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When talking about women’s ski jumping in 2012, it’s impossible not to frame the discussion within the context of the sport’s long fight to be recognized as an event worthy of inclusion at the Olympics. Lindsay Van and Co.’s failed 2009 legal battle against the Vancouver Games captured the attention of the mainstream media as a strikingly medieval story for the twenty-first century. It was announced in the spring of 2011 that women’s ski jumping...

First or second in all but one World Cup competition this year, Sarah Hendrickson of Park City, Utah, capped off her historic season by clinching the overall women’s ski jumping title on Saturday in Zao, Japan. In the first season of the women’s World Cup, 17-year-old Hendrickson was the champion. She won Saturday’s first competition with two jumps of 99.5 meters to beat Japan’s Sara Takanashi, who jumped 98.5 and 99.5 meters. Hendrickson went on to...

She did it again, the American teenager Sarah Hendrickson has showed who is the female ski jumper of the hour and grabbed her third World Cup victory out of four competitions so far, today in Val di Fiemme (Italy). ‘I’m so happy to get on the first step of the podium once again’, Hendrickson said, ‘I felt great on both jumps and tomorrow I’ll try to race as well as I did today’. Under fair...

Members of the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team will make history Saturday by competing in the first-ever International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup competition held for women’s ski jumping. Jessica Jerome, Sarah Hendrickson, Alissa Johnson and Abby Hughes (all of Park City, UT) will represent the U.S. in Lillehammer, Norway. Lindsey Van, 2009 World Champion, is recovering from ankle surgery in October and will not compete this weekend. Organizers are expecting nearly 50 jumpers from...

PARK CITY, UT – Reigning World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) will lead a team of six U.S. ski jumping athletes at the International Ski Federation’s 2011 Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway Feb. 25 – Mar. 5. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced the World Championship Team that qualified through the Continental Cup circuit on Tuesday. Van will be joined by four fellow Women’s Ski Jumping USA athletes, all hailing...

NOTODDEN, Norway – Defending World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) continued to be a factor in the women’s Continental Cup Saturday finishing fourth in the final competition of a two-day event. Van, who had jumps of 88.5 and 91.0 meters, moved from ninth after the first jump to finish fourth followed by Abby Hughes (Park City, UT) in sixth. Hughes, who was in second after the first jumping round, was held in snowy conditions...

PARK CITY, UT (Sept. 3) – After four Continental Cup events in August, the USA’s Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) leads the tour by 29 points.  While the Park City teen has her sights set on the World Championships in Oslo, Norway this February, she is going to take a break from the fall tour to focus on the classroom. “This summer in Germany, I jumped well. I have jumped better, but I had consistent...

OBERWIESENTHAL, Germany (Aug. 20) – The women’s ski jumping crew were flying through the sky on Friday, competing in the Oberwiesenthal Continental Cup. USA’s Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) stomped on the podium in third. Austria’s Jacqueline Seifriedsberger won the event. The women competed on the normal hill Friday with Seifriedsberger landing two consistent jumps of 96.5 meters for a total of 232.5 meters. Second place Coline Mattel of France scored the longest jump of...

PARK CITY, UT – The 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping Championships wrapped up Sunday morning with the large hill competition. Both Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) won their second U.S. Championships title of the weekend. This marks Van’s 15th U.S. Championship title and Frenette’s second. The men’s competition was eventful, with Frenette crashing on the landing of his first jump of 139 meters. Frenette combined a second jump of...

PARK CITY, UT – The 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships were underway Friday morning with athletes jumping on the K90. Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) were crowned 2011 Noraml Hill U.S. Champions. The men’s competition was tight with Olympic silver medalist Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) and two-time Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) landing solid jumps forcing Frenette, who jumped last, to fly high....