Sarah Hendrickson may not be as old as her fellow competitors, but she is already out-jumping them all while making history and putting up the results of a seasoned veteran. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Spots for Sochi will be on the line Dec. 28-29 when the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined come to the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. (Photo: Utah Olympic Park)
Sarah Hendrickson and the USSA were honored by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.
VIDEO: Hendrickson Wins Oslo
Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) flew 133.5 meters to her fourth World Cup win at the women's large hill debut and season finale at the legendary Holmenkollen.
Sarah Hendrickson jumped to win her third World Cup of the season Friday in Trondheim, Norway.
The 2nd Annual Utah Governor's State of Sport Awards will honor Utah native and ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson for her significant contributions to sport in Utah in 2012.
VIDEO: Hendrickson Ski Jumping Gold
Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared 106.0 meters on her first jump to take a 3.3 point lead over Japan's Sara Takanashi and then sealed the gold with a 103.0 second jump at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme.
USA placed sixth in the mixed gender debut in FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
Sarah Hendrickson finished third in Ljubno the final event before next week's World Championships.
Sarah Hendrickson was second to lead five U.S. women into the top 13 in Slovenia.
Sarah Hendrickson, Jessica Jerome and Lindsey Van were top eight in two events Sunday in Japan.
Wind forced postponement of Saturday's women's FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zao, Japan.
Sarah Hendrickson was third in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo.
Wind shortened a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo with Sarah Hendrickson seventh.
Four women and two men were named to a veteran team of athletes to compete in ski jumping af the FIS Nordic World Championships in Italy.
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If there were ever an almanac of rising stars, Sarah Hendrickson would be in contention for the cover photo. Still a teenager, the young ski jumper has already won a U.S. title, a World Championship gold medal and a World Cup globe, making her one of the youngest skiers ever, male or female, to do so.
Hendrickson’s 2013 season should have been hampered by an offseason knee surgery that kept her out of jumping for over six months, but that’s not what happened. Instead, with extremely limited training, the Park City native grabbed a World Ski Championships gold and finished second overall in the World Cup standings.
Add those results with her World Cup overall first place in 2012 (the inaugural World Cup season for women’s ski jumping), a silver medal in the 2012 Junior World Championships and a second place finish in the 2012 Continental Cup, and it’s hard to believe that Hendrickson hasn’t yet seen her 20th birthday.
Along with teammates Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome, Hendrickson sees 2014 as a chance to make history by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal awarded in women’s ski jumping.
Come the World Championships event in February, I had many more training jumps under my belt and was ready for the big event. I walked away with the win and was overjoyed by that. Both the result and my technique were finally back and I was/am beyond satisfied.
Next, we start training in the gym May 1st and then jumping June 1st. I am ready for a summer without high school or injuries and looking forward to an exciting Olympic year.
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Continental Cup (predecessor to World Cup)