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Nita Englund in World Cup Former Kiwanis Junior Ski Club jumper Nita Englund competes in Women’s World Cup as a member of the US VISA Women’s Ski Jumping Team. She will be representing the USA at the 2017 FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Lahti FIN during the 2017 Continental Cup weekend back home! Photo by Bente Sveinungsen           click to enlarge NITA’S 2016 RESULTS Englund Sets Hill Record! American Nita Englund set a new Women’s World Cup hill record in Almaty Kazakhstan on Feb 28, 2016 ... read US Ski Team article ... CLICK HERE Sapporo JPN        1/16  1/17 Zao JPN       1/22  1/23 Oberstdorf  GER  1/30  1/31 Oslo NOR Holmenkollen  2/04 Hinzenbach AUT   2/06  2/07 Ljubno SLO       2/13  2/14 Lahti FIN    2/19  Almaty KAZ          2/27  2/28   Englund Wins US Title Nita Englund won the Women’s 2016 Normal Hill Championship on Oct 11, 2015, at Lake Placid NY.  Results:  Sun Oct 11 FIS article:  click here Nita’s 2015 Season FIS World Championships Nita Englund placed 12th in individual jumping, and followed up with a terrific performance in mixed-team competition! Results:  Fri  2/20/15  Indiv  Results:  Sat 2/22/15  team Englund 2nd, 5th in KAZ The US Ski Team’s Nita Englund placed 2nd and 5th in Women’s Grand Prix action in Almaty KAZ on Sept 12-13, 2015 Results:  9/12   9/13
Helicopter Video - Dan Englund Helicopter Video - Dan Englund Photo Album - Tom Bickner Photo Album - Tom Bickner
Videos and  Photos From Previous Continental Cups   The helicopter video was shot by Kiwanis Ski Club jumper Dan Englund using a remote-controlled electric helicopter that he built.  You can see more of his work on his website, www.aerialvantageproductions.com.   The photo album was shot by Tom Bickner of Chicago’s Norge Ski Club, and it contains 409 photographs from our 2012 tournament You can find more videos and pix from this and previous tournaments on our “FIS Continental Cup” and “Video/Photo” pages.  
Photozoom Gallery of Pine Mountain Tournament Scenes Click on any small picture at right, and you’ll see it enlarged in the left window.  To zoom in closer on details, just point your mouse at the area you’d like to see in greater detail.  First 17 photos by Tom Bickner, last 3 by Kirsten Erickson.
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Two Competitions Held Sunday Feb 26th Milder temps and lighter breezes!    Results:  AM comp   PM comp Mother Nature cooperated on Sunday, with nicer weather for athletes and spectators alike.  Saturday’s postponed competition was held on Sunday morning, and Sunday meet was held as planned in early afternoon. Stefan Huber of Austria picked up the morning win, with Poland’s Klemens Muranka 2nd and Austria’s Clemens Aigner 3rd.  American AJ Brown made the cut to the final round of 30, finishing 28th. The distances and points ran higher in the morning, with the top 10 all having at lest one jump over 130 meters, and the top 8 all scoring over 240 points.  Only one American cracked the final round, AJ Brown in 28th. Only one jumper exceeded 240 points in the afternoon.  The winner was Norway’s Halvor Egner Granerud. Slovenia’s Bor Pavlovic was 2nd, and Stefan Huber grabbed his second podium finish of the weekend. 2017 Continental Cup News & Standings Nejc Dezman leads after 24 of 30 events    Current Standings  Slovenia’s Nejc Dezman (862 points) leads the COC series, followed by his teammate Miran Zupancic (832) and Austria’s Clemens Aigner (631). Wind Postpones Saturday Competition  Huge crowd enjoyed themselves anyway, will be back tomorrow Strong winds on the tail end of a two-day snowfall put a damper on the ski jumping action, but things were jumping in the parking lot anyway!  The UP’s great tailgate party didn’t miss a beat. International Entry List - Eleven Teams  Top skiers in season standings fighting for points in Iron Mt Athletes from Poland, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland, Norway, United States, Great Britain, Italy, Czech Republic, and Korea were in action at Pine Mountain for the 2017 Continental Cup events #23 and #24 of 30. Refrigeration Added to Inrun Track  Kept track frozen solid during unseasonable warm weather A refrigeration system has been installed to ensure that inrun conditions will remain optimal for skiers.  See Iron Mountain Daily News article Mike Glasder, USA, Wins Saturday in 2016 US Teammate Wi ll Rhoads 6th    Results: Sat 2/20/2016  It’s been about 30 years since an American jumper captured top honors at Pine Mountain, but that string came to an end on Saturday Feb 20 with Michael Glasder, of Cary IL, a member of the USA Nordic ski jumping team winning ahead of Poland’s Bartolomiej Klusek and Slovenia’s Ernest Prislic.  William Rhoads of the USA, from Park City UT, placed 6th, giving the Americans two spots in the top ten.  Congratulations to these jumpers, and coach Clint Jones                    (Mike Glasder, Clint Jones ... Ken Anderson photo) Englund In American Ski Jumping HOF 2016 National Championship earns her a spot among elite On Aug 6, 2016, Nita Englund was inducted into the American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Red Wing MN.  She joins Kiwanis Ski Club members Therese Altobelli-Olsen, Johnny Bednarz, Charlie Benzie, Walt Bietila, Willie Erickson, Eric Hiatt, Jim House, Dr Paul Jacobs, Paulie Johnson, Mark Konopacke, Rudy Maki, George Pera, Dick Rahoi, Gary Sparpana, Butch Wedin, and sportswriter EO “Buck” Erickson.  Details of the banquet and ceremony are posted at www.americanskijumping.com
FIS Continental Cup  Feb 25-26, 2017 Photo by Bente Sveinungsen
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Top International Ski Jumpers in Action! Elite jumpers from eleven nations were on hand, including USA On Feb 25-26, 2017, the Kiwanis Ski Club hosted wo days of FIS Continental Cup ski jumping competition.  This weekend marked the 23rd and 24th events of 30 that make up the 2017 season.  It’s the ONLY North American event in this series.  Learn more about the FIS Continental Cup via link in top navigation bar.
Sponsor Opportunities We’ve posted information on our Sponsors page showing how you can become involved in supporting our international event and our sport.  Read a bit about our sponsorship opportunities.  There’s a link to view and print a detailed package of information and a form to indicate interest.  If you didn’t act on it this year, please consider it for next year!
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