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Early Opening for Utah Olympic Park

11/15/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 14) - It was opening day of the Olympic season this week as the Utah Olympic Park opened to ski jumpers Tuesday, Nov. 12 - the first day any jump in the world was online for training. Top U.S. men's and women's ski jumpers plus the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team were on hand. The Utah Olympic Park crews invested 91 hours in...

Nordic Combined Team Named

10/30/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 30) – A strong group of veterans highlights the 2014 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, named on the cusp of the 2013-14 FIS World Cup season. World Champions and Olympic medalists Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) highlight the team. They are joined on the A team by the rapidly rising...

Women's Ski Jumping Team Named

10/29/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 29) – A strong group of veteran women jumpers highlight the U.S. Ski Jumping Team named during the 100 Days Out to Sochi celebration. World Champions Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van (both Park City, UT) are joined by Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) on the team that opens World Cup competition Dec. 6-8 on the Olympic jump in...

Athlete Spotlight: Taylor Fletcher

10/14/2013

If 2013 is any indication of Taylor Fletcher’s skill and potential, the nordic combined world needs to be on notice. The Steamboat Springs native earned his first World Cup podium and then went on to earn his first team World Ski Championships medal with a bronze at Val di Fiemme, Italy. In addition, Fletcher started the 2012-13...

U.S. Title for Hometown Hero Demong in Placid

10/13/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 13) - Hometown favorite Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) celebrated a weekend homecoming with his ninth national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Third after the morning jump, Demong posted the third fastest 10k cross country roller ski time to hold off the hard charging Fletcher brothers,...
Van and Alexander Take U.S. Titles in Placid

10/13/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct.13) - World champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) and Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) picked up national titles Sunday at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships on the K90 Olympic hill in Lake Placid. It was the 16th U.S. title for Van and first since she swept both competitions in 2011. Alexander claimed his second. Earlier this...

U.S. Champs Sunday in Lake Placid

10/10/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Oct. 10) – U.S. titles will be on the line this Sunday (Oct. 13) as the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships come to the Olympic village of Lake Placid as part of the annual fall Flaming Leaves Festival. Olympians Anders Johnson (Park City, UT), the defending champion, and local hero Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake,...

Girls Can Train with Olympians

09/27/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 27) – Girls ages 9 to 19 will get a unique opportunity to train with Olympians Sunday, Oct. 6, as the popular Fast and Female clinic comes to the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City. The 2013 Fast and Female Park City Champ Camp will run from 1-5 p.m. with a variety of workout activities conducted by Olympians,...
Successful Surgery for Hendrickson

08/30/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 30) – World Champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) underwent successful surgery on her right knee Thursday and is resting comfortably at her home in Park City. The surgery stems from an injury sustained during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany on Aug. 21. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle...

Hendrickson Injured in Germany

08/21/2013

OBERSDORF, Germany (August 21) - Sarah Hendrickson suffered an injury to her right knee during a training jump today in Obersdorf, Germany. According to Kyle Wilkens, Medical Director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, she received medical attention in Obersdorf and will fly back to the U.S. with the team on Friday to...

Hendrickson 2nd in Courchevel

08/15/2013

Courcheval, France (August 15) - Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) took second place at today’s Summer Grand Prix in Courcheval, France. Slovenia's Ema Klinec won the individual competition on the normal hill (HS 96) with a total of 224.7 points, only 1.9 points more than Hendrickson. Japan's Yuki Ito came in third with...

Hendrickson and Fairall Claim U.S. Titles

08/04/2013

Park City, UT (August 4) – Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) claimed U.S. titles in on the 2002 Olympic ski jumps at 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships. Hendrickson beat out last year’s champion Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) to take the...

U.S. Ski Jumpers to Battle for Champs Title

07/23/2013

PARK CITY, UT (July 24) – The title of U.S. Champion is on the line in the upcoming U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) in Park City Sunday, Aug. 4. The event on the HS134 meter large hill, taking place in the summer for the sixth straight year, will be part of the Utah Olympic Park’s annual Springer Tournee. Among the...

Combined Team Tackles Tour

07/21/2013

COURCHEVEL, France (July 21) - The Tour de France ended this weekend, as did a two Euro camp for nordic combined team. A week jump training in Hinterzarten was followed by the team's traditional Tour de France camp based in Courchevel. In addition to jump and cross country training the team climbed everything in sight including the Col de la...

Universal Sports Expands Winter Sport Coverage

07/11/2013

DENVER (July 11) – In advance of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, ski and snowboard fans received a big boost this week when Universal Sports Network announced a new TV distribution deal with Time Warner Cable - the second-largest U.S. cable system operator. Universal Sports Network, which is also available on Direct TV, will now be available...

Women's Jumping Exhibit Unveiled

07/05/2013

 

Nolke Joins Nordic Combined Staff

06/11/2013

PARK CITY, UT (June 11) – With its sights set on Sochi, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team has named Marc Nölke, an Olympian and highly-regarded ski jumping coach, to oversee its jumping program. Nölke, a German coach who has worked with both Austrian and German national jumping teams, has joined the Team for its summer training at the USSA's...

Athlete Spotlight: Jessie Diggins

06/07/2013

With nine U.S. Junior titles and three Minnesota State Championships titles, Jessie Diggins decided to take a year off between high school and college to focus on racing. That leap of faith continues to pay dividends today, as she landed a spot on the U.S. Ski Team and has become one of the best female skiers the U.S. has ever seen....

Olympic Trials Set for Park City

06/03/2013

PARK CITY, Utah (June 3) – 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, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The events will be broadcast on NBC including live coverage of ski jumping featuring the historic first Olympic Trials...

Johnny Spillane Retires

04/23/2013

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (April 23) – World Champion Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO), who set the pace for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team over more than a decade, is closing the chapter on an historic career that saw him win a World Championship and three Olympic silver medals. After 13 seasons, Spillane made the retirement decision...

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