Nordic

Lake Placid to Host U.S. Championships

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USSA
2014-09-29 14:07
 

LAKE PLACID, NY (Sept. 29) – America’s top ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will compete in the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships (normal hill) and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships during the Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid on Sunday, October 12. The event will pit the best ski jumpers and nordic combined skiers against each other for titles at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Top American ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will compete in the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships during the Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid on Sunday, October 12. 
  • What’s at stake? U.S. titles will be on the line in Lake Placid for the normal hill ski jump as well as nordic combined. The large hill jump was held in Park City, UT in July.
  • Vets versus Newcomers: Veteran Jessica Jerome is looking for her 12th title, while local hero Billy Demong will be seeking number 10. But it’s been a strong summer for newcomers including U.S. large hill champion Christian Friberg (St. Paul, MN) and rising women’s star Nita Englund (Steamboat Springs, CO) who won her first U.S. championship medal and scored a FIS Cup podium.

 

WHO TO WATCH

Ski Jumping

Men
Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) – Second in large hill U.S. Championship earlier this summer; won normal hill title last year in Lake Placid. This summer he won a FIS Cup in Kranj, Slovenia and was top 30 in a summer Grand Prix.

Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) – Strong summer with three top-10 FIS Cups including a podium in Szczyrk, Poland and a top-10 Continental Cup in Planica, Slovenia. Second last October in U.S. Championships in Lake Placid.

Christian Friberg (St. Paul, MN) – Won large hill U.S. title earlier this summer; strong season on FIS Cup three top-10 FIS Cups.

Women
Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) – Going for 12th U.S. title after winning large hill earlier this summer.

Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) – Strong return to action after injury finishing second in Continental Cup in Trondheim in late September.

Nita Englund (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Strong summer with FIS Cup podium and first U.S. Championship medal, finishing second on the large hill this past July.

Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) – Lake Placid's own, has had a strong summer with two top-five FIS Cups and two top-20 Continental Cups.

Nordic Combined
Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) – Local hero and Olympic champion who won 2013 title in Lake Placid.

Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Brothers who finished second and third in 2013 Championships in Lake Placid.

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE, Lake Placid

11:00 a.m. – U.S. Ski Jumping Championships (normal hill)

11:00 a.m. – U.S. Nordic Combined Championships Jump (normal hill)

3:00 p.m. – U.S. Nordic Combined Championships Rollerski (10km)

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