Notodden, NOR – Sarah Hendrickson placed 4th and 5th in the first Continental Cup competition of the 2014/15 season. Under cloudy Norwegian skies, Hendrickson, 20, achieved jumps of 92.5 and 88.5 meters in her two jumps on Friday, December 12. She maintained this consistency and high performance on Saturday, December 13, with two jumps of 91.5 and 90 meters.Read More
Lillehammer, NOR -- The U.S. Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team had a very respectable showing today in Lillehammer, Norway at the first World Cup competition of the 2014/15 season. Sarah Hendrickson of Park City, UT, the current World Champion, finished 9th by improving her first 89-meter jump with a strong second jump of 96.5 meters. Jessica Jerome, also of Park City, finished 11th, improving upon her first jump of 87 meters with a second jump of 92.5 meters.Read More
PARK CITY, Utah — Nine top U.S. women ski jumpers have been named to the 2014-15 U.S. Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team ahead of an exciting World Championships, World Cup, and Continental Cup schedule.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.