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It’s Prevc, Kraft, Kasai in Trondheim World Cup
Kasai’s 143M in 2nd round longest of the day Results: Wed 2/10
Slovenia’s Peter Prevc took the top spot on the podium in Trondheim, ahead of Austria’s
Stefan Kraft and Japan’s Noriaki Kasai. Kraft was consistent, finishing 3rd in each round, to
claim 2nd place. But the flash in the final round was provided by Kasai, who had been 10th
after the opening round, then blasted his way to 143 meters, moving up to 3rd overall.
Canada’s Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes finished 46th, USA’s Nick Alexander 47th.
FIS Cup/US Cup in Eau Claire WI Feb 12-13 Eau Claire Info
Continental Cup comes to Iron Mountain MI Feb 20-21 Iron Mountain info
If you live in the midwest, you can see big-hill ski jumping on Friday and Saturday evenings
Feb 12-13 on Silvermine Hill in Eau Claire WI. This hill is the size of the smaller of two
Olympic-sized jumps. The weekend will include both FIS Cup and US Cup series events.
Next weekend, Feb 20-21, it’ll be FIS Continental Cup competition on the huge Pine Mountain
in Iron Mountain, Michigan. It’s the size of the larger Olympic jumps, and has been hosting
Continental Cup events for 25+ years. Continental Cup is next to World Cup in the hierarchy
of FIS competition series. It’ll include top-level jumpers from about a dozen countries,
including several from the USA. These will be afternoon competitions.
Nita Englund 10th & 9th in Hinzenbach World Cup
Japan’s Takanashi wins twice ... again! Results: Saturday 2/6 Sunday 2/7
Nita Englund had a pair of top ten finishes (10th Saturday, 9th Sunday) in Women’s World Cup
action in HInzenbach AUT. Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued to roll along with two more wins.
Canada’s Taylor Henrich finished 16th and 13th; Abby Hughes (USA) placed 36th & 37th.
Mike Glasder 20th & 21st in Planica Continental Cup
Austria’s Aschenwald wins twice Results: Saturday 2/6 Sunday 2/7
US jumper Mike Glasder had a consistent weekend in Continental Cup competition in Planica
SLO, finishing 20th on Saturday and 21st Sunday. William Rhoads (42nd, 47th ) and Christian
Friberg (60th, 59th) didn’t make the final round either day. Austria’s Philipp Aschenwald was
the winner both days.
Holmenkollen Men’s Individual Cancelled - Weather
Nick Alexander and Kevin Bickner had qualified Results: Fri 2/5 quali
Forty qualification spots were up for grabs on Friday for the men’s individual competition on
Sunday. Alexander qualified 28th, Bickner 35th, and Canada’s Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes placed
36th. But they didn’t get to compete in Sunday’s individual championship because it was
canceled due to weather.
Takanashi Wins, Lundby 2nd, Avvakumova 3rd in Oslo
Sara Takanashi nets 305.8 points on jumps of 137.5 &136 meters! Results 2/4
Norway’s Maren Lundby scores 285.1 on flights of 136.5 & 134 meters
The world’s top female jumpers put on a great show of distance jumping at Oslo’s famed
Holmenkollen on Thursday Feb 4. It’s the largest jump on the women’s World Cup circuit.
Series points leader Sara Takanashi contined to dominate, and Maren Lundby thrilled her
home crowd with a pair of long flights to finish 2nd. Russia’s Irina Avvakumova completed the
podium in 3rd. Americans Nita Englund and Tara Geraghty-Moats finished 18th and 29th,
respectively. Canadian Taylor Henrich placed 16th.
Englund 8th & 9th in Oberstdorf GER Women’s World Cup
Alexander 4th, Glasder 11th in Bischofshofen Conti Cup
Jan 29-31: Women’s World Cup, Men’s World Cup, Men’s Continental Cup
Oberstdorf GER - Women’s World Cup Results: Sat 1/30 Sun 1/31
USA - Nita Englund 8th Saturday, 9th Sunday ... Sara Takanashi wins twice
Sapporo JPN - Men’s World Cup Results: Sat 1/30
Noriaki Kasai (JPN, age 43) places 4th & 3rd, becomes father of baby girl!
