PARK CITY, Utah – Olympian and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van underwent successful surgery on her left knee Thursday in Salt Lake City and today began a robust six-month physical therapy and rehab program. Van's procedure included ACL reconstruction and microfracture surgery, performed by U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Andrew Cooper of Salt Lake City.Read More
FALUN, Sweden – American Nina Lussi captured her first career Continental Cup (COC) win Saturday in Falun, Sweden, where next year athletes from around the world will descend for the 2015 World Nordic Ski Championships. Lussi backed-up the win with a 2nd-place finish on Sunday, followed by teammate Nita Englund, who claimed her first COC podium finish. Lussi came to Falun looking to build on the success of her 5th and 6th place finishes in Lahti, Finland, in mid-February.Read More
RASNOV, Romania — In her first World Cup event after debuting her sport in the Olympic Winter Games, Jessica Jerome leaped to a 2nd-place finish Sunday at the brand new ski jump facility in Rasnov, Romania. It was Jerome’s second World Cup podium finish in two years. She improved Sunday after a 15th-place finish on Saturday in challenging wind conditions.Read More
Olympian and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van suffered an injury to her left knee during an official training jump Friday in preparation for this weekend's World Cup ski jumping event in Rasnov, Romania. She is heading back to the U.S. for further medical evaluation.Read More
PARK CITY, Utah — Three of the top women ski jumpers in the world were nominated today to represent the U.S. on the first-ever Olympic women’s ski jumping team. Lindsey Van, Jessica Jerome, and Sarah Hendrickson will make their historic Winter Games debut on Feb. 11 in Sochi, Russia.Read More
PARK CITY, Utah — Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson has successfully returned to ski jump training, just five months after sustaining a knee injury during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany.
For the past week, Hendrickson has been jumping the 90-meter hill at Utah Olympic Park in Park City under the direction of Alan Alborn, Women’s Ski Jumping USA head coach, and U.S. Ski Team medical staff.Read More
PARK CITY, Utah — Nina Lussi and Emilee Anderson will represent the U.S. in the 2014 Junior World Ski Jumping Championships this month in Val di Fiemme, Italy.
This will mark Lussi’s 6th appearance since 2009 at Junior Worlds and it will be Anderson’s second. Lussi and Anderson are both up-and-coming athletes on the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team. The individual women’s event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 28.Read More
ZAO, Japan — Jessica Jerome pulled out an impressive 10th-place finish to lead the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team in what some called a “weather disaster” of competition in Japan. Alissa Johnson was 20th, a climb from her Saturday performance of 27th and Lindsey Van finished 23rd, improving after she failed to make the top 30 Saturday. Abby Hughes had a good first-round jump, but was disqualified for a bib violation. Up-and-comer Nita Englund — competing in her fourth World Cup event — finished outside of the top 30.Read More
PARK CITY, Utah - Visa launched its first Olympic advertising spot during the NFL playoffs this past weekend. It features U.S. Olympic women’s ski jumping hopeful and Team Visa athlete, Sarah Hendrickson. The commercial - called Flying - shows Sarah as she soars through the air and we learn her Everywhere is to fly. The spot already has garnered more than 650,000 YouTube views, plus countless more through television.Read More