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H E A D L I N E S     What we’re talkin’ about right now ...    Kubacki Wins Twice in Kranj, Bickner 12th, 28th   First two Continental Cup events of the summer      Results:  Sat 7/4  Sun 7/5 Poland’s Dawid Kubacki claimed the first win of the 2015 Summer Continental Cup season, held Saturday July 4 in Kranj SLO.  He was followed by Germany’s Karl Geiger and Slovenia’s Prevc brothers, Peter and Cene.  American Kevin Bickner finished 12th in a strong field of 60 jumpers. Nick Mattoon finished 56th, and AJ Brown was one of four DQ’d for suit violations. This was an extraordinary high-level competition.  The winner scored 292.9 points on jumps of 109.5 and 112.5 meters.  The top 8 scored 270 or more points, the top 18 scored 260 or more, and 29 of the 30 jumpers who qualified for the second round had more than 250 points! Hauswirth won again on Sunday, with Peter Prevc 2nd and his Slovenian teammate Anze Lanisek completing the podium in 3rd.  Bickner made the final round again, finishing 28th, while Mattoon placed 53rd and Brown 55th. Sandro Hauswirth (SUI) Wins in Lake Placid July 4   Casey Larson 2nd, Miles Lussi 3rd, Tara Geraghty-Moats 4th    Results:  Sat 7/4 The annual July 4 ski jumping event in Lake Placid saw Switzerland’s Sandro Hauswirth take the victory with jumps of 98 and 96.5 meters.  Casey Larson was 2nd, scoring 245 points on jumps of 97 and 92.5 meters.  Miles Lussi was 3rd and Tara Geraghty-Moats 4th. FIS Releases 2015-16 Competition Calendars   One Continental Cup in USA, one FIS Cup, no men’s or women’s World Cup You can find links to complete calendars for the various ski jumping competition series at the bottom of this page on the FIS website ... CLICK HERE Calgary AB will host an FIS Cup weekend Feb 6-7, 2016.  There will be an FIS Cup weekend in Eau Claire the following Friday and Saturday Feb 12-13.  The traditional Iron Mountain Continental Cup will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb 20-21.  There is no scheduled  competition on Friday; it will be a training day.   M A S T E R S  S K I  J U M P I N G   For athletes 25 years of age and up ... age brackets & hill sizes for ALL We’ll be featuring Masters Ski Jumping during the off-season.  Right now, we’ll refer you to the US Masters Facebook Page  ... CLICK HERE for info. Masters age classes are as follows: Pre-Master  25-29             M1  30-39    M2  40-49    M3  50-59    M4  60-69    M5  70-79                                                                                       click photo to enlarge So, you WERE a ski jumper, hung ‘em up a few (or many) years ago, but still think you’d  enjoy the thrill of flight once again.  Or you’re a jumper who’s reaching the age where education and career are calling, and you’re thinking about quitting the sport.  Or you’re a skier looking for a new challenge.  Masters Ski Jumping may be JUST WHAT YOU NEED! And Masters Ski Jumping NEEDS YOU!!!  The more, the merrier ... but you know that! Masters competitions have age classes, but you will jump on a hill that’s comfortable for your skill and experience.  You will NOT need to compete on a hill bigger than you choose.  It’s all about FUN, and we’d like YOU to think about it!  Click link above to visit the Masters FB page. We’ll be adding MORE COVERAGE of Masters ski jumping during the off season.  We want to keep jumpers in the sport, bring old jumpers back, and bring new jumpers in.  The 2016 US MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS will be in MInneapolis January 23rd & 24th! US Team / Athlete Updates   Anders Johnson to take this season off ... read post on Facebook Nick Fairall provides update on his condition ... read post on USSA site U S  T E A M  A T H L E T E S
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NOTE: *** The FIS Schedule and Results page is now presented in a format which shows upcoming events in ALL jumping categories in the left column, and results of ALL events in the right column. A letter P in a blue  box at left end of line indicates preliminary results (training, quali, first round, etc.) and a letter R indicates some or all of the official results are posted. Click the YELLOW box at right of any line to get a list of PDFs ready for viewing or downloading. Isn’t Ski Jumping Awfully Dangerous? The PERCEPTION is that ski jumping is an extremely dangerious. sport.  The reality is far different ... learn more! ** READ ARTICLE How Do People Start Ski Jumping? Nobody just picks up a pair of skis and gives it a try.  Not on big hills, anyway.  Most jumpers start young, on very small jumps, and learn incrementally, moving gradually to larger jumps as their skills and confidence continue to develop. ** RECRUITING VIDEO Here’s a short video from a junior jumping event in St Paul MN at their annual Christmas Beginner’s Camp ... ** LITTLE KID VIDEO The following video was a 20th Century Fox Newsreel feature in about 1950. ** HISTORIC VIDEO When Do People Hang Up Their Jumping Skis? The answer to this one is quite simple ... when they want to!  Once a jumper is 30 years of age or older, he or she becomes eligible to participate in Masters competition.  Jumpers age 30-39 are class M1, 40-49 M2, 50-59 M3, 60-69 M4, 70-79 M5, etc. Tom Ricchio is a corporate jet pilot who jumps in class M4. Tom has competed multiple times in the Masters World Championships. ** READ ARTICLE  about Tom, and his participation in  the 2010 US Masters Nat’l Championships in Coleraine MN. Don West retired in 2011 as the oldest jumper in the US.  A resident of Plattsburgh NY, Don was a retired college professor.  He was a class M5 jumper (in his seventies), and competed multiple times in Masters World Championships.  Don passed away on Aug 30, 2014, at age 77  ... click to read obituary CONCLUSION: For those who enjoy ski jumping, it can be a lifetime sport.  Some like to continue competing, others become coaches or volunteers.  If you live anywere near one of the clubs listed on our Regional Clubs page, make an effort to see some live ski jumping, and if you’re inclined to give it a try, talk to one of the coaches.  Although most jumpers start very young, there are adults who would like to try it, and they’re welcome, if they’re willing to “start small” and work their way on up, just like kids do.
