Category Archives: Ski Jumping

Women’s ski jumping ready to soar

Photo: Mht54321 / Wikimedia Jessica Jerome in flight at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Park City, UT. Along with Lindssey Van and Sarah Hendrickson, she’ll compete in the first Olympic women’s ski jumping event.

Among new Olympic events like freeskiing, snowboarding, team figureskating, and luge relay, women’s ski jumping readies to lift off at Sochi John Erik Stacy Norwegian American Weekly Girls and women have been ski-jumping since – well – since the invention of skis, probably. But until recently women were only seen as “exhibition” jumpers in premier competitions. At major ...

A U.S. ski profile

Exclusive interview with the U.S. Women’s Ski Team By John Erik Stacy Seattle, Wash. American women have again shown that the U.S.A is a cross-country ski nation. U.S. women graced the winner’s podium in Sweden, Finland and Canada – the venues visited so far by the cross-country ski World Cup – and are on a trajectory to repeat ...

USA a Nordic Ski Nation

US Nordic Combined skier Bill Demong after winning gold in 2010 Olympics (photo Voice of America).

American athletes embrace and succeed in cross-country skiing and ski jumping. By John Erik Stacy, 12 March 2010. Nordic skiing is an American sport. As you are choking on your coffee, consider this: Bill Demong (NY) and John Spillane (CO) passed up Austrian Bernhard Gruber to add gold and silver to US spoils taken under the ...