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Wed January 22, 2014
Van, Jerome & Hendrickson All Jumping For The U.S.A.
Press release submitted by the US Ski and Snowboard Team
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of seven ski jumping athletes this afternoon during a press conference at Utah Olympic Park, the site of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping. The 2014 Olympic Winter Games mark the first time women’s ski jumping will be contested at the Olympic level.
World Champions Lindsey Van, who played a pivotal role in getting the sport into the Olympic Winter Games for women, and Sarah Hendrickson, who was selected after a promising return to snow following a knee injury, will be a part of the first-ever women’s ski jumping team at the Games along with Olympic Trials winner Jessica Jerome.
Men’s Olympic Trials winner Nick Fairall will headline the team along with three teammates who have previously competed at the Games. The formal naming of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team by the United States Olympic Committee is set for Jan. 27.
2014 OLYMPIC SKI JUMPING NOMINATIONS
Men’s Ski Jumping
- Nick Alexander, Lebanon, NH *
- Nick Fairall, Andover, NH
- Peter Frenette, Saranac Lake, NY *
- Anders Johnson, Park City, UT *
Women’s Ski Jumping
- Sarah Hendrickson, Park City, UT
- Jessica Jerome, Park City, UT
- Lindsey Van, Park City, UT
* Competed in past Olympics