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T H R O W B A C K  TO  1949 Youngsters Ski Jumping In 1949, 20th Century Fox Newsreel, Iron Mt MI  Years ago, movie theaters would show “newsreels” along with previews of coming features.  This one was shown nationally.  The announcer is Mel Allen, who was the voice of the New York Yankees back then.  Among the featured jumpers is 1960 Olympian Willie Erickson. If you’re interested in the history of ski jumping in the USA, please visit the American Ski Jumping website, www.americanskijumping.com.  The inductees to the ASJ Hall of Fame are listed.  The organization’s museum is located in the historic St James Hotel in Red Wing MN.
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H E A D L I N E S     What we’re talkin’ about right now ...    Kubacki Wins Twice in Kranj, Bickner 12th, 28th   First two Continental Cup events of the summer      Results:  Sat 7/4  Sun 7/5 Poland’s Dawid Kubacki claimed the first win of the 2015 Summer Continental Cup season, held Saturday July 4 in Kranj SLO.  He was followed by Germany’s Karl Geiger and Slovenia’s Prevc brothers, Peter and Cene.  American Kevin Bickner finished 12th in a strong field of 60 jumpers. Nick Mattoon finished 56th, and AJ Brown was one of four DQ’d for suit violations. This was an extraordinary high-level competition.  The winner scored 292.9 points on jumps of 109.5 and 112.5 meters.  The top 8 scored 270 or more points, the top 18 scored 260 or more, and 29 of the 30 jumpers who qualified for the second round had more than 250 points! Hauswirth won again on Sunday, with Peter Prevc 2nd and his Slovenian teammate Anze Lanisek completing the podium in 3rd.  Bickner made the final round again, finishing 28th, while Mattoon placed 53rd and Brown 55th. Sandro Hauswirth (SUI) Wins in Lake Placid July 4   Casey Larson 2nd, Miles Lussi 3rd, Tara Geraghty-Moats 4th    Results:  Sat 7/4 The annual July 4 ski jumping event in Lake Placid saw Switzerland’s Sandro Hauswirth take the victory with jumps of 98 and 96.5 meters.  Casey Larson was 2nd, scoring 245 points on jumps of 97 and 92.5 meters.  Miles Lussi was 3rd and Tara Geraghty-Moats 4th. FIS Releases 2015-16 Competition Calendars   One Continental Cup in USA, one FIS Cup, no men’s or women’s World Cup You can find links to complete calendars for the various ski jumping competition series at the bottom of this page on the FIS website ... CLICK HERE Calgary AB will host an FIS Cup weekend Feb 6-7, 2016.  There will be an FIS Cup weekend in Eau Claire the following Friday and Saturday Feb 12- 13.  The traditional Iron Mountain Continental Cup will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb 20-21.  There is no scheduled  competition on Friday; it will be a training day.   M A S T E R S  S K I  J U M P I N G   For athletes 25 years of age and up ... age brackets & hill sizes for ALL We’ll be featuring Masters Ski Jumping during the off- season.  Right now, we’ll refer you to the US Masters Facebook Page  ... CLICK HERE for info. Masters age classes are as follows: Pre-Master  25-29             M1  30-39    M2  40-49    M3  50-59    M4  60-69    M5  70-79                                                                                       click photo to enlarge So, you WERE a ski jumper, hung ‘em up a few (or many) years ago, but still think you’d  enjoy the thrill of flight once again.  Or you’re a jumper who’s reaching the age where education and career are calling, and you’re thinking about quitting the sport.  Or you’re a skier looking for a new challenge.  Masters Ski Jumping may be JUST WHAT YOU NEED! And Masters Ski Jumping NEEDS YOU!!!  The more, the merrier ... but you know that! Masters competitions have age classes, but you will jump on a hill that’s comfortable for your skill and experience.  You will NOT need to compete on a hill bigger than you choose.  It’s all about FUN, and we’d like YOU to think about it!  Click link above to visit the Masters FB page. We’ll be adding MORE COVERAGE of Masters ski jumping during the off season.  We want to keep jumpers in the sport, bring old jumpers back, and bring new jumpers in.  The 2016 US MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS will be in MInneapolis January 23rd & 24th!
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