BIRTH DATE: June 10, 1992
BIRTHPLACE: Iron Mountain, MI
HOMETOWN: Steamboat Springs, CO
LONGEST JUMP: 139m Plancia, Slovenia
• 2016: 2nd Place, Almaty, KAZ, Grand Prix; four top-10 Grand Prix finishes
• 2015: 2nd Place, World Cup, Rasnov, ROU; Six top-10 World Cup finishes
• 2014: 3rd place, Falun, SWE, Continental Cup
• 2013: 5th, 6th, 7th place, Örnsköldsvi, SWE, Continental Cup
2013: 21st place, Oberwiesenthal,
• 2010 - 2012: Jr World Championships team member
• 2010: 21st place, Rovaniemi, Continental Cup
NITA'S CAREER RESULTS >>
Nita grew up in Wisconsin near a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where they love their ski jumping. Like a lot of jumpers, Nita tried the sport after watching her brother ski jump. She’s been hurling herself off jumps for more than 15 years now and continues to love the experience every single time.
She competed in numerous European Continental Cup events in 2010, climbing her way up the ski jumping ladder. Then she suffered an injury in 2012 that kept her out for a year. She moved to Steamboat Springs to begin training and coaching and has made her way back to the National Team thanks to 5th, 6th and 7th place finishes in Continental Cup events in 2013. Nina nabbed her first COC podium with a 3rd place in Falun, SWE in March 2014.
Her teammates expect her to continue to tackle her sport with gusto, like everything else in her life. This is a woman who swims in waterfalls, runs through streams, bikes up the wrong way on highways, inline skates down mountains and takes baths in glacial lakes.
In her down time, Nita enjoys art, reading, photography and cooking. She is studying multi-media design. She wants to get the most out of her ski jumping career and has dreams of being an Olympian.
Fun fact: Nita has a twin sister