The entry-level stuff isn't made to get airborne with, as you probably can guess
If you do want to get an entry-level bike but beef it up a little, one thing I used to do for heavy customers and/or heavy-use customers in that situation was to put the stock rear wheel on my rack to sell to someone else, and hand-build them an extra-strong one:
Sun RhynoLite 36-hole rim
DeoreLX 36-hole hub
DT 14ga spokes
This proved to be very cost-effective in the long run... no freewheel-type axles breaking, no cheapie OEM spokes breaking, no wheel truing (unless hit by a car, as one fellow was). The seals on the DeoreLX hub are wonderful at keeping the elements sealed out, too.
But really, I hold the position that XC mountain bikes are not really made to jump just for the sake of jumping. Sure, bunnyhop a log, take dropoffs where necessary, but gratuitous jumping... IMHO that's not the realm of XC hardtails, especially not entry-level ones. Just my 2c worth...