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Ski Jumping: Jessica Jerome wins 11th national title in Park City
by anngaff
posted August 6, 2014 at 10:57am

PARK CITY, Utah (Aug. 6) — Jessica Jerome demonstrated her world-class talent picking up her 11th national title on Sunday, Aug. 2 with a win in the large hill competition at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Park City, Utah. Nita Eng...more

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

Exhaustion on the slopes Sochi-style
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted February 11, 2014 at 9:15am

The women's cross-country skiathlon finish line. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty ImagesWhen I saw this photograph at first on The Guardian website, I thought there had been a terrible tragedy. But no, it's just the aftermath of the Cross-country skiath...more

Ski Legend Picabo Street Partners with Stay on the Slopes Initiative
by Pretty Tough
posted February 8, 2014 at 9:18am

Inspired by her own setbacks, U.S. Olympic Ski Legend Picabo Street is teaming up with the Stay on the Slopes Initiative to help prevent and treat skiing and snowboarding injuries by providing funds for testing equipment, exercise machines and other techn...more

Vaness Mae gets ready for the Winter Olympics
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted January 27, 2014 at 9:26pm

Vanessa Mae PIC The TelegraphThai-British violinist Vanessa Mae will ski for Thailand in the Winter Olympics next week. ....Possibly one of the more unusual stories to come from the Games, and they're just starting. Fans of Mae will know she's always...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

Lindsey Vonn Teams Up With Cynthia Rowley To Design Helmet For Sochi Olympics
by A Glam Slam
posted December 30, 2013 at 9:14am

Lindsey Vonn has collaborated with her friend and fashion designer, Cynthia Rowley, to develop a custom helmet design for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Vonn has long expressed an interest in the fashion world and earlier this year, she atten...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

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