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Fly Girls program aims to encourage and develop rising stars in ski jumping
by anngaff
posted June 2, 2014 at 6:56pm

PARK CITY, Utah — Women’s Ski Jumping USA has announced an innovative athlete development initiative and program to recruit and retain young female jumpers nationwide into the sport. Fly Girls — as it’s named — is a junior...more

Ski Jumping: Jessica Jerome soars to 2nd in World Cup competition in Romania
by anngaff
posted March 2, 2014 at 7:53pm

JESSICA JEROME, SARA TAKANASHI AND EVELYN INSAM. PHOTO COURTESY OF FIS. RASNOV, Romania - In her first World Cup event after debuting her sport in the Olympic Winter Games, Jessica Jerome leaped to a 2nd-place finish Sunday at the brand new ski jump fa...more

Historic day finally realized at Olympic Games for women ski jumpers #Sochi2014
by anngaff
posted February 12, 2014 at 9:46am

Lindsey Van competes in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.Photo by Sarah Brunson/USSA KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Try as she might, Jessica Jerome couldn't convince her eyes and her mind that Tuesday night's inaugural Olympic women's ski jumping event...more

Women's Ski Jumping USA President, Parents of USA Ski Jumpers Reflect before Olympic Debut
by anngaff
posted February 11, 2014 at 1:09pm

Before the women ski jumpers make history in their event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, leaders at Women's Ski Jumping USA and parents of the US team members reflected on the fight for inclusion: “I think our battle to get the women into ski jump...more

Jerome, Van and Hendrickson nominated to first-ever women's ski jumping Olympic Team
by anngaff
posted January 22, 2014 at 4:17pm

(Photo via Women's Ski Jumping USA Facebook Page) PARK CITY, Utah - Three of the top women ski jumpers in the world were nominated today to represent the U.S. on the first-ever Olympic women's ski jumping team. Lindsey Van, Jessica Jerome, and Sarah He...more

World Champion Sarah Hendrickson returns to ski jump training
by anngaff
posted January 21, 2014 at 1:47pm

PARK CITY, Utah - Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson has successfully returned to ski jump training, just five months after sustaining a knee injury during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany. For the past week, Hendrickson has been jumping th...more

Ski Jumping: Jessica Jerome 10th, Alissa Johnson 20th in 2nd Zao World Cup
by anngaff
posted January 19, 2014 at 6:33pm

ZAO, Japan - Jessica Jerome (left) pulled out a solid 10th-place finish to lead the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team in what some called a weather disaster of competition in Japan.   Sunday's trial round was canceled and then the competition finally g...more

Ski Jumping: Jessica Jerome 13th, Abby Hughes 21st in Zao World Cup
by anngaff
posted January 18, 2014 at 4:45pm

ZAO, Japan - Americans Jessica Jerome finished 13th and Abby Hughes 21st in the first of two World Cups in Zao, Japan, on Saturday that proved to be a huge weather challenge.   Japanese teammates Sara Takanashi and Yuki Ito were 1st and 2nd an...more

Ski Jumping: Lindsey Van rallies to lead Team USA in Second Sapporo World Cup
by anngaff
posted January 13, 2014 at 10:09am

  SAPPORO, Japan - Lindsey Van finished 5th in an impressive comeback in the second round of Sunday's World Cup event to lead the U.S. women, who posted three in the top 15. Jessica Jerome continued her streak of top-10 performances with a 7th plac...more

Ski Jumping: Jessica Jerome wins, makes history on way to Sochi
by anngaff
posted January 1, 2014 at 3:05pm

PARK CITY, Utah - Jessica Jerome sat on the start bar in the second round of ski jumping on Sunday and basically told herself not to screw up. More than 5,000 fans were watching the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping at Utah Olympic Park ...more

NY Times Magazine features USA Women's Ski Jumping Team on the cover
by anngaff
posted November 25, 2013 at 11:13am

PARK CITY, Utah - The Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team is the cover story of the Nov. 24 edition of New York Times Magazine.   New York Times Magazine, Nov. 24, 2013 The story, titled "Who Said Girls Can't Jump?", take...more

Women’s Ski Jumping USA names Olympic Team
by anngaff
posted October 29, 2013 at 5:43pm

Historic season for team with sights set on Sochi 2014 Olympics PARK CITY, Utah (Oct. 29) - Women’s Ski Jumping USA has named the athletes to represent the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team this year on the World Cup and Continental Cup circuits....more

Lindsey Van wins SIXTEENTH U.S. National title in Lake Placid
by anngaff
posted October 15, 2013 at 9:05am