Bischofshofen AUT - Men’s Continental Cup Results: Sat 1/30 Sun 1/31
USA - Nick Alexander 4th Saturday, Mike Glasder 11th Sunday
International FIS Competition January 22-24 ... Results
Women’s World Cup, Men’s Continental Cup & FIS Cup
Zao JPN - Women’s World Cup Results: Fri 1/22 Sat 1/23
USA - Abby Hughes 22nd Friday, Nita Englund 15th Sunday
Sapporo JPN - Men’s Continental Cup Results: Fri 1/22
Sat 1/23 Sun 1/24
USA - Kevin Bickner 16th/19th/28th, William Rhoads 52nd/28th/32nd
Pyeongchang KOR - Men’s FIS Cup Results: Sat 1/23 Sun 1/24
USA - Nick Mattoon 14th/10th, Trev Edlund 16th/15th, Nate Mattoon 23rd/20th
Jan 14-17 World Cup Results From Japan and Austria
Women’s World Cup, Sapporo JPN Jan 16-17 ... Results: Sat 1/16 Sun 1/17
Sara Takanashi (JPN) wins twice, Danie Iraschko-Stolz (AUT) sets hill record at 99.5M
USA’s Nita Englund 28th & 7th, Tara Geraghty-Moats 21st Sat, Abby Hughes 27th Sun
>>> Read article on Nita’s Top-10 finish on US Ski Team website.
Men’s Ski Flying World Championships, Kulm AUT ... Results: Fri 1/15 Sat 1/16
Peter Prevc overall winner (four rounds over two days), sets hill record at 244 meters
Kenneth Gangnes (NOR) 2nd, Stefan Kraft (AUT) 3rd, Mike Glasder (USA) 37th
Noriaki Kasai (JPN), age 43, 5th overall, sets all-time Japanese record: 240.5 meters!
Article by USA Nordic Combiner ADAM LOOMIS featured on FIS website ... click to read
Younger brother BEN LOOMIS featured in Team USA article ... click to read
Nick Alexander 8th in Garmisch Continental Cup Jan 10
American in top 10 on Sunday, 30th on Saturday ... Results: Sat Jan 9 Sun Jan 10
Nick Alexander scored FIS points both days in Continental Cup action in Garmisch-
Partenkirchen GER. In a field of 70+ jumpers, he advanced to the final round of 30 jumpers,
and finished 30th. On Sunday, he blasted his way to 11th place in the first round on a flight
of 130.5 meters, then moved up three spots to finish 8th with a second jump of 129 meters.
Germany’s David Siegel took top honors on Saturday Austria’s Thomas Hofer was 2nd, and
Norway’s Tom Hilde 3rd. On Sunday, Hofer was the winner, followed by Dawid Kubacki of
Poland and Tomas Vancura of the Czech Republic.
Masters Competition ... Older Men & Women Welcome!
For athletes 25 years of age and up ... age brackets & hill sizes for ALL
We invite you to visit the US Masters Facebook Page ... CLICK HERE for info.
Masters age classes are as follows:
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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. 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 want to keep jumpers in the sport, bring old jumpers back, and bring new jumpers in.
US Domestic Competition Schedule and Results
We have eliminated our Schedule & Results page ... where to find this info!
The new USA Nordic website, www.usanordic.org, has a Results page which includes the
full domestic schedule ... click on the link in the line above, then click Results in the nav bar.
The Central Division has published a schedule (PDF), which includes all tournaments in the
midwest as well as major competitions throughout the country ... click here to view
For international competition schedule and results, visit the FIS ski jumping and Nordic
combined links in the right-hand column on this page.
SEE WORLD CUP LIVE ON NBC SPORTS THIS SEASON!
Live HD on NBCSN (cable), live streaming at NBCSports.com/live-extra
NBC acquires broadcast rights from FIS; check your cable guide for NBCSN
If your cable plan includes NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), you’ll be able to watch FIS winter
sports coverage LIVE. Some events are carried on their HD channel, others are live-streamed.
There is NO coverage of Women’s World Cup ... BOO, HISS! Maybe next year? But it’s a start.
Click here for: Olympic Sports Broadcast Schedule (you’ll find a lot of other winter sports
listed, and it will indicate dates, times, and whether the event is on HD or streaming)
If BROADCAST, find your NBCSN channel and enjoy!
If STREAMING, click here to access: www.nbcsports.com/live-extra (you’ll need to
identify your provider, then you’ll need to login with the same ID and password you use to
access your account on your provider’s website ... that will verify that you are a paying
subscriber, and allow you to view all streamed content). It may take a few minutes to get
familiar with the streaming website, but once in, you’ll find crystal-clear video, good sound,
and best of all, NO COMMERCIAL BREAKS! Visit FIS site for start lists, live scoring, & results.
