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Nick Hendrickson is part of the U.S. Nordic Combined Team’s wave of young athletes quickly rising to challenge the strong veteran squad. Living and training in the U.S. Team’s home of Park City, UT for much of his life have given him a great advantage on the world stage.

In 2013 Hendrickson continued competing on the Continental Cup circuit, finishing as high as 17th. The season came on the heels of a strong 2012 campaign, which saw Hendrickson take four straight top-10s and end the year 28th in the Continental Cup rankings. Hendrickson also made the 2011 World Championships squad in just his second season on the U.S. Team.

After building confidence in 2013, Hendrickson has high hopes for 2014, and sees the Olympics as his ultimate goal.

The 2012-2013 season was a big year of gaining experience both on the road and while I was at home. I competed in Continental Cup competitions at home in Park City in December and then continued to ski in local races around Park City. I hopped into a few races at the cross country U.S. National Championships in January and had a great time getting to race with a different field of guys. I spent the rest of the season in Europe, competing on COC. I was able to gain a lot of experience through lots of competing and traveling throughout Central Europe and Scandinavia. I was really psyched on how my jumping progressed towards the end of the season and I can't wait to get back to comps in the upcoming 2014 Olympic season!

Growing up in the shadow of the 2002 Olympic ski jumps in Park City, it was only natural that Nick Hendrickson and younger sister, ski jumping World Champion Sarah Hendrickson, would get into the sport. He’s quick to thank his parents for their lifelong support. Hendrickson also has old coach Gregor Linsig to thank for getting him into ski jumping. His first ski jumping experience was when Linsig convinced him to go to an after school program. He started with the program but was too young and couldn't make it up the towrope. A year later, he started jumping.

Hendrickson is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying mountain and road biking, as well as climbing and canyoneering in Utah. “Outside of the sport, I like to spend my time outdoors with friends and family. I really enjoy taking backpacking trips and biking in my off time. Also, with the backcountry skiing good into mid-summer, I like to get out backcountry skiing as much as possible.”



Teams: 2011

2009: 45th, Chaux-Neuve, FRA; first World Cup start


2012: Five top-10 finishes including four at opening Park City/Soldier Hollow events

2009: 23rd, Park City/Soldier Hollow, UT; first Continental Cup start/points


Five time Junior World Championships team member

2010: 15th, Junior World Championships, Hinterzarten, GER; career best Junior Worlds

2007: Junior Olympic Champion, Park City, UT