Women’s Ski Jumping USA welcomes Gary Crawford to the new position of Director of Sport Development

PARK CITY, Utah  — Along with USA Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, Women's Ski Jumping USA is pleased to welcome long-time coach and ski sport builder Gary Crawford to the new position of Director of Sport Development. Crawford will focus his energy on the development of the next generation of US athletes in ski jumping and nordic combined.

Crawford was selected from among a prestigious group of applicants due to his extensive experience in motivating young athletes in the sports of ski jumping and nordic combined, and in building community engagement around these sports. Crawford, a two-time Olympian (1980, 1988, Nordic Combined) with more than 50 years of winter sports experience, will be responsible for recruiting and retaining athletes, as well as supporting ski jumping and nordic combined clubs across the nation. Key goals include growing and strengthening these sports, increasing visibility of the sports, and ensuring athletes develop both athletic and life skills through participation and training.

Crawford assumed his position in late July. The program is a joint funding project of the USA Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined and Women's Ski Jumping-USA.

Jerome wins 11th national title in Park City

Jerome wins 11th national title in Park City

PARK CITY, Utah  — Jessica Jerome demonstrated her world-class talent picking up her 11th national title on Sunday, Aug. 2 with a win in the large hill competition at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Park City, Utah.

Nita Englund and Tara Geraghty-Moats soared to their first national championship spots with a 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The normal hill U.S. Championship will be held in October during the Flaming Leaves tournament in Lake Placid, NY.

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Brooke named as new executive director

PARK CITY, Utah — Women’s Ski Jumping USA is excited to announce Melissa Brooke as the foundation’s new Executive Director. Brooke, of Park City, Utah, will support the top-ranked Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team and the new Fly Girls Athlete Development Program as the foundation continues to grow and flourish thanks to the success and debut of women’s ski jumping in the Olympic Winter Games.

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National programs seek Director of Sport Development

PARK CITY, Utah - USA Ski Jumping, Women's Ski Jumping USA, Nordic Combined and the US Ski and Snowboard Association are combining forces to hire a Director of Sport Development who will lead recruitment and education across all levels of sport involvement.

The Director of Sport Development will work closely with current staff, ski jumping and Nordic combined clubs, and athletes and coaches across the United States to share best practices and expand opportunities for kids. 

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Fly Girls: New athlete development program launches

Fly Girls: New athlete development program launches

PARK CITY, Utah — Women’s Ski Jumping USA has announced an innovative athlete development initiative and program to recruit and retain young female jumpers nationwide into the sport.
 
Fly Girls — as it’s named — is a junior team program that feeds athletes into a sustainable pipeline from which the highest-caliber ski jumpers will one day be selected to join the National and Olympic teams. Fly Girls launched today on wsjusa.com and the program kicks-off this summer with a five-week intensive training camp for rising stars in ski jumping ages 12-16.

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Hendrickson wins Utah professional athlete of the year award

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Sarah Hendrickson, of Park City, has won the Utah “Pro/Olympian Female Athlete of the Year” award. The announcement came as part of the Third Annual Governor's State of Sport Awards event held Tuesday, April 22 at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert provided remarks and presented awards along with golf legend, designer and philanthropist, Jack Nicklaus.

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Park City Olympic and Paralympic Homecoming Parade April 5

Park City Olympic and Paralympic Homecoming Parade April 5

To honor the Olympians and Paralympians that live, train and coach in Park City, a Homecoming Parade and Celebration will be held on Park City’s historic Main Street, Saturday, April 5, from 1-5 pm.

Come and see Women's Ski Jumping USA Olympians Sarah Hendrickson, Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome. Over 20 Olympians and medalists are expected to participate.

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Hendrickson and Olympic Trials event nominated for annual Governor's State of Sport Awards

Hendrickson and Olympic Trials event nominated for annual Governor's State of Sport Awards

PARK CITY, Utah – Women’s ski jumping will be highlighted in the third annual Governor's State of Sport Awards on April 22, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank. The first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for women’s ski jumping is nominated as “Event of the Year” and Sarah Hendrickson, of Park City, is nominated as “Pro/Olympian Female Athlete of the Year”.

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