Central Jumpers Head to Junior Worlds!

Men’s Ski Jumping USA

Kevin Bickner, 18, of Wauconda, Illinois recently took sixth place at the FIS Cup in Stbske Pleso, Slovakia. In December, Bickner placed second at the annual New Year’s ski jumping event in Lake Placid and took first place at the US Cup competition in Steamboat Springs.

AJ Brown, 19, recently placed third at both the New Year’s ski jumping event in Lake Placid and US Cup competition in Steamboat Springs.

Nick Mattoon, 19, recently won the Open Class in Lake Placid’s annual New Year’s ski jumping event. He is the reigning US Cup champion.

Will Rhoads, 19, of Park City, Utah recently placed fourth at the FIS Cup in Switzerland and third place at the US National Championships in Lake Placid.

Women’s Ski Jumping USA

After taking a brief hiatus from ski jumping to pursue other interests, Emilee Anderson, 19, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin has exploded back on the competition stage by dominating the women’s HS-100 event at the Rocky Mountain Division Winter Start competition in early December. She recently placed third at the annual New Year’s ski jumping event in Lake Placid.

Logan Sankey, 16, of Steamboat Springs, CO recently took second place at the Junior National Championships and sixth place at the National Championships in Lake Placid. She also placed third at the 2014 Junior National Championships in Alaska. Logan is a graduate of the inaugural Fly Girls development camp.

Nordic Combined

Ben Loomis, 16, a member of the Flying Eagles Ski Club in Eau Claire, WI, dominated the five events at the 2014 U.S. Junior Nationals in Alaska where he claimed a third National Junior title.

Somer Schrock, 18 of Mt. Itasca Ski & Outing Club in Coleraine, MN won two titles at the 2014 Junior National Ski Jumping Championships in Anchorage, Alaska.

Ben Berend, 19, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado is returning to competition after an ankle injury. He has competed in numerous Continental Cup and World Cup events and boasts a top ten finish at the 2014 World Junior Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy.

Jasper Good, 18, also a member of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, recently placed second at the Rocky Mountain Division Winter Start competition.

Nicholas Madden, 18 of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club qualified, but has elected not to compete in the Championships in order to seek medical treatment for Compartment Syndrome

Koby Vargas, 16, of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club placed fifth at the 2014 Junior National Ski Jumping Championships in Anchorage, Alaska.


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