No. 1 in the world
The VISA Team won the overall Nations title in the inaugural World Cup season in 2011/2012. Team includes (at left): Coach Paolo Bernardi, Sarah Hendrickson, Alissa Johnson, Jessica Jerome, Abby Hughes, Coach Alan Alborn, Lindsey Van, and Nina Lussi (not pictured).
Meet the VISA Women's Ski Jumping Team
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The Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team consists of women from across the country who train and compete in the U.S. and internationally representing the United States. The top four to six jumpers compete on the International Ski Federation's Ladies World Cup and Continental Cup series, which take place in the summer and winter. The team also competes in the World Ski Jumping Championships, held every two years.
Women will get to compete in ski jumping for the first time in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
VISA is the team's corporate sponsor, helping to pay for the team's national coach, travel, training, equipment and other expenses. USANA Health Sciences, Inc., based in Salt Lake City, is a sponsor and the official health supplements supplier of the team.
WSJ-USA, a nonprofit, handles all financial, administrative and media duties for the team. The U.S. Ski Team acts as the team's national governing body.
In addition to training and competing, these women help support the development of ski jumping in the U.S. by attending training camps for young girls, participating in speaking engagements and performing grassroots efforts to spread awareness about the sport and their history-making battle to become Olympians.