Women’s Ski Jumping USA Welcomes Four Members to Board of Directors

PARK CITY—Women’s Ski Jumping USA is delighted to welcome four new members to the organization’s Board of the Directors: Kristian Anderson, Paul Benson, Deborah Edwards, and Mary Leader. As Women’s Ski Jumping enters a post-Sochi Olympics era of competition, we look forward to benefiting from the leadership of these individuals to remain a world leader in women’s Nordic ski jumping while empowering young women across the United States to soar towards their dreams. 

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Hendrickson and Jerome take top spots at National Championships; Fly Girl Larson finishes first at Flaming Leaves Festival Women’s Junior competition.

Hendrickson and Jerome take top spots at National Championships; Fly Girl Larson finishes first at Flaming Leaves Festival Women’s Junior competition.

LAKE PLACID, New York – Sarah Hendrickson showed why she is the world champion in women’s ski jumping by soaring to a first place finish in the US Ski Jumping Championships on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Hendrickson executed jumps of 92.0 and 97.5 meters, followed closely by U.S. Visa Women’s Ski Jumping team members Jessica Jerome, who jumped 92.5 and 96.0 meters, and Tara Geraghty-Moats, who jumped 89.5 and 96.5 meters. Nina Lussi placed fourth, while Nita Englund, who executed only the first jump, placed fifth.

 

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Sarah Hendrickson Comes Back with Vengeance to Secure Podium Finishes at Continental Cup

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY – In her first event since the Sochi Olympics, Sarah Hendrickson, 20, secured second place finishes at the Continental Cup in Trondheim, Norway on both Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014 with jumps of 92.5 and 100.5 meters respectively. Her team-mates on the USA Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team also performed well in competition. On Saturday, Nita Englund came away with a ninth place finish, with Tara Geraghty-Moats and Nina Lussi finishing in 11th place and 13th place respectively. On Sunday, Englund improved her standing with a sixth-place finish, while Geraghty-Moats held steady at 11th place. Lussi finished in 18th place on Sunday.

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Nita Englund Secures Podium Finish at FIS Cup

FRENSTAT, Czech Republic – American Nita Englund, 22, of Iron Mountain, Michigan secured a third-place finish at the FIS Cup Ladies Normal Hill Individual Competition in Frenstat, Czech. VISA  Women’s Ski Jumping Teammate Nina Lussi, 20, of Lake Placid, New York also had a strong showing, placing 5th in a field of 23 athletes from five countries. Englund soared 91.0 and 88.5 meters to earn 200.5 points and her podium finish. Lussi was close behind, jumping 90.5 and 85.5 meters in her two Saturday jumps and earning 187.5 points.

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Vasja Bajc Joins Coaching Staff of Women’s Ski Jumping USA

PARK CITY, Utah -- Women’s Ski Jumping USA is delighted to welcome Vasja Bajc as the new travel coach. A native Slovenian and former ski jumper on the Yugoslavian national team, Mr. Bajc has coached ski jumping teams throughout Europe and Asia for more than 25 years. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Bajc coached the Spanish ski federation team to top three Continental Cup finishes. From 1994 to 2002, he trained the SAJ Japan Ski Federation team through three Olympic Games, securing 27 World Cup and Olympic medals. 

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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.

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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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