and "Corrective Exercise Specialist" certifications. Currently an athletic trainer at Arcadia University, she is responsible for the care of the field hockey, swim, and men's lacrosse teams.
In 2016, the New York Rhinos drafted Jillian as the 12th pick overall for the National Professional GRID League. Her fitness career escalated even further during the 2017 Crossfit Open, in which she finished 12th in the Mid-Atlantic Region, qualifying for a coveted spot at the Atlantic Regional competition in May 2017. She has also qualified for three consecutive Wodapalooza Fitness Festivals, most recently for 2018 in the "Elite" division with her team at Crossfit Thermal. She excels mostly, however, in the sport of weightlifting, for which she competes with East Coast Gold Weightlifting team. At the National Championships held in May 2017, she finished 4th overall in her weight class, and placed 6th and 7th, respectively, at the 2016 and 2017 American Open events."