Central Skiers in Europe

Congratulations to central's Christian Friberg (St Paul Ski Club) on his 9th place finish and Kevin Bickner (Norge ski club) finishing in 16th place on Sunday, July 13th! The US team has been competing in Villach, Austria this weekend.

From USA Ski Jumping

GOOD MORNING, TO THE USASJ EYE OPENER--GET that second cup of coffee and celebrate a glourious day of results from another FIS Cup in Villach, AUT. Three US jumpers--in a field of 80-- in the top 18. How great is that!

Clemens Aigner of Austria takes win with Christian Friberg (pictured in file photo) placing amazing 9th, while Norge's Kevin Bickner is 16th, and Park City's Will Rhoads is 18th in a dynamic day of just good, solid ski jumping.

Other USA finishers on hand with US Trainer Bine Norcic included AJ Brown who finished 60th and Nick Mattoon who was 60th. "This is the kind of day that get's us all very excited about the future and direction of the program and what's possible" noted PR Director Peter Graves.

MORE BREAKING NEWS FROM BINE NORCIC, USA Trainer about today in Villach.....' We were pretty good Saturday and even better today....Christian was third after the trial. Will was 8th after the first round, They still just need more comps and they will be coming along. Nick Mattoon who was 61st today, was the one who had really bad wind, otherwise I think he would have been in the points as well. Now we are at airport and will be headed to Park City", the coach told the USASJ News Bureau this morning.