October 3-4, 2015
Gary Crawford, Director of Sport Development with USA Nordic Sport helps out with the Training Center's Learn To Fly/Ski booth at the Autumn 2015 Tournament
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Thursday, March 5, Special Jumping Individual Event Results
U16 - Men
1) Stephen Schumann IMD - 239.2
2) Decker Dean RMD - 232.5
3) Elijah Vargas RMD - 228.4
U16 - Women
1) Cara Lasron - Central - 207.6
2) Annika Belshaw - RMD - 190.3
3) Mollie Immens - Central - 185.5
U18 - Men
1) Ben Loomis - Central - 242.6
2) Trevor Edlund - Central - 233.3
3) Casey Larson - Central - 224.5
U18 - Women
1) Gaby Armstrong - East - 200.4
U20 - Men
1) Somer Schrock - IMD - 217.4
2) Nicholas Madden - RMD - 211.3
U20 - Women
1) Emilee Anderson - Central - 198.6
2) Sabina Gasienica - Central - 140.6
It is my pleasure to announce the 2015 Junior National Team that will be heading to Steamboat Springs, Colorado the first week of March.
Coaches for the Junior Nationals will be Scott Smith, Brian Nelson, and Paul Loomis.
Men’s Ski Jumping USA
Kevin Bickner, 18, of Wauconda, Illinois recently took sixth place at the FIS Cup in Stbske Pleso, Slovakia. In December, Bickner placed second at the annual New Year’s ski jumping event in Lake Placid and took first place at the US Cup competition in Steamboat Springs.
AJ Brown, 19, recently placed third at both the New Year’s ski jumping event in Lake Placid and US Cup competition in Steamboat Springs.
Nick Mattoon, 19, recently won the Open Class in Lake Placid’s annual New Year’s ski jumping event. He is the reigning US Cup champion.
Will Rhoads, 19, of Park City, Utah recently placed fourth at the FIS Cup in Switzerland and third place at the US National Championships in Lake Placid.
Women’s Ski Jumping USA
After taking a brief hiatus from ski jumping to pursue other interests, Emilee Anderson, 19, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin has exploded back on the competition stage by dominating the women’s HS-100 event at the Rocky Mountain Division Winter Start competition in early December. She recently placed third at the annual New Year’s ski jumping event in Lake Placid.
Logan Sankey, 16, of Steamboat Springs, CO recently took second place at the Junior National Championships and sixth place at the National Championships in Lake Placid. She also placed third at the 2014 Junior National Championships in Alaska. Logan is a graduate of the inaugural Fly Girls development camp.
Ben Loomis, 16, a member of the Flying Eagles Ski Club in Eau Claire, WI, dominated the five events at the 2014 U.S. Junior Nationals in Alaska where he claimed a third National Junior title.
Somer Schrock, 18 of Mt. Itasca Ski & Outing Club in Coleraine, MN won two titles at the 2014 Junior National Ski Jumping Championships in Anchorage, Alaska.
Ben Berend, 19, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado is returning to competition after an ankle injury. He has competed in numerous Continental Cup and World Cup events and boasts a top ten finish at the 2014 World Junior Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy.
Jasper Good, 18, also a member of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, recently placed second at the Rocky Mountain Division Winter Start competition.
Nicholas Madden, 18 of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club qualified, but has elected not to compete in the Championships in order to seek medical treatment for Compartment Syndrome
Koby Vargas, 16, of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club placed fifth at the 2014 Junior National Ski Jumping Championships in Anchorage, Alaska.
Congratulation to Jacques McCrillis, winner of the Adirondack Chair made by grandfather of local Norge and USA team member Mike Glasder.
Kevin Bickner repeats as Jr National Champion in Individual Jumping, Casey Larson and Bickner win the Gold in J2 Team Jumping. Sabina Gasienica gets Gold in the Women’s Team Event and Bronze in Individual Jumping. AJ Brown repeats with Silver in the J1 Team Competition. Bickner scores Gold in Elimination A competition and Ben Kaiser wins the Silver medal in the Elimination B Competition!
Thank you to all who attended. Here are the results for the Saturday and Sunday tournament.
Park City, UT – USA Ski Jumping concluded its final of 8 US Cup events in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with Kevin Bickner taking the season long honors with Norge’s Mike Glasder and AJ Brown in second and third. AJ Brown also won the Lamb Family Distance Award for the longest jumps accumulated during the US Cup events. Bickner was awarded second place. Congratulations to our Norge Jumpers and Coach Scott Smith!
Kevin Bickner Mike Glasder A.J. Brown
Kevin Bickner takes the Gold in Individual Jumping, Casey Larson and Bickner win the Gold in J2Team Jumping and AJ Brown wins the Silver in the J1 Team Competition.