Changes Coming to USASkiJumping.com for 2016
We’ll be referring visitors to FIS, USSA, USANS, WSJUSA sites
SkiJumpingUSA.com has been online since the fall of 2001, when we began with a focus on
the upcoming 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. We launched under a different name,
SkiJumpingCentral.com, because our preferred name was unavailable at that time. We chose
that name to indicate it would be a “central resource” for ski jumping info, but found that
many folks were confused in thinking it was specific to USSA’s Central Division. Eventually,
we acquired our current domain name. It’s been fun, we’ve met many of the athletes,
parents, coaches, and other folks involved in this cool sport here in the USA.
Our mission has always been two-fold ... to provide competition information and other news
for folks already interested in the sport, but also to increase awareness and expand the
audience here in the USA. We’ve done some feature stories, but they’d often be pushed
aside by current news. We’ll be doing more of that, and focusing on a few major events in
the US. We’ll continue to spotlight remarkable results by US athletes in international
The development of the US women’s program has been a major story all along, and it
reached a major goal with Olympic inclusion in 2014. The women’s FlyGirls development
program has recently announced a partnership with the US Ski Association. We anticipate
the USSA website will become a reliable source of information about our women’s team and
development program for younger girls, and the WSJUSA Facebook page is also a reliable
source of information ... several links at left.
US men’s ski jumping and Nordic Combined have joined forces under a new name, USA Nordic
Sports, and they have recently implemented a new website which will be the main resource
for American involvement in those sports. Find it via link at left.
The FIS website has comprehensive schedule and results available for ALL major international
competitions, as well as complete career stats on individual athletes, feature stories about
events, teams, and athletes, and is always current.
There’s a brief tutorial on using the FIS schedule and Results info in the right column, shown
in Italics. Results are VERY detailed, even preliminary results, and they provide LIVE scoring
for World Cup and some other major competitions. Play around, get familiar. It’s terrific.
There will be other changes to this website as the season progresses. Thanks for visiting!
Nita Englund & Mike Glasder Win NH Nationals
Championships held in Lake Placid Oct 11 ... complete results (women & men)
The 2016 US National Normal-Hill championships were held Oct 11 in Lake Placid as part of
the annual Flaming Leaves Festival. Nita Englund took the women’s title, and Mike Glasder
won the men’s competition.
W Rhoads, N Lussi, B Fletcher Win LH Nationals
Championships held in Park City August 1 ... WOMEN ... MEN ... NC
The 2016 US National Large-Hill championships were held Saturday morning, Aug 1, on the
K120 jump at Utah Olympic Park. Will Rhoads won the men’s title, ahead of Kevin Bickner
and last year’s champion, Christian Friberg. Nina Lussi won in the women’s competition,
followed by Tara Geraghty-Moats and Abby Hughes. Bryan Fletcher took the large-hill title in
Nordic Combined, with Adam Loomis 2nd and Taylor Fletcher 3rd. There were also
championships in younger age classes for both men and women on the smaller hills; they’re
all included on the scoresheet ... see link above. We’ll have pix soon!
Canada’s Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes shows in 2nd place on the men’s scoresheet, and Lea
Lemare of France is shown atop the somen’s results, but neither was eligible for the US
(click logo for news)
The FIS Schedule and
Results pages are now
presented in a format
which shows upcoming
events in ALL jumping
categories in the left
column, and results of
ALL completed events
in the right column.
Drop lists allow you to
choose series (WC,
COC, etc) and gender.
A letter P in a blue
box at left end of line
results (training, quali,
first round, etc.) and a
letter R indicates some
or all of the official
results are posted.
Click the YELLOW
arrow at right of any
results line to get a
list of PDFs ready for
viewing or download.
Isn’t Ski Jumping
The PERCEPTION is
that ski jumping is an
sport. The reality is
far different ... learn
** 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
gradually to larger
jumps as their skills
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
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
age 30-39 are class M1,
40-49 M2, 50-59 M3,
60-69 M4, 70-79 M5,
etc. There’s now a
pre-Masters class for
jumpers age 25-29.
Tom Ricchio is a
corporate jet pilot who
jumps in class M4. Tom
has competed multiple
times in the Masters
** READ ARTICLE
about Tom, and his
participation in the
2010 US Masters Nat’l
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
times in Masters World
passed away on Aug
30, 2014, at age 77 ...
click to read obituary
For those who enjoy
ski jumping, it can be
a lifetime sport.
Some like to continue
become coaches or
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.
(click logo for news)
an independent website
For more information related to ski jumping ...
The US Men’s Ski Jumping
and Nordic Combined
teams have been merged
into USA Nordic.
H E A D L I N E S What we’re talkin’ about right now ...