LAKE PLACID, New York — Lindsey Van won her 16th National Ski Jumping title Sunday in a town whose Olympic history runs deep – having twice hosted a Winter Games. It was a fitting competition venue for Van and her teammates as the...more

Successful knee surgery for World Champion Sarah Hendrickson
by anngaff
posted August 31, 2013 at 5:02pm

PARK CITY, UT – World Champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson underwent successful surgery on her right knee Thursday and is resting comfortably at her home in Park City. The surgery stems from an injury sustained during a training jump in Obersdorf,...more

USSA Partners with Crowdfunder RallyMe.com
by anngaff
posted July 16, 2013 at 1:53am

PARK CITY, UT (July 15, via release) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, has announced a multi-year alliance with the online fundraising platform RallyMe.com as the Official Cr...more

U.S. Women Ski Jumpers eyeing Sochi 2014; aim to raise $100,000 through crowdfunding, annual benefit
by anngaff
posted July 3, 2013 at 8:34pm

PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team members aim to raise $100,000 at an annual gala benefit July 18 in Park City, which will serve as the kick-off to their most significant competition season ever. Over the next seven months, te...more

Ski Jumping: Historic end to 2013 World Cup season for Team USA
by anngaff
posted March 20, 2013 at 11:31am

USA Women's Ski Jumping at 2013 World Cup - photo via Women's Ski Jumping USA Historic end to 2013 World Cup season at Oslo’s HolmenkollenHendrickson wins, Visa Team finishes season No. 1 in the world  via release  OSLO, Norway (March...more

Hendrickson’s 2nd in Ljubno leads stellar day for U.S. Ski Jumping Team
by anngaff
posted February 16, 2013 at 4:40pm

Sarah Hendrickson, Sara Takanashi, Coline Mattel. Photo: FISSkiJumping.com 5 Americans in the top 13 LJUBNO, Slovenia, via release — Park City’s Sarah Hendrickson snagged her seventh podium finish this season with a strong 2nd-place perfor...more

Women ski jumpers ready for 3rd ever World Championships
by anngaff
posted February 13, 2013 at 11:46pm

Italy plays host to last major event before Olympic debut   VAL DI FIEMME, Italy, via release - Members of the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team will compete against the rest of the world's best next week in Italy at the 2013 Nordic World Ski ...more

Jr World Ski Jumping: Hendrickson breaks hill record during Team Event
by anngaff
posted January 26, 2013 at 7:49pm

Sarah Hendrickson, courtesy of WSJUSA.com U.S. team of teens gains experience with 8th-place finish via release  LIBEREC, Czech Republic — Sarah Hendrickson led the U.S. women to an 8th place finish in the Team Event at Junior World Champi...more

Jr World Ski Jumping: Tough day for Sarah Hendrickson, but she's ready to 'learn and move on'
by anngaff
posted January 25, 2013 at 1:57pm

Eau Claire’s Anderson was the ‘best surprise of the week’, coach says via release (more at wsjusa.com) LIBEREC, Czech Republic — Live and learn. Three little words Sarah Hendrickson didn’t plan on telling herself after...more

Sarah Hendrickson aiming for gold at Junior World Ski Jumping Championships
by anngaff
posted January 23, 2013 at 11:00pm

Image via http://www.wsjusa.com/ Talented team of U.S. juniors ready for international competition via release PARK CITY, Utah — Eighteen-year-old Sarah Hendrickson leads a team of four into the 2013 Junior World Ski Jumping Championships ...more

Women's Ski Jumping USA announces new leadership team
by anngaff
posted January 17, 2013 at 10:47am

Beck named executive director, Holden is program director PARK CITY, Utah — Women’s Ski Jumping USA has named Robbie Beck as the foundation’s Executive Director and Jenny Holden as Athletic Program Director. Beck and Holden, bot...more

Ski Jumping World Cup: Sarah Hendrickson back on top of podium
by anngaff
posted January 12, 2013 at 2:22pm

HINTERZARTEN, GERMANY — Sarah Hendrickson snagged her second World Cup win of the season Saturday in Hinterzarten — a jump she knows well. She won here a year ago too, setting the hill record. Hendrickson led the U.S. team Saturday, which b...more

Ski Jumping: Deep U.S. team crowds leaderboard in Ramsau World Cup
by anngaff
posted December 16, 2012 at 11:35pm

Van (4th), Jerome (5th) lead five U.S. women in top 12 finishers  RAMSAU, Austria — When the announcer says, “They’ve got a really deep squad,” you’d think he was talking about a basketball team, not ski jumping. W...more

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