Sarah Hendrickson and Nick Fairall claimed national titles at 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Park City, UT. (Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
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 top position. Fairall topped Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) and Chris Lamb (Andover, NH) to earn the first U.S. ski jumping title of his career.
Sarah Hendrickson and Nick Fairall claimed U.S. large hill titles at the 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Park City, UT.
It was Hendrickson’s second U.S. title and Fairall’s first U.S. title.
Canadian Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes set a hill record with a massive 139m jump in the second round. Hendrickson had the day’s longest jump for the women, flying 125.5m in the first round.
Normal hill ski jumping and nordic combined U.S. Championships will be held in Lake Placid October 12-13.
The athletes will return to Park City December 28-29 for Olympic Trials.
QUOTES Sarah Hendrickson, 2013 U.S. Champion It was a pretty exciting day. I didn’t have a good day yesterday on the normal hill, so I didn’t know what to expect going into the large hill. I’ve always jumped better on large hills, so I’m very happy about today and glad we put on a show for the quite a few people who showed up. I love jumping here in Park City on my home turf—it’s always a great atmosphere.
Nick Fairall, 2013 U.S. Champion I got a little lucky with the wind, but my last jump was definitely smoother. It’s great to win my first U.S. title – it’s something I’ve always wanted. The whole level of the team is definitely elevating, so it’s definitely good to be on top.
OFFICIAL RESULTS Women 1. Sarah Hendrickson (125.5m, 111.5m) 222.1 2. Jessica Jerome (120m, 111m) 209.9 3. Lindsey Van (108.5m, 104m) 174.5
Men 1. Nicholas Fairall (125.5m, 131.5m) 260.6 2. Nicholas Alexander (122.5m, 124.5m) 242.1 3. Chris Lamb (115.5m, 121.5m) 